Skoplje '63

Skoplje '63 is a 1964 Yugoslavian documentary film directed by Veljko Bulajić about the 1963 Skopje earthquake (Skoplje, per film title, is the Serbo-Croatian spelling of Skopje). It was screened at the 1964 Cannes Film Festival, but wasn't entered into the main competition.[1] The film was awarded the Golden Nymph award at the Monte Carlo Television Festival,[2] and it was selected as the Yugoslav entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 37th Academy Awards, but it was not accepted as a nominee.[3]

Skoplje '63
Directed byVeljko Bulajić
Produced byStipe Gurdulic
Risto Teofilovski
Written byJovan Boskovski
Stevan Bulajic
Ratko Djurovic
Mateja Mateski
Djordje Stardelov
CinematographyZivorad Milic
Ljube Petkovski
Dragan Salkovski
Aleksandar Sekulovic
Edited byVeljko Bulajić
Release date
  • 12 March 1964 (1964-03-12)
Running time
77 minutes

The filming started three days after the earthquake and lasted for four months. After that, Bulajić spent 12 months editing the footage at Jadran Film studios.[4]

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  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Skoplje '63". Retrieved 1 March 2009.
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  3. ^ Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
  4. ^ "Vrdoljak izigrava patnika a štitio ga je admiral Mamula". Večernji list (in Croatian). 15 May 2010. Retrieved 21 May 2010.

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