FESTIVALS: Macedonian Film Festivals Bounce Back after COVID-19 Pandemic

SKOPJE: Open-air cinemas are gradually beginning to reopen in North Macedonia and film festivals are starting to release their dates after the long hibernation since the autumn of 2020. The…
26-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Director Jani Bojadzi in Postproduction with Low Budget Drama Shot During Pandemic

SKOPJE: Director Jani Bojadzi is in postproduction with his sophomore feature Cinema Love / Kino Ljubov. This indie low budget drama was shot in two phases due to the COVID-19…
20-05-2021

Cinemas in North Macedonia Reopen

SKOPJE: Macedonian cinemas begin to reopen as authorities in North Macedonia ease the domestic COVID-19-related restrictions.
17-05-2021

North Macedonia Signs Film Coproduction Agreement with France

SKOPJE: Filmmakers from North Macedonia and France will have increased access to funding and incentives in both countries, following the signing of a coproduction treaty between North Macedonia and France.
10-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Eleonora Veninova in Postproduction with First Macedonian Film Shot under COVID-19 Restrictions in 2020

SKOPJE: First time director Eleonora Veninova is in the last stage of editing with Sabattier Effect / Preeksponirano, produced by Goce Kralevski through DNF Films. This Macedonian/Serbian coproduction is the…
03-05-2021

Macedonian TV Series Zoki Poki Sold to Serbia

SKOPJE: The children series Zoki Poki has been sold to the Radio Television of Serbia (RTS). The rights for the series were also acquired for Denmark and Finland, in addition…
28-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Director Goce Cvetanovski in Postproduction with Debut Feature

SKOPJE: The debut feature by Goce Cvetanovski The Day of the Woman / Denot na zenata, produced by White River Films, is currently in postproduction and opting for a physical…
16-04-2021

Ukrainian Film Chrysanthemum Day Wraps Shooting in North Macedonia

SKOPJE: The Ukrainian director Simon Mozgovyi finished shooting his debut feature Chrysanthemum Day in North Macedonia. Macedonian Opium Production handled the local production services.
09-04-2021

Cinemas in North Macedonia Close Again

SKOPJE: Most cinemas in North Macedonia closed their doors on 6 April 2021 following the Government's decision to impose additional restrictive measures until 20 April to curb COVID-19 infections.
07-04-2021

GRANTS: North Macedonia Announces Delayed Second Production Grants for 2020

SKOPJE: The North Macedonia Film Agency distributed 1.23 m EUR / 75.7 m MKD for production grants for feature, short and documentary films within the second grant call of 2020.…
30-03-2021

Milcho Manchevski’s Willow Released on VOD in Europe

SKOPJE: Willow / Vrba by the acclaimed Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski was released on VOD in Europe on 20 March 2021 on HBO Go and Cinemax 2.
23-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Director Darijan Pejovski in Postproduction with Mimi

SKOPJE: Macedonian director Darijan Pejovski is currently in postproduction with his second feature film Mimi, which he shot from 13 October to 16 November 2020. The film is produced by …
11-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Greek/Macedonian/German Behind the Haystacks Moves into Postproduction

SKOPJE: Behind the Haystacks, a Greek/Macedonian/German coproduction, filmed on both sides of the Greece – North Macedonia border, has entered the postproduction stage. The debut by Asimina Proedrou received support…
04-03-2021

Macedonian TV Series Zoki Poki to Be Aired in Sweden and Norway

SKOPJE: The British distributor Videoplugger has sold the Macedonian live-action kids’ series Zoki Poki to Swedish broadcaster SVT and its Norwegian counterpart NRK.
17-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: NORTH MACEDONIA

SKOPJE: It was a challenging year for the industry in North Macedonia, as everywhere. Filming became complicated, cinemas went dark, festivals were moved and canceled.
15-02-2021

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Academy Award Nominee Milcho Manchevski Preps Kaymak

SKOPJE: The Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski is developing his seventh feature film Kaymak / Kajmak. Early stages of casting are underway and principle photography is planned for the summer…
09-02-2021

Macedonian Cinema Admissions Drop by 77% in 2020

SKOPJE: Macedonian cinema admissions decreased by 77% in 2020 compared to 2019 when admissions were at the highest point ever. In 2019 the admissions rose to 0.5 m which was…
04-02-2021

FNE Interview with North Macedonia Film Agency Managing Director Bojan Lazarevski

SKOPJE: FNE spoke with the new Managing Director of the North Macedonia Film Agency on his appointment and his priorities for the Macedonian film industry.
02-02-2021

Projects From FNE Partner Countries Receive SEE Cinema Network Funding

SKOPJE: Films from Cyprus, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro have received South Eastern Europe Cinema Network (SEE Cinema Network) grants for development of feature-length projects. Each project will receive…
25-01-2021

Milcho Manchevski`s Willow to Be Released in USA by Kino Lorber

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…
19-01-2021