Macedonia to pitch films and filming locations at 71st Cannes Film Festival

The Macedonian Film Agency will be promoting Macedonia and its cinematography at the 71st edition of the Cannes Film Festival, which begins Tuesday evening. One Macedonian co-production will be screened as part of the official competition, and four of the latest Macedonian films will be shown at the film market.

According to the press release by the Macedonian Film Agency, the official festival competition includes The Wild Pear, a film directed by Nuri Bilge Ceylan and co-produced by Turkey, Macedonia, France, Germany, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, and Sweden. The screening is scheduled for May 18.

Macedonian filmmakers will pitch their movies at the SEE Pavilion no. 135, which the country shares with seven states in the region: Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and Cyprus.

Borjan Zafirovski’s The Happiness Effect and Ilija Piperkovski’s Granddad and grandson will be shown at the film market, and the shorts Edna by Vuk Mitevski and Gottlieb by Krste Gospodinovski will screen at the Short Film Corner.

The Macedonian Film Agency is also pitching Macedonia as a filming destination via paid advertisements in the daily editions of Hollywood Reporter and the new website, created to showcase the best filming locations in the country.