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FESTIVALS: Solo Wins the 10th Makedox 2019 Featured

2019-08-30

SKOPJE: Czech/French/Argentinian/Austrian coproduction Solo, directed by Artemio Benki won the Onion Award for best film in the main competition of the 10th edition of Festival of Creative Documentary Film Makedox. The festival took place from 21 to 28 August 2019.

The 10th edition of Makedox screened 70 films in six sections. This year's edition focused on coproduction. 

Macedonian Oscar nominee Honeyland / Медена земја by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska, which closed the festival, split the Young Onion Award for a newcomer with Gods of Molenbeek/ Aatos ja Amine by Reetta Huhtanen (a coproduction between Finland, Belgium and Germany).

Makedox is organised with the support of the North Macedonia Film Agency and Creative Europe MEDIA with support from National Endowment for Democracy, City of Skopje and many national institutions, as well as embassies and institutes. 

FULL LIST OF WINNERS:

Onion Award for Best Film in the Main Competition:

Solo (Czech Republic, France, Argentina, Austria)
Directed by Artemio Benki
Produced by Artcam
Coproduced by Petit à Petit Production, Golden Girls Filmproduktion, Lomo Cine, Buen Destino
Supported by the Czech Film Fund, Creative Europe Programme – MEDIA, CNC Centre National du cinéma et de l'image animée Avance sur recettes, INCAA Instituto Nacional de Cine y Artes Audiovisuales, Bundeskanleramt Österrereich – Kunst und Kultur, Eurimages 

Young Onion Award for Best Film by First or Second Time Director:

Honeyland / Медена земја (North Macedonia)
Directed by Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska
Produced by Trice Films
Coproduced by Apolo Media
Supported by Pharmachem (MK), Swiss Agency For Development And Cooperation – SDC (CH), Nature Conservation Programme In Macedonia – NCP (MK), North Macedonia Film Agency, Sffilm Documentary Film Fund (US), Sffilm Invest (US)
Gods of Molenbeek/ Aatos ja Amine  (Finland, Belgium, Germany)
Directed by Reetta Huhtanen

Onion Seed Award for Best Student Film:

la Bestia - Train of the Unknowns (Germany)
Directed by Manuel Inacker

Sliced Onion Award for Best Short Film:

Our Song to War (Belgium, Colombia)
Directed by Juanita Onzaga 

Moral Approach Award for Best Moral Approach in Film:

Gods of Molenbeek / Aatos ja Amine  (Finland, Belgium, Germany)
Directed by Reetta Huhtanen 

Special Mention for Best Film in the Main Competition:

City of the Dead / Ciudad de los muertos (Spain)
Directed by Miguel Eek