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All photos taken by film festival volunteers.Read More
A sincere thank you to all the film lovers who attended the 14th Macedonian Film Festival - we could not exist without your support and that of our Donors.
A sold-out "Honeyland", a jam-packed "God Exists and Her Name is Petrunija" for opening night and party, and enthusiastic attendance throughout the weekend for features and shorts....Read More
A one page summary of the entire 2019 festival!
Thank you to our friends at UMD for the layout and the work.Read More
Best Feature Film: Directions - "gritty exploration"
Best Short Film: Donka - "laugh out loud funny"
Best Documentary: Honeyland - Macedonian entry for Academy Awards
Special Jury Award for Best Actress: Zorica Nusheva in God Exists, Her Name is Petrunija
The "Year of the Monkey", Coco escapes the zoo to become a media star and the nation's symbol of resistance during an economic crisis that had left the Zoo Warden, Tsobe, unemployed. Recapturing Coco is a way for Tsobe to be reinstated, but returning a nation's symbol to captivity may be risky. It certainly is comical and mischevious.Read More
Six taxi drivers and their passengers move through the night, each in hope of finding a brighter way forward. A road movie set in present-day Bulgaria, a country which remains optimistic mainly because all the realists and pessimists have left.Read More
Without Love, directed by Dina DumaRead More
The third film to reveal is:
THE FIRST TO BE LAST
This short film is a panoramic exploration of traditional crafts of the Old Bazaar in Skopje, and includes interviews with craftsmen who give their views on why these arts are dying out and how they should be saved and preserved.
If you can't get to Skopje this year, here is your chance to visit part of it on film!Read More
It's time for the next reveal!
The second film is....
Second Chance interweaves three stories of three women living in the same apartment complex, creating a kaleidoscopic observation of the unique experience of being a mother and the self-sacrifice involved in bringing life into this world. Each one of these women is trying to find meaning in her existence during the absurd and meaningless times on the verge of civil war in Macedonia. Each of them faces their own demons while trying to preserve their humanity. Written by Ognen Georgievski and directed by Marija Dzidzeva.
This film was originally called 'Sacrifice'.