Hybrid Makedox fest opens August 19, running to August 26

Hybrid Makedox fest opens August 19, running to August 26

67 films selected for open-air screening in Skopje (North Macedonia), but discussions, masterclasses and talks online. Also online is the MaceCoProDox Forum, kicking off August 20 in Skopje.

 

With a motto of “Merge with Silence” the 11th MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival runs 19 to 26 August 2020. Sixty-seven films will screen in two open-air cinemas in Skopje as well as online and on-demand. 

 

The festival describes itself as “an onion-scented multi-layered platform, planted by doc-makers and doc-lovers, imbued with the Mediterranean spirit.”

 

Film selections are divided into six sections and will compete for the following awards: 

 

Main Programme – Onion Award for best film in the main competition

Newcomers – Young Onion Award

Short Dox – Sliced Onion Award for the best short film

Student Dox – Onion Seed Award for best film in the student competition programme

Kids and Youth Programme 

Focus Netherlands

 

Another prize up for grabs is the Moral Approach Award.

 

MAIN SELECTION:

Epicentro  (France, Austria)

Directed by Hubert Sauper

 

Sing me a Song (France, Germany, Switzerland)

Directed by Thomas Balmès

 

Once the Dust Settles (Netherlands)

Directed by John Appel

 

collective / colectiv (Romania, Luxembourg)

Directed by Alexander Nanau

 

Our Time Machine (USA, China)

Directed by Yang Sun, S. Leo Chiang

 

Only the Devil Lives Without Hope (Sweden, Norway)

Directed by Magnus Gertten

 

Holy Father / Tatăl nostru (Romania)

Directed by Andrei Dăscălescu 

 

Max Richter’s Sleep (United Kingdom, USA)

Directed by Natalie Johns

 

Merry Christmas, Yiwu / Srećna Nova, Yiwu (Sweden, Serbia, France, Germany, Belgium, Qatar)

Directed by Mladen Kovačević

 

Caught in the Net (Czech Republic, Slovakia)

Directed by Vít Klusák, Barbora Chalupová

 

The second edition of MakeCoProDox Forum is being held virtually as well, and runs 20-25 August. The first part of the 2020 programme was held 5/6 August. 

 

Moderated by Brigid O’Shea (Documentary Association of Europe & Head of DOK Industry- DOKLeipzig) and Helle Hansen (Film Commissioner Documentary- Norwegian Film Institute, Norway), MakeCoProDox Forum’s main goal is to develop a strategy plan to increase documentary film co-production between the Balkan countries. The Forum welcomes representatives from 12 regional film agencies, 3 Scandinavian film agencies and 10 projects in final stages of production.

 

The ten selected projects are:

 

I’M PEOPLE I AM NOBODY

Country: Serbia

Director: Svetislav Dragomirović

Producer: Lorand Balazs Imre

 

SAVA

Country: Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, UK

Director: Matthew Somerville

Producer: Matthew Sommerville

 

ANTOINE THE FORTUNATE

Country: Greece, France, Austria

Director: Nefin Dinc

Producers: Rea Apostolides, Yuri Averof, Clara Vuillermoz, Nefin Dinc, Heinrich Maye

 

SUBSTITUDE FOR VUD

Country: Montenegro, Croatia, Serbiа

Director: Senad Šahmanović

Producers: Jure Pavlović, Bojan Kanjera, Senad Šahmanović

 

DO NOT COME HOME

Country: Serbia

Director: Danilo Lazovic, Milos Ljubomirovic

Producers: Milos Ljubomirović, Danilo Lazovic

 

GO BACK

Country: Bulgaria

Director: Boris Despodov

Producer: Boris Despodov

 

A WOMAN’S TABLE: The Making of the Mediterranean diet

Country: Greece

Director: Alexandros Merkouris, Andreas Apostolidis

Producer: Rea Apostolides, Yuri Averof

 

THE WIZARDS

Country: Serbia

Director: Marko Kacanski

Producer: Marko Kacanski

 

LIFE BEYOND BORDERS

Country: Turkey

Director: Haydar Demirtaş

Producer: Hasan Demirtaş, Can Deniz Şahin

 

FORBIDDEN

Country: Romania

Director: Anelise Salan

Producer: Cristina Iordache