Macedonian Films at International Film Festivals


During the period that follows, in the month of September, Macedonian cinematography will be widely present at various international festivals in the region and abroad.

Today marks the start of  Leskovac Film Festival which  takes place in Leskovac, Serbia and runs until September 16. Darko Mitrevski’s“The Third Half” and “Balkan’s Not Dead” by Aleksandar Popovski will compete in the main festival program alongside 10 films from the region. Both films will have their screenings on Saturday, September 14.

“The Third Half” continues its journey to the second installment of Let’s CEE Festival of Central and East European Films which will take place September 13-21 in Vienna, Austria. The Festival will also feature in the Documentary competition the Macedonian film “Mama Europa” directed by Petra Selishkar and Brand Ferro. The Festival program comprises of 50 outstanding film projects from all over Europe and is expected to be attended by some of the most prominent names from the world’s filmmaking community.

The shorts “Violent Youth” by Marko Gjokovik and “Face” by Stefan Sidovski will have their presentation at the 3rd edition ofInternational Crime and Punishment Film Festival, taking place September 13-19 in Istanbul, Turkey. This year the Festival focuses on a fundamental and crucial societal issue facing every country, “Juvenile Justice” a theme that will be explored from both cinematic and scientific perspectives.

18 September marks the start of the second edition of Tuzla Film Festival. The four-day festival program will offer many exciting works among which “Audition material” by Gjorce Stavreski and Naum Mihajlovski’s “Breaking the circles” which will compete in the Short Film Section.

The last week of  September will see four Macedonian documentaries presented at the Jahorina Film Festival, which is held September 25-29 in Pale, Bosnia and Herzegovina.  “Magic Hill” by Petar Dzurovski, “Macedonians in Istanbul” by Elizabeta Koneska, “Sunshine over Sharr Mountain” by Arben Tachi and “Sound Seekers” by Suzana Dinevski will get the chance to join 80 films by 20 different countries.The Festival is an annual cultural event founded by the Association of Citizens Jahorinafest.