Talented people like artists or writers who stayed have one choice only: work as seamstresses. Eriela, Beti and Vesna are seamstresses in the small town of Stip. If they wanted to afford one of their handmade blouses, it would cost them a months salary. While the women are fully employed, their men are less fortunate and find themselves unemployed after the collapse of communism. A situation with a lot of potential conflicts for the couples. The men find it hard to be dependent financially on their women.
From the rare pieces of wood that could be found around the family house in the center of Veles, the artist Svetozar Bogdanoski makes violins that are used for performing at the most famous concert halls in Europe. The only violin maker from the Republic of Macedonia, whose violins are sold throughout Europe. He uses the tools which are made by the same Japanese craftsman who makes the samurai swords. A music documentary on the bond of love between a father and his son, the film tells a unique story. Svetozar has never left Veles, rarely leaves his workshop, and has never heard the tone of one of his violins in a concert hall. He has never seen his son playing one of his instruments with an orchestra, either. If the journey of the violin making begins in Veles, then the end of the road for the same violin is in Barcelona in a concert hall as Svetozar, Marija and Tatjana are witnessing for the first time ever one of Kostadin’s concerts on the majestic stage.
Ognen Antov is CEO and founder of film production company “Dream Factory Macedonia", currently working as a producer of feature films and documentaries. In past 10 years he has been working also in various TV and radio projects (TV & Radio shows, commercials, music videos), advertising & political campaigns, organizing events etc. His Films include:: • “The Seamstresses”- Best documentary Sarajevo film festival 2010, • “Mission London” – Official competition Moscow international film festival, • “Tobacco girl”- Dokumentarfilmfestival DokuFest Prizren; Official competition: FIPA Biarritz, France; Zagreb DOX, Croatia; Int. Ethnographisches Film Festival Göttingen, Germany; Int. Ethnographisches Film Festival EURORAMA Trentino, Italy; Int. Dokumentarfilmfestival für Menschenrechte ONE WORLD, Prague, Chezh Republic; Int. Kurfilmfestival Ljubljana, Slovenia; Int. Ethnographisches Film Festival Etnocineca, Wien, Austria; Int. Dokumentarfilmfestival ASTERFEST, Macedonia; Int. Kurzfilmfestival, Krakow, Poland Int. Short Film Festival, Palm Springs, USA; Int. Int.Short Film Festival Circiuto OFF, Venice, Italy • “Grandmothers of revolution”- ZAGREBDOX 2007 Best movie of young director; Aster fest 2007 Official competition Best movie; IDFA 2006 Official selection;• “Years of solitude”- Special Prize 9/11 Film Festival Prishtina, IETFF Monte Carlo 2007 Official competition; Aster fest 2007 Official competition• “45”- Manaki Brothers 2005 Kodak special prize• “Stay’n up right”- Sarajevo film festival 2005 Official competition• “Wake up”- Manaki Brothers 2004 Kodak special prize
OGNEN ANTOV - ProducerReference list of produced films2010 Producer-Feature film “Mission London” directed by Dimitar MitovskiProduction manager-Feature film “Punk is not dead” directed by Vladimir BlazevskiUnit manager-Feature film “J.A.C.E.” directed by Menelaos KaramaghiolisProducer-Documentary film “Seamstresses” directed by Biljana Garvanlieva 2009 Producer-Documentary film “Metoh” directed by Stojan VujicichCo-Producer-Documentary film “Tobacco girl” directed by Biljana Garvanlieva2007 Production manager-Documentary film “Center of the world” directed by Stojan Vujicich2006 Production manager-Feature film “Bones/Shadows” directed by Milcho Manchevski, produced by Senka Films Macedonia2005 Co-producer - Documentary film “Grandmothers of Revolution”, directed by Petra Seliskar, Petra Pan Production Slovenia2004 Producer - Short film ‘Years of Solitude’ directed by Filip KondovskiProducer - Short film “45” directed by Aleksandar Krstevski and Gjorche Stavrevski 2003 Producer - Short film "Wake up" directed by Aleksandar KrstevskiCo-Producer - Short film "Stay’n upright" directed by Kristijan Ristevski 2002 Production manager - Short film “I hate you” directed by Borjan ZafirovskiFESTIVALS & AWARDS“Seamstresses” – Sarajevo Film Fstival 2010, Best Documentary Film Award“Years of Solitude”- IETFF Monte Carlo 2007 Official Competition; Asterfest 2007 Official Competition“Grandmothers of Revolution”- ZAGREBDOX 2007 Best Documentary Film by a Young Director; Asterfest 2007 Official Competition Best Film; IDFA 2006 Official Selection“45”- Manaki Brothers 2005 Kodak Special Prize“Stay’n up right”- Sarajevo Film Festival 2005 Official Competition“Wake up”- Manaki Brothers 2004 Kodak Special Prize
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