FESTIVALS: KineNova IFF Announces Competition Lineup

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    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 SarajevoCineLink 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 Pârvu
    Produced by FAMart Productions
    Coproduced by DaKINO Productions, Ceramus Film
    Supported 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