Kinenova international competition program 2017

Second edition

About the

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.

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.

Selected Participants for Kinenova Script Development Workshop 2017

  • Bridge by Jakov Poposki
  • Insight by Istok Chapovski
  • Lajka’s Descendents by Tamara Kotevska
  • Neon Hearts by Ana Jakimska
  • The First Day by Mario Savovski & Trifun Sitnikovski
  • The Ring by Maja Dreca-Risteski

Selected Runners-Up

  • For The Honor by Gjorgji Lazov
  • Floor Up, Box Out by Anastasija Tochevska
  • A Maurauders Fable by Mario Petkovski

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