PRODUCTION: Greek/Macedonian/German Behind the Haystacks Moves into Postproduction

SKOPJE: Behind the Haystacks, a Greek/Macedonian/German coproduction, filmed on both sides of the Greece – North Macedonia border, has entered the postproduction stage. The debut by Asimina Proedrou received support…
04-03-2021

Macedonian TV Series Zoki Poki to Be Aired in Sweden and Norway

SKOPJE: The British distributor Videoplugger has sold the Macedonian live-action kids’ series Zoki Poki to Swedish broadcaster SVT and its Norwegian counterpart NRK.
17-02-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: NORTH MACEDONIA

SKOPJE: It was a challenging year for the industry in North Macedonia, as everywhere. Filming became complicated, cinemas went dark, festivals were moved and canceled.
15-02-2021

PRODUCTION: Macedonian Academy Award Nominee Milcho Manchevski Preps Kaymak

SKOPJE: The Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski is developing his seventh feature film Kaymak / Kajmak. Early stages of casting are underway and principle photography is planned for the summer…
09-02-2021

Macedonian Cinema Admissions Drop by 77% in 2020

SKOPJE: Macedonian cinema admissions decreased by 77% in 2020 compared to 2019 when admissions were at the highest point ever. In 2019 the admissions rose to 0.5 m which was…
04-02-2021

FNE Interview with North Macedonia Film Agency Managing Director Bojan Lazarevski

SKOPJE: FNE spoke with the new Managing Director of the North Macedonia Film Agency on his appointment and his priorities for the Macedonian film industry.
02-02-2021

Projects From FNE Partner Countries Receive SEE Cinema Network Funding

SKOPJE: Films from Cyprus, North Macedonia, Romania, Serbia and Montenegro have received South Eastern Europe Cinema Network (SEE Cinema Network) grants for development of feature-length projects. Each project will receive…
25-01-2021

Milcho Manchevski`s Willow to Be Released in USA by Kino Lorber

SKOPJE: Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski’s Willow / Vrba will be released by Kino Lorber in the USA in the spring of 2021. The US cinema release of the film…
19-01-2021

North Macedonia Approves Financial Support for Film Workers

SKOPJE: The Government of North Macedonia approved financial support for film workers affected by COVID-19 at its 11 December 2020 session. The new package of measures includes 24,948,000 MKD /…
17-12-2020

Bojan Lazarevski Named Acting Director of North Macedonia Film Agency

SKOPJE: The Macedonian Government named Bojan Lazarevski acting director of the North Macedonia Film Agency at its 15 December 2020 session. He is replacing Gorjan Tozija, whose second mandate expired…
17-12-2020

FESTIVALS: CINEIndustry Film Market Holds Hybrid Edition

SKOPJE: The Association of Macedonian film distributors and CINEDAYS European Film Festival are hosting the 2nd CINEIndustry Film market, taking place 25 – 30 November 2020.
25-11-2020

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: North Macedonia Selects Willow as Oscar Candidate

SKOPJE: Academy Award nominee Milcho Manchevski’s Willow / Vrba is the candidate of North Macedonia for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international…
17-11-2020

OBITUARY: Macedonian Actor Dancho Chevrevski

SKOPJE: The acclaimed Macedonian film and TV actor and producer Dancho Chevrevski died on 29 October 2020 in Skopje at age 69.
03-11-2020

FESTIVALS: French Drama Gagarine Wins Best Film Award at Cinedays

SKOPJE: The French drama Gagarine directed by Fanny Liatard and Jérémy Trouilh scooped the best film award in the official selection of the 19th Cinedays Festival of European Film, which…
28-09-2020

Cinemas Reopen in North Macedonia

SKOPJE: The only multiplex cinema in North Macedonia, Cineplexx will reopen its doors on 24 September 2020, more than six months after the closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This…
24-09-2020

Milcho Manchevski’s Willow Competes for European Film Awards

SKOPJE: Willow directed by Milcho Manchevski made it to the final selection of films competing for The European Film Awards, announced on 22 September 2020. A total of 38 films…
24-09-2020

FESTIVALS: Cinedays Festival Kicks Off at Open Air Locations

SKOPJE: More than 40 films will be screened at the Cinedays Festival of European Film, running 18-24 September at nine open air locations in Skopje. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic…
18-09-2020

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. 
09-09-2020

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…
09-09-2020

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…
28-08-2020