GOLDEN LEOPARD AWARD
The Macedonian Film Library has been awarded Tuesday with the Golden Leopard Award, Golden pardino which was presented to Igor Ivanov's short film "Bugs" at the 59th International Film Festival in Locarno, Switzerland.
"The award will be a witness of the success of our young generation," Film Library Director, Boris Nonevski said at the award ceremony.
Director Ivanov expressed satisfaction that his film, under Macedonia's constitutional name, has been presented at about thirty film festivals and was seen by about 120,000 people.
"A movie is the most powerful advertising weapon," Ivanov said before the Bugs projection in Skopje yesterday, adding that the country should pay more attention to this art, which plays a significant role in presenting a nation.
For the last few months Ivanov has been working on the "Navel of the World" film, under the novel of Venko Andonovski. The premiere is expected for March next year.
MD: Congratulations! Another award for something Macedonian!