Opening of submission period for the 9thBalkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival

Balkans Beyond Borders (BBB) announces the opening of the submission period for the 9th Edition of BBB Short Film Festival which hasthe inspiring title “Societies on Sharing” (S.O.S.). We invite young artists up to the age of 35 from the Balkan region and beyond to get inspired by this year’s topic and send their film until the 20th of June. We accept all film genres with duration up to 30 minutes focusing on fiction, animation, experimental and documentary shorts, as well as digital arts.

This year the festival gives inspiration and challenges motivation through the title: Societies on Sharing (S.O.S.). Sharing can be found in all aspects of life. It means you’re not alone. It makes life real. We invite all artists to turn their mood on sharing mode and share with us their work.

BBB continues its “festival in motion” around the Balkan region and beyond and soon it will announce the new hosting city. After eight successive years, BBB gives the opportunity to the next generation of filmmakers to create, share and present their films, meet and collaborate. The festival offers opportunities to the young generation of film makers to make solid partnerships in the cultural sector.

There will be 3 Awards: Best Film, Audience, New entry

BBB in order to give motivation to emerging film makers of the Balkan region and beyond launches a new Award, the New Entry Award to film makers that submit to the Festival their first short film.

More information regarding the application process:, Facebook page (Balkans Beyond Borders) and Twitter (BalkansBB).

Contact us to the

Press Kit

Applications: here

Inspirational Thematic: here


About the organization

Balkans Beyond Borders (BBB) is a non for profit organization, with its head office in Athens, that from 2010 seeks to promote youth mobility and youth cooperation in the Balkans through “dialogue”, “interaction” and “innovative thinking”. Investing in the region’s young people, and through its flagship activity the moving BBB Short Film Festival, BBB aims to create an Inter- Balkan network able to promote efficiently the work of young artists of the region and beyond, in order to familiarize its audience to the Balkan culture and its diversity.