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Fighting for death

Genre: Short - Drama

Release Year: 2016

Duration: 15 minutes

Fighting for death


The last resident of an abandoned Macedonian village carefully plans his own death and burial next to his wife in the last empty grave in the village. One day an even older man turns up claiming the right to this grave, leading to a bitter fight over life and death.

Fighting for Death was nominated for prizes at the Certamen Internacional de Cortos Ciudad de Soria, Tirana International Film Festival, and the Tuzla Film Festival , and was a prize winner at the Drama Short Film Festival and the International Izmir Short Film Festival.

Director Information:

Eleonora Veninova


Eleonora Veninova is a screenwriter/director who graduated from California State University Northridge with MA in Screenwriting. She is the writer/director of award-winning short fiction films and writer of several scripts for feature films. She is also one of the creators and writer/director of the Macedonian sitcom ‘Prespav’, as well as writer/director in the TV show for children ‘Five Plus’ which is now in its third season. After living and working in Los Angeles at Bold Films and Sixth Sense Productions, as well as in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, she currently resides in Skopje, Macedonia where she is working her first feature film ‘Sabattier Effect.’

  • Genre: Short - Drama

  • Release Year: 2016

  • Duration: 15 minutes

  • Directed by: Eleonora Veninova

  • Screenplay by: Eleonora Veninova

  • Produced by: Goce Kralevski

  • Leading Roles: Mite Grozdanov, Ilija Strumenikovski

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