The Republic of Macedonia for the first time hosted the International Forum on production Design which took place August 28 and 28 in Bitola, attended by film experts from Macedonia, Albania, Greece and Bulgaria.
The event brought together national and international experts in the field of production design and creative industries to discuss on the challenges of this profession and was an excellent opportunity to compare the achievements between the participant states and an inspiration for future measures which will help improve the situation in this profession and the film industry in general.
The forum was attended by the Macedonian Film Agency Director, Ms Mimi Gjorgoska Ilievska, famous Greek producer Michael Sarantinos, the Director of Tirana International Film Festival Mr. Agron Domi, Macedonian director and producer Sasho Pavlovski and others.
The event consisted of five panels on current production design and film industry issues intended to boost the cooperation and the exchange of experience between regional film professionals. The first day was focused on mapping the current situation, the advantages and disadvantages of this profession in the region and the strategy for its development and the second day consisted of discussions on the possibilities on networking and implementation of global trends.
The Forum is organized by KT Film & Media and The Regional Film Fund Balkan Cinema Cities (BCC) with collaboration with The Municipality of Bitola. The forum is supported by the Ministry of culture of Republic of Macedonia within the Program for support of creative industries.