About the festival
The International Film Festival KineNova Skopje has been organized to showcase the work of film makers from around the world who are just beginning their film careers. Its aim is to discover new directors and screenwriters from the world of cinema and give clear support and encouragement to them, but it is also a space where they will represent and promote their work. We especially encourage those who through new innovative approach to the topics can offer a new more human vision of the world in which we live.
The authors of the selected films for the official program will be invited to be part of the festival so that they may present the ideas behind their work and the reasons for making it. Thus the festival and the city of Skopje will be the space where new filmmakers will meet and the place that will help them further their careers. In addition to the main program of the festival, there will be many other programs and activities that will enrich the festival and enable film makers to enhance their knowledge of cinematography and experience by participating in panel discussions, debates, and masterclass workshops.
INTERNATIONAL COMPETITION, which will regularly feature films from all over the world from among a director’s first and second feature films. The idea would be to promote new filmmakers who are making a debut or are only just starting their careers. This program’s goal is to identify and promote anonymous filmmakers’ fresh film stories, giving them a chance at the beginning of their film-making careers.
This year as well, we’ve put an effort into the main program and chose exciting films that are targeting topics with a wide range – from the last soup of Che Guevara, up there high on the Andes, before he is executed, to the light at the end of the tunnel of one sympathetic Kazakh girl, who finally discovers her femininity.
During the fifth, jubilee edition of the festival, it is always so that the strong national cinematographies of Poland and Spain are included with three films. From the renowned film school in Lodz, two powerful films are coming, that will not leave you indifferent with their explosiveness, and the only documentary in the main selection, will move us with the flamenco, at the same time taking us back into the dark, dictatorship times of the Old Continent, under the direction of gen. Franko.
The colors of the contemporary Balkan cinematography will be celebrated by the unusual Croatian film, that is on the verge of being a documentary, tackling a topic for the eternal getting back home. And the powerful Greek cinematography this time we are seeing it in a “normal” light, with very sympathetic drama which offers few surprises.
Short films (Official Selection), designed for the most innovative professional or student films from all over the globe.
This program has been initiated in order to give chance to the Macedonian perspective film authors to present their short films and also to encourage them with an award. The Jury for the Short film Program will also give award for the program Macedonian shorts:
These regulations govern the submission of all films for the Main Program (Official Selection): It must be the director’s first or second feature film The lapse between the film’s premiere and the beginning of the festival must not exceed 24 months.
These regulations govern the submission of all films for the Short films Program (Official Selection): The film’s duration must not exceed 30 minutes.The lapse between the film’s premiere and the beginning of the festival must not exceed 24 months.No TV or web broadcasting of the film is permitted until the end of the festival.
These regulations govern the submission of all films for the Short films Program (Official Selection):The film’s duration must not exceed 30 minutes The lapse between the film’s premiere and the beginning of the festival must not exceed 24 months No TV or web broadcasting of the film is permitted until the end of the festival