Macedonian Film Festival

Macedonian Film Festival

October 22, 2015 14:34 ET

Macedonian Film Festival Announces the Winners for 2015

Festival Runs from October 22-25, 2015 at Toronto's Carlton Cinemas

TORONTO, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - Oct. 22, 2015) - The Macedonian Film Festival proudly announces winners of its film awards. Our judges consisted of three prominent and objective filmmakers and programmers to select the best of our film festival. They are Larry Anklewicz, B.A., LL.B., Christina Pochmursky, Producer/Director and Writer of Walk the Talk Productions Inc., and Frank A. Caruso of Caruso Visual Productions Inc.

And the awards go to…

Best Feature Film: AS IF I AM NOT THERE, directed by Juanita Wilson. The power of love to transcend the darkest evil that lurks in men's hearts: love that is more powerful than the instinct to survive.

Best Documentary: EMPTY BOXCARS, directed by Ed Gaffney. The story of mass murder and rescue.

Best Short Film: UNRIPE CHERRIES, directed by Nebojsha Jovanovik. Clever distillation of Balkan woes presented as characters crammed into a railway carriage.

All three winners were unanimously chosen by our judges.

We hope that this year's awards will continue to encourage Macedonian filmmakers worldwide to submit their work to the film festival and premier them in Canada. All three winning directors have never submitted films to the Macedonian Film Festival in previous year, but they all have a Macedonian connection.

The 10th Annual Macedonian Film Festival runs from October 22 - 25, 2015 at Carlton Cinemas. General Admission: $10 per film. Tickets can be purchased at the box office. Tickets for Milcho Manchevski's Retrospective are specially priced at $30 for 4 admissions and can be ordered and paid through PayPal. For more information and to view the films and schedule, visit

We will have kicking off the festival with the Oscar-nominated film directed by Milcho Manchevski, BEFORE THE RAIN at 6:45 p.m.

If you love foreign films, this is the place to be! All films are subtitled. Check our website regularly or join our Facebook page for updates on this year's festival highlights.

About the Macedonian Film Festival

The Macedonian Film Festival made its debut in May 2006 and at the time was the only one of its kind globally. The purpose and goal of the Macedonian Film Festival is to broaden the awareness of all Canadians to Macedonian talent and culture as well as focus attention on contemporary and historical issues facing the Macedonian Diaspora. The Macedonian Film Festival is the primary venue in Canada for presenting films by Macedonian directors, writers and producers from around the world. Visit

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