FNE Market Analysis 2018: MACEDONIA

Macedonia saw a quieter year in 2018, but it was still a good year with international success of both feature films and documentaries, a film agency effectively supporting the development…

FESTIVALS: Macedonian Doc Honeyland Gets Three Awards at Sundance

SKOPJE: Macedonian documentary Honeyland by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov received three awards at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival, including the Grand Jury Prize, while Polish actress Krystyna Janda was…

Teona Strugar Mitevska and Agnieszka Holland in Berlinale’s Competition

SKOPJE: God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija by Teona Strugar Mitevska and Mr. Jones by Agnieszka Holland have been selected for the Competition of the 69th Berlin International Film Festival.…

GRANTS: Macedonian Film Agency Announces Second Production Grants for 2018

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Film Agency distributed 1,694,308 EUR / 104,200,000 MKD to five feature films, including two feature films with higher budgets, one debut feature and two minority feature films…

OBITUARY: Macedonian Playwright and Screenwriter Goran Stefanovski

SKOPJE: The distinguished playwright and screenwriter Goran Stefanovski passed away on 27 November 2018 after a short illness in his home in the United Kingdom, at the age of 66.…

FESTIVALS: Alone at My Wedding Wins Best Film Award at Cinedays European Film Festival

SKOPJE: The Belgian/Romanian coproduction Alone at My Wedding / Seule à mon marriage directed by Marta Bergman scooped the best film award in the official selection of the 17th Festival…

FESTIVALS: Cinedays European Film Festival Opens in Skopje

SKOPJE: Fourteen European films will compete for the main prizes of the 17th edition of Cinedays Festival of European Film, running 8 - 18 November in Skopje. Eight films will…

PRODUCTION: Milcho Manchevski Starts Shooting Willow in Macedonia

SKOPJE: Academy award nominated Macedonian film director Milcho Manchevski started shooting his sixth feature film Willow / Vrba, produced by Banana Film, in the Macedonian village Krushevica. The shooting, which…

Macedonia Signs European Convention on Cinematographic Coproduction

SKOPJE: Macedonia has signed the revised Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Coproduction, updated for the digital age and welcoming non-European countries, which was adopted in 2017.

FESTIVALS: Directions Wins 7th Tetova IFF ODA

TETOVO: Stephan Komandarev’s feature film Directions won the Best Film award of the Balkan competition at the 7th Tetova IFF ODA, which was held in the northwestern Macedonian city flanked…

FESTIVALS: South Korean Burning Wins 39th ICFF Manaki Brothers

BITOLA: Burning directed by Lee Chang-Dong and shot by DoP Hong Kyong-pyo, was awarded the Golden Camera 300 for best film at the 39th edition of the International Cinematographers' Film…

Macedonian Film Agency Signs Partnership with Less Is More

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Film Agency signed a one-year partnership with the training programme Less Is More and will organise the Pre-Writing Workshop for the local film professionals. It is the…

Macedonia Selects The Secret Ingredient as Oscar Bid

SKOPJE: The Macedonian/Greek coproduction The Secret Ingredient, the debut feature by Gjorce Stavreski, has been selected as Macedonia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film…

FESTIVALS: The 39th Manaki Brothers ICFF Announces Lineup

BITOLA: More than 95 feature films will screen at the 39th International Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brothers, that will take place in Bitola, Macedonia from 22 to 29 September 2018.

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Director Igor Aleksov Shooting Debut Feature Lena and Vladimir

SKOPJE: Macedonian director Igor Aleksov is currently shooting his debut feature Lena and Vladimir, which has been supported by the Macedonian Film Agency. The film is a 100% domestic production.

PRODUCTION: Swiss/Belgian/French Coproduction Starring Laetitia Casta Starts Shooting in Macedonia

BITOLA: Swiss/Belgian/French coproduction Beyond the Horizon / Le Milieu de l'horizon, directed by Delphine Lehericey and starring Laetitia Casta, Jalil Lespert and Clémence Poésy, is currently shooting in Macedonia. The…

Macedonian/Greek The Secret Ingredient Sold to Asia

SKOPJE: The Macedonian/Greek coproduction The Secret Ingredient, the debut feature by Gjorce Stavreski, has been sold to Asia. The Pay TV, VOD and SVOD rights were sold to CinemaWorld Asia…

Macedonia Signs Coproduction Agreement with Kosovo

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Film Agency has signed a coproduction agreement with the Kosovo Cinematography Center. The agreement was signed by Gorjan Tozja, director of the Macedonian Film Agency, and Arben…

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Cult Kids TV Series Returns after 33 Years

SKOPJE: Director Slobodan Unkovski and playwright Goran Stefanovski are working on the second part of the cult TV series Bushava Azbuka, which was originally produced 33 years ago. The 1985…

Macedonian Film Agency Signs Agreement with Film Workers’ Association

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Film Workers' Association signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Macedonian Film Agency on 6 June 2018, designed to strengthen joint efforts to improve Macedonian film production.