Jury Comment: "A masterful treatment of the story with a complex simplicity, with elements of "Crime and Punishment" where the main protagonist punishes himself with the search for justice."
Jury Comment: "The director portays the reality of a woman in a patriarchal environment extremely convincingly and rawly, using visual aids and excellent acting."
Jury Comment: "Masterfully written, the author guides us through the story with skillful dramaturgical devices that cannot leave you indifferent."
Jury Comment: "In an incredible symbiosis between directorial expression and photography in the effective treatment of the story."
Jury Comment: "for a convincing partner dinamic between the two actors who, through their mutual relationship, capture the tragedy of their situation in a dysfunctional system."
Jury Comment: "For the exceptional acting that captivates with its simplicity, authenticity and subtlety."
Jury Comment: "A charming presentation of a burning topic of the film industry, which is the slow demise of cinema, which the young author captures in a really interesting and interesting and skilful way using archival footage and recorded interviews."
Jury Comment: Cromosoma X - "in an intense way using powerful and visual and musical and scriptural means of expression really leaves a huge impression."
La Grogne - "Through the subtle depiction of a truly sad story, it creates an incredible empathy with the characters."
Jury Comment: "Special recognition for the authentic expression, subtlety with which the director tells an emotional story, using minimalist narrative devices."
He was born in Ostrava (The Czech Republic). He graduated in 1993 from the Academy of the Dramatic Arts in Skopje, in Prof Vladimir Milcin class. He has been the leading actor of the Macedonian National Theatre since 1994. He played in about 2000 performances. Beside his theatre he also played in Skopje Drama Theatre, Montenegro National Theatre (Podgorica, Montenegro).
Repertoire: Macedonian authors – Goran Stefanovski (Bacchanalia, Proud Flesh), Dejan Dukovski (Fuck it... who started first, Balkan is not Dead) and others; foreign authors – Shakespeare, Moliere, Dostoyevsky, Chekhov, Gorky, Gogol, Strindberg, Ionesco, B. Nusic (Questionable Person), Lj. Simovic. M. Krleza, Bond, D.Harms, D. Mamet, P. Marber, M. Ivaskevicius... Awards: five times the award ”Vojdan Chernodrinski” for the best actor at the National Macedonian Festival, award at the Ohrid Summer Festival, at ISSTF (Rijeka, Croatia, twice), in Montenegro, at the MESS (Sarajevo, BiH); he also got the title “The Man of the Year”...
Eleonora is a writer/director who has an MA in Screenwriting from California State University Northridge. Eleonora is the author of several award-winning short films (“Hairs,”“Fighting for Death,”) and her last short film “The Sign,” which she co-wrote/directed with Yona Rozenkier as part of the omnibus “SEE Factory” premiered at the Director’s Fortnight program at Cannes Film Festival’s 2019 edition. Her films have screened at over 80 festivals around the world.mAfter completing the ‘Serial Eyes’ program in Berlin which focuses on writing of TV Series, Eleonora shot her first feature film “Things Unsaid” financed by the Macedonian Film Agency, Serbian Film Centre, Eurimages and SEE Cinema Network. She is currently preparing to shot another short film and is developing her next feature film, as well as several projects for TV. Her other interests include volcanoes, donkeys, dogs and aliens.
Georgi M. Unkovski was born in New York City in 1988 , after which he spent most of his youth in Macedonia. At the age of 22 he graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology - Eastman’s School of Photography, in the field of the Fine Arts (Rochester, NY). Shortly after his graduation he moved to the Czech Republic to pursue his passion in film making and enrolled in the post graduate program at renowned university of FAMU in Prague. Since his post graduate studies Georgi has lived in Skopje, and works as a full time director in one of the largest ad agencies in North Macedonia - “Futura 2/2”, as well as its sister agency “Cinema Futura”, dedicated to film production. In 2020, his short film "Sticker: premiered at Sundance Film Festival and won the Best Narrative Short Prize at Brooklyn Film Festival. Moreover, it was amongst the nominees at Palm Springs International ShortFest.
Directed by: Mattias Graham
Synopsis: Damien, a 16-year old swimmer, clashes with his Coach at practice. In parallel, Damien plays with his younger brother at a hotel waterslide, but his erratic behaviour shows something hidden beneath the surface. Bleach explores the confusing moments following trauma and abuse, and how big each small step can be.
