SKOPJE: Ten films from nine countries will be shown in the International Competition line up at the 2nd edition of the KineNova International Film Festival, set to take place from 6 to 11 October 2017. Serbian actor Zarko Lausevic will receive a Special Recognition for Special Contribution to Film Art.
The slogan of the festival is “There is a first time for everything”. The main programme consists of first and second feature films from around the world selected by Marina Kostova. Another competitive section is the Short Film Programme. Additional, non-competitive programmes include Cinema Balkan, Macedonian Shorts and 0% Censored. Also, the festival will host a short film script development workshop, panel discussions and masterclasses.
The International Competition jury is composed of Goran Markovic (Serbia), president, Hülya Uçansu (Turkey), Sinolicka Trpkova (Macedonia) and Igor Galo (Croatia).
The festival is supported by the Macedonian Film Agency.
International Competition – Feature films:
Men Don’t Cry / Muškarci ne plaču (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany) Directed by Alen Drljević Produced by Deblokada Sarajevo Coproduced by Iridium Film, This and That, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa and Cineplanet Supported by Foundation of Cinematography Sarajevo, the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba, ZDF/Arte TV, MEDIA, the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Kanton Sarajevo, CineLink and Eurimages
Columbus (USA)Directed by Kogonada
Quality Time (Netherlands)Directed by Daan Bakker
Summer 1993 / Estiu 1993 (Spain)Directed by Carla Simon
Family / La familia (Venezuela)Directed by Gustavo Rondon Cordova
Meda or The Not So Bright Side of Things / Meda sau partea nu prea fericită a lucrurilor (Romania)Directed by Emanuel PârvuProduced by FAMart Productions Coproduced by DaKINO Productions, Ceramus FilmSupported by Romanian CNC
Tower (USA)Directed by Keith Maitland
Still Night, Still Light / Mes nuits feront écho (Canada)Directed by Sophie Goyette
The Sound of Things / El Sonido de las Cosas (Costa Rica)Directed by Ariel Escalante
One Week and a Day / Shavua ve Yom (Israel)Directed by Asaf Polonsky