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Our film is celebrating one year since the premiere!

One year ago today, Secret Ingredient (Исцелител) premiered at Thessaloniki International Film Festival where it received the Audience Award in the Balkan Survey Section. What followed was a year to remember. The film was shown at 47 international film festivals and won 15 international awards. In addition to that, it won 4 awards during development. […]

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Best Debut Film Award for Secret Ingredient at Tirana Film Fest!

Our film received the Best Debut Film Award at the Tirana Film Festival in the EYE on TIFF – Debut Feature Film Competition! The jury said: ”The movie comes with a wonderfully crafted script, alongside with convincing acting performances; it succeeds to engage and entertain its audience,dealing with severe subjects in a funny mode. All in all, […]

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Secret Ingredient at Ljubljana Film Fest

Our film will be part of LIFFe, International Film Festival of Ljubljana, Slovenia. This is the 29th edition of the festival which had more than 50000 sold tickets last year. Secret Ingredient will have three screenings during the festival and all of them are sold out days before. Meet our director there on 15th of November!

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SECRET INGREDIENT WILL BE SCREENED AT EASTERN NEIGBOURS FILM FESTIVAL IN THE HAGUE!

Our film will be part of 2018 edition of the ENFF which is going to be held from 7 – 11 November at the “Filmhuis Den Haag”. The film program includes feature films, documentaries, short films and animations; most of the selected films are Dutch premieres. Our screening is on 9th of November. Meet us there!

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OUR FILM WILL BE SCREENED AT COTTBUS FILM FESTIVAL!

Secret Ingredient will have its German premiere at 24th Cottbus Film Festival,  one of the most important festivals of Eastern European Cinema worldwide. The host city of Cottbus is located 120 km southeast of Berlin. Our film is part of the section “Hits” that shows Eastern European films which  succeed in reaching the top of the box-office […]

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Secret Ingredient at Tirana Film Festival!

Tirana International Film Festival is the most important cinematographic event that takes place in Albania. Not only because is the oldest and most experienced but also for the highest number of applications, selective films’ capability, the rich program, fascinating discoveries and premieres of the most important cinematic films’ market today in the world. Our film will […]

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OUR FILM WILL BE SCREENED AT ARRAS FILM FESTIVAL IN FRANCE!

Secret Ingredient will be screened at the Arras Film Festival. The 19th edition of the event dedicated to European cinema will take place from 2-11 November 2018.

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OUR FILM WAS SHOWN AT GUWAHATI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!

Secret Ingredient was part of the biggest festival in Asam, India. Total 108 movies from 50 countries screened in 2nd GIFF. This is fourth time for our movie in India. 

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SECRET INGREDIENT WON TWO AWARDS AT “MOSTRA DE VALENCIA”

“Secret Ingredient” had its Spanish premiere on the prestigious film festival “33th Mostra de Valencia”. Our film won two awards: Silver Palm and Best Director Award at the official program. “Mostra de Valencia” is one of the most important film events in the country and it is dedicated to films of the Mediterranean region. 

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OUR FILM WILL BE SCREENED AT DEVOUR FOOD FILM FEST IN CANADA!

Secret Ingredient will be part of Devour Food Film Fest. The festival held in Wolfville and Kings County, Nova Scotia is a transformative food and film experience combining cinematic excellence with extraordinary gastronomic activities.

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SECRET INGREDIENT PREMERED IN UK!

Our film was screened at  38th Cambridge Film Festival!

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OUR FILM AT EASTERN NEIGHBOURS FILM FESTIVAL: IN AMSTERDAM AND IN THE HAGUE

Eastern Neighbours Film Festival had Secret Ingredient screened in Amsterdam, the theater was packed! On 9th of November our film will have its second screening in the Netherlands in the Hague. Meet us there!

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SECRET INGREDIENT AT SAO PAULO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!

We premiered in Brasil on the biggest film festival in Latin America, Sao Paulo International Film festival.

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OUR FILM WILL BE SCREENED AT 9TH CINEMATOGRAPHY FESTIVAL “GOLDEN EYE” – POPOVO, BULGARIA

Golden Eye Film Festival will be held from 17 to 20 October 2018 in the town of Popovo – the town of Dimo ​​Kolarov. Organizer is the Municipality of Popovo. “Secret Ingredient” will be screened at 19th of October.

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SECRET INGREDIENT IS THE WINNER OF THE MACEDONIAN FILM FESTIVAL IN TORONTO

Our film is the winner of Best Feature Film award at The 2018 Macedonian Film Festival in Toronto. The judges declared that Secret Ingredient is “Well acted, funny, with a heart warming story, very likeable characters, even the bad guys!”. Film will be screened at the opening of the Festival on the 19th of October.    

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SECRET INGREDIENT AT MOSTRA DE VALENCIA!

Our film will be part of the official selection of “Mostra de Valencia”, one of the most important film events in Spain. Meet us there on 21st and 22nd of October.

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SECRET INGREDIENT WILL BE SCREENED AT SILK ROAD INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL IN CHINA

Secret Ingredient will be screened at 5th Silk Road International Film Festival in Xi’an, Shaanxi, China. This is third time for our film in China. The film was previously screened at Beijing and Shanghai Film Festivals.

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SECRET INGREDIENT WON THE BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD AT ODA – TETOVO

Secret Ingredient won the Best Screenplay Award at 7th Tetovo International Film Festival – ODA.

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SECRET INGREDIENT PREMIERES IN LUXEMBOURG

Our film will be screened at the CinEast Film Festival.

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CANADIAN PREMIERE OF SECRET INGREDIENT!

