BBB goes to Subotica- short films night 17/02/23

Balkans Beyond Borders has the pleasure of collaborating with Klara i Rosa, who will host an 80 minute short-film screening event in Subotica, Serbia, on the 17th of February 2023. The screening will include a curated selection of films that were part of the competition programme of the 13th BBB Short Film Festival, which had the theme ‘Untiling the Mosaic’. The special screening Tiles of our Mosaic in Subotica, aspires to shed light on Balkan contemporaneity, raise awareness on current social issues and explore the reality of diverse identities, through the medium of film. BBB’s Vice-President, Konstantina Karydi, will be presenting the film screening.

The entrance is free

All movies have subtitles in English


Granny’s Sexual Life | 14’ | animation documentary | Urska Djukic & Emilie Pigeard |Slovenia

Four old women, reflect on their memories of old times when they were young and how different the relationships between men and women were back then. Their voices merge into one single voice, that of the grandmother Vera, who tells her story in proper detail. A trip into grandmother’s youth and the memories of her intimate life illustrate the status of Slovenian women in the first half of the 20th century.


Tina’s Problem | 15’ | drama | Radovan Petrovic | North Macedonia

Tina is a 22 year old introvert girl with low self-esteem who struggles with the idea of what her body should look like. She is under the influence of models of patriarchal society and her self-confident friend who gives her advice on how to treat her body and how to lose her virginity. And by following her advice, she gets a vaginal infection and has to see a gynecologist for the first time and face the shame and horror imposed by the public health.


Burnout | 27’ | drama | Nemanja Mladenovic | Serbia

Exhausted of low-paid jobs, and following the breakup with his long-term girlfriend; frustrated Nicola believes his only escape is leaving the country. The story is set in one single day, in which he goes to an old friend from whom he buys a fake European Union passport. Throughout this day Nicola encounters several unpleasant situations that give us the impression he’s about to explode any moment.


Mar | 22’ | drama | Milorad Milatović | Montenegro

During an epidemic, a young couple use their day off to take Mar on a day trip to the canyon. Mar is the girl’s elder sister with ASD. Along the way, they will try to process the emotional situation they found themselves in. As their world collapses pressed by external influences and internal crises, Mar with them exists as a separate world. Her world is clean and horrible at the same time because it is unknown.


Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival is an annual multi thematic short-film festival that takes place in a different city every year, with a special focus in South-Eastern Europe. It engages new audiences and promotes inter-Balkan cooperation. In its 13 years journey it has taken place in Belgrade, Tirana, Athens, Bucharest, Sarajevo, Thessaloniki, Sofia, Brussels, Novi Sad, again Athens, Izmir (online edition) and Pristina. In 2022 the BBB Short Film Festival travelled to Bitola, North Macedonia, and structured its screening programme and parallel activities under the theme “Untiling” the Mosaic, which centered around notions of redefining the ‘mosaic’ that structures our society, offering diversity as a tool for a new ‘way of seeing’ and creating. For us, the world is a mosaic composed of tiles different from one another, yet one is an integral part of the other.


The event is realized thanks to the support of the European Fund for the Balkans and the beeEffect program, which brings together leaders from the Balkan region. The European Fund for the Balkans is a joint initiative of European foundations (Erste Foundation, Robert Bosch Foundation and King Baudouin Foundation) which leads and supports programs aimed at strengthening democracy, encouraging European integration and affirming the role of the Western Balkans in upcoming European challenges.

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