CANNES: The Macedonian Film Agency has signed coproduction agreements with both Bulgaria and Kosovo in Cannes this year. The agreement with the Bulgarian National Film Centre was signed just before the Summit of Western Balkan countries, which kicks off in Sofia today.
The Director of the Macedonian Film Agency, Gorjan Tozija together with the Director of the Bulgarian Film Center Jana Karaivanova, agreed and signed the text yesterday 16 May, that will be the basis for the signing and entry into force of the Agreement on Audiovisual co-production and mutual cooperation between the two countries in the field of film art.
Macedonia and Bulgaria together with Bosnia and Herzegovina are celebrating their cooperation in Cannes as all three countries are coproducers of the Cannes competition film Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s The Wild Pear Tree / Ahlat Agaci (Turkey, Germany, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Sweden, Qatar). The film was supported by the Bulgarian National Film Centre, the Macedonian Film Agency and the Sarajevo Film Fund
On 13 May in Cannes the Macedonian Film Agency also signed a cooperation agreement with the film institution from Kosovo, with Mr. Arben Zarku, and began the talks on signing an agreement with Michel Plazanet from the Center National Du Cinema (CNC). Contacts have also been made with Telefilm Canada, which will also verify the cooperation between the two cinematographies.
For the full story of Macedonia in Cannes read the press release HERE.