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Macedonian films at the European Film Market


In organization by the Macedonian Film Agency, this year again, three new Macedonian films were presented at the European Film Market  in Berlin within the Berlinale, in front of the film professionals, co-producers and festival selectors. 

More, HERE.


Manchevski elected President of the Jury at Belgrade’s Film Festival FEST, “Bikini Moon” with American premiere at Cinequest and screening at Sofia Film Fest

 

Macedonian director, screenwriter, photographer and artist Milcho Mancevski, who lives and works in New York, was elected President of the Jury in the Main Program (Official Selection) at the 46th International Film Festival FEST in Belgrade, which will be held from February 23rd to March 3rd this year.

More, HERE.

 

“Secret Ingredient” won the Best Film Award at the prestigious Film Festival Santa Barbara in California

The film "Secret Ingredient" by the director Gjorce Stavreski has won the Best Film Award at the prestigious film festival in Santa Barbara, California, in the United States.

More, HERE.

 

“Conversation on life” at San Mauro Torinese International Film Festival in Torino, Italy

The short fiction film “Conversation on life” is selected at San Mauro Torinese International Film Festival in Torino, Italy.

More, HERE.

 

Macedonian film “The Secret Ingredient” selected at the prestigious Santa Barbara Film Festival in California

The film "The Secret Ingredient" by the director Gjorce Stavreski will have its premiere in the United States at the prestigious film festival in Santa Barbara, California.

More, HERE.

 

Accepted projects under the Call for financing projects for production of feature and short fiction films, for documentary and animated film for 2017

The Macedonian Film Agency, in the name of transparent announcement to the public regarding the results of the Call for supporting film projects, submits the following notification:

On the Call published on November 22, 2017, a total of 73 film projects were submitted, including 48 feature films and 25 short films. In the process of administrative selection, it was concluded that 12 projects on different bases do not meet the conditions for entering the evaluation process. The other projects were evaluated through the process according to Film Law and the the specific criteria for film project evaluation. 

After the evaluation process have finished, The Board of Governers had adopted the Final Decission for financing which includes  3 feature films with macedonian majority support , 5 feature co-production projects with a Macedonian minority support, 2 documentary feature films, 5 short feature films, 1 short documentary and 1 animation film.

You can find the detailed list with supported projects HERE.

 

Would you look at her – Best International short film on Sundance

At the 34th Film Festival Sundance, largest American Independent Film Festival, “Would You Look At Her “directed by Goran Stolevski won the award of Best International Feature Film in the program Short Films.

More, HERE.

 

France joins the co-production list for Teona Strugar Mitevska’s latest film “God Exist, Her Name Is Petrunia” whose shooting started last week

Last week, the film "God Exists, Her Name Is Petrunia" was supported by the prestigious French fund Aide aux cinémas du monde of the national film agency Centre National du Cinéma et de l'image animée (CNC).

More, HERE.

 

Next deadlines for applying for funds, festivals, forums and workshops

Information about approaching deadlines for funds, festivals, forums and workshops.

More, HERE.

 

Do you love European films?

The second edition of the prize game #euFilmContest for the fans of European film and television begins on January 23rd.

More, HERE.

 

Open call for OtherMovie Lugano Film Festival 2018

The newest edition of the Other Movie Lugano Film Festival will be held between 15th and 21st of April 2018 across a number of cinemas and cultural venues in the Lugano and Mendrisio areas.

More, HERE.

 

Macedonian Film Agency at When East Meets West in Trieste 

From 21st to 23rd of January 2018, the upcoming edition of WHEN EAST MEETS WEST will bring together over 400 producers, financiers, decision makers and film professionals from more than 30 countries.

More, HERE.

 

The Macedonian film “The Secret Ingredient” selected at the largest film festival in Norway - Tromsø 

“The Secret Ingredient” by the director Gjorce Stavreski will have its Norwegian premiere at the country's largest international film festival - Tromsø. The premiere will be on January 16th, and the film will have two more projections during the festival.

More, HERE.

 

CineLink Co-production Market 2018 – First Call for Entries

Sarajevo Film Festival & CineLink Industry Days announced the first call for entries for CineLink Co-production Market 2018. The deadline for submitting your project is 10 February 2018.

More, HERE.

 

Open call for BDC Discoveries 2018

BDC Discoveries are looking for documentary filmmakers and projects, who either come from the Balkans or work on a Balkan-related topic and would like to collaborate with the region.

More, HERE.

 

“Bikini Moon” by Manchevski with great reviews in Brazil

Milco Mancevski's new film “Bikini Moon”, filmed in New York as US production, had the world premiere on the festival in Sao Paulo, Brazil. After the premiere, Brazilian media are full of praise for the new film by Manchevski, who has been living in New York for many years, and for him “Bikini Moon” is a film about his second home.

More, HERE.

 

Open call for First Films First

We are informing you that the first call for applications for the First Films First program at the Goethe Institute is open. The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2018.

More, HERE.

 

“The Secret Ingredient” on the HBO Channel Cinemax 2 on New Year’s Eve 

On New Year’s Eve the film “The Secret Ingredient” premiered on the prestigious channel Cinemax 2 from the family of HBO channels as the first Macedonian film that is part of the offer of the video streaming service HBO GO.

