Teona  Strugar Mitevska

Teona Strugar Mitevska

Macedonia

I am an artist, an activist and a proud feminist, I am a FEMARTIVIST    

Biography

Born in Skopje in Macedonia in 1974, from the ages of six to twelve Teona Strugar Mitevska appeared as an actor on Macedonian television. Having studied graphic design, she went on to work as an art director and took up film studies in New York in 1998.

She made her debut as short film director in 2001 with VETA, which received the Special Jury prize at the Berlinale and has since been shown at more than thirty festivals around the world. HOW I KILLED A SAINT is her first feature film, which premiered at the 2004 IFFR Rotterdam, Tiger Competition and has won numerous prizes around the world like Best European Film at the Crossing Europe Film festival, Linz, Austria.

I AM FROM TITOV VELES, premiered at the 2007 Toronto IFF - Discovery Section, the 2008 Berlinale Panorama and the 2008 edition of Cannes film festival, ACID selection. The film has screened at more than 80 film festivals around the world and has received more than 20 international awards. Her films have screened to acclaim at numerous international film festivals, including THE WOMAN WHO BRUSHED OFF HER TEARS (2012) and WHEN THE DAY HAD NO NAME (2017) which both screened in the Panorama Section of the 2012 Berlinale.

Films Selection