Category: Culture
Culture 02.07.20 | 19:25

Museum of Contemporary Art kicks off online film program

The Museum of Contemporary Art – Skopje (MoCa) on Thursday is launching an online film program dubbed “What is Film? Inventory 2.0” to share links of free movies on Thursdays and Mondays. Until July 23, the Museum will be posting its choice of movies on the website and its Facebook and Instagram...

Culture 02.07.20 | 12:46

Ohrid Summer Festival will go ahead in August but Ohrid Calling is cancelled

Despite the crisis situation with the coronavirus, the Ohrid Summer Festival will go ahead, starting on August 4 and last through the month. The confirmed artists will be announced in 10 days. Live performances remain on schedule, including in the ancient theater of Ohrid, in Dolni Saraj and the St....

Culture 01.07.20 | 17:14

Manaki Brothers Festival organizers seek new ways to mark 41st edition amid pandemic

This year’s Manaki Brothers Cinematographers’ Film Festival will not be organized in a traditional manner with guests and programs like it was organized in the past 40 years due to the coronavirus pandemic, it was unanimously decided by members of the Association of Film Workers at its latest session. This...

Culture 29.06.20 | 16:20

Commission for Infectious Diseases approves protocol for organizing public events

The Commission for Infectious Diseases approved Monday the protocol for organizing public events, which was proposed last week by representatives of the association of musicians and event planners, Health Minister Venko Filipce said. Filipce told reporters after visiting Institute of Respiratory Diseases...

Culture 21.06.20 | 15:58

Producer Naskov claims that director Tozija and Rade Serbedzija’s son illegally sold his film, are pressuring him

Film producer Robert Naskov accused the head of the Film Agency of Macedonia Gorjan Tozija of unlawfully selling his 2016 movie “The Liberation of Skopje”, and of pressuring him using his power to distribute public funding for film projects. Tozija is already in hot water after he made a...

Culture 15.06.20 | 21:05

Macedonians in Slovenia reject Gorjan Tozija’s non-apology, are taking the matter to Brussels

Macedonians in Slovenia refuse to accept the forced apology from Gorjan Tozija, the head of the Macedonian Film Association and announced they will push further to EU institutions, demanding his resignation. Tozija has made a long list of highly insulting comments aimed at leading conservative politicians...

Culture 11.06.20 | 19:11

Ismail Kadare wins top prize of Pro-Za Balkan Literature Festival

Albanian writer Ismail Kadare has been named this year’s winner of the Prozart award of the Pro-Za Balkan International Literature Festival. The acclaimed author is recognized for his contribution to the development of Balkan literature and for his decades-long body of work, met with praise in Europe...

Culture 05.06.20 | 16:28

After his insults aimed at countries such as Croatia and Slovenia, VMRO-DPMNE demands that Gorjan Tozija is removed from office

The opposition VMRO-DPMNE party called for the immediate removal of Gorjan Tozija as head o the Macedonian Film Agency, after his hateful social media rants in which he insulted a number of countries such as Croatia and Slovenia. Tozija was apparently angry because of the way the scandalous publication...

Culture 28.05.20 | 10:53

2020 ‘Ilinden’ literary event to take place online

This year’s ‘Ilinden’ literary event will be held via the municipality of Ilinden’s webpage due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation and the ban on organizing public gatherings, according to organizers. “The verses at the 21st ‘Ilinden’ literary event will not be echoing from the Ilinden Cultural...

Culture 22.05.20 | 18:03

Igor Stardelov’s ‘Manaki’ monograph available online

The Cinematheque is continuing to “distribute” some of its editions via its website, making some available to the wider public, its audience, and anyone curious to find out more about local and foreign cinematography. Besides every issue of the Kinopis magazine of film theory and film history, the...

Culture 20.05.20 | 13:42

Literatura.mk opens the biggest book-store in Skopje so far

The Literatura.mk bookstore chain will open its new, largest store today. The bookstore will be spread over 500 square meters in Skopje’s City Mall. Guitar legend Vlatko Stefanovski will perform during the opening accompanies by his son Jan and bass player Ivan Kukic. Literatura.mk will hold a...

Culture 15.05.20 | 11:57

2020 Pegasus Prize for Best Unpublished Novel opens

The second-ever Pegasus Prize for Best Unpublished Novel is now open, according to organizers Ars Lamina Publishing and the Slavko Janevski Foundation. Authors are invited to submit manuscripts of their unpublished novels for adults or for children (in a .doc or .pdf file) at [email protected] through...

Culture 14.05.20 | 19:14

Event industry asks for Government meeting, needs help from stimulus package

In a public letter, the Event Industry Association has asked the government for an urgent meeting to help the sector—comprised of companies that organize all kinds of events as well as rental, video, audio, TV, and film production studios—overcome the economic crisis. These businesses, the letter...

Culture 05.05.20 | 17:45

Elena Jovanova-Grujovska: Macedonian Language Institute keeps rising to the tasks of promoting, nurturing, and researching the Macedonian language

In celebration of the Macedonian Language Day, May 5, Krste Misirkov Macedonian Language Institute is wrapping up work on ten e-books to encourage people to speak, cherish, and study the standard Macedonian language. The books to be published in digital format are: — On the Macedonian Language (Book...

Culture 02.05.20 | 12:09

Museum of Macedonian Struggle launches project to celebrate women

The Museum of Macedonian Struggle for Independence has launched a project, which honors and celebrates women and their achievements in the country from the beginning of the 20th century till today. The project, dubbed “Several Shades of Women’s Stories”, is funded as part of the Culture Ministry’s...

Culture 20.04.20 | 18:10

Sjoerd Kuyper’s The Big L Hotel published in Macedonian

“Bata Pres” publishing company has published “The Big L Hotel” by Dutch writer Sjoerd Kuyper. Eli Pujovska translated the youth book from Macedonian into Dutch. It’s included in the “It’s Time for a Book” edition, supported by the European Union and the Ministry of Culture as part of...

Culture 17.04.20 | 11:17

City of Skopje cancels the second planned rooftop concert, after the first event bombed

After the first rooftop concert meant to cheer up the public in Skopje during the coronavirus crisis panned, the city decided to cancel its second planned event. Hard rockers Pluto’s Doubts were supposed to perform in the Aerodrom part of Skopje, for the benefit of the citizens locked in their...

Culture 16.04.20 | 12:24

First rooftop concert held to cheer up Skopje citizens during the curfew affirms the principle that “you get what you pay for” (VIDEO)

The city of Skopje initiated a program where musicians will entertain citizens locked in their homes under the coronavirus curfew with rooftop concerts. The first such show was held by Ljupa Angelov – Lepi Xhoni. It.. did not go particularly well. In Lepi Xhoni’s defense, the performance...

Culture 10.04.20 | 23:22

Macedonian-Australian animation studio releases ‘Quarantine’

Macedonian-Australian 3-Block Studio has released Quarantine, an animated short film about a man who is social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic. “The coronavirus has radically changed our everyday lives, and each individual has their own way of dealing with isolation,” the studio’s press...

Culture 11.03.20 | 17:29

MKC and Millennium movie theater cancel events as coronavirus precaution

The Youth Cultural Center (MKC) and Millennium movie theater have cancelled events in line with Tuesday’s recommendations of the government to prevent the spread of the coronavirus. They will informed on all new terms in a timely manner, and people who have purchased tickets for one of the many...

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