BITOLA: Jani-Petteri Passi, the cinematographer of the Finnish/German/Estonian/Russian coproduction Compartment No 6 / Hytti No 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, received the Golden Camera 300 at the 42nd edition of the International Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers. The festival took place in Bitola from 16 to 21 September 2021.

BITOLA: The 42nd edition of the International Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brothers kicks off in Bitola on 16 September 2021. Headed by new director Simeon Moni Damevski, the festival will be held in person, two days shorter than its usual course, following strict protocols for protection against COVID-19, including vaccination certificates and negative PCR tests.

SKOPJE: The Norwegian/Iranian/Swiss documentary Radiograph of a Family directed by Iranian filmmaker Firouzeh Khosrovani won the Onion Award for best film in the main competition of the 12th edition of MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival. The festival took place in four physical locations in Skopje as well as online from 19 to 26 August 2021.

SKOPJE: More than 70 documentary films in five competition programmes will be screened at the 12th Festival for Creative Documentary Film MakeDox, which kicked off in Skopje on 16 August 2021. Distribution and promotion of documentary films is the main theme of the festival, which expects to host around 30 guests from abroad.

SKOPJE: The North Macedonia Film Agency distributed 1,160,975 EUR / 71,400,000 MKD within the first grant call deadline in 2021 for production grants for feature, short, animation films, and documentaries. The Agency supported two debut feature films as majority productions, four minority coproductions, two majority long documentaries, two minority long documentaries, and eleven short films. 

The North Macedonia Film Agency distributed 1,160,975 EUR / 71,400,000 MKD within the first deadline in 2021 for production grants for feature, short, animation films, and documentaries.

SKOPJE: Hive by Blerta Basholli, a coproduction between Kosovo, Switzerland, North Macedonia and Albania, won the Golden Star, the main prize in the Official Competition of the 20th Cinedays Festival of European Film, which took place 15-21 July 2021.

SKOPJE:  Cineplexx cinema group will open the second multiplex in North Macedonia at the brand-new Skopje East Gate shopping center in Skopje. The cinema is expected to open in the fourth quarter of 2021.

SKOPJE: More than 40 films will be screened at the 20th edition of Cinedays Festival of European Film, running 15-21 July 2021 at eight locations in Skopje under the slogan Film factor. Post Covid-19, the festival is being held four months earlier than its regular November dates, with a reduced programme lasting fewer days.

SKOPJE: The Academy Award nominated Macedonian film director Milcho Manchevski started shooting his seventh feature film Kaymak, produced by Banana Film, in Skopje. The shooting, which started on 6 July 2021, will last for five weeks on five locations in the capital.

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