TAMARA KOTEVSKA

(Macedonia)

STUFFED LIFE

 BIOGRAPHY

TAMARA KOTEVSKA
(Prilep, 1993)

She finished primary school in Skopje. In her third year of high school, she got a scholarship for studying abroad in Tennessee, USA, for one year. In 2012 she started studying at the faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, where she is now on the fourth year of studies. In 2015, she participated in Sarajevo Film Festival’s Talent Campus. In 2016, her script for Stuffed Life won the scholarship promoted by MIDPOINT Central European Script Center at the Eastweek Scriptwriting Workshop for New Talents at the Trieste Film Festival.

SYNOPSIS

STUFFED LIFE

This is a story about the conflict between the traditional and modern world. It follows the successful adventurist and a failed blogger Evgenij Hope when he finally comes back home to write a story about his old father- the best shooter in Macedonia. His father has spent all his life defending his small grain field and chickens by wild birds who attack them. When his son finally comes back home and announces the story of his father on his blog, suddenly a big twist of events in both their lives occurs. Evgenij’s blog attractes a huge attention all of a sudden, but the old man’s peaceful life becomes a nightmare.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT

Тhe main subject that I’m interested in by creating this story is the conflict between the old world of traditions and the modern world of free wills, progress of the society and “open-mindedness”.

In order to show the peak of this conflict, I have intentionally chosen the relationship of the main characters to be the one between father and son – a symbol for the new and a symbol for the old, which cannot go one without another.

This story is especially important to me because I am personally involved in these real people’s lives. Also, by finding and re-creating this story, I am in the blogger’s shoes and I am dealing with his obstacles as a character. So, this is a fiction story combined with real elements and through this approach I want to achieve documentary style in a fiction story.

PARTICIPANTS

DERYA DURMAZ
The Bus to Amerika (Turkey)

DERYA DURMAZ

THE BUS TO AMERIKA (Turkey)

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OGNJEN ISAILOVIĆ

MAYBE FISH DREAM ABOUT US (Serbia)

ANA JAKIMSKA
BOY SCOUTS (Macedonia)

ANA JAKIMSKA

BOY SCOUTS (Macedonia)

TAMARA KOTEVSKA
STUFFED LIFE (Macedonia)

TAMARA KOTEVSKA

STUFFED LIFE (Macedonia)

NIKOS LABÔT
Her Job (Greece)

NIKOS LABÔT

HER JOB (Greece)

DOMINIK MENCEJ
RIDERS (Slovenia)

DOMINIK MENCEJ

RIDERS (Slovenia)

FLORENC PAPAS
OPEN DOOR (Albania)

FLORENC PAPAS

OPEN DOOR (Albania)

ASIMINA PROEDROU
Behind The Haystacks (Greece)

ASIMINA PROEDROU

BEHIND THE HAYSTACKS (Greece)

TUTORS

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ALLAN STARSKI

(Warsaw)

GABRIELE BRUNNENMEYER
(Germany)

GABRIELE BRUNNENMEYER

(Germany)

SRDJAN KOLJEVIĆ
Writer / Director (Serbia)

SRDJAN KOLJEVIĆ

Writer / Director (Serbia)

KARPO GODINA

KARPO GODINA

Skopje

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