SKOPJE: The Italian sales agent The Open Reel has acquired the rights to Eleonora Veninova’s first feature film Things Unsaid / Preeksponirano. The Macedonian/Serbian coproduction is in the final stages of postproduction and is expected to be completed by early summer of 2022.

SKOPJE: Agent 203 is the first 3D-animated series created and directed by Damjan Mitrevski of the Macedonian studio V House Animation. The German/Italian/Macedonia/Indian coproduction is currently in production and expected to premiere in 2023.

SKOPJE: Admissions to domestic films in North Macedonia declined drastically from 24,138 in 2020 to 2,652 in 2021, even though almost the same number of films were released in cinemas, 23 in 2020 and 21 in 2021.

SKOPJE: Macedonian director Agim Abdula is currently in postproduction with his debut feature Koma, a Macedonian national film, which is set to premiere by the autumn of 2022.

SKOPJE: Cinemas in North Macedonia are now allowed to fill cinemas to 75 percent of their capacity under COVID-19 prevention and control efforts.

SKOPJE: Macedonian award-winning director Teona Strugar Mitevska is in development with Mother (a Possible Story of Mother Teresa), a film about Mother Teresa before she becomes Mother Teresa. Labina Mitevska is producing through North Macedonia's Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production in coproduction with Sebastien Delloye through Entre Chien et Loup from Belgium.

SKOPJE: The British distributor Videoplugger has picked up the popular Macedonian children’s animated series Bibi’s World / Svetotna Bibi, aimed at 4-6-year-olds.

SKOPJE: Bisera Kostadinovska-Stojcevska, MP, Doctor of Science, former Vice Dean of the Faculty of Pedagogy in Bitola, has been appointed as Minister of Culture of North Macedonia by the Parliament. She had been nominated by the new Macedonian PM Dimitar Kovacevski.

SKOPJE: The North Macedonia Film Agency distributed 821,950 EUR / 50.5 m MKD in production grants for feature, short, and documentary films within the second grant call of 2021.

SKOPJE: Macedonian film producer and former director of the North Macedonia Film Agency, Gorjan Tozija died on 13 January 2022 at the age of 68.

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