Macedonian Film presented at 2012 Cannes Festival
For the third consecutive year, the Macedonian Film Fund (MFF) took part at this year's - 65th edition of Cannes Film Festival (16-27 May), presenting the Macedonian cinematic output to the rest of the film-making community, thus promoting the country as a location which provides low income taxes and guarantees the most favorable conditions for filmmakers.
Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Serbia, Cyprus and Albania joined forces in the presentation and promotion of South-Eastern European cinema at the regional SEE Pavilion, as part of this year's Cannes Film Market (Marche du Film), MFF Director Darko Baseski told reporters on Tuesday.
The Cannes Film Market, dubbed as one of the largest and most prestigious film industry trade markets in the world, is an annual meeting place of a vast number of producers, directors, festival programmers, sales agents, and other film industry professionals.
The Film Market hosted the screenings of three Macedonian films: Teona Strugar Mitevska's "The Woman Who Brushed off Her Tears', Aleksandar Popovski's 'Balkan Is Not Dead' and Darko Mitrevski's 'The Third Half'.
Macedonian producer Robert Naskov from the 'Kino Oko' company (which took part in the making of 'The Third Half' and 'Balkan Is Not Dead'), joined his colleagues from Europe in the European Film Promotion's programme - Producers on the move 2012.
I've had an opportunity to meet 20 colleagues from Europe, share experiences with our projects and their financing, Naskov said.
He said 'The Third Half' was sold to the US production house 'Little Film Company', while the movie 'Balkan Is Not Dead' was invited to participate in several film festivals.