SKOPJE: Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski’s Willow / Vrba will be released by Kino Lorber in the USA in the spring of 2021. The US cinema release of the film will be followed by a VOD release on Kino Now and home video.

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Government named Bojan Lazarevski acting director of the North Macedonia Film Agency at its 15 December 2020 session. He is replacing Gorjan Tozija, whose second mandate expired on 4 August 2020.

SKOPJE: The Government of North Macedonia approved financial support for film workers affected by COVID-19 at its 11 December 2020 session. The new package of measures includes 24,948,000 MKD / 404,529 EUR for artists and film workers, among others.

SKOPJE: The acclaimed Macedonian film and TV actor and producer Dancho Chevrevski died on 29 October 2020 in Skopje at age 69.

SKOPJE: The French drama Gagarine directed by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh scooped the best film award in the official selection of the 19th Cinedays Festival of European Film, which ran from 18 to 24 September 2020 at nine open air locations in Skopje.

SKOPJE: The only multiplex cinema in North Macedonia, Cineplexx will reopen its doors on 24 September 2020, more than six months after the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows the Government's decision to allow the reopening of cinemas under the Protocol for organisation of events, adopted on 22 September 2020.

SKOPJE: More than 40 films will be screened at the Cinedays Festival of European Film, running 18-24 September at nine open air locations in Skopje. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the festival is being held two months earlier than its regular November dates, with a reduced programme lasting fewer days.

SKOPJE: Irena Stefoska was appointed the Minister of Culture of North Macedonia by the Parliament on 31 August 2020. She took over ministerial duties from Husni Ismaili. 

SKOPJE: The 23rd edition of the Skopje Film Festival, which was due in April, kicks off on 9 September 2020 with open-air screenings, due to COVID-19 restrictions. This edition, which is held until 16 September 2020, will only take place in the open-air cinema of the Cinematheque of North Macedonia, with a limited number of seats and under strict measures.

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