Directed by: Morad Mostafa
Synopsis: Mariam goes to a public hospital with her husband and daughter; bleeding and suffering from a severe pain in her abdomen. After the medical examination things escalate between Mariam and her husband.
Directed by: Ákos K Kovács
Synopsis: Yugoslavia, 1991. Far away from the war zones Branka gets a job at a maternity ward of a state hospital. The young woman is all alone, but it turns out loneliness is not the hardest burden Branka has to carry. Newborns are disappearing from the hospital.
Directed by: Alisi Telengut
Synopsis: A child by all means tries to gain her father's affection, but the family dog proves to be a fierce rival. La grogne is a short animated film, a disquieting fable with dark humour, portraying the hurdles to maintain family equilibrium.
Directed by: Tomer Shushan
Synopsis: A man finds his stolen bicycle and it now belongs to a stranger. In his attempts to retrieve the bicycle, he struggles to remain human.
Directed by: Ivana Cvetanoska
Synopsis: Time travel into the scene of cinema halls in Skopje. The testimonies of two film connoisseurs, Ilindenka Petrusheva and Vlatko Galevski, tell the story of its glory days. A cocktail of anecdotes served with a hint of nostalgia reflects the irony of the condition in which these cinema halls are left today.
Directed by: Suela Bako
Synopsis: Cadillac and blackberrries tell the “soft” but stubborn resistance of an oil technician who in Communist Albania in the 1975 dared to refuse the car that his father from USA had given him a gift that the communists wanted to appropriate at all the costs.
Directed by: Daniele Pini
Synopsis: Matilde lives in a cramped house on the beach with his grandfather. To make some money, she scours the sand with her metal detector hoping to find something of value. On a cold winter morning, Matilde will discover an object which will change her life forever.
Directed by: Leonardo Martinelli
Synopsis: A delivery man dreams of having a motorcycle. He was told that everything would be like a musical film.
Directed by: Jovan Dimoski
Synopsis: Lukica is a teenager from a poor suburb, he is spending the day fighting or looking for work at a local market. His friend Sara lives in a brick house and does online pornography. When Sara goes to see her new, older boyfriend, Lukica tries to find them.
Directed by: Romain Daudet-Jahan
Synopsis: Alone in his house, Leo, 12 years old, does not want to go to summer camp. When it is close to the time of departure, a disturbing presence prowls around, imitating his voice...
Directed by: Guillermo Alvarez Chaia
Synopsis: Conrado Sr tells the story of Conrado Semedo, a son of Cape Verdian immigrants born in the mining area of Bierzo, León. After spending 3 years in prison, the authorities proceed to extradite him, even though he was born in Spain.
Directed by: Lucia Bulgheroni
Synopsis: During their office break, Rich and his colleagues joke about a new female colleague by commenting on some of her photos with macho allusions and jokes. A pink smoke bomb launched by some feminist protesters enters the office window and hits Rich, who is thus catapulted into a deep and hellish dream.
Directed by: Anatoly Tarabrin
Synopsis: Scriptwriter Sergey hasn't gotten paid for his work for a long time. His wife gets furious and makes a scene, but Sergey unexpectedly gets a million rubles on the card. The wife is happy, Sergey feels like a hero. But while his wife is planning how to spend the money, Sergey bets on the result of the football match.
Directed by: Leonardo Mouramateus
Synopsis: A young man sits on a busy street in Lisbon to draw the people passing by. Not too distant, a couple talks about the origin of a wallet found months earlier. The light of one moment is reflected on the other.
Directed by: Gábor Holtai
Synopsis: In a world where childbirth is state-regulated a couple applies for a license to have a child. They have passed the first round of the process - but they have no idea what awaits them in the second round.
Directed by: Bartosz Reetz
Synopsis: A tram leaves the depot in the morning. As a geography teacher in mid-thirties takes her daily commute to work, an accidental meeting in the tram awakens long dormant desires.
Directed by: Nash Edgerton
Synopsis: His first girlfriend was hit by a car. His second girlfriend fell off a cliff. His wife has come prepared.
Directed by: Olmo Omerzu
Synopsis: Nina is pregnant with Jakub. Today, he introduces her to his family. They’re all gathered in the hospital at the bedside of his grandfather. Just as the young lady tries to put on a brave face, she is faced with the surprising reaction of the dying relative: he wants to see her breasts. This sparks a deb
Directed by: Olmo Omerzu
Synopsis: Nina is pregnant with Jakub. Today, he introduces her to his family. They’re all gathered in the hospital at the bedside of his grandfather. Just as the young lady tries to put on a brave face, she is faced with the surprising reaction of the dying relative: he wants to see her breasts. This sparks a debate to which she is not invited – should the patriarch’s last vow be satisfied?
