FESTIVALS: KineNova IFF Announces Competition Lineup

Men Don't Cry by Alen Drljević Men Don't Cry by Alen Drljević

SKOPJE: Ten films from nine countries will be shown in the International Competition line up at the 2nd edition of the KineNova International Film Festival, set to take place from 6 to 11 October 2017. Serbian actor Zarko Lausevic will receive a Special Recognition for Special Contribution to Film Art.

The slogan of the festival is “There is a first time for everything”. The main programme consists of first and second feature films from around the world selected by Marina Kostova. Another competitive section is the Short Film Programme. Additional, non-competitive programmes include Cinema Balkan, Macedonian Shorts and 0% Censored. Also, the festival will host a short film script development workshop, panel discussions and masterclasses.

The International Competition jury is composed of Goran Markovic (Serbia), president, Hülya Uçansu (Turkey), Sinolicka Trpkova (Macedonia) and Igor Galo (Croatia).

The festival is supported by the Macedonian Film Agency.

International Competition – Feature films:

Men Don’t Cry / Muškarci ne plaču (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovenia, Croatia, Germany)
Directed by Alen Drljević
Produced by Deblokada Sarajevo
Coproduced by Iridium Film, This and That, Menderley Films, Produkcija Živa and Cineplanet
Supported by Foundation of Cinematography Sarajevo, the Slovenian Film Center, FS Viba, ZDF/Arte TV, MEDIA, the Ministry of Culture and Sport of Kanton SarajevoCineLink and Eurimages

Columbus (USA)
Directed by Kogonada

Quality Time (Netherlands)
Directed by Daan Bakker

Summer 1993 / Estiu 1993 (Spain)
Directed by Carla Simon

Family / La familia (Venezuela)
Directed by Gustavo Rondon Cordova

Meda or The Not So Bright Side of Things / Meda sau partea nu prea fericită a lucrurilor (Romania)
Directed by Emanuel Pârvu
Produced by FAMart Productions
Coproduced by DaKINO Productions, Ceramus Film
Supported by Romanian CNC

Tower (USA)
Directed by Keith Maitland

Still Night, Still Light / Mes nuits feront écho (Canada)
Directed by Sophie Goyette

The Sound of Things / El Sonido de las Cosas (Costa Rica)
Directed by Ariel Escalante

One Week and a Day / Shavua ve Yom (Israel)
Directed by Asaf Polonsky