FESTIVALS: Cinedays European Film Festival 2021 Ready to Kick Off


    SKOPJE: More than 40 films will be screened at the 20th edition of Cinedays Festival of European Film, running 15-21 July 2021 at eight locations in Skopje under the slogan Film factor. Post Covid-19, the festival is being held four months earlier than its regular November dates, with a reduced programme lasting fewer days.

    Annette by Leos Carax will open the festival after its world premiere at the opening of the 74th Festival de Cannes on 6 July 2021. The closing film will be Pedro Almodovar`s The Human Voice.

    Five films will vie in the Official Competition and four in the SEE programme, selected by Bernd Buder. The jury composed of Croatian actor Slavko Sobin, Turkish producer Zeynep Atakan, and LUX Prize member Marisella Rosetti will award the best ones. The remaining films will be screened in the other eight programmes: Gala Programme, MK in EU, LUX audience award selection, UNICEF eco film programme, MK shorts programme, BAFTA 2020 shorts, Children’s Matinee Programme, and Animated music videos selection in collaboration with Flipbook Film Festival.

    The acclaimed Hungarian film director Bela Tarr will hold a masterclass within the special programme of the festival. The special programme includes educational workshops, in which teams composed of young people aged 15 to 20 will create film music and a film in 72 hours, as well as concerts within the CineMusic programme.

    The festival is supported by the North Macedonia Film AgencyCity of Skopje and Delegation of the European Union to the Republic of North Macedonia.

    Official selection:

    Ane Is Missing (Spain)
    Directed by David Pérez Sañudo

    Goodbye Soviet Union / Hüvasti, NSVL (Estonia, Finland)
    Directed by Lauri Randla
    Produced by Exit Film, Bufo
    Supported by the Estonian Film Institute, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, the Finnish Film Foundation, YLE, Eurimages

    Spiral (Hungary, Romania)
    Directed by Cecilia Felméri
    Produced by Inforg M&M Film (Hungary), FocusFox Studio (Hungary), Hai-Hui Entertainment (Romania)
    Supported by the Hungarian Film FundRomanian Film CentreEurimages

    A Corsican Summer (France)
    Directed by Pascal Tagnati

    Hive (Kosovo, Switzerland, North Macedonia, Albania)
    Directed by Blerta Basholli
    Produced by Industria Film (Kosovo), Iköne Studio (Kosovo), Alva Film (Switzerland), Alb Sky Film Production, Black Cat Production (North Macedonia)
    Supported by the Kosovan Cinematographic Center (KCC), the Switzerland Federal Office for Culture FOC and Cineforom, the North Macedonia Film Agency, the Albanian National Center of Cinematography

    SEE Programme:

    In the Shadows / Golgeler icinde (Turkey)
    Directed by Erdem Tepegoz

    Goodbye, Johnny (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Konstantin Burov
    Produced by Doli Media Studio
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

    It's All About Peace and Harmony / Dirlik duzenlik (Turkey)
    Directed by Nesimi Yetik

    The Man with the Answers (Cyprus, Greece, Italy)
    Directed by Stelios Kammitsis
    Produced by Felony Films (Cyprus)
    Coproduced by Blonde Audiovisual Productions (Greece), Asterisk (Greece), 9.99 films (Italy)
    Supported by the Ministry of Education and Culture of Cyprus, Greek Film Centre, ERT, Creative Europe, IDM Südtirol – Alto Adige, Apulia Film Commission