Directed by Jasmin Tenucci
Synopsis: As the Amazon burns for the seventeenth day, a nurse in Sao Paulo finds herself drawn to a neo-Pentecostal church.
Directed by: Marina Moshkova
Synopsis: In the far far North lives a very very grumpy Polar Bear. One day he receives an unexpected visitor...
Directed by: Hope Tucker
Synopsis: Visitors and residents of the Tularosa Basin, site of the first detonation of an atomic bomb, contribute to the production of public memory as they offer philosophical reckonings, logistical advice, and plaintive cries about making "the journey of the dead."
Directed by: Antti Haase
Synopsis: THE MASTER BREWER is a magical comeback story about Leo Andelin, who in 1963 developed the most famous food of Finland - Lapin Kulta beer. A boy from a working class family in remote Tornio, Leo grows up to become the humble gentleman of beer, who passionately nurtures his “northern beer flower”.
Dejan Dukovski (1969, Skopje) is a playwright and screenwriter. He graduated from the Department of Drama at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Skopje, in the class of Goran Stefanovski, in 1990. He is one of the most eminent writers of his time. Since 2015 works as a playwright in the Macedonian National Theatre, Skopje.
Ana Vučićević was born on the 1st February of 1999. in Čačak. She finished the Grammar School in Čačak and graduated at The Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Belgrade, the course of Dramaturgy. The realized screenplays: “Mama i ja”, “Proba” both directed by Jelisaveta Nikolic. “Selica” and “Dečaci su postali cveće” directed by Milutin Milosevic. Her drama “Sloboda-Čačak” had its premiere in The Town Theatre of Čačak and was awarded a prize “Slobodan Stojanovic” in the National Library “Ilija M.Petrovic” in the town of Pozarevac
Filip Lafazanovski is a film student from Skopje. He is a member of the Photo Union of Macedonia and an alumni of Ateliers Varan Belgrade. He is the organizer of the Skopje Youth Film Festival.
Aleksandar Vujović (born 20 May 1986) is an award-winning Montenegrin director, multimedia artist and producer. He graduated and got his Masters’ degree at the Accademia di Brera in Milan, Italy. He continued his work in Milan and implemented numerous projects for different companies such as Mediaset, Diesel, Pedemontana. Also, for institutions and organizations such as Accademia di Brera, CGIL-Lombardia, More Than Zero Crossmedia Festival Milano etc…
After getting his Masters’ degree, Aleksandar completed professional training in New York at the New York Film Academy.
In 2017. he received an international award at the SEE Film Festival in Paris for the short film “As trains go by”.
He received 36 awards and recognitions for the short film “Rainbow” with Official selections at more than 70 festivals all over the world, including Oscar® qualifying and GOYA® qualifyingfilm festivals.
Eva Kamchevska was born in 1983, in Skopje, Macedonia. After secondary education, she enrolled at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Skopje, department: dramaturgy and script.
In 2015, she went to study in Canada (Vancouver) where she trained in writing scripts for film and TV. After returning to Macedonia, she works as a freelance artist, on projects related to film and theater.
So far, three short films based on her scripts and one feature film are produced and premiered.
Nebojsha Jovanovikj is screenwriter and director. His last short movie “UNRIPE CHERRIES” has
been screened at numerous film festivals all around the world.
He is a creator and director of one of the biggest film festivals in Macedonia, The
International Film Festival KINENOVA.
At the moment he is developing his new film project “IS AUNT BOZANA MY DAD?”
Tamara Broćić was born in 1995 in Belgrade. During the studies of Film and TV directing at the Faculty drama arts in Belgrade, directed many short plays, documentaries and experimental films that have been shown at over thirty short film festivals in Serbia and abroad and won several awards. With her projects, she participated in programs such as FILM+ Development Lab (Romania), TaborPRO (Croatia), Filmer Forge (Bulgaria), ShorTS Development & Pitching Training (Italy), international artistic residence MultiMadeira (Portugalija) and others. She is a member of the editorial staff and one of the presenters of the show Sceniranje on RadioAparatu, dedicated to the alternative art scene and holds film workshops for children and youth in Ateljeu Kinema at New Beograd.
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