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Merlinka festival

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Snake

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Zmija
Kratki film
Režiser: Andrej Volkašin
Severna Makedonija, 2020.
Trajanje: 20 minuta

Gorko-slatka priča o neobičnom prijateljstvu između nestašnog devetogodišnjeg Marija i ekscentričnog homoseksualca Borče, punom izazova zbog predrasuda i mržnje roditelja u zabačenom makedonskom gradiću.

Snake
Short film
Director: Andrey Volkashin
North Macedonia, 2020
Duration: 2020

A bitter-sweet story about an unusual friendship between a nine-year-old daredevil Mario and an eccentric gay man Borche, challenged by the prejudices and hatred of the parents in a remote Macedonian small town.

I’m Not Gay

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Nisam gej
Kratki film
Režiser: Martin Čičovski
Makedonija, 2020.
Trajanje: 4 minuta

Komični kratki film o dvojici momaka koji odbijaju da priznaju svoju seksualnu privlačnost jednog prema drugom.

I’m Not Gay
Short film
Director: Martin Chichovski
Macedonia, 2020
Duration: 4

A comedic short film about two guys refusing to confess their sexual attraction towards each other.

The right moment

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Pravi trenutak

Kratki film

Režija: Aleksandar Arsovski

Makedonija, 2017.

Trajanje: 8 min.

“Pravi trenutak” je kratka drama, o dvadesetogodišnjem momku koji studira medicine. On dolazi kući za uskršnji raspust kako bi rekao svojoj majci da je gej. Tokom uskršnjeg raspusta oseća pritisak od strane svoje majke zbog devojke koja dolazi u posetu, a sa druge strane njegov dečko ga pritiska da prizna njihovu vezu. Kire ne može da podnese toliki pritisak I čeka pravi trenutak da kaže istinu oboma I da se oslobodi tog pritiska.

The right moment

Short film

Director: Aleksandar Arsovski

Macedonia, 2017

Duration: 8 min

“The right moment“ is short drama film, about young 20 years old boy who is studying medicine, and for the Easter holiday he is coming home to his mother. During the Easter holiday he has pressure from one side from his mother about some girl who is coming on visit, and from the another side, he has pressure from his secret boyfriend about their relationship. Kire can’t filed those two pressure and he is waiting for the right moment to tell the truth to both of them and to get released.

Aleksandar Arsovski

Aleksandar Arsovski is young filmmaker who finished film directing in the Film Academy in Shtip, Macedonia. He has been worked in several films in Macedonian feature and short films, like: “God exists, her name is Petruniya”, “Snake”, “Ashes”, “Donka”, “My biggest wish”, “The Infected Area of Mara and Zharko” etc. During education, he was on “Erasmus + exchange” in Croatia where he was on practice in the biggest private TV station, Nova TV where he was working on a daytime TV series “Čista Ljubav” and a reality show. He is a big lover of films and TV series, his films have been selected in several festival threw whole Europe and his last documentary has had premiere in festival in India. He is already know in Macedonia in all film festivals because every year he is taking part of them with his films.

Neon hearts

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Neonska srca

Kratki film

Režija: Ana Jakimska

Makedonija, 2019.

Trajanje: 16 min.

Petar je muškarac srednjih godina koji provodi puno vremena u kamionu. Daleko od kuće i porodice on živi tajni život u kome je slobodan da bude ono što jeste. Međutim, jedne noći, kada njegov sin nestane, on je spreman da rizikuje da ispravi stvari.

Neon Hearts

Short film

Director: Ana Jakimska

Macedonia, 2019

Duration: 16 min

Petar is a middle aged man who spends a lot of time on the road with his truck. Away from home and his family, he lives a secret life in which he is free to be himself. However, one night, when his son goes missing, he is ready to risk everything to “make things right”.

Ana Jakimska

Ana Jakimska (1988) is a film director and writer based in Skopje, Macedonia. Her professional debut is the short film titled The Children Will Come, which received wide critical acclaim and was screened and awarded at film festivals worldwide, winning the Best Live Action Short Film Nomination at Shanghai International Film Festival in 2017. Jakimska holds a BA in Film Directing from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, and a BA in Comparative Literature from the Faculty of Philology in Skopje. She has directed three short live-action films: Neon Hearts (2019), The Children Will Come (2017) and It’s Cold Outside (2014). Jakimska is an alumni of MIDPOINT Script Development Program and First Films First Young Directors’ Academy.