The 11th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival “contrUst : it is U who makes the difference” will feature a special screening of French short films under the title BBB FOCUS- FRANCE. 

Βalkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival every year alongside to the Competition Programme with Balkan Short Films, focuses on a specific country beyond the Balkans, in order to establish an international network of collaborations among young artists. In an attempt to promote intercultural dialogue and international cooperation, after a long journey from Germany to Japan and from Estonia to Austria and then to Scotland, this year our FOCUS is on FRANCE. 

A special tribute will be screened with French animated short films to honor this year’s collaboration with the French Culture Institute in Izmir. The French Institute in Izmir constitutes an institution that promotes French language and culture in Turkey by organizing educational programs and collaborating with cultural centers and universities in both countries.

The screening will be carried out in collaboration with Miyu distribution, aiming to create a communication channel between young artists of the Balkan region and France in order to improve the relationship between the Balkans and the rest of Europe. Created in 2017, Miyu distribution, aspires to promote animation short films among the french audience by distributing the graduation films of leading animation schools, as well as, films from independent production structures.

The programme will consist of the following films:

Asmahan la Diva, Chloé Mazlo, 6.02′

Esperança, Benjamin Serero, Cecile Rousset, Jeanne Paturle, 5.26′

Je sors acheter des cigarettes, Osman Cerfon, 13.40′

Black Sheep Boy, James Molle, 14.56′

Killing Time,  Camille Guillot ,Fanny Sorebo Hagdahl  , Aleksandra Krechman ,Sarah Naciri , Morgane Ravelonary ,Valentine Zhang, 4.44′

Grands Canons, Alain Biet, 10.45′ 

*The exact dates and time of the screening will be announced soon. Stay tuned!