Yesterday the Macedonian stand within the Film Market at the Cannes Film Festival, hosted a Macedonian day attended by prominent figures from the film industry.
First, starting at 16.00 the Macedonian stand organized a promotion of the first VOD platform in Macedonia “CineSquare”, which is designed for films from Southeastern Europe, presenting the possibilities offered by this platform regarding the screening of films and the way to use them, the benefits of presenting films of this platform and other details to the interested guests.
The presentation of the platform was followed by a Macedonian Happy Hour organized by the Film Agency and “CineSquare”, attended by: Susan Nikoltchev, Executive Director of the European Audiovisual Observatory, national representatives from the member states of Eurimages and representatives of the Secretariat of Eurimages responsible for financial support programs, representatives of the training program on project development MAIA – whose next session will be held during the month of September in Bitola, representatives of the training program on script and film projects development MIDPOINT, whose next session will be held during the month of June in Ohrid, representatives from FIRST FILM FIRST and many other collaborators …
Besides these activities, the director of the Macedonian Film Agency, Mimi Gjorgoska Ilievska, during the market also met with Marion Doring, director of EFA, with Inke Van Locke from the International Film Festival Rotterdam, Susan Nikoltchev, Executive Director of the European Audiovisual Observatory, Bern Buder from Berlin Film Festival etc. Mimi Gjorgoska Ilievska also attended a conference of the European Audiovisual Observatory entitled “Is Vod Growing the Film Pie” dedicated to the impact of VoD platforms on the film industry and was also present at the General Assembly of European Film Promotion.