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.

SKOPJE: Kastriot Abdyli has finished the shooting of his second feature Perhaps / Mozebi, produced by Dardania Film.

SKOPJE: The North Macedonia Film Agency has started an initiative to single out the women who have excelled in the Macedonian film industry in 2021. Actresses Teuta Ajdini Jegeni, Sara Klimoska and Antonija Belazelkoska, directors Marija Apcevska, Dina Duma, Petra Seliskar, Teona Strugar Mitevska, Tamara Kotevska, and producer and actress Labina Mitevska make up the list of the first-ever inclusion initiative.

SKOPJE: Macedonian company SVOD Master D.O.O has launched a new national VOD platform in North Macedonia. The platform offers a wide range of local, regional and international films, and children's programmes, translated and dubbed into Macedonian and Albanian.

SKOPJE: The German/Finish coproduction The Other Side Of The River directed by Antonia Killian has received the Best Film Award at 6th edition of the KineNova International Film Festival, which took place from 27 to 31 October 2021. The award for Best Director went to Stefan Arsenijević for As Far as I Can Walk / Strahinja Banović, a coproduction between Serbia, France, Luxembourg, Bulgaria and Lithuania.

SKOPJE: Eight films from nine countries will be shown in the International Competition of the 6th edition of the KineNova International Film Festival, set to take place from 27 to 31 October 2021. The festival will be held in a hybrid format combining screenings at two venues and broadcasting on TV24.

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Government has removed the 30 percent restriction on cinema halls and allowed up to 50 percent of indoor audiences, as the COVID-19 spread has eased across the country over the past month.

BITOLA: Jani-Petteri Passi, the cinematographer of the Finnish/German/Estonian/Russian coproduction Compartment No 6 / Hytti No 6 by Juho Kuosmanen, received the Golden Camera 300 at the 42nd edition of the International Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers. The festival took place in Bitola from 16 to 21 September 2021.