Irena Stefoska Appointed New Macedonian Minister of Culture

SKOPJE: Irena Stefoska was appointed the Minister of Culture of North Macedonia by the Parliament on 31 August 2020. She took over ministerial duties from Husni Ismaili.

FESTIVALS: Skopje Film Festival Kicks Off Five Months Later Than Planned With Open-Air Screenings

SKOPJE: The 23rd edition of the Skopje Film Festival, which was due in April, kicks off on 9 September 2020 with open-air screenings, due to COVID-19 restrictions. This edition, which…

FESTIVALS: ICFF Manaki Brothers 2020 To Be Marked by One-hour Event in Bitola

SKOPJE: The 41st edition of the International Cinematographers` Film Festival Manaki BrothersBrothers won`t be held in its traditional form this year due to the COVID pandemic, but will be celebrated…

FESTIVALS: Epicentro Wins Makedox 2020

SKOPJE: The Austrian/French documentary Epicentro by Hubert Sauper won the Onion Award for best film in the main competition of the 11th edition of MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival, whose…

FESTIVALS: Makedox Opens as Hybrid Film Fest

SKOPJE: The 11th MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival will hold its first hybrid edition from 19 to 26 August 2020 under the motto "Merge with Silence". The films and content…

Film Production Resumes in North Macedonia within Strict Guidelines

SKOPJE: Macedonian film production is making a strong comeback after the pandemic lockdown with the start of the shooting of the domestic feature Sabattier Effect / Preeksponirano by Eleonora Veninova…

GRANTS: North Macedonia Announces Film Production Grants

SKOPJE: The North Macedonia Film Agency distributed 2,889,430 EUR / 177,700,000 MKD for production grants for feature, short, animation films and documentaries in the first grant call of 2020. The…

Macedonian Cinema Returns to Life in Open Air

SKOPJE: Open-air film theatres in Skopje have opened their doors to the public following the easing of coronavirus-related restrictions, while regular indoor cinemas are still under COVID-19 restrictions.

PRODUCTION: Snow White Dies at the End at Works in Progress

SKOPJE: Macedonian director Kristijan Risteski presented his debut feature Snow White Dies in the End / Snezana umira na krajot at Karlovy Vary’s Eastern Promises Works in Progress on 7…

FNE AV Innovation: Cutaway

The story: Cutaway has been around for 10 years. From the outset, we wanted to be original and to explore new territory for narration – from production through to distribution…

FNE at Cannes Online 2020: Macedonian Film

Macedonian films at the 73rd Film Market in Cannes: The COVID 19 pandemic has urged the Cannes Film Festival to hold Marche du Film online for the first time from…

Film Production Halted as North Macedonia Reports Spike in COVID-19 Cases

SKOPJE: Film production activity remains at a standstill due to a rise in COVID-19, with several productions on hold indefinitely as the number of new coronavirus cases in North Macedonia…

North Macedonia Supports Independent Film Workers

SKOPJE: The government of North Macedonia will provide financial support for independent film workers.

COVID Crisis Pushes Forward Honeyland TV Premiere

SKOPJE: The most successful Macedonian documentary Honeyland / Medena zemja will have an early television premiere on Telma TV on 18 April 2020, in time for the Orthodox Easter holiday.…

North Macedonia Takes Measures to Reduce Coronavirus Impact on Domestic Film Industry

SKOPJE: The North Macedonia Film Agency gave emergency financial support to 27 projects which are in the final stages of production from the annual budget in the last two days…

Cinemas Close in North Macedonia, Skopje FF Rescheduled for September 2020

SKOPJE: All cinemas in North Macedonia are closed until 24 March 2020 as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus, with the only multiplex cinema Cineplexx also announcing the…

Honeyland to Be Released in Australia and New Zealand

SKOPJE: North Macedonia’s Oscar-nominated documentary Honeyland / Medena zemja by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubo Stefanov will be released by Umbrella Films in Australia and New Zealand from 5 March 2020.

FNE Market Analysis 2019: NORTH MACEDONIA

SKOPJE: It was a truly exciting year for Macedonian cinematography with great box office results, international success for feature and documentary films, worldwide distribution for domestic titles and their participation…

BOX OFFICE: Great Year For Macedonian Films In Domestic Distribution

SKOPJE: Willow / Vrba, the sixth feature film by the Academy award nominated Macedonian helmer Milcho Manchevski, and documentary Honeyland / Medena zemja directed by Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov,…

Reel Suspects Snaps Up Milcho Manchevski’s Willow

SKOPJE: Willow, the new feature film by the Academy award nominated Macedonian helmer Milcho Manchevski, has been acquired by the French sales agent Reel Suspects.