SKOPJE: A total of 68 films will compete in the 8th edition of Makedox Creative Documentary Film Festival running from 19 to 25 August 2017. The Macedonian production Avec l`amour / So ljubov directed by Ilija Cvetkovski will open the open-air festival held in KurshumliAn, the caravanserai located in the Old Town of Skopje.
The films are divided into five sections: Main Programme, Newcomers, Short Dox, Student Dox and Focus Georgia (with six Georgian films). The films will compete for the Onion Award for best film in the main competition, Young Onion Award for best film in the Newcomers competition, Onion Seed Award for best film in the student competition and the Moral Approach Award. This year the festival will introduce the Sliced Onion Award for best short documentary.
This year's edition will focus on visual narration. It will also screen 16 films from young authors. The open-air festival held in KurshumliAn will also offer workshops and live performances, doc-talks under a fig tree and music under the night sky.
Makedox is co-funded by the Macedonian Film Agency and Creative Europe MEDIA, with the support from the National Endowment for Democracy and City of Skopje.
Main Competition Programme:
Untitled (Austria, Germany)Directed by Monika Willi, Michael Glawogger
Woman and the Glacier (Lithuania, Estonia)Directed by Audrius Stonys
The Girl down Loch Änzi (Switzerland)Directed by Alice Schmid
Dixieland (Latvia, Ukraine, Germany)Directed by Roman Bondarchuk
Normal Autistic Film (Czech Republic)Directed by Miroslav Janek
21 x New York (Poland)Directed by Piotr Stasik
Machines (India, Germany, Finland)Directed by Rahul Jain
Chavela (USA)Directed by Catherine Gund, Daresha Kyi