FESTIVALS: Polish Film 21 x New York Wins Makedox 2017


SKOPJE: Polish documentary 21 x New York / 21 x Nowy Jork by Piotr Stasik won the Onion Award for Best Film in the main competition of the 8th edition of Makedox. The festival took place from 19 to 25 August 2017.

The 8th edition of Makedox screened over 60 films in five categories. This year's edition focused on visual narration. 

Makedox is organised with the support of the Macedonian Film Agency, Creative Europe – MEDIA Sub-programme, the National Endowment for Democracy and the City of Skopje.


Onion Award for Best Film in the Main Competition:
21 x New York / 21 x Nowy Jork  (Poland)
Directed by Piotr Stasik
Produced by Lava Films
Coproduced by Telewizja Polska S.A.
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Young Onion Award for Best Film by First or Second Time Director:
When the Earth Seems to be Light (Georgia, Germany)
Directed by Salome Machaidze, Tamuna Karumidze, David Meskhi
Produced by Goslab
Makedox 2017 awards 2Coproduced by Zazarfilm
Support by Adjara Regional Film Promotion Program and Georgian National Film Center

Onion Seed Award for Best Student Film:
Close Ties / Więzi  (Poland)
Directed by Zofia Kowalewska
Produced by Munk Studio – Polish Filmmakers Association 
Coproduced by Katarzyna Zariczny Produkcja Filmowa
Support by the Polish Film Institute

Sliced Onion Award for the Best Short Film:
I`m Not from Here / Yo no soy de aquí (Chile, Denmark, Lithuania)
Directed by Giedrē Žickytē, Maite Alberdi
Produced by Micromundo Producciones & Moonmakers
Coproduced by FFA-Chile, the Danish Film Institute, Lithuanian Film Centre

Moral Approach Award for the Best Moral Approach in Film:
Machines (India, Germany, Finland)
Directed by Rahul Jain

Special Mention for Best Film by First or Second Time Director:
Delicate Balance / Frágil Equilibrio (Spain)
Directed by Guillermo García López

Special Mention for Best Short Film:
Cucli (Spain)
Directed by Xavier Marrades