A richl cultural program during the 6th Beyond Borders Festival of Castellorizo


A richl cultural program during the 6th edition of Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo


Photographic and sculpture exhibitions, music concerts and educational courses for the children ​​will once again frame Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo, which will be held on the idyllic island from August 22nd-29th, 2021.

Throughout the festival, visitors will have the chance to enjoy the exhibition of the National Historical Museum,The Archipelago on Fire” that will be hosted at the Municipality Hall of Megisti. It is an exhibition with reproductions from the collections and the archive of Historical Documents of the Museum, about the naval struggle of the Greeks.

This year’s event will also be interesting for the Castellorizian youth, since from Monday 23rd to Friday 28th, in collaboration with the National Historical Museum, they will have the chance to create their own works of art using as reference portraits and engravings with figures and scenes from the Greek Revolution of 1821.

Simultaneously, through the “Fairytale Musical Journeys” of Lily Tegou, they will be introduced to the concept of freedom and travel to the magical world of music. The older ages will have the opportunity to attend the professional photography seminar “I love photography”. At the end of the seminar, the students’ works will be exhibited in the Municipality Hall of Megisti( 28th-29th August).

Every year small music bands with great artistic value fill musically the gaps between the screenings. This year, the Athens String Quartet which consists of the leading members of the Athens State Orchestra, the violinists Apollon Grammatikopoulos and Panagiotis Tziotis, the violist Paris Anastasiadis and the cellist Isidoros Sideris, will convey the Mediterranean traditional music to Castellorizo.

The Shadow Theater of Alexandros Melissinos will inspire plenty of laughter to our little friends with the performances “Alexander the Great and the Cursed Serpent”, “Karagiozis in 1821”, “Karagiozis on the island of Pirates” and “Karagiozis in Space”.The Clown /Magician Motzo Jojo will travel young and old alike in new magical adventures.

Attendance in all educational and cultural events held by the 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival of Castellorizo, is free.

 Beyond Borders is organized by the Hellenic History Foundation, in co-organization with Ecrans des Mondes (Paris). The 6th Beyond Borders International Documentary Festival will be held under the patronage of H.E. the President of the Hellenic Republic Ms. Katerina Sakellaropoulou. The Festival is supported by the Hellenic Parliament, the General Secretariat for Greeks Abroad and Public Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Municipality of Megisti, the Embassies of Australia, U.S., Federal Republic of Germany Athens, Cyprus, Spain, the Cervantes Institute, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Czech Centre in Athens. The main sponsors are the Ministry of Culture , the Secretariat General for the Aegean and Island Policy, EKOME and the Hellenic Broadcasting Corporation.

Click here to watch the advertising spot of the 6th Beyond Borders 2021 at and the snapshots of last year’s edition at

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