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…

Irena Stefoska Appointed New Macedonian Minister of Culture

SKOPJE: Irena Stefoska was appointed the Minister of Culture of North Macedonia by the Parliament on 31 August 2020. She took over ministerial duties from Husni Ismaili.

FESTIVALS: Skopje Film Festival Kicks Off Five Months Later Than Planned With Open-Air Screenings

SKOPJE: The 23rd edition of the Skopje Film Festival, which was due in April, kicks off on 9 September 2020 with open-air screenings, due to COVID-19 restrictions. This edition, which…

FESTIVALS: ICFF Manaki Brothers 2020 To Be Marked by One-hour Event in Bitola

SKOPJE: The 41st edition of the International Cinematographers` Film Festival Manaki BrothersBrothers won`t be held in its traditional form this year due to the COVID pandemic, but will be celebrated…

FESTIVALS: Epicentro Wins Makedox 2020

SKOPJE: The Austrian/French documentary Epicentro by Hubert Sauper won the Onion Award for best film in the main competition of the 11th edition of MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival, whose…

FESTIVALS: Makedox Opens as Hybrid Film Fest

SKOPJE: The 11th MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival will hold its first hybrid edition from 19 to 26 August 2020 under the motto "Merge with Silence". The films and content…

Film Production Resumes in North Macedonia within Strict Guidelines

SKOPJE: Macedonian film production is making a strong comeback after the pandemic lockdown with the start of the shooting of the domestic feature Sabattier Effect / Preeksponirano by Eleonora Veninova…

GRANTS: North Macedonia Announces Film Production Grants

SKOPJE: The North Macedonia Film Agency distributed 2,889,430 EUR / 177,700,000 MKD for production grants for feature, short, animation films and documentaries in the first grant call of 2020. The…

Macedonian Cinema Returns to Life in Open Air

SKOPJE: Open-air film theatres in Skopje have opened their doors to the public following the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions, while regular indoor cinemas are still under COVID-19 restrictions.

PRODUCTION: Snow White Dies at the End at Works in Progress

SKOPJE: Macedonian director Kristijan Risteski presented his debut feature Snow White Dies in the End / Snezana umira na krajot at Karlovy Vary’s Eastern Promises Works in Progress on 7…

FNE AV Innovation: Cutaway

The story: Cutaway has been around for 10 years. From the outset, we wanted to be original and to explore new territory for narration – from production through to distribution…

FNE at Cannes Online 2020: Macedonian Film

Macedonian films at the 73rd Film Market in Cannes: The COVID 19 pandemic has urged the Cannes Film Festival to hold Marche du Film online for the first time from…

Film Production Halted as North Macedonia Reports Spike in COVID-19 Cases

SKOPJE: Film production activity remains at a standstill due to a rise in COVID-19, with several productions on hold indefinitely as the number of new coronavirus cases in North Macedonia…

North Macedonia Supports Independent Film Workers

SKOPJE: The government of North Macedonia will provide financial support for independent film workers.

COVID Crisis Pushes Forward Honeyland TV Premiere

SKOPJE: The most successful Macedonian documentary Honeyland / Medena zemja will have an early television premiere on Telma TV on 18 April 2020, in time for the Orthodox Easter holiday.…