The Borderline Collection
On the edges of Europe
Rooted in six fascinating borders surrounding or dividing the European continent, this collection of six creative documentary films challenges viewers to rethink the different aspects of borders.
By following the footsteps of people who face these frontiers on a daily basis, Borderline explores the significance of borders while addressing the common and ever more present challenges and issues of our contemporary society.
A border connects and separates at the same time, and the diverse layered contrasts and similarities on each side provide the ideal breeding ground for relevant and interesting stories. What are its functions, what is kept in and out?
Seven talented European filmmakers delve into the daily reality of six intriguing border regions at the end of Fortress Europe, sharing stories that are inextricably linked to today’s complex history of Europe in general, the people who live there and their origins in particular.
A major international co-production, Borderline wants to foster a social debate by contributing to a new understanding of the relativity of our freedom, cultural and national identities, and creating new and critical perspectives on the European society and its future.
The six episodes represent the social, cultural and geographical diversity of the continent, but also reveal the common social and political challenges that we all face today and that will have a significant impact on our future.
Borderline is a unique European co-production involving and connecting European talents.
Borderline is produced by Off World in co-production with VRT-Canvas (BE), Kinoteka (HR), Relation04 Media (NO), Inscript (LT), Filmfront Media & Sami Kompania (SE), URGH! (SLO).
Borderline is produced with the support from Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Screen Brussels / Brussels Capital Region, Sabam for Culture, the Belgian Federal Government tax Shelter.
with the support from Norwegian Film Institute, Swedish FilmInstitute, Film Fond Nord, Nordnorks Filmsenter, Croatian Audiovisual Center, Lithuanian Film Center.
with the support from International Sami Film Institute, Filmpool Nord.
with the support from Creative Europe
OFF WORLD (BE)
Off World is an independent production company based in Brussels that produces creative author documentaries for an international audience. Off World’s trademark is a contemporary and unconventional view of the world, rooted in the passion and talent of the documentary authors. Starting from its own clear and sometimes narrow context, Off World aims to tell stories with a broader truth, of universal value, reaching people across all borders. Over the past few years, the company has built up a large portfolio and a solid reputation as a delegate producer and co-producer of many creative and original documentaries.
Based in Zagreb, Croatia, KINOTEKA is one of the leading production companies in the field of comprehensive audiovisual content and commercials. Since the very beginning, providing peer support to young authors has been one of the main criteria and postulates in the selection of projects to be produced by Kinoteka. The company’s mission is to serve as a platform to enable the self-formation and breakthrough of new young authors and innovative film expressions. Kinoteka has established long-term cooperations with leading advertising agencies in Croatia, scientific institutes, museums, film festivals and the Croatian National Broadcasting Service, among others.
Relation04 Media (NO)
Relation04 Media AS is a production company that has been making films for TV, cinema, internet and other media since 2004. As leading producers and co-producers, their main focus is on documentaries. Being based in Harstad, 300 km north of the Arctic Circle in Norway, the company has a special focus on stories from the North. However, they are looking for good stories and distinct voices, no matter where they come from.
Based in Vilnius, Lithuania, Inscript is an award-winning film and TV production company, engaged in developing, producing and releasing content driven by strong narrative with a focus on international co-productions. The company is always on the lookout for engaging stories with potential for local, regional or international distribution and strives to build long-lasting relationships with talents and co-production partners.
Filmfront Media (SE)
Filmfront Media is an independent production company focused on producing high-quality documentaries, TV programmes and corporate films. The company has a strong international focus and has been producing films and TV in many different parts of the world for the last decade.
URGH! is a recently founded independent production company based in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Our main goal is to work with talented filmmakers and produce projects that deal with socially relevant issues, ranging from arts & culture to problems of contemporary society, people and the environment. URGH! focusses on production and co-production of animation, documentary, short and feature fiction films.
Dive into the 6 Border stories