Punk’s not dead

Original Format:  35mm

Year of Released:  2011

Running Time:  104 min.

Director:  Vladimir Blazevski

Producer:  Darko Popov

Editor:  Blagoja Nedelkovski

Screen Writer:  Vladimir Blazevski

Director of Photography:  Dimo Popov

Music:  Aleksandar Pejovski

Principal Cast:  Jordan Simonov, Toni Mihajlovski, Kamka Tocinovski, Xevdet Jashari, Kiril Pop Hristov , Vladimir Tuliev, Flora Dostovska, Ratka Radmanovic

Brief Synopsis:
Protagonists of this black-comedy are punks who deliberately remained at the margins in muddy times of Macedonian transition. The routine of their outsiders’ survival is disturbed by an offer from the local NGO: to make a reunion of their one-time cult punk band and play at some bizarre “multi-cultural-happening”, which is to prove the false image of Macedonia as a land with relaxed ethnic tensions. Some members of the band are still in Skopje, Macedonia, but some left Macedonia during the war and collapse of former Yugoslavia. Here comes the commencement of classical genre’s “gang gathering”, with many obstacles on the borders and on the road as well. Punks prove to be a live challenge for everybody who represents Power and Authority on Balkans. The film is conceived as a black-comedy, somewhere in the limbo-space between road-movie and drama. It is also supposed to be very documentary, a “cinema-verite” feature attempt, and therefore extremely low-budget, not just as a production model, but even more as an aesthetic approach.


  • EAST OF THE WEST “Crystal Globe” Award – International Film Festival Karlovy Vary, 2011
  • The MEDIA Award – Tirana Film Festival, Albania, 2011
  • “Best Film” – Tirana Film Festival, Albania, 2011
  • “Best Actor” – Film Festival in Prizren,Kosovo, 2011
  • “DIALOGUE Prize” for Intercultural Communication – Festival of East European Cinema, Cottbus, Germany, 2011
  • FEDEORA Award – Euro-Mediterranean Film Festival, Koper – Slovenia, 2011
  • “Golden Goddess” Special Jury Prize, PriFilmFest, Pristina, 2011
  • “Golden Mimosa” for Best Male Role – Montenegro Film Festival, Herceg Novi, 2011
  • Awarded at Cinema Mundi International Film Festival, the Czech Republic, 2012
  • Audience Award – Sofia International Film Festival, 2012
  • Best Screenplay – Monaco Charity Film Festival, 2012


  • San Sebastian International Film Festival, Spain, 2014
  • Les Arcs European Film Festival, France, 2013
  • Nancy – Lorraine International Film Festival, France, 2013
  • Golden Linden International Film Festival, Stara Zagora, Bulgaria, 2013
  • Macedonian Film Festival, Australia, 2012
  • Tuzla Film Festival, Bosnia and Hercegovina, 2012
  • Divan Film Festival, Romania, 2012
  • Targowa Street Film & Music Festival, Lodz, Poland, 2012
  • International Short Film Festival Asterfest, Strumica, Macedonia, 2012 (in honor of the director Vladimir Blazevski)
  • European Film Festival Palic, Serbia, 2011
  • Motovun Film Festival, Croatia, 2011
  • Film Screenplay Festival, Vrnjacka Banja, Serbia, 2011
  • Film Meetings Festival, Nis, Serbia (actor’s festival), 2011
  • Raindance Film Festival, London – UK, 2011
  • Thessaloniki International Film Festival, Greece, 2011
  • Sligo New Music Film Festival, Ireland, 2011
  • Gijon International Film Festival, Spain, 2011
  • Kolkata International Film Festival, India, 2011
  • Leskovac International Film Festival , Serbia, 2011
  • Belgrade Author’s Film Festival, Serbia, 2011

Official Website:

Production Companies:
Pank Film
Vladimir Komarov 33, 2/1
1000 Skopje, Macedonia

Nehruova 44,
Belgrade, Serbia