Category: Culture
Culture 04.08.20 | 10:25

60th Ohrid Summer festival to welcome 300 international musicians

Along with a number of local performers, some 300 music artists from 19 countries will perform at the 60th Ohrid Summer festival scheduled for August 4 to 30, organizers told a news conference Thursday. “We’re especially proud to have been able to prioritize our Macedonian artists, orchestras, and...

Culture 31.07.20 | 21:48

British director Alan Parker dies at the age of 76

British director Alan Parker has died “following a lengthy illness” at the age of 76, the Press Association (PA) news agency reported on Friday, citing a spokeswoman speaking on behalf of the family. Parker, whose films included “Bugsy Malone,” “Midnight Express,” “Mississippi Burning,”...

Culture 30.07.20 | 17:51

Ohrid Summer to open with a concert in tribute to Ana Lipsha Tofovikj

Along with a number of local performers, some 300 music artists from 19 countries will perform at the 60th Ohrid Summer festival scheduled for August 4 to 30, organizers told a news conference Thursday. We’re especially proud to have been able to prioritize our Macedonian artists, orchestras, and theater...

Culture 30.07.20 | 13:20

Artists rise up against Mayor Silegov’s plan to demolish the Universal Hall

A long list of artists who have performed in the Universal Hall called out Skopje Mayor Petre Silegov and demanded that he gives up on his plan to demolish the ageing venue in downtown Skopje. Earlier this week the city announced a plan to demolish the concert hall, built with international donations...

Culture 28.07.20 | 14:01

Culture Ministry throws the director of the Film Agency Gorjan Tozija under the bus

The Culture Ministry warned the Film Agency not to use its official logo as its director Gorjan Tozija tries to protect himself from an anti-corruption investigation. Tozija is being investigated for his decision to pay out funds to a large number of projects where the producers have not provided the...

Culture 23.07.20 | 10:35

Book launch for the Macedonian translation of Pandemic! by Slavoj Žižek

Ars Libris will hold a book launch for the Macedonian translation of Pandemic!: Covid-19 Shakes the World by Slovenian political philosopher Slavoj Žižek online at 7 pm. The publishing house’s Filip Vidinovski will interview Žižek on how current events are going to change the world and the...

Culture 13.07.20 | 16:48

New issue of “Conversations with Koneski”

Matica Makedonska has reissued Cane Andreevski’s Conversations with Koneski, a book of interviews the author conducted between 1985 and 1990 with Blaze Koneski – the founder, i.e., codifier of the modern standard Macedonian language. In the book, the renowned poet and scholar considers the country’s...

Culture 08.07.20 | 12:10

Galichnik Wedding Festival postponed

This year’s Galichnik Wedding Festival will be postponed as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak in a bid to protect public health, the Council of the Galichnik Local Community has decided. Traditionally, the event is held in mid-July to coincide with St. Peter’s Day. After careful consideration, we...

Culture 06.07.20 | 19:28

Transparency International proposes criminal charges against Film Agency director Gorjan Tozija

Transparency International – Macedonia proposed that criminal charges are initiated against Gorjan Tozija, the director of the Film Agency, over his decision to approve payments to a long list of projects which did not submit the necessary bank guarantee to show they are viable. Tozija was recently...

Culture 06.07.20 | 13:42

Honeyland’s Hatidze records her first song “Pokraj reka Bregalnica”

Cinematographer Samir Ljuma informed that the star of the Oscar-nominated “Honeyland” documentary, Hatidze Muratova, recorded her first song. Ljuma shared on Twitter a photo of Muratova from the studio, adding that it is about the song “Pokraj reka Bregalnica”. In the documentary,...

Culture 06.07.20 | 10:16

Italian film composer Ennio Morricone dead at 91

World-famous Italian film composer Ennio Morricone has died in Rome at the age of 91, family lawyer and friend Giorgio Assumma has told dpa. Morricone died early Monday and “kept his full lucidity and great dignity until the end,” saying goodbye to “his beloved wife Maria,” the lawyer said. The...

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...

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