Press Release- 13th BBB Short Film Festival – Athens Edition

The 13th BBB Short Film Festival – Athens Edition, with this year’s theme ‘Untiling the mosaic’, comes to Athens from the 1st to the 4th of December at Trianon cinema. After the 13th Balkans Beyond Borders Short Film Festival in Bitola, North Macedonia, this October, the festival travels back to its hometown, Athens, under the Twin Cities approach it follows these last few years. During the 1st and 4th of December, the 13th BBB Short Film Festival – Athens Edition, will develop upon intersectionality and diverse identities, through its multi-thematic character, which includes the competition programme, tribute screenings, audiovisual and performing arts, a series of workshops titled ‘Untiling the mosaic: LABS’, discussions and events. 

The festival’s theme this year is titled ‘Untiling the mosaic’ and builds upon notions of identity, diversity, inclusivity and visibility. By seeing the world as a mosaic structured with an abundance of tiles which are different to each other, we get the opportunity to observe each tile separately but also in the context of the world’s mosaic. In ‘untiling’, in de-constructing, lies the opportunity to re-structure and re-build the mosaic of our social reality.


Τhursday 1/12

19:00 – 19:30 Opening – welcome drinks

19:30 – 20:45 Competition screening  ‘Be Yourself’

21:00 – 22:00 ‘BBB & co: Let’s grow together’ screening: films from Greece, co-produced by the Greek Film Center 

21:00 – 23:15 Competition Screening ‘Growing’

* Τhe screenings of the opening day are accompanied by subtitles in Greek for deaf and hard of hearing people, and during the opening event there will be simultaneous interpretation in Greek Sign Language.


Friday 2/12

17:00 – 19:00 Screenings & Open discussion ΄peoples in movement – moving images’ powered by KARPOS

10:15 – 21:15 Competition Screening ‘Alone/Together’

21:30 – 23:30 Competition Screening ‘Where do I belong?’


Saturday 3/12

11:30 – 14:00 Dance workshop ‘Body Rolls & Self Shakes’, with the performing arts group ΑΝΟΜΙΑ (apply to participate)

14:15 – 16:45 Movement and body expression workshop ‘In search of identification to the other identity’, with the theater group APLETOI KHPOI (apply to participate)

17:00 – 18:30 Dance & awareness workshop ‘Body Encounters’, with DAGIPOLI DANCE & co (apply to participate)

19:00 – 20:00 Contemporary dance performance ‘ΕXODUS’, from DAGIPOLI DANCE & co

20:15 – 22:15 Competition screening  ‘Alone in your decisions’

22:30 – 00:00 Competition screening ‘Work Duty’


Sunday 4/12

16:00 – 18:00 Εmpowerment workshop #IamRemarkable, powered by ΚΙΝΙΤRΟ

18:00 – 19:30 Competition screening ‘Diary’

19:45 – 21:00 ‘BBB & co: Let’s grow together’ screening: films from North Macedonia, in collaboration with CineDays Festival of European Film 

21:00 Closing Party, in collaboration with the embassy of North Macedonia in Greece


Trianon Cinema, Kodrigktonos 21 – Athens


Tickets: 4€ / screening session (2€ for students and disabled people)

                7€ / day ticket (4€ for students and disabled people)


More information is available on our website, our Facebook page and Instagram (Balkans Beyond Borders).

Visit the event page on our Facebook, and the programme and everything you need to know about the 13th BBB Short Film Festival – Athens Edition here.



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