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The Macedonian Film Agency and the Macedonian Film Workers’ Association are announcing a new beginning for the Macedonian film


On Wednesday, June 6th 2018, within the extraordinary assembly of the Macedonian Film Workers 'Association, a memorandum of cooperation was signed between the Film Agency of the Republic of Macedonia and the Film Workers' Association in order to strengthen the joint efforts to improve the working conditions, the quantity and the artistic achievements of the Macedonian film production.

More, HERE.


Call for project application to the new Matchmakingforum during the 65th Pula Film Festival is open till June 20th 2018

In the frame of the 65. Pula Film Festival, the first edition of the Matchmaking forum especially focuses on the presentation and exchange of original film projects and emerging works of partner film centers in order to encourage their development and production.

More, HERE.

 

Macedonian participation at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival

The Macedonian Film Agency is very pleased to inform you about the Macedonian participation at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival. Minority Macedonian film in the Official Program, four new achievements on the film market, announcement in the “Hollywood Reporter”, promotion of potential shooting locations, signing agreements for cooperation with neighboring film centers.

More, HERE.

 

The “Young Audience Award” was held successfully for the fourth time in Skopje

On 6 May 2018, in the Cinematheque of Macedonia, along with the 46 cities from 37 countries from all over the Europe, the young people from Macedonia voted for the best film on the Young Audience Award of the European Film Academy.

More, HERE.

 

Macedonia at the Cannes Film Festival with Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s “The Wild Pear Tree”

Through the Production Company "Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production" Macedonia participates in the latest film by the genius Nuri Bilge Jailan – THE WILD PEAR TREE, which is selected in the in the main program at the Cannes Film Festival. This cooperation brings to Macedonia – as a co-producer country – the second participation at the Cannes Film Festival in the main program, after 2016, when Macedonia participated for the first time with the co-production SIERRANEVADA by Cristi Puiu, again through the production company "Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production". The premiere of THE WILD PEAR TREE is scheduled for May 18th.

More, HERE.

 

Macedonia as a part of the EFA’s Young Audience Award for the fourth time

They are only ten days left until May 6th (Sunday), the day when the European Film Academy’s Young Audience Award will have its seventh edition where the best European children’s films will be selected. The Macedonian Film Agency in cooperation with the European Film Academy-EFA organizes this event for the fourth time in Skopje, which this year is held in a record number of 46 European cities in 37 countries.

This all-day event will be held on May 6th in the Cinematheque of Macedonia. The jury will consist of young people at the age of 12 to 14, who during the all-day event will watch the three nominated films, will have the opportunity to discuss them and communicate directly with their peers from Europe via live broadcast.

More, HERE.

 

“Secret Ingredient” at Fajr International Film Festival in Iran and See Fest in Los Angeles

The film "Secret Ingredient" had its Iranian premiere on the 36th edition of the most important film event in Iran, the Fajr International Film Festival in Tehran. "Secret Ingredient" was also featured in the competition program of the SEE Fest festival in Los Angeles, USA.

More, HERE.

 

The short film “Kolivo” with an international premiere at the festival Huesca International Film Festival in Spain

The short film "Kolivo" directed by Andrej Ilievski Volkashin will have his international premiere at the Huesca IFF festival in Spain in June this year.

More, HERE.

 

Тhe Art Department Masterclass is now opening the call for participation

 

We are informing you that the Art Department Masterclass is now opening the call for participation in the new session "World Building". The deadline for application is May 14th.

More, HERE.

 

The short film "48" at one of the biggest and oldest festivals in America

The short feature film "48" by the director Vladimir Mitrevski, produced by Dream Factory, continues with his rich festival life - the film has been selected at the prestigious Nashville Film Festival in America, which dates back to 1969.

More, HERE.

 

"The Monk" by Zarko Ivanov with an international premiere in Bilbao

The third part of the trilogy Round Trip, the short animated film Round Trip: The Monk, directed by Zarko Ivanov, had its international premiere in the official competition at the Bilbao International Animation Community Festival in Bilbao, Spain.

