Minister Gashi: The agreement enhances co-production in the field of film and also recognition of culture between the two countries


Kosovo and Macedonia have signed the co-production agreement in the field of cinematography in Cannes, France in the framework of the activities being held at the festival this year.

Given the fact that mutual co-operation can serve the development of film production and encourage the further development of cultural and technological links between the two countries; Given that co-production can be useful to the film industries of our countries and contribute to the growth of the film, television, video and new production and distribution industries in Kosovo and Macedonia; Recalling the "Agreement between the Government of the Republic of Kosovo and the Government of the Republic of Macedonia for Cooperation in the Field of Culture, signed in Pristina on 8 February 2013", today at the Cannes Film Festival, Kosovo Film Center and Macedonian Film Agency have signed the co-production agreement.

Also present at the signing ceremony was the Minister of Culture, Kujtim Gashi who stated that: "It is a special pleasure to be present at this historic moment of this agreement, which will serve even more for co-productions in the field of film, but also recognition of culture between the two countries. The Ministry of Culture will always be close to such initiatives that strengthen neighborly relations ".

The Director of the Macedonian Film Agency said: "Macedonia and Kosovo have very deep cooperation in the field of film, and today as a result we have this very important agreement for the future of our filmmakers".

"This is a very special moment, because the first agreement of this kind is signed, and exactly with the neighboring state with whom we have an excellent co-production history", said the CCK director, Arben Zharku.

Macedonia is one of the biggest supporters of Kosovo cinematography, where only in the last year, four projects have found support.

Kosovo is expected to sign co-production agreements with some other neighboring countries.