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Balkans Beyond Borders

10th edition

E-Motions. Watch the Balkans through our lenses

10th Balkan Short Film Festival

The Biennale of Western Balkans and Balkans Beyond Borders, sharing a common interest for arts, culture and the Balkan area, are happy to be partners once more, on the special occasion of the 10th BBB's Short Film Festival, October 17-20 in Athens.

Building cultural and social links between young people living in the Balkan region and beyond

Balkans Beyond Borders (BBB) is a non for profit organisation dedicated to promoting youth mobility and cooperation in the Balkans, using the art of short film making and the power of image, fostering dialogue, interaction and innovative learning.


Watch the Balkans through our lenses

October 17-20, 2019

On-Site Audience Interaction .

DIT (Do-It-Together) Digital Networking Toolkit

For the 10th anniversary of Balkans Beyond Borders' short film festival, the Biennale of Western Balkans developed an interactive digital platform, powered by the open-source local networking toolkit MAZIzone. The platform supports site-specific real time audience communication, chat and comments, picture exchange, providing also information about the program and the events of the festival. In addition, the viewers will be able to vote for their favorite movies through the platform.
The network will be available exclusively within the festival venue as a local wi-fi zone independent from internet. The platform will be accessible to all visitors through laptops, tablets or mobile phones, while there is no need for internet connection or installation of an application.
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Parallel Activities .

Youthmakers Hub

Youthmakers Hub is a Civil Society Organization (CSO) that operates globally, with the vision to provide education, mobility opportunities to youth and support them to become change agents of tomorrow. The organization empowers youth with the 21st century skills, preparing them for the future, educating them on entrepreneurship, soft skills and the digital revolution by using non-formal education.

Capacity Building Workshop

Time: 11:00–13:00 (18/10) & 13:30–15:30 (19/10)
When: 18-19/10
Where: Fabrica Artspace

Live Library: The 21 st Century Woman

Time: 16-18:00
When: 19/10
Where: Lais Cinema Theatre
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KINITRO is a Social Enterprise in the form of a Non-Profit Organization, with the focus to offer Non-Formal Educational trainings for Businesses, Schools and other Institutions, on different topics closely related to social rights, through workshops, seminars, and conferences. KINITRO's core activity is designing and implementing tailor-made disABILITY AWAREness workshops, under the name “Labyrinth of Senses”.

Labyrinth of Senses: disABILITY AWAREness workshop

Imagine a world where diversity, acceptance, and inclusion prevail and the lack of education around disabilities has been diminished. With Labyrinth of Senses, a disABILITY AWAREness workshop, you will experience a new interactive and engaging way of thinking on disability, while we will create a community of active youth citizens with the goal to overcome the prejudice and misinformation that surrounds people with disability with the use of the Sustainable Development Goals 4 (Quality Education) and 10 (Reduced Inequalities). Labyrinth of Senses is the main project of KINITRO, an Initiative for Education.
Time: 18:00-19:00 (18/10) & 16.00-17.00 (19-20/10)
When: 18-19-20/10
Where: Fabrica Artspace
#LabyrinthofSenses #findtheSPARKinyou
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