More, HERE.

 

“Secret Ingredient” is the best debut film in Southeastern Europe

The film “Secret Ingredient” by the director Gjorce Stavreski is the winner of the best debut film award at the LET’S CEE Film Festival in Vienna, Austria. The film competed in the official program along with 13 other films. Besides “Secret Ingredient”, another Macedonian film won an award at the LET’S CEE Festival – “Would You Look At Her” by Goran Stolevski won the Best Short Film award.

More, HERE.

 

Fourth Grand Prix for “Would You Look At Her” and a Premiere in Skopje

 

The audience in Skopje will have the opportunity to watch the short feature film "Would You Look At Her" as part of the program of the 21st Skopje Film Festival. The screening is scheduled on April 23rd (Monday) at 7 pm in the Cinema Millennium. This weekend the film won the fourth Grand Prix at the 6th edition of the LET’S CEE Film Festival in Vienna.

More, HERE.

 

"The Year of the Monkey", the latest film by Vladimir Blazevski, opened the 21st edition of Skopje Film Festival

Vladimir Blazevski's  new film - "The Year of the Monkey" opened the 21st edition of Skopje Film Festival, yesterday evening.

The film is a co-production between Macedonia, Serbia, Slovenia and Kosovo. Igor Angelov plays the leading role, accompanied by Maria Kon, Reshit Bereda, Refet Abazi, Tanja Kocovska and Peter Elliot. Director of photography is Dimo Popov. The film was shot in 2016 on 80 locations around Macedonia.

Following the official premiere and as of today, "The Year of the Monkey" continues with regular screenings at "Cineplexx", with the world premiere scheduled for April 23 at Moscow International Film Festival

More, HERE 


World Premiere of the film “The Beginning” by Agim Abdula at the International Filmmaker Festival of New York

The short feature film “The Beginning” directed and written by Agim Abdula and produced by Galaktika Pictures is officially selected in the competition category at the “INTERNATIONAL FILMMAKER FESTIVAL OF NEW YORK”.

More, HERE.

 

Premiere of the documentary film “Cobra” at the Skopje Film Festival

 

The latest achievement of Skopje Film Studio, the feature documentary “Cobra” devoted to the martial art legend Shaban Trstena will have its premiere at the upcoming 21st Skopje Film Festival on April 20th starting from 19:00 at the cinema Millennium GTC Skopje.

More, HERE.

 

„The Last Church Bells“ in new festival roles

The film "The Last Church Bells", directed by Nikolche Popovski, which premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival and won the first prize for the Best Short Film, continues with new festival screenings.

More, HERE.

 

“Secret Ingredient” selected in the Official Competition at three international film festivals

"Secret Ingredient" is selected in the Official Competition at three more festivals: in Cleveland (USA), Vienna (Austria) and Beijing (China).

More, HERE.

 

Premiere of the Macedonian-Kosovar co-production “The Return” by Kastriot Abdyli

The premiere of the film “The Return” directed by Kastriot Abdyli will be held on the 18th of April 2018 in the cinema Cineplexx in Skopje City Mall starting from 8 p.m.

More, HERE.

 

MFA announces the accepted projects for production of other audiovisual works and other projects of national interest in the film industry

According to the announced Call (on 27.12.2018) for financing projects of national interest in the film industry  for supporting production of other audiovisual works (feature series and documentary series) and other projects of national interest in the film industry (educational programs and programs for development and promotion of film culture and cinematography and support for membership of the Republic of Macedonia in international film organizations) in 2018, and in accordance with the criteria and conditions of the Call as well as the financial possibilities of the Macedonian Film Agency, the Management Board adopted a Decision to support the following projects:

More, HERE.

 

MFA announces the results of supported projects for organizing domestic festivals and other film events of international character for 2018

According to the announced Call for financing projects of national interest in the film industry for organizing domestic festivals and other film manifestations of international character in 2018, the Macedonian Film Agency announced the results of the supported projects.

More, HERE

 

Open call for the TFL Audience Design Fund 2018

We are informing you that the new call for applications for the TFL Audience Design Fund is now open and the deadline is June 1st, 2018, 12:00 p.m., CET (noon).

More, HERE.

 

Deadlines for applications for international film festivals April-May 2018

We are informing you that during April and early May 2018, the deadlines for applying for international festivals will expire. More information on several international festivals per months and deadlines for applying, you can find on the following link: http://www.filmfund.gov.mk/Festivali/International-festivals.

More, HERE.

 

The 7th EFA Young Audience Award Includes Record 45 Cities in 36 Countries

Macedonia and Skopje hosts for the fourth time

On the 6th of May, the three nominated films for the European Film Academy's Young Audience Award 2018 will be screened to audiences of 12 – 14 year-olds in 36 countries across Europe and beyond, including Macedonia which is hosting the event this year for the fourth time.

More, HERE

 

Fighting for Deathwith television distribution in Europe, USA and Asia

 

The short film "Fighting for Death" is one of the few films that secured television distribution through the Shorts TV channel in Europe, Asia and North America, whereby the award-winning film by the author Eleonora Veninova produced by Goce Kralevski from DNF Film will become available for the audience of millions on these continents.

More, HERE.

 

Grand Prix for “Would You Look at Her” 

Last night at the closing ceremony of the 65th edition of the March Film Festival (Belgrade Documentary and Short Film Festival) in the Belgrade Youth Center, the Grand Prix award for best international short feature film went to “Would You Look at Her” directed by Goran Stolevski.

More, HERE

 

Call for submissions – Tokyo International Film Festival 2018

We are informing you that the International Film Festival will be held from October 25th to November 3rd 2018 in Tokyo, Japan, in organization by UNIJAPAN. Over the ten days of the festival, films from a variety of genres will be shown in several sections. One film from the Competition section, a carefully chosen selection of premieres by talented first-timers and recognized directors, will be awarded the Tokyo Grand Prix prize which is 50,000$. The film submission will be accepted from April 2018. More information on www.tiff-jp.net and competition2018@tiff-jp.net.

 

 “Secret Ingredient” wins four more awards and was screened in Prague

The film "Secret Ingredient" won four more awards last week at prestigious international film festivals. At the film festival in Aubagne, France, the film won Best Film award in the main competition with 9 other films. At the Bergamo Film Festival, Italy, it also won the First Prize in the main competition. At the Francofilm Film Festival in Rome, Italy the film received a Special Mention Award from the jury, as well as a special award at the Sofia Film Festival, from the jury of the Balkan Program.

More, HERE

 

“Would You Look At Her” in Dangerously Good Films

The winner of Sundance, the short feature film "Would You Look At Her" directed by Goran Stolevski will compete in the 6th LET'S CEE Film Festival in Vienna.

More, HERE

 

The Liberation of Skopje Sold to China

The Macedonian/Croatian/Finnish/British coproduction The Liberation of Skopje by Rade and Danilo Šerbedžija has been sold to China. Representatives of the Italian sales agent Summerside International told FNE that interest has been also expressed by more South Asian territories including Taiwan, Singapore and Malaysia.

More, HERE.


Open Call for Submissions for the Emerging Producers 2019

We are informing you that the 7th edition of the promotional and educational project “Emerging Producers” will be held between October 25th do October 30th 2018 in Jihlava and between February 4th and February 8th 2019 in Berlin.

More, HERE.

 

Are you a young film professional? Now it's easier to join the European Film Academy!

EFA launched a campaign last summer for young European filmmakers under 36 years of age to become members at a reduced annual membership fee (100 EUR instead of 200 EUR until they turn 36).

More, HERE.


ANNOUNCEMENT
20% CASH REBATE – STIMULATING INVESTMENTS FOR FILM OR TELEVISION PROJECTS

In accordance with the new Film Industry Law (Official Gazette of Republic of Macedonia No. 82/2013, 18/2014 and 44/2014), the Macedonian Film Agency starting this year will stimulate the  investments in film or television projects using the right to refund of the invested funds.

More details, HERE