The Macedonian Film Festival made its debut in May 2006 and at the time was the only one of its kind. Since then, Macedonian film festivals have been held in London, England (2008 and 2009), in New York City (2008) and in 2009 Australia held its first Macedonian film festival in Melbourne. We are proud that the Macedonian Film Festival's success in bringing Macedonian film to the forefront was the inspiration for these festivals.
We are committed to a variety of films, from a variety of sources that include various genres, such as classic Macedonian films, contemporary feature films, short dramatic films, animation and documentaries. We strive to present all films in English, or have English subtitles, unless otherwise noted.
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. The Macedonian Film Festival is an event like no other in North America, bringing together Macedonians and the Canadian community to be enlightened, educated and entertained by what Macedonia has to offer on the socio-cultural global landscape.
The Festival also features films with a Macedonian theme by filmmakers, regardless of their ethnic background. We want to create and encourage dialogue, reflect the Macedonian conscience and complex identity as well as promote our unique Macedonian culture.