Special recognition for Macedonian actor at German film festival

Special recognition for Macedonian actor at German film festival

The Macedonian feature film Amok, written and directed by Vardan Tozija, was one of the eight movies in the Beyond category vying at the Braunschweig Film Festival in Germany.

A total of 344 movies were submitted to the international festival.

Amok failed to get any award, however its leading star Martin Gjorkoski scooped a special recognition.

“Unfortunately, the award went to the Iranian film Lantouri, but the jury announced it had to award yet another prize – the special recognition for outstanding achievement of the up-and-coming actor Martin Gjorgoski from Macedonia for his role in Amok,” said Dream Factory Productions, which helped bring the film to the silver screen in co-production with Red Helicopter Films from Albania.

Amok was also financially supported by the Film Agency of Macedonia.