MILICA STOJANOVA IS THE LAUREATE OF THE BIG STAR AWARD AWARDED BY THE SOCIETY OF FILM PROFESSIONALS OF MACEDONIA

September 12, Skopje – The third press-conference of the 39th edition of the International Cinematographers Film Festival  Manaki  Brothers was held today at the EU Info Center, where the laureate of the Big Star of Macedonian Film Award, awarded by the Society of Film Professionals of Macedonia, was announced.

Igor Ivanov Izi said that this is a rather new award and the people at the SFPM have agreed that it shouldn’t be awarded posthumously.

“This year, the award is given to a legendary film actress who starred in the films of Kiril Cenevski, MIlcho Manchevski, Stole Popov. She can be seen in “Stand up Straight, Delfina”, “Nappy New ’49”, “Before the Rain”, “The Lead Brigade”, a few years ago in “Three Days in September” by Darijan Pejovski and in the short film “Would You Look at Her”, which won an award at the Sundance Festival. In her 60-year worth of professional acting career, the 86-year-old Stojanova has had hundreds of theatre roles, as well as a significant number of film and TV roles, and her most played role was one of a mother”, the director Igor Ivanov Izi, president of the SFPM, said.

The Big Star of Macedonian Film Award has so far been won by Simon Perry, Kiril Cenevski, Milcho Manchevski and Darko Markovikj.

“These are prominent names which shine bright behind the film screen. This year we decided to make a big step forwards and give an award to a legendary Macedonian actress”, Ivanov said.

Ivanov said that the fact that Stojanova didn’t have main roles in the films is because of the spot of the woman in the whole Macedonian cinematography, especially when it was in its best years.

“Unfortunately, 90 percent of our films are ones with a historic theme where the men lead some wars, and the women, by the scenarios, are forced to be mothers or some aunties you’d feel sorry for. But Milica Stojanova has done many roles and they are all significant. The fact that this Macedonian diva will be with us in Bitola at her 86 years of age after a 60-year presence on the film screen is a big deal”, Ivanov pointed out.

He also revealed a little-known fact that Stojanova lending her voice for synchronization to almost all the Serbian and Croatian actresses who were part of the Macedonian films.

Gena  Teodosievska, the director of the ICFF Manaki Brothers said that the festival goes through an intense preparatory period.

“In the various film programs, we have 95 films in total, we have films from big productions who were selected for some of the biggest and most famous film festivals in the world, but also from those quality art productions who can be found at the smaller film festivals in Europe and the world.

The 39th edition of the Festival will be opened with the world premiere of the most recent short film, The Lover by Igor Ivanov Izi. Right after, in honor of the recipient of the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement Award,the cinematographer Roger Deakins, the film Blade Runner 2049 will be screened. In honor of the film diva Claudia Cardinale, her most recent film Noble Lies will be screened out of competition, produced by Paolo Rossi, and beside the producer, a young acting crew from this film will also come to Bitola.

September 12, Skopje – The third press-conference of the 39th edition of the International Cinematographers Film Festival  Manaki  Brothers was held today at the EU Info Center, where the laureate of the Big Star of Macedonian Film Award, awarded by the Society of Film Professionals of Macedonia, was announced.

Igor Ivanov Izi said that this is a rather new award and the people at the SFPM have agreed that it shouldn’t be awarded posthumously.

“This year, the award is given to a legendary film actress who starred in the films of Kiril Cenevski, MIlcho Manchevski, Stole Popov. She can be seen in “Stand up Straight, Delfina”, “Nappy New ’49”, “Before the Rain”, “The Lead Brigade”, a few years ago in “Three Days in September” by Darijan Pejovski and in the short film “Would You Look at Her”, which won an award at the Sundance Festival. In her 60-year worth of professional acting career, the 86-year-old Stojanova has had hundreds of theatre roles, as well as a significant number of film and TV roles, and her most played role was one of a mother”, the director Igor Ivanov Izi, president of the SFPM, said.

The Big Star of Macedonian Film Award has so far been won by Simon Perry, Kiril Cenevski, Milcho Manchevski and Darko Markovikj.

“These are prominent names which shine bright behind the film screen. This year we decided to make a big step forwards and give an award to a legendary Macedonian actress”, Ivanov said.

Ivanov said that the fact that Stojanova didn’t have main roles in the films is because of the spot of the woman in the whole Macedonian cinematography, especially when it was in its best years.

“Unfortunately, 90 percent of our films are ones with a historic theme where the men lead some wars, and the women, by the scenarios, are forced to be mothers or some aunties you’d feel sorry for. But Milica Stojanova has done many roles and they are all significant. The fact that this Macedonian diva will be with us in Bitola at her 86 years of age after a 60-year presence on the film screen is a big deal”, Ivanov pointed out.

He also revealed a little-known fact that Stojanova lending her voice for synchronization to almost all the Serbian and Croatian actresses who were part of the Macedonian films.

Gena  Teodosievska, the director of the ICFF Manaki Brothers said that the festival goes through an intense preparatory period.

“In the various film programs, we have 95 films in total, we have films from big productions who were selected for some of the biggest and most famous film festivals in the world, but also from those quality art productions who can be found at the smaller film festivals in Europe and the world.

The 39th edition of the Festival will be opened with the world premiere of the most recent short film, The Lover by Igor Ivanov Izi. Right after, in honor of the recipient of the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement Award,the cinematographer Roger Deakins, the film Blade Runner 2049 will be screened. In honor of the film diva Claudia Cardinale, her most recent film Noble Lies will be screened out of competition, produced by Paolo Rossi, and beside the producer, a young acting crew from this film will also come to Bitola.

2018-09-17T19:33:31+00:0012th September 2018|Press, Press releases|