As of today the documentary film Honeyland is officially among the five films nominated for the prestigious Oscar awards in the categories “Best Documentary” and “Best International Film”.
The Honeyland documentary was made as part of the Nature Conservation Programme in North Macedonia, a project by the Swiss Development and Cooperation Agency (SDC), coordinated by Farmahem and supported by the Film Agency of the Republic of North Macedonia.
At the 92nd Oscar ceremony, to be held on 9 February 2020, the documentary film Honeyland directed by Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska will race for the category of best documentary together with American Factory, The Cave, The Edge of Democracy and For Sama, while in the category for Best International Film it will compete with Corpus Christi, Les Misérables, Pain and glory and Parasite.
This is a huge success and only the second Macedonian film after Before the Rain by Milcho Manchevski from 1994 that is in the final selection of the most renowned film award, and the first that has managed to get nominations in two different categories.
In 2019 Honeyland won more than 40 important awards at the most prestigious film festivals around the world, starting with the three prizes it won at Sundance Film Festival. New York Times ranked the documentary at the top of best films list in 2019.
We hope that the winning streak will continue and that on 9 February we will celebrate the first Macedonian Oscar.