SKOPJE: CutAway Films Distribution has launched “Festival-to-Date,” a new innovative distribution initiative, which will make films simultaneously available at festivals and online for the first time in the Balkans. The first screening takes place on 11 November 2016 at 17:00 at CINEDAYS Festival of European Film and Tirana International Film Festival, and will be made available on the VOD platform CineSquare in both countries
SKOPJE: A total of 14 European films will compete for the main prizes of the 15th edition of Cinedays, running 10 - 19 November in Skopje. Eight films will compete in the Official Programme and six in the CineBalkan Programme.
SKOPJE: Macedonian non-governmental organisation OXO is producing the TV series Prespav, which aired 31 October 2016 on TV Telma.
SKOPJE: The Macedonian Agency for Audio and Audiovisual Media Services reported that all commercial and public broadcasters generated total revenues of 3,102,260,000 MKD (around 50 million EUR) in 2015, which is a drop of 2.3% compared to 2014. The advertising revenue in the TV broadcast sector earned 27,466,970 EUR.
SKOPJE: Goran Trenchovski`s debut feature Golden Five / Zlatna petorka, about an event from 1951 when five students from Strumica were executed, is proving a success in Macedonian cinemas.
SKOPJE: Bulgarian duo Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov’s second feature Glory won the first KineNova International Film Festival, that ended on 9 October 2016 after five days of international feature and short film screenings from 15 countries.
SKOPJE: Nine films will vie in the international competition of the first edition of KineNova International Film Festival, which will take place in Skopje from 5 to 9 October 2016.
SKOPJE: Goce Cvetanovski`s hand-drawn animated film John Vardar vs. the Galaxy, which is Macedonia’s first long animated feature project, is currently in preproduction.
SKOPJE: CutAway Films Distribution will launch CineSquare, the first video on demand service for promotion and distribution of films from Southeast Europe. The official launch is October 2016.
BITOLA: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki directed by Juho Kuosmanen and shot by DoP Jani Petteri Passi is this year’s laureate of the 37th edition of the International Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers in Bitola, Macedonia (10-17 September 2016), winning the main award in the official competition, the Golden Camera 300.
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