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International Forum for production design in Bitola

20-22 August Bitola, Macedonia

International Forum for Production Design was held from 20th – 22nd August in Bitola, with the participation of film professionals from the country and abroad. The central topic of the forum was "Production Design and New Technologies". More than ten guests were present physically and online in the presentations and discussions that took place within the two-day forum.

The production design of an audiovisual work is the first thing through which the audience perceives the work and opens an incredible number of opportunities for promotion and interaction with it. The first day was dedicated to discussions on the general and current problems and conditions of this area in the region. The second day was dedicated to discussions on a specific topic. The aim is to strengthen the cooperation between film professionals in the region and the exchange of experiences in the film industry.

Among the forums` participants were producer Blaze Dulev, set designer Viktorija Dineva, animation professor, director and producer Krste Gospodinovski, production manager and set designer Petar Trajchevski, representatives of MZFP - the Association of Film Producers in Macedonia and the association of film professionals in Macedonia - AFP, actress and casting director Ljuba Piperova from Bulgaria, producer Bostjan Ikovic from Slovenia and others.

The forum is organized for the fifth time by the production and distribution company KT Film & Media, with the support of the Regional Film Fund "Balkan Cinema City". The forum was supported by the Ministry of Culture. The goal is for Bitola and the Republic to become a center where in the future the annual meeting of production designers, producers, directors and authors would be held in order to improve the situation of this important segment of the creative industries in terms of economic (and cultural) development.

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Forum for Production Design: Production Design and New Technologies

20-22 August Bitola, Macedonia

The 5th Forum for Production Design will be held in Bitola from 20th till 22nd August 2020. The theme this year is Production Design and New Technologies. It will address this important part of the film and creative industries and domestic and foreign participants will discuss what does production design mean in today's digital age of new technologies and tools? Do these tools facilitate the work of the production designer and how? Is CGI, digital image processing in the post-production process, an integral part of production design? Professionals in this field will exchange their experiences and explain their views on the role of new technologies in creating the visual identities of a film.

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MOBILE FESTIVAL 2020: CALL FOR ENTRIES

7th of July Skopje, Macedonia

The Mobile Film International Film Festival 2020 announces an open call for films for the 11th edition. The Call for entries for the 11th International Festival of Films Shoot with Mobile Phone – Mobile Festival 2020 will be officially open on August 4th 2020. The announcement of winners will be held on December in Skopje at the Cinematheque of North Macedonia.

All films made with a mobile phone that haven`t not previously submitted to the Mobile Festival and are no longer than 10 minutes can apply. The deadline for applications is September 20, 2020. Films that will arrive after the deadline will enter the competition for next year edition. You can submit your film on this email mobifestkonkurs@gmail.com. The selected films will enter the competition for the following awards:

  • -Award for Best Film “Ratka Ilievska- Lale”
  • -Award for Most Inventive Film
  • -Award for Most Original Story
  • -Award for Best Idea
  • -Award for Best film in the national program Young Talents

The production and distribution company KT Film & Media is organizing the festival.

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Award cerenmony of Mobile Festival 2016

26th of November Skopje, Macedonia
With great pleasure we inform you that the 7th edition of International Mobile Film Festival wrapped successfully on 26 November in Macedonian Cinematheque with the award ceremony for best mobile phone films. Mostly young audience, film authors and film fans were present at the ceremony, and had a chance to see a selection of films that were submitted on the festival call. Three-member jury selected the best authors in five categories. The jury was composed of Vanco Mirakovski, editor, Damjana Ivanovska, filmologist at the Cinematheque of Macedonia and Srebra Gjorgjijevska, journalist. All the participants received certificates of appreciation. The festival was held with the support of the Macedonian Film Agency, City of Skopje, MEPSO, Cinematheque of Macedonia, Youth Cultural Centre. Two workshops for stop-motion were held within the 7th edition, one for children in cooperation with the festival “Cinedays” and the other in collaboration with the High school “Josip Broz Tito”. Also there were two screenings of children’s films in the Cinematheque of Macedonia, from German and Dutch production. Here is the list of awarded films:
The selected films will enter the competition for the following awards:
  • The award for best film “Ratka Ilievska- Lale”, which consists of a scholarship awarded by the University of Audiovisual Arts ESRA Skopje went for the film Why? – Directed by Murat Zherka WHY? is the question that this film propounds, and which with its social commitment successfully offers the viewer the response. The film successfully presents the problem of pollution, especially topical today, and offers a successful display of the innocence of children and the approach of the danger that lurks in the teddy bear wearing a gas mask. Link to film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PSmEG3ndwVs
  • Award for best film in the domestic programme “Young talents” went to „Recursion“ – directed by Anastasija Tochevska „Recursion“ is an intensely mystical-philosophical thinking of the self existence. In the form of question and answer, the young man lost in the woods gets “knowledge” for himself, his existence. The author successfully guides the story in a mystical setting and it gives the “knowledge” to the audience only given to selected people.
  • Award for most inventive film
    Sonar– a group of artists from the Film Academy Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany Gloomy, inventive and original film
  • Award for most original story
    One, Two, Monologues – directed by Blerina Goce from Albania The socially engaged documentary approach of the author truly represents the misery in which live a lot of marginalized families in Tirana
  • Award for best idea
    “Bubbles do not Lie”- directed by Stepan Etrych, Czech Republic Excellent comedy with a good idea and a successful rate of representation of comic elements will not leave the audience indifferent.
The production and distribution company KT Film & Media is organizing the festival with the support from the Macedonian Film Agency, the City of Skopje and MEPSO AD-Skopje.

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Mobile Festival 2016

15th to 26th of November Skopje, Macedonia
The Call for entries for the VII International Festival of Films Shoot with Mobile Phone – Mobile Festival 2016 its officially open. The festival will take place November 15-26, 2016 in Skopje. All films made with a mobile phone that haven`t not previously submitted to the Mobile Festival and are no longer than 10 minutes can apply. The deadline for applications is November 20, 2016. Films that will arrive after the deadline will enter the competition for next year edition. You can submit your film on this email mobilefestkonkurs@gmail.com.

The selected films will enter the competition for the following awards:
  • Award for Best Film "Ratka Ilievska- Lale"
  • Award for Most Inventive Film
  • Award for Most Original Story
  • Award for Best Idea
  • Award for Best film in the national program Young Talents
The production and distribution company KT Film & Media is organizing the festival with the support from the Macedonian Film Agency, the City of Skopje and MEPSO AD-Skopje.

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1st International Forum on Production Design

27th and 28th of August Bitola, Macedonia
KT Film & Media is proud to announce the 1st International Forum on Production Design happening on 27th and 28th August in Bitola, Republic of Macedonia. The Forum is organized by KT Film & Media and The Regional Film Fund Balkan Cinema Cities (BCC) with collaboration with The Municipality of Bitola.

The Forum will bring together national and international experts in the field of production design and creative industries to discuss on the challenges of this profession. The focus will be on mapping the current situation, the advantages and disadvantages of this profession in the region, and would draw up a report that would be published on the website of the Forum.