PRODUCTION: Kosara Mitić Shoots Macedonian/Serbian/Slovenian Coproduction 17

    17 by Kosara Mitić shooting 17 by Kosara Mitić shooting credit: Black Cat Production

    SKOPJE: Macedonian director Kosara Mitić has started shooting her debut feature 17, focused on teenagers and based on a true event, in the Macedonian capital of Skopje. The film is a coproduction between North Macedonia, Serbia and Slovenia.

    The script co-written by Mitić and Croatian director/screenwriter Ognjen Sviličić tells the story of Sara, a 17-year-old girl, who is grappling with societal pressures and personal challenges. As Sara confronts trauma and secrets, the film delves into themes of identity, sexuality and societal expectations.  

    “This film is focused on high school students and teenagers, a critical and vulnerable demographic. In a world saturated with social media, where shocking values prevail, 17 challenges viewers to confront the uncomfortable truths of adolescence,” said director Kosara Mitić in a statement.

    The film features a cast of 25 teenagers, representing an entire class on a school trip. Lead cast members include Eva Kostić, Martina Danilovska and Petar Manić.

    The film is produced by Tomi Salkovski and Kristijan Burovski through Black Cat Production in coproduction with Miroslav Mogorović through Art & Popcorn (Serbia) and Vlado Bulajić and Lija Pogačnik through December (Slovenia).

    The North Macedonia Film Agency (providing 373,983 EUR / 23 m MKD), Film Center Serbia (with 59,655 EUR / 7 m RSD) and the Slovenian Film Centre (with 60,000 EUR) are supporting the project.

    The shooting started on 25 April 2024 in the Museum of Macedonia and will continue on various locations in Skopje until the end of May 2024.

    No sales agent is attached to the project yet.

    Production Information:

    17 by Kosara Mitić shooting, credit: Black Cat ProductionBlack Cat Production (North Macedonia)
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    Art & Popcorn (Serbia)
    December (Slovenia)

    Director: Kosara Mitić
    Scriptwriters: Kosara Mitić, Ognjen Sviličić
    DoP: Naum Doksevski
    Editor: Dejan Smilevski
    Production designers: Dejan Gjorševski, Aleksandra Chevreska
    Costume designer: Žaklina Krstevska
    Makeup artist: Karla Lazić
    Sound recordist: Aljaž Lukan
    Cast: Eva Kostić, Martina Danilovska, Eva Stojčevska, Petar Manić, Irena Dimeska, Luna Bejkov, Hristijan Risteski, Alina Hristovska, Dame Joveski, Jovan Todorov, Mina Jelušić, Todor Stojkovski, Ivo Jezdić, Ana Stojanovska, Žaklina Stevkovska, Saško Kocev, Oliver Mitkovski