Macedonia at Four River Film Fest in Croatia

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For a second consecutive year Macedonia will be featured at the 8th edition of Four River Film Festival which runs June 23-27 in Karlovac, Croatia. The festival, dedicated to highschool film and young film lovers, will be attended by 4 teenagers from Macedonia: Anastasija Boshkoska, Lidija Jovanovska, Sofija Sinadinovska and Kristijan Jankuloski.   Moreover, “The murder of a planet”, a one-minute film by Lidija Jovanovska student at “Georgi Dimitrov” – Skopje was selected to compete against 70 other films submitted from all over the world as part of the official competition. Being both original and educational, through short scenes and dialogues, “The murder of a planet” focuses on the significance of water as an essential life source. Three Macedonian shorts  (“Bardo” by Marija Apchevska, “Audition Material” by Gjorce Stavreski and “The…
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Application form for Four Rivers Film Festival-Croatia

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Giffoni Macedonia never stops!!! If you are really into film-making, directing, traveling, meeting new friends all around the world and so many other things then you only need to submit this application. Call for participation on the well-known Four River Film Festival in Croatia this June! Hurry up - the call is open till the 27th of May! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_lilVoZrrgrWg8ek-ZIACWAz1UoiOVH2FEmKF0nCJ1E/viewform?c=0&w=1
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Macedonia at the 68th edition of Cannes Film Festival

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Macedonian Film Agency is for the sixth time attending the Marche du Film, within the regional pavilion of South-Eastern Europe (SEE Pavilion) No.132 at this year’s 68th edition of Cannes Film Festival running May 13-24. The Film Market will host screenings of four Macedonian films and between them the last release “Honey night” of the director Ivo Trajkov in which the main role is interpreted by our Giffoni Macedonia star Nikola Ristanovski! List of the movies presented in Cannes Film Festival „Honey Night“  by Ivo Trajkov „Three Days in September“  by Darijan Pejovski „Siska deluxe“  by Jan Cvitkovic „The Woman of My Life“ by Antony Donchev  
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Interview- Mark Noonan, director of “You’re ugly too”

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Interview with YOU'RE UGLY TOO director Dublin-based director Mark Noonan talks about his film YOU'RE UGLY TOO, how he got the idea for the film, about his first short QUESTIONS and finding out that he likes the combination of tragedy and humour, and about working with the young actress Lauren Kinsella. MARK NOONAN Mark Noonan is a writer/director working in drama and documentary. His first two short films QUESTIONS (2008) and GETTING AIR (2010) met with success at Irish and international festivals. A participant of the 2011 Berlinale Talent Campus, Mark Noonan presented his debut feature YOU’RE UGLY TOO in the 2015 Berlin International Film Festival’s Generation Kplus Competition. http://yaa.europeanfilmawards.eu/en_EN/interview-mark-noonan
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Interview- Gabriele Salvatores, director of “Invisible boy”

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Interview with INVISIBLE BOY director Italian director Gabriele Salvatores talks about his film THE INVISIBLE BOY, that he wanted to make a film about a 13-year-old European superhero and how he wanted to be invisible as a teenager (particularly for the girls). Gabriele learned filmmaking by simply making films and he still enjoys working with amateurs. GABRIELE SALVATORES Born in 1950 in Naples, Gabriele Salvatores graduated from the Academy of Dramatic Arts of the Piccolo Theatre in Milan. He was one of the founders, in 1972, of the Tetro dell’Elfo which within a few years became an important reference for a whole generation of young spectators. In 1986, together with Maurizio Totti and Diego Abatantuono, Gabriele founded Colorado Film Production and among his first films were MARRAKECH EXPRESS (1989), EFA-nominated…
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Interview – Sanna Lenken, director of “My Skinny Sister”

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Interview with MY SKINNY SISTER director Sanna Lenken talks about her film MY SKINNY SISTER, about eating disorders like anorexia and how they have an impact on the whole family and wanting to make a fiction film about it. She remembers how long they had to search to find the young actress Rebecka Josephson. And she talks about figure skating and how they invented a special construction for filming on ice. http://yaa.europeanfilmawards.eu/en_EN/interview-sanna-lenken
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“Giffoni Macedonia” Joins ECFA (European Children’s Film Association)

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“Giffoni Macedonia” Joins ECFA (European Children's Film Association)                       Youth Film Festival “Giffoni Macedonia”, through the Macedonian Film Agency, has officially became a member of ECFA -European Children's Film Association, joining more than 60 companies and organizations coming from 23 different countries. ECFA focuses on high quality films for children and young people with the purpose of bringing children in contact with the magic of film, while at the same time promoting new ways of cooperation between Europe in the fields of production, festivals, distribution, exhibition and film education. Since its foundation, ECFA has organized series of workshops, meetings and events to promote and stimulate the development of European films for children and young people. More information for the European Childrens Film Association:  www.ecfaweb.org ECFA Members: www.ecfaweb.org/members.htm  
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MACEDONIAN CHILDREN FOR THE FIRST TIME VOTE FOR EFA YOUNG AUDIENCE AWARD

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  The City of Skopje will for the first time host a European Young Audience Film Day, presented for the fourth time across Europe in organization of the European Film Academy. Macedonian youth will get the privilege of joining their European peers and play a decisive role in presenting the Young Audience Award, an official section of the European Film Awards. The award will be presented in the framework of a special event -Young Audience Film Day on Sunday, May 3 in 25 European cities. The young audience, aged 12-14, will act as a jury and vote for the winner right after the screenings. The three nominees for EFA Young Audience Award 2015 are: THE INVISIBLE BOY by Gabriele Salvatores (Italy) MY SKINNY SISTER by  Sanna Lenken (Sweden)   YOU’RE UGLY…
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Selection of the participants from Macedonia to join the international youth jury of Giffoni Experience

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         Оn 28.03.2015 (Saturday) аt 12am, at the Cinematheque of Macedonia the team of Giffoni Macedonia made the selection of the final four that will join the other eight selected jurors from Macedonia and  take part in the 45th edition of Giffoni Experience, to be held July 17-26 in Italy. More than 130 children and youth that applied to the Call published on the official web page and Facebook page of Giffoni Macedonia were part of the selection procedure, divided into two age groups (13+ and 16+). The event opened with the video dedicated to the 45 years of tradition of the festival Giffoni Experience and its accompanying activities,  after which the Italian Ambassador in Macedonia,  H. E. Ernesto Massimo Bellelli and the eight jurors already selected  as…
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