PRODUCTION: Finland Buys TV Rights to Kharms

SKOPJE: The Finnish Broadcasting Company YLE has acquired TV rights to the Russian/Lithuanian/Macedonian coproduction Kharms / Хармс by Ivan Bolotnikov from ANT!PODE Sales & Distribution. The film will have its…

New Minister of Culture Appointed in Macedonia

SKOPJE: Skopje based researcher, cultural manager and culture critic Robert Alagjozovski was appointed as the Minister of Culture under new Prime Minister Zoran Zaev. He succeeds Elizabeta Kanceska-Milevska, who ran…

First Bollywood Production To Benefit From Macedonian Tax Incentives

SKOPJE: The action thriller Vijay 61 by 33-year-old director Atlee Kumar is the first Bollywood film that will benefit from the film incentive programme available in the form of a…

FESTIVALS: 13th Asterfest Opens Next Week

STRUMICA: The 13th annual edition of International Film Festival ASTERFEST will open on 26 June 2017, running through 30 June in the city of Strumica in southeastern Macedonia. The festival…

When the Day Had No Name Sold to Asian Territories

SKOPJE: Teona Struga Mitevska's When the Day Had No Name / Koga denot nemase ime was sold by Dubai based Cercamon to eight countries in Asia. This Macedonian/Belgian/Slovenian coproduction premiered…

EFP Europe! Voices of Women in Film: Teona Strugar Mitevska, Republic of Macedonia

SKOPJE: Teona Strugar Mitevska will represent Macedonia at European Film Promotion’s young event taking place at the Sydney Film Festival 7-28 June 2017, Europe! Voices of Women in Film.

Macedonian Producers Join FIAPF

CANNES: The Macedonian Association of Film Producers has become a member of the International Federation of Film Producers Associations, FIAPF.

Cinesquare Launches Balkan VOD Platform

SKOPJE: The first regional Balkan VOD platform of films from southeastern Europe, launched on Monday, 22 May 2017.

FNE at Cannes: Macedonian Cinema in Cannes

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PRODUCTION: Teona Strugar Mitevska develops God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija

SKOPJE: Teona Strugar Mitevska is in development with God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija / Gospod postoi, nejzinoto ime e Petrunija, a simple, almost comical story that shows the absurdities…

PRODUCTION: TV series Shadows over the Balkans shooting in Macedonia

PRESPA: Serbian actor and director Dragan Bjelogrić is in production with the TV series Shadows over the Balkans / Senke nad Balkanom, a three-season political thriller drama set in the…

PRODUCTION: Ilija Piperkoski Shooting Macedonian/Romanian Coproduction

OHRID: Screenwriter and director Ilija Piperkoski is shooting his debut feature film Grandpa and Grandson, produced by Pandora`s box production, in cooperation with Dream Factory and Romania’s Alien film.

FNE AV Innovation: A First Day-And-Date Release for Cutaway

SKOPJE: Macedonia, Albania and Croatia had their first ever day-and-date release with the award-winning Dutch children's film Little Gangster by Arne Toonen. On 20 April 2017 it was released simultaneously…

FESTIVALS: Skopje Film Festival Opens with Macedonian Coproduction

SKOPJE: The Serbian/Macedonian/Russian/Bulgarian/French coproduction Requiem for Mrs. J / Rekvijem za gospodju J directed by Bojan Vuletic will open the 20th edition of the Skopje Film Festival, set to take…

Macedonian Indie Horse Riders Sets May Premiere

SKOPJE: The independent production Horse Riders / Javachi na konji by Marjan Gavrilovski will have its theatrical release on 5 May in the Cinematheque of Macedonia.

PRODUCTION: Marija Dzidzeva`s debut feature Sacrifice in Postproduction

SKOPJE: Macedonian documentary film director Marija Dzidzeva is in postproduction with her Macedonian/Serbian debut feature Sacrifice, produced with support from the Macedonian Film Agency and Film Center Serbia.

FNE at Skopje Film Festival: Angelovski Comedy Heads to Cinemas after Festival Premiere

SKOPJE: Acclaimed 74-year old actor and director Kole Angelovski's comedy Oh My Love will have its world premiere at the 20th Skopje Film Festival (20-28 April 2017) on 21 April…

Macedonia Approves Subsidies of 507,000 EUR to Boost TV Production

SKOPJE: Macedonia will distribute 507,000 EUR / 31m MKD in 2017 as subsidies for production of domestic documentary and feature programmes on national TV stations and the public broadcaster Macedonian…

MACEDONIA: Country Report 2016

In 2016 Macedonia celebrated 25 years of filmmaking as an independent country. Macedonian film production remained high in 2016 with an annual budget from the Macedonian Film Agency of 6.5…

GRANTS: Macedonia Announces Production Grants for 22 Films

SKOPJE: Macedonian Film Agency will distribute 1,952,171 EUR / 120,250,000 MKD in production grants for feature, short, animation films and documentaries.