FESTIVALS: Makedox 2021 Ready to Kick Off in Four Physical Locations


    SKOPJE: More than 70 documentary films in five competition programmes will be screened at the 12th Festival for Creative Documentary Film MakeDox, which kicked off in Skopje on 16 August 2021. Distribution and promotion of documentary films is the main theme of the festival, which expects to host around 30 guests from abroad.

    Unlike 2020, when the festival was held as a hybrid event, all the screenings will be held in four physical locations in Skopje. There are exceptions among the activities related to the industry programme: workshops, master classes and the MakeCoProDox forum, which will be held online.

    The organisers emphasise that all programme activities will take place according to the new state protocols that are valid from 16 August 2021. According to them, neither accreditation nor entry into the festival space will be approved without proof of vaccination against Covid-19.

    The films are split into six sections: Main Programme, Newcomers, Short Dox, Student Dox, Kids and Youth Programme and Focus Ukraine.

    The films will compete for the Onion Award for best film in the main competition programme, the Young Onion Award for best film in the Newcomers’ competition programme, the Sliced Onion Award for the best short film, the Onion Seed Award for best film in the student competition programme, and the Moral Approach Award.

    The 12th edition of the festival is supported by the North Macedonia Film Agency, the City of Skopje, several institutes, embassies, associations and media.


    Altered States of Consciousness / Odmienne stany świadomości (Poland)
    Directed by PiotrStasik
    Produced by Joanna Ronikier for Running Rabbit Films
    Coproduced by the Polish Television, Mazovia Institute of Culture
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute, Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission

    Gunda (Norway, USA)
    Directed by Viktor Kossakovsky

    Taming The Garden (Switzerland, Germany, Georgia)
    Directed by Salome Jashi
    Coproduced by Sakdoc Film
    Supported by GNFC

    Anny (Czech Republic)
    Directed by Helena Trestikova
    Produced by Negativ Film Productions

    Helmut Newton: The Bad and the Beautiful (Germany)
    Directed by Gero von Boehm

    School of Hope (Finland, France, Morocco)
    Directed by Mohamed El Aboudi

    The Mole Agent (Chile)
    Directed by MaiteAlberdi

    Radiograph of a Family (Norway, Iran, Switzerland)
    Directed by FirouzehKhosrovani