SKOPJE: the first feature film by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén Clara Solaa co-production between Sweden, Costa Rica, Belgium, Germany and the United States, won the Golden Owl Award for Best Feature Film at the 12th Philosophical Film Festivalwhich took place in Skopje from June 1 to 9, 2022.

The Audience Jury for Best Feature Film chose Aleem Khan’s debut film as the winner After Love (United Kingdom, France), among five films in official feature competition.

Several prizes were awarded under the short film competition program, including Best Audience Short Film for Hungarian Branka by Akos K. Kovacs.

The award ceremony at North Macedonia Cinematheque was followed by a screening of the Turkish/French/German/Dutch co-production something useful by Pelin Esmer, followed by a discussion with the director.

The Philosophical Film Festival is a film festival at the crossroads of philosophy and cinema, which tries to promote the idea of ​​film as a medium that can provoke philosophical thought and illustrate philosophical ideas. The festival screened 40 films, organized around 50 events and welcomed 20 national and international guests.

The festival is organized by the Macedonian Philosophical Society.


Feature Film Competition:

Best feature film by the jury:
Clara Sola (Sweden, Costa Rica, Belgium, Germany, United States)
Directed by Nathalie Álvarez Mesén

Best feature film by the public:
After Love (UK, France)
Directed by Aleem Khan

Short film competition:

Best short film Jury:
Warsha (France, Lebanon)
Directed by Dania Bdeir

Special mention:
A quiet man (France)
Directed by Nyima Cartier

Best short film by the public:
Branka (Hungary)
Directed by Ákos K. Kovacs