“Untiling” the tiles of today’s Balkan mosaic” – workshop & screening

Balkans Beyond Borders in collaboration with Gender/Lab and the Club for the Study of Borders, Culture and Diversity are organizing on Friday, March 3rd, 2023, an event entitled “Untiling” the tiles of today’s Balkan mosaic”.

The event consists of a free film-storytelling workshop based on Haiku Poems at the University of Macedonia (Conference Hall) followed by a film marathon and the screening of a series of short films, which have been selected from the 13th Balkans Beyond Borders Film Festival, held in Athens (1-4/12/2022).


Workshop: “Haiku Shorts: filmmaking and storytelling in three acts”

15:00 – 15:30 “Cinema and Anthropology”, Eleni Sideri

15:30 – 16:30 “‘Telling stories’: film form in three acts”, Vasiliki Maltasoglou, Festival Director & co-founder of Balkans Beyond Borders

For detailed info about the workshop visit here.

Filmmaking Marathon 17:00 – 19:00

We wander and explore the nearby environment, the neighborhood of the university, and film with our mobile phone or any other equipment at our disposal, images, sounds and sensations that capture a mosaic of identities that coexist in a moment in time. The Haiku poem, consisting of three verses, becomes the vehicle of the cinematic composition and creation of a film, with a maximum duration of 1 minute, consisting of three shots.

Delivery of films and experience sharing 19:00-19:30

“Untiling”  the tiles of today’s Balkan mosaic: a snapshot”: short film screenings 20:00 – 22:00

Tina’s Problem, Radovan Petrovic, North Macedonia, 15’

Granny’s Sexual Life, Urska Djukic & Emilie Pigeard, Slovenia, 14’

The Hurt, Onur Güler, Turkey, 16’

Dark Light, Klaudia Pashnajari, Albania, 25’

My own personal Lebanon, Theo Panagopoulos, Greece, 15’

After the screenings, there will be a discussion.

The event is funded by the Research Committee of the University of Macedonia. The event is managed by the Company for the Development and Management of the Property of University of Macedonia, Economic and Social Sciences.


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