Our film will be screened at the official competition of Calgary International Film Festival.

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MACEDONIA SELECTS SECRET INGREDIENT FOR FOREIGN-LANGUAGE CATEGORY FOR THE UPCOMING OSCARS!

Secret Ingredient (Исцелител) is selected as the Macedonian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards. Secret Ingredient is Macedonia’s 15th submission to the foreign-language film Oscar race.

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Secret Ingredient won the audience award in 24th Nancy International Film Festival

Secret Ingredient was part of the prestigious selection “Under the Stars” of the 24th Nancy International Film Festival and won the audience award for the best film. 

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SECRET INGREDIENT IN CINEMAS IN GREECE!

We are glad to announce the start of theatrical distribution of SECRET INGREDIENT (aka Исцелител) in Greece. It will premiere on 19th of July at the legendary Τριανον cinema in Athens!  

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SECRET INGREDIENT AT THE 21ST SHANGHAI INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Secret Ingredient was screened at the 21st Shanghai International Film Festival in the Spectrum program. After “Black nights” in Tallinn and Goa Film festival this was third A category festival for our film!

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SECRET INGREDIENT AT SEE FEST IN LOS ANGELES

Our film will be screened at the official selection of SEE Festin Los Angeles!

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OUR FILM AT 36TH FAJR INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

SECRET INGREDIENT has been selected in the Best of Countries section at the 36th Fajr International Film Festival, the biggest film festival in Iran.

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SECRET INGREDIENT WON THE BEST DEBUT FILM AWARD AT LET’S CEE

At the award ceremony of the 6th LET’S CEE Film Festival, which took place on 20th of April in Vienna, the winners of separate ten categories were announced. The prize for the best debut film went to SECRET INGREDIENT. Jury: “We decided to award the prize to a film that manages charmingly to bring together drama […]

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SECRET INGREDIENT ON MSPIFF – MINNEAPOLIS ST. PAUL INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – USA

Our film will be screened at MSPIFF in the section World Cinema!

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SECRET INGREDIENT AT BEIJING INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL!

Our film will be screened at the prestigious Beijing International Film Festival on 21st, April. Weare at the official competition of Forward Future Section.

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SECRET INGREDIENT AT LET’S CEE FILM FESTIVAL IN VIENNA

13 films will this year take part in the competition Promising Debuts curated by Magdalena Żelasko and Wolfgang P. Schwelle, directors of the LET’S CEE Film Festival. “..Secret Ingredient, the black humoured and well-made debut film by Macedonian Gjorce Stavreski about a son who tries to heal his father with a space cake…” Meet us in […]

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SECRET INGREDIENT WILL BE SCREENED AT CLEVELAND INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Our film will be screened at CIFF 42 in the George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Film Competition. This is our second time in USA!

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SECRET INGREDIENT WINS THE BEST FILM AWARD AT AUBAGNE FILM FESTIVAL

Our film won the Best Film Award at Festival International du Film d’Aubagne!

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SECRET INGREDIENT GETS THE FIRST PRIZE AT BERGAMO FILM MEETING 2018

Secret Ingredient gets the First Prize at 36º Bergamo Film Meeting!  

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OUR FILM WON THE SPECIAL MENTION AT FRANCOFILM IN ROME

Secret Ingredient received the special mention award at Francofilm in Rome!

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SECRET INGREDIENT WINS SPECIAL MENTION AWARD AT SOFIA FILM FEST 2018

Secret Ingredient wins SPECIAL MENTION for a film from the Balkan Competition at Sofia Film Festival

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SECRET INGREDIENT AT BERGAMO FILM MEETING

Secret Ingredient will have its Italian premiere at Bergamo Film Meeting. Our film is selected at the main competition program. Watch our film in Italy: SATURDAY 10 MARCH, AUDITORIUM DI PIAZZA LIBERTÀ SUNDAY 11 MARCH, CINEMA SAN MARCO MULTISALA

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SECRET INGREDIENT AT SOFIA FILM FESTIVAL

Secret ingredient will be screened at 22nd Sofia International Film Festival in the Balkan competition. The “Balkan competition” traditionally includes some of the most successful films made in the region during the last year.

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SECRET INGREDIENT AT KOSMORAMA

Our film is in the official selection of Norwegian Kosmorama in Trondeim. The film is part of Skråblikk selection which roughly translates to Tilted View. This is the section for films with an alternative approach to reality or where everything goes “off the rails”.

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SECRET INGREDIENT won the award for Best International Film at Santa Barbara

  Secret Ingredient won the Jeffrey C. Barbakow Award for Best International Film in the international competition at Santa Barbara International Film Festival!

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US Premiere of Secret Ingredient in Santa Barbara!

US PREMIERE OF SECRET INGREDIENT IN SANTA BARBARA, CALIFORNIA Our film in America! We are at the official international competition on Santa Barbara Film Festival. Feb 1 – 4:20pm – Fiesta 2 Feb 2 – 7:00pm – Lobero Feb 4 – 8:30am – Metro 4

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Secret Ingredient at the Tromsø International Film Festival

We are proud to announce that today Secret Ingredient will have its Norway premiere at the Tromsø International Film Festival, the biggest film festival in the country. We are featured in the Horizons program – a selection of high quality films in different genres and styles, and from all over the world.

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Secret Ingredient becomes the first Macedonian movie to be featured on HBO GO

Great news, everybody! Secret Ingredient will have its TV premiere on HBO’s Cinemax 2 channel in 14 European countries in prime time – on New Year’s eve! This is not only an immense success for us, but for our small country, as well – because we are the first Macedonian film ever to be featured […]

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