GRANTS: North Macedonia Announces Delayed Second Production Grants for 2020

SKOPJE: The North Macedonia Film Agency distributed 1.23 m EUR / 75.7 m MKD for production grants for feature, short and documentary films within the second grant call of 2020.…

Milcho Manchevski’s Willow Released on VOD in Europe

SKOPJE: Willow / Vrba by the acclaimed Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski was released on VOD in Europe on 20 March 2021 on HBO Go and Cinemax 2.

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Director Darijan Pejovski in Postproduction with Mimi

SKOPJE: Macedonian director Darijan Pejovski is currently in postproduction with his second feature film Mimi, which he shot from 13 October to 16 November 2020. The film is produced by …

PRODUCTION: Greek/Macedonian/German Behind the Haystacks Moves into Postproduction

SKOPJE: Behind the Haystacks, a Greek/Macedonian/German coproduction, filmed on both sides of the Greece – North Macedonia border, has entered the postproduction stage. The debut by Asimina Proedrou received support…

Macedonian TV Series Zoki Poki to Be Aired in Sweden and Norway

SKOPJE: The British distributor Videoplugger has sold the Macedonian live-action kids’ series Zoki Poki to Swedish broadcaster SVT and its Norwegian counterpart NRK.

FNE Market Analysis 2020: NORTH MACEDONIA

SKOPJE: It was a challenging year for the industry in North Macedonia, as everywhere. Filming became complicated, cinemas went dark, festivals were moved and canceled.

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Academy Award Nominee Milcho Manchevski Preps Kaymak

SKOPJE: The Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski is developing his seventh feature film Kaymak / Kajmak. Early stages of casting are underway and principle photography is planned for the summer…

Macedonian Cinema Admissions Drop by 77% in 2020

SKOPJE: Macedonian cinema admissions decreased by 77% in 2020 compared to 2019 when admissions were at the highest point ever. In 2019 the admissions rose to 0.5 m which was…

FNE Interview with North Macedonia Film Agency Managing Director Bojan Lazarevski

SKOPJE: FNE spoke with the new Managing Director of the North Macedonia Film Agency on his appointment and his priorities for the Macedonian film industry.

Projects From FNE Partner Countries Receive SEE Cinema Network Funding

SKOPJE: Films from Cyprus, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro have received South Eastern Europe Cinema Network (SEE Cinema Network) grants for development of feature-length projects. Each project will receive…

Milcho Manchevski`s Willow to Be Released in USA by Kino Lorber

SKOPJE: Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski’s Willow / Vrba will be released by Kino Lorber in the USA in the spring of 2021. The US cinema release of the film…

North Macedonia Approves Financial Support for Film Workers

SKOPJE: The Government of North Macedonia approved financial support for film workers affected by COVID-19 at its 11 December 2020 session. The new package of measures includes 24,948,000 MKD /…

Bojan Lazarevski Named Acting Director of North Macedonia Film Agency

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Government named Bojan Lazarevski acting director of the North Macedonia Film Agency at its 15 December 2020 session. He is replacing Gorjan Tozija, whose second mandate expired…

FESTIVALS: CINEIndustry Film Market Holds Hybrid Edition

SKOPJE: The Association of Macedonian film distributors and CINEDAYS European Film Festival are hosting the 2nd CINEIndustry Film market, taking place 25 – 30 November 2020.

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: North Macedonia Selects Willow as Oscar Candidate

SKOPJE: Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski’s Willow / Vrba is the candidate of North Macedonia for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international…

OBITUARY: Macedonian Actor Dancho Chevrevski

SKOPJE: The acclaimed Macedonian film and TV actor and producer Dancho Chevrevski died on 29 October 2020 in Skopje at age 69.

FESTIVALS: French Drama Gagarine Wins Best Film Award at Cinedays

SKOPJE: The French drama Gagarine directed by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh scooped the best film award in the official selection of the 19th Cinedays Festival of European Film, which…

Cinemas Reopen in North Macedonia

SKOPJE: The only multiplex cinema in North Macedonia, Cineplexx will reopen its doors on 24 September 2020, more than six months after the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This…

Milcho Manchevski’s Willow Competes for European Film Awards

SKOPJE: Willow directed by Milcho Manchevski made it to the final selection of films competing for The European Film Awards, announced on 22 September 2020. A total of 38 films…

FESTIVALS: Cinedays Festival Kicks Off at Open Air Locations

SKOPJE: More than 40 films will be screened at the Cinedays Festival of European Film, running 18-24 September at nine open air locations in Skopje. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic…