Bardo (Working title:Balloon)

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Running Time:
14 min.
Marija Apcevska
Goran Vukik
Screen Writer:
Marija Apcevska, Katerina Momeva
Director of Photography:
Vladimir Samoilovski
Aleksandar Pejovski
Principal Cast:
Marija Blagoevska, Maja Velkovik, Kiril Psaltirov, Ljupka Dzundeva
Brief Synopsis:
The Tibetan word Bardo mens literally an intermediate state also translated as transitional state or in-between state. It is a state that lies between two other states, between life and death, sadness and joy, being a child and growing up. Bardo is a story about two friends, a little girl and a balloon which reminds her of her father. A story about little girl's world coming face to face with grownups world while attending her father's funeral.


'Cinecourts' Award - Cinemed - Montpellier Mediterranean Film Festival, France, 2012

Special Mention Small Camera 300 - International Cinematographers' Film Festival "Manaki Brothers", Bitola, Macedonia, 2012

Best Short Film - Tuzla Film Festival, Bosnia and Herzegovina, 2012

Best Short Film - International Film Festival "Dream Fest Cinema", Slatina, Romania, 2012

Best Short Fiction Award - International Short Film Festival – ASTERFEST, Strumica,2012

"Aco Aleksov" award for Best Macedonian Author - International Short Film Festival – ASTERFEST, Strumica, 2012


Short Film Festival of Grenoble, France, 2016

Children’s Film Festival Seattle, USA, 2014

Children's India - International Children's Film Festival, Bangalore, India, 2014

Giffoni Macedonia Youth Film Festival, 2013

International Children’s Film Festival “Giffoni-Experience”, Italy, 2013

Berlin International Film Festival-BERLINALE, Germany, 2012 (in programme Generation)

Irish Film Institute Family Festival, Ireland, 2012

Adana Golden Boll Film Festival, Turkey, 2012

Festival of European Film - CineDays, Skopje, Macedonia, 2012

Production Companies:
Avea film

Quasar Film