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 June 10 at 12.00h. in the library "Blagoj Jankov - Muceto" in Strumica will be held Info Day for Creative Europe, sub-programs MEDIA and Culture. Organizer of the event is the EU Info Center from Skopje.

On 04.05.2016 (Wednesday), in the EU Info Center, from 10:30h, will be organized Info Day for Creative Europe - MEDIA sub-program. Guest of the event is Mr. Kamen Balkanski, Head of the Creative Europe Desk Bulgaria, MEDIA sub-program, with whom is also planned Q&A session.

10:30 to 11:00 Registration
11:00 to 11:15 Address of Ms Mimi Gjorgoska Ilievska, Director of Macedonian Film Agency
11:15 to 11:30 Presentation of the Creative Europe Culture sub-program, Ms Biljana Prentoska
11:30 to 12:00 Presentation of the Creative Europe MEDIA sub-program, Mr. Vladimir Stojčevski
12:00 to 12:30 Presentation of the experiences of the Creative Europe Office, MEDIA sub-program from Bulgaria, Mr. Kamen Balkanski
12:30 to 13:00 Coffee break
13:00 to 14:30 Session of Questions and Answers with Mr. Kamen Balkanski

More information about MEDIA Subprogram are available on the website:

In the frame of Skopje Film Festival on 26.04.2016 in cinema "Frosina" - Youth Cultural Center, was organized the first Info day of the MEDIA Desk MK.
- The role of the MEDIA Desk is to provide technical support, to inform potential applicants and to be on their disposal in order to help them in preparation of high-quality applications, said Vladimir Stojčevski, Head of MEDIA Desk MK.
He informed that
Macedonia became a member of MEDIA in July last year, and before that the country had access only to the Culture sub-program.
- "Creative Europe" for the period 2014-2020 years, has two sub-programs "Culture" and "MEDIA". Macedonia first time last year accessed to the "MEDIA" sub-program, which means that MEDIA funds are now available for the film professionals and Audio-Visual sector in general. Not only for those who are engaged in film production, but also for those who are working in the fields oif distribution, organization of training programs etc... said Stojčevski and added that the most of the film professionals are already informed about possibilities of MEDIA.
On the past calls, we had two applications for Development of Single Projects and two application for Support of Film Festivals. For the Development of Single Projects, MEDIA support will get the film "Sugar kid" by director Igor Ivanov and Film festivals "Manaki Brothers" and "MakeDox" will also receive support from MEDIA.
- For all three projects, the total financial support is amounted to 123,000 euros, said
Stojčevski and added that in the following period is expected support for other projects which are already submitted to MEDIA.
According to him, for preparation of quality application first of all it's necessary good idea for project and carefully reading of conditions for each of the calls described in the guidelines. Stojčevski announced that this year MEDIA Desk MK will have more promotional activities which are planned within the festival.

After the accession of Republic of Macedonia in MEDIA sub-program in July 2016, on the December call for support of film festivals, applied International Cinematographers Film Festival "Manaki Brothers" and The festival of creative documentary film "Makedox." We are pleased to announce that from huge number of received applications, it was recognized the significance of those two festivals and they are among thirty selected for the support of MEDIA.

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