More, HERE.

 

Open call for project application “FEST Forward – Women in film” 

Film Center Serbia and European Women’s Audiovisual Network are calling producers to submit their projects to the international pitching forum Women in Film, which will take place March 1-3rd 2018, as a part of the FEST Forward co-production market of the upcoming 46th FEST.

More, HERE.

 

Giffoni Macedonia Travels in Tetovo 

On December 22nd and 23rd “Giffoni Macedonia Travels” will be held in Tetovo as the traveling part of the festival in the smaller towns in Macedonia.

More, HERE.

 

“Conversation on Life” by Agim Abdula at numerous international festivals

The film project directed by Agim Abdula and supported by the Macedonian Film Agency "Conversation on Life" within one month has entered the official selection of this year’s editions of three international festivals in India – in Delhi, Mumbai and Calcutta.

More, HERE.

 

“The Secret Ingredient” award in Brussels, reviews in respected magazines

The film “The Secret Ingredient” by Gjorche Stavreski has received the special jury award for scenario at the 17th edition of the Mediterranean Film Festival in Brussels which was held between 2nd and 9th December.

More, HERE.

 

“Would you look at her” at the most prestigious short film festival in the world

“Would You Look at Her” has entered the official program at the world’s most prestigious festival dedicated to the short film that has been held for 40 years in Clermont-Ferrand, France.

More, HERE.

 

“Would You Look at Her” by Stolevski in the official program of Sundance 

 

The Short film “Would You Look at Her” by the director Goran Stolevski who won the award Small Camera 300 at 2017 ICFF Manaki Brothers, has entered the official selection of short films at the 34th Film Festival Sundance.

More, HERE.

 

Music documentary “My World Upside Down” on the Cinema Verite festival in Teheran 

The documentary film My World Upside Down, has entered the official selection of the 11th International Documentary Film Festival Cinema Verite in Teheran, Iran which will be held from 10-17 December 2017.

More, HERE.

 

Manchevski as a tutor on the 23rd Belgrade Auteur Film Festival 

The third module of the FIRST FILMS FIRST training program has successfully finished in the framework of the 23rd. Auteur Film Festival held from 27th November to 3rd December in Belgrade.

More, HERE.

 

“When The Day Had No Name” by Teona Strugar Mitevska collects another two awards

After the award on Cineuropa, the European Film Festival in Lecce, Italy, the Macedonian film “When The Day Had No Name” by Teona Strugar Mitevska won another two prestigious awards.

More, HERE.

 

The shooting of the movie ‘The Happiness Happiness” by Borjan Zafirovski is underway

For more than two weeks, the crew is working on the film “The Happiness Effect” directed by Borjan Zafirovski. This story about the universal search for happiness, is filming in different locations around Skopje and Ohrid, and at the moment there are scenes in the studio of Fx3x.

More, HERE.

 

Pre-selection for the Berlinale 2018 in Skopje

This year, pre-selection for the 68th edition of the Berlin Film Festival, for films from the countries of the region, is held in Skopje from 15th to 17th November.

More, HERE.

 

“Secret Ingredient” with an audience award at the Thessaloniki Festival 

The film “Secret Ingredient” by Macedonian director Gjorce Stavreski won the audience award as part of the Balkan Survey program at the Thessaloniki Film Festival.

More, HERE.

 

 

“Liberation of Skopje” with the Best Screenplay Award at the Arpa Film Festival 

At the 20th anniversary edition of the International Arpa Film Festival, which took place from 3 to 5 November at the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood, the Macedonian feature film “Liberation of Skopje”, directed by Danilo and Rade Sherbedzija, won the best screenplay award.

More, HERE.

 

Started 16th edition of Cinedays

In the period from 9th to 19th November 2017, in organization of Youth Cultural Center, the sixteenth edition of the European Film Festival Cinedays will be held, which this year, like all previous ones, will try to satisfy the built taste of its numerous and the faithful audience. The festival is held under the motto “Skopje’s line, European ride” or why the favorite station in Skopje is precisely the Cinedays festival.

More, HERE.

 

Premiere of the film “Secret ingredient” by Gjorce Stavreski in Thessaloniki

The feature film “Secret ingredient” by the director Gjorce Stavreski had his world premiere at the 58th edition of the Thessaloniki International Film Festival.

More, HERE.

 

The project “Sister” got support from the SEE Cinema Network

In the period from 8 to 9 November in Thessaloniki, Greece, was organized meeting of the SEE Cinema Network, attended by representatives from Albania, Cyprus, Greece, Romania and Serbia, including the acting Director of the Macedonian Film Agency, Mr. Gorjan Tozija.

More, HERE.

 

ANNOUNCEMENT
20% CASH REBATE – STIMULATING INVESTMENTS FOR FILM OR TELEVISION PROJECTS

In accordance with the new Film Industry Law (Official Gazette of Republic of Macedonia No. 82/2013, 18/2014 and 44/2014), the Macedonian Film Agency starting this year will stimulate the  investments in film or television projects using the right to refund of the invested funds.

More details, HERE