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Minor Border

DirectorLisbeth Kovacic
ProducerLisbeth Kovacic
WriterLisbeth Kovacic
EditorLisbeth Kovacic
CameraLisbeth Kovacic, Juri Schaden
ScreeningSaturday 12 November at 21:45 hours
Length25 min
SectionFOCUS: On the Fringes of Society

25 years after the fall of the Iron Curtain, the border still exists as division in income and life standards of Europeans. Dutch Premiere


Since the border between Austria and Hungary became a Schengen border it seems to have lost its meaning. Therefore the border stations, among the small border crossing in Nickelsdorf/Hegyeshalom are being removed. But the border persists culturally and socially, based on historically grown resentments and the new European laws.

25 jaar na de val van het IJzeren Gordijn is de grens nog steeds merkbaar in het inkomen en de levensstandaard van de Europeanen.


Sinds het optrekken van de grens tussen Oostenrijk en Hongarije lijkt de Schengen-grens haar doel te hebben verloren. Daarom zijn de grensstations, waaronder de kleine grensovergang in Nickelsdorf/Hegyeshalom, opgeheven. Maar cultureel en sociaal, op basis van historisch gegroeide wrok en de nieuwe Europese wetten, blijft de grens bestaan.

FESTIVALS & AWARDS (selection)

Diagonale Festival of Austrian Film, 2015 – Best Short Documentary | AVIFF Art Film Festival, Cannes, 2015 – First Prize | Ethnocineca, Vienna, 2016 – Austrian Documentary Award | Tirana International Film Festival, 2016 – Best European Short | Sarajevo Film Festival, 2015 | Budapest Architecture Film Days, 2015 | DokuFest Prizren, 2015 | ZagrebDox, 2016 | One World Romania, 2016