16 September, Bitola – Slagjan Penev, the selector of the European Cinema Perspectives program, introduced the authors from the Film center in Montenegro, Ivan Marinovic and Sehad Cekic. This year there are 5 films from Montenegro at the festival. It is the country in focus.

-Our film center supports film production, we are members of the MEDIA Desk and EURIMAGES. There are big changes in the past few years, we have achieved a lot. We have a greater budget, which is very important for the Center, we even negotiate to increase the budget, we started with co-productions etc., Cekic said.

Ivan Marinovic is the director of the film The Black Pin and he said that the film is received wonderfully, even besides the challenge of the black humor, which is all over the film, not being fully understood abroad, because it is specific for this region.