The award “Big Star of the Macedonian Film”, which is granted by the Society of Macedonian Film Professionals, was for the first time given to an institution, not a person. The president of the Society of Macedonian Film Professionals, Robert Naskov, dedicated the award to the oldest Macedonian production house, Vardar Film, which celebrates its 70-year jubilee since its formation.

– Unfortunately Vardar Film no longer exists and that is why there is no one here to receive the award. This is a sort of posthumous award granting which shows our lack of concern for culture and tradition. With this award the Society of Macedonian Film Professionals wants to honor all the people who were employed in Vardar Film and who also contributed to the development of the Macedonian cinematography – said Naskov.