Biography

Igor Ivanov (b. 1973, Skopje, Macedonia) begun his career as a director of television series, documentaries and short films, shown and awarded at prestigious festivals worldwide. 
His short "Bugs" was nominated for Golden Leopard at 59. Locarno Film Festival; thus it secured invitations to may festivals around the world.
Ivanov signs the newest season of "Five Plus" the unique Macedonian live action TV series for children at the moment, and 35 episodes of "Our Neighbourhood" the first children's 
TV program in Macedonia co-produced by Common Ground Productions and Children's Television Workshop. His filmography includes two feature films until now.
"Upside Down" had its world premiere at 42. Karlovy Vary Film Festival and won the Best Director award at Mostra de Valencia in 2007, and "The Piano Room"
was shown at the jubilee 50. Chicago International Film Festival, among the other festivals in the list.

Awards

1. GOLDEN LEOPARD (Grand Prix), 59. Locarno International Film Festival – Switzerland - for BUGS;

 

2. NOMINATION FOR THE GOLDEN BEAR at the 54. Berlin International Film – Germany - for BUGS;

 

3. GOLDEN MEDAL for best short film, 52. International Film Festival in Belgrade -Serbia – for BUGS;

 

4. AWARD FOR BEST DIRECTION, 34. Valencia International Film Festival – Spain – for UPSIDE DOWN;

 

5. SPECIAL AWARD OF THE JURY, 4. Moveast Film Festival, Pecz – Hungary – for UPSIDE DOWN;

 

6. SPECIAL AWARD (Message to Man), St. Petersburg International Film Festival - Russia - for BUGS;

 

7. GRAND PRIX, FOR BEST ETHNOGRAPHIC FILM, at the festival for ethnographic films in Romania – for GAJDA;

 

8. NOMINATION FOR PRIX JEUNESSE, prestigious award for TV program for children – USA - for NASE MAALO;

 

9. FIRST PLACE, at the international competition of the European Council for films on theme: Youth Exclusion – for THE CLOCK;

 

10. AXIEM AWARD in USA - for NASE MAALO;

 

11. GABRIEL AWARD, of the National American Association for Communications - for NASE MAALO;

 

12. GOLDEN ANTENNA AWARD, at the Festival with the same name in Sofia – Bulgaria – for SUBWAY;

                   

13. GOLDEN ROOSTER, ART&TUR Festival, Portugal - for MACEDONIA TIMELESS;

 

14. Development Prize, B2B, Fest 2009, Belgrade – for PIANO ROOM.

 

15. GOLDEN MAPLE, Jahorinafest 2010, Sarajevo – for MACEDONIA TIMELESS

 

16. BEST SCREENPLAY AWARD, Cinedays 2015, Skopje - for THREE DAYS IN SEPTEMBER

Festivals

-                THE PIANO ROOM-

 

-                50th CHICAGO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2014, Chicago - USA (World Cinema)

-                34th ICFF MANAKI BROTHERS, 2013, Bitola - Republic of Macedonia (Opening film)

-                42. IFF FEST BEOGRAD, 2014Belgrade – Serbia (Europe out of Europe competition)

-                18th SOFIA INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, 2014, Sofia - Bulgaria (Balkan films competition)

-                SEE A PARIS South-East European Film Festival, France, 2015

-                BaNeFF, Sweden, 2015

-                MACEDONIAN FILM FESTIVAL, Toronto, Canada, 2014 


-                LOVE IS FOLLY
International Film Festival, Varna, Bulgaria, 2014 


-                EASTERN NEIGBOURS  Film Festival, the Hague, Netherlands, 2014 



-                 FESTIVAL FILM FORUM ZADAR, Croatia, 2014 



 

 

-                UPSIDE DOWN –

 

-XXVIII MOSTRA DE VALENCIA Cinema del Mediterrani, Espana, (Official Competition, Best Director Award);

-42. KARLOVY VARY INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (Competition, East of the West);

-22.INTERNATIONALES FilmFest Braunschweig, GERMANY (Official Competition);

-34th FLANDERS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL GENT, Belgium (Official Competition);

MOSTRA DE CINEMA INTERNACIONAL DE SAO PAULO, 2007 BRASIL (Official Competition);

-CAIRO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL 2007, Egypt (out of Competition);

-48th THESALONIKI INTERNATIAL FILM FESTIVAL, Greece (Balkan Survey Competition);

-MOTOVUN FILM FESTIVAL 2007, Croatia (Official Competition);

