Two Macedonian Films To Compete At 2013 Sarajevo Film Festival


The documentary film “Mama Europa” and the short stop animation “Alerik” have been officially selected in the competition programmes for short and documentary film at the 2013 Sarajevo Film Festival, which takes place August 16-24.

“Mama Europa” is a humoristic creative documentary that depicts European border issues. Terra, the main character is a 6-year – old girl, curious to know the world around her, constantly asking random questions to protagonists, thus provoking them and providing the answers for the author’s point of view. The film is a Slovenian /Macedonian co-production directed by Petra Selishkar, which was premierly screened in June at the International Festival of Creative and Documentary Film – MakeDox.

The short stop animation “Alerik”, a Macedonian/German co-production directed by Vuk Mitevski will have its world premiere at the Sarajevo Film Festival, being selected to compete in the short film programme, joining 9 other films in the running for the Heart of Sarajevo Award. “Alerik” tells the story of a young boy who after the death of his grandfather, when having no other choice joins the army and is immediately sent to war.

Both films are supported by the Macedonian Film Fund.

More info about the Festival, HERE