FESTIVALS: The First KineNova IFF Ready to Kick Off

Stefan Denlyubov in Glory by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov Stefan Denlyubov in Glory by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov

SKOPJE: Nine films will vie in the international competition of the first edition of KineNova International Film Festival, which will take place in Skopje from 5 to 9 October 2016.

Kinenova logoInitiated by the writer, director and producer Nebojsa Jovanovic, the festival focuses on the work of filmmakers from around the world who are at the beginning of their careers.

KineNova will open with Glory / Slava by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov, a Bulgarian/Greek coproduction nominated in the Best Film category at the Locarno International Film Festival 2016.

The International Competition jury is composed of Răzvan Rădulescu (Romania, head of the jury), Galina Toneva (Bulgaria), Mira Furlan (Croatia/USA), Mario Mazzarotto (Italy) and Meto Jovanovski (Macedonia). The jury will decide the Grand Prix for Best Feature Film, the Best Director Award and the Best Screenplay Award.

Another competitive section is the Short Film Programme. Additional, non-competitive programmes include World Cinema Overview, Balkan Review and an acclaimed director’s first and latest films Programme, which features films by the Romanian Corneliu Porumboiu.


Motherland / Ana Yurdu (Turkey, Greece)
Directed by Senem Tüzen

Depth 2 / Dubina Dva (Serbia)
Directed by Ognjen Glavonjic
Produced by Non Aligned Films and Humanitarian Law Center
Coproduced by Cinéma Defacto

Petting Zoo (USA)
Directed by Micah Magee

Glory / Slava (Bulgaria, Greece)
Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
Produced by Abraxas
Coproduced by Graal Film, Screening Emotions, Aporia Filmworks, Red Carpet
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Greek Film Centre

Interruption (Greece, France, Croatia)
Directed by Yorgos Zois

Two Lottery Tickets / Două lozuri (Romania, Spain)
Directed by Paul Negoescu
Produced by Actoriedefilm.ro
Coproduced by Papillon Film
Suported by Erka Synergy Communication, Cinelabs Romania, HBO Romania and UNATC

The Buffalo (Iran)
Directed by Kaveh Sajjadi Hoseini

Road to La Paz / Camino a La Paz (Argentina)
Directed by Francisco Varone

Jonathan (Germany)
Directed by Pjotr Lewandovski