GRANTS: Macedonian Film Agency Funds 24 Projects

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Film Agency will distribute nearly 2.5 M EUR to 24 projects, including 1,904,878 EUR / 117,150,000 MKD for the first round of 2018 production grants for feature,…

PRODUCTION: First Macedonian Animated Feature Gets Funding

SKOPJE: John Vardar vs. the Galaxy, Macedonia’s first animated feature film, has received funding from the Macedonian Film Agency and is lining up Bulgarian partners for a planned coproduction. The…

FNE at Cannes 2018: Macedonian Cinema in Cannes

Meet Macedonian Film Agency in Cannes - SEE Pavilion #135 - Village International Riviera

First Multiplatform Online Release in Macedonia, Croatia and Albania

SKOPJE: The Macedonian distribution company Cutaway will introduce its first ever multiplatform day-and-date release in three Balkan countries (Croatia, Albania and Macedonia) on 3 May 2018. Films will be available…

FESTIVALS: World Premiere of Year of the Monkey to Open 2018 Skopje Film Festival

SKOPJE: The Macedonian/Serbian/Slovenian/Kosovan coproduction Year of the Monkey / Godina na majmunot by Vladimir Blazevski will have its world premiere at the opening of the 21st edition of the Skopje …

Macedonian Short Film Sold to Shorts TV for Europe, USA and Asia

SKOPJE: Shorts TV bought the television rights for Macedonian short film Fighting for Death / Borba za smrt directed by Eleonora Veninova. The film will be available in Europe, Asia…

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Youth Cultural Center – Skopje, Macedonia

This month we speak with Margarita Arsova, the programmer of the Youth Cultural Center in Skopje, Macedonia. The center runs several venues including three cinemas – Millenium (with 505 seats),…

Macedonian Film Agency Preps Strategy to Stimulate Gender Equality

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Film Agency announced the Women in the Film Industry strategy for the next five years, in order to raise the percentage of female authors. Only 21 percent…

The Liberation of Skopje Sold to China

SKOPJE: The Macedonian/Croatian/Finnish/British coproduction The Liberation of Skopje by Rade and Danilo Šerbedžija has been sold to China. Representatives of the Italian sales agent Summerside International told FNE that interest…

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Indie Feature Digging Sets February Premiere

SKOPJE: Martin Ivanov and Ivica Dimitrijevic are in the final stages of postproduction with Digging / Kopanje, a low-budget independent feature film based on the text by German playwright Christian…

FNE at Berlinale 2018: Macedonian Film in Berlin

BERLIN: The Macedonian Film Agency organised the presentation of three new Macedonian films at the European Film Market in Berlin this year, bringing these new productions to the attention of…

FNE Country Report 2017: MACEDONIA

SKOPJE: Macedonian film production budget remained high in 2017 with an annual budget from the Macedonian Film Agency of around 6 m EUR.

GRANTS: Macedonian Film Agency Grants 1.2 m EUR for Milcho Manchevski’s New Project

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Film Agency granted 1.2 m EUR for Willow / Vrba by the acclaimed Milcho Manchevski, who will come back to shoot in Macedonia after eight years. A…

Macedonia Boosts TV Production in 2017

SKOPJE: A total of ten TV series were produced in 2017, which is an increase of 50% compared to 2016, when five series premiered on Macedonian national TV channels.

Secret Ingredient Broadcast on Cinemax 2

SKOPJE: Secret Ingredient, the debut feature by Macedonian director Gjorce Stavreski, premiered in 14 European countries in prime time on HBOs Cinemax 2 channel on New Year’s Eve 2018. The…

Macedonia Cuts Film Funding by 25% in 2018

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Government has announced a decision to cut the film funding by 25% in 2018 compared to 2017. The decision was made during its regular session on 12…

Macedonian Film Agency Announces New Call for Production Support

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Film Agency announced a new call for production support for feature films, documentaries, short films and animated films.

FNE at CINEDAYS 2017: Heartstone Wins Best Film Award in Skopje

SKOPJE: The Icelandic/Finnish drama film Heartstone / Hjartasteinn directed by Guðmundur Arnar Guðmundsson, scooped the best film award in the official selection of the 16th Festival of European Film Cinedays,…

Macedonian Film Agency Annuls Call for Production

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Film Agency announced on 8 November 2017 a decision to annul the call for production support for feature films, documentaries, short films and animated films, which was…

FESTIVALS: Eight Films Selected for Main Competition in Skopje’s Cinedays Festival

SKOPJE: A total of 14 European films will compete for the main prizes of the 16th edition of Cinedays Festival of European Film, running 9 - 19 November in Skopje.…