Creative Europe Media MK


Creative Europe MEDIA Desk MK

Supporting Europe's Film and Audiovisual industries in the development, distribution, and promotion of their projects.




On September 23rd 2018, in Hotel Epinal, Bitola, MEDIA Desk Macedonia will organize the event “The 1-st Close up gathering in honour of international cinematographers" within the frames of the 39.ICFF “Manaki Brothers”.

The idea for this event is to mark the beginning of the series of meetings called "Close ups", initiated by MEDIA Desk MK, which will be held throughout the year in order to bring together professionals from the audiovisual sector exchanging experiences and solutions for specific issues. Each "Close up“ will be dedicated to a different topic and will include specific local and foreign professionals from individual areas in the sector that MEDIA supports. Of course, the foundation of these meetings is based on the support of the Creative Europe MEDIA program and MEDIA Desk in Macedonia will always stimulate Macedonian applicants to get financial means in order to realize the ideas and the projects they have envisioned.

This year's festival edition will feature 7 films supported by the Creative Europe-MEDIA program, 3 of which are in the Official Selection.
Among the seven films is the documentary "In praise of nothing" by the Serbian director Boris Mitić, who, with the support of MEDIA Desk MK, is coming to the festival to hold a workshop with the students on September 25th at 13h in the Sall hall. The film "In praise of nothing" received 50,000 euros of financial support from MEDIA in the Call for TV programming, which is open to independent European production companies whose business plan includes cooperation with at least three television companies from several member states of the MEDIA sub-program.

On 24 August, starting at 12.00, in the Electronic Hall of Veles Municipality, it will be held Creative Europe Info session for the sub-programmes Culture and MEDIA.

Reality is directing, we make films

The festival of creative documentary film "MakeDox", in collaboration with Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Macedonia, is organizing the workshop "Directing of reality" with awarded Finish director Pirjo Honkasalo.  The participants will have the opportunity to not only discuss the art of using documentary language but also see it in her films “The 3 Rooms of Melancholia”, “ITO” and “Concrete Night”. The discussions afterwards will try to answer how to choose the subject and the protagonists, when does the ethical responsibility towards them end, what is reality and how to convey it.

The workshop will be held at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Skopje on 17, 18 and 19 August, from 10.00-13.30. Participation if are free of charge and open for a limited number of filmmakers .

If you want to learn more about the art of directing reality, send us your name and surname, vocation and age and tell us why this workshops would matter to your further professional development. Send us your email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. no later than August 15th!


Pirjo Honkasalo is a highly established and multi-awarded director and screenwriter of documentary films as well as Finland’s first female cinematographer to shoot a feature fiction. Hers are the prize-winning “The Trilogy of the Sacred and the Satanic (Mysterion, Tanjuska and the 7 Devils and Atman)” and the stunningly beautiful “The 3 Rooms of Melancholia”. Member of the American Film Academy, she has had well over thirty retrospectives of her work worldwide.

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