Where Music and Film Come Together. The Skopje Cinema City Film Festival seamlessly blends the realms of music and film, creating a unique and vibrant platform for artistic expression. It offers a remarkable opportunity to explore the intersection of these two art forms and discover the diverse talents of filmmakers and musicians alike. Since its establishment in 2015, the Skopje Cinema City has grown into a prominent cultural event, captivating audiences with its diverse program and captivating screenings. The festival stands at the crossroads of music and cinema, consistently delivering the best and most current offerings from both worlds. At the Skopje Cinema City Film Festival, you can expect an immersive experience that celebrates the artistry and significance of music in film. The festival showcases a curated selection of music documentaries, providing insights into the musical landscapes from across the globe. From traditional and folk music to contemporary and experimental genres, the festival embraces a wide range of musical styles and cultural expressions.
Each year, the festival shines a spotlight on an influential artist who is honored with a lifetime achievement award. The program includes documentaries and photography exhibitions that pay tribute to these remarkable individuals and their contributions to music and film. Notable exhibitions have featured renowned photographers such as Brian Rasic (David Bowie, 2015), Tatjana Rantasha (Jazzthetics, 2018), Vlatko Stefanovski (40 years of concert posters), and Nemanja Djordjevic (Nick Cave, 2022).
Beyond the captivating screenings, the Skopje Cinema City Film Festival fosters a dynamic atmosphere of cultural exchange and exploration. It serves as a meeting point for filmmakers, musicians, and film enthusiasts, facilitating dialogue, collaboration, and the celebration of creativity. The festival is organized by a passionate team of professionals dedicated to promoting the art of music in film. Their vision is to create an inclusive platform that highlights the beauty and power of music documentaries, fostering cross-cultural understanding and appreciation.
The 9th edition of the Skopje Cinema City Film Festival is scheduled for June 17th and 18th. It will kick off with a group exhibition titled "5x10," featuring the works of five renowned Macedonian photographers (Maja Argakijeva, Robert Sazdovski, Stefan Rajhl, Ognen Acevski, and Zdenko Petrovski). The program will also include screenings of documentaries about iconic artists such as Leonard Cohen, Frank Zappa, and Leb i Sol. Join us at the Skopje Cinema City Film Festival and embark on a captivating journey where music and film converge to create a truly unforgettable cinematic experience. Discover the magic of this festival, where artistry knows no boundaries and cultural diversity thrives.