-EILAT INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Israel (Official Competition);

-DURRES INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Albania (Official Competition);

-MOVEAST FILM FESTIVAL, PECZ HUNGARY (Official Competition, Special Jury Award);

 

 

-  BUGS -

 

59. LOCARNO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Switzerland, (2-12 August 2006),

Golden Leopard for the best Short Film, (Official Award for best Short Film in programme Leopards of Tomorrow/East of the Mediterranean);

54. BERLIN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL – BERLINALEGermany, (2004),

Nomination for Golden Bear (Official Short Film Competition);

-  14. ST. PETERSBURG INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL-“MESSAGE TO MAN”, Russia, (15-22 June 2004) - Award for Outstanding Film Achievement;

 - 52. BELGRADE DOCUMENTARY AND SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Serbia (20-24 April 2005), Golden Medal of Belgrade for the Best Non-documentary Film of International Competition;

48. LONDON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL UK, (20th October - 4th November 2004) - Official Short Film Competition;

47. SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, USA, (15-29 April 2004),

Official Short Film Competition;

 10. SARAJEVO FILM FESTIVALBosnia and Herzegovina, (20-28 August 2004),

Official Short Film Competition;

REYKJAVIK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Island on Nordic Panorama,

Official Short Film Competition;

-  26. MONTPELLIER INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, France, (22-31 October 2004),

Official Short Film Competition;

9. OURENSE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Spain, (6-13 November 2004),

Official Short Film Competition;

-  10. MEDFILM FESTIVAL, Italy, (15-30 November 2004), Official Short Film Competition

 -  RIO DE JANEIRO INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Brazil, (2- 12 December 2004), Official Short Film Competition;

-  16. ALPE ADRIA CINEMA, Italy, (20-27 January 2005), Official Short Film Competition;

40. SOLOTHURN FILM FESTIVAL, Switzerland, (24-30 January 2005), Official Short Film Competition;

34. INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (26th January - 6th of February 2005), World Cinema

6. MAREMETRAGGIO-INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, ITALY, (1-9 July 2005), Official Short Film CEI Competition;

MACEDONIAN CINEMA DAYS IN AUSTRIA – Vienna(17 - 20 November 2005), Presenting of Macedonian Contemporary Movies;

KIT TROPENTHEATER - film festival in Amsterdam (www.tropentheater.nl);

(6-10 December or 10-21 December 2005) – screening

Screening schedule:

07-12                  Tropentheater, AMSTERDAM

08-12                  Kriterion, AMSTERDAM

15-12                  Haags Filmhuis, DEN HAAG

16-12                  Filmtheater Plaza Futura, EINDHOVEN

18-12                  Chassé Cinema, BREDA

20-12                  Filmfoyer, TILBURG)

17. ALPE ADRIA CINEMA-TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL, Italy, (19-26 January2006) screened as a SPECIAL EVENT OUT OF COMPETITION within the International Short Films Competition Section;

MACEDONIAN FILM FESTIVAL, Canada, (27-28 May 2006), Screened as a Representative Movie from Republic of Macedonia;

-  EASTERN NEIGHBORS, Netherlands, (8 September - 29 October 2006), Screened as a Representative Movie from Republic of Macedonia;

-  10. BRUSSELS SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Belgium, (27 April - 6 May 2007), Screened in a “Yu Film” Program;

-                6. BEST OF SHORT FILMS FESTIVAL, La Ciotat – (6 - 9 September 2007), www.bestoffestival.com;

 

 

 

-                THE CLOCK -

 

-  9th ALPE ADRIA CINEMA-TRIESTE FILM FESTIVAL, Italy, International Short Films Competition Section;

-                Council of Europe, Strasbourg, Competition between CU members for young filmmakers on subject – Youth Exclusion, 1997; 

 

-                KAVAL -

 

-                30th MOSTRA DE CINEMA INTERNACIONAL DE SAO PAULO, BRASIL (Short Film Competition);

-                NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, USA 2000;

-                MONTE VIDEO FILM FESTIVAL – Uruguay, 2000.

 

 

-                GAJDA -

 

-CEL MAI BUN FILM ETNOGRAFIK NISTE TARANI, Romania

 

-                NEP -

-  39th  LONDON INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL UK, (Official Programme) 

in sodales. Curabitur elementum egestas congue.

Contact

IGOR IVANOV - IZI

 

Adress:

st.Gjuro Gjakovich / No.25

1000 Skopje

Macedonia

 

E-mail address:

contact@igorivanovizi.mk