Tamara Kotevska

Tamara Kotevska (Macedonian: Тамара Котевска; born 9 August 1993) is a Macedonian filmmaker best known for her 2019 documentary Honeyland.

Tamara Kotevska
Тамара Котевска
Born (1993-08-09) 9 August 1993 (age 28)
NationalityMacedonian
Alma materSs. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje
OccupationFilmmaker
Known forHoneyland (2019)

Early lifeEdit

Kotevska was born in Prilep, Republic of Macedonia (now North Macedonia). She earned a scholarship to study abroad in Tennessee for her junior year in high school.[1] She graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts at the Sts. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje,[2] with an emphasis in documentary film.[3]

CareerEdit

Together with Ljubomir Stefanov, Kotevska spent three years in Bekirlija, North Macedonia filming the documentary about a female wild beekeeper, Hatidze.[4][2] The film was originally going to be a documentary short about the Bregalnica river region when they came across the beekeeper.[5][6] Kotevska and Stefanov previously worked together on another documentary, Lake of Apples (2017).[7]

Honeyland won three awards at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival[8] and received two nominations at the 92nd Academy Awards: Best Documentary Feature and Best International Feature Film. It is the second Macedonian film to earn an Oscar nomination after Before the Rain (1994).[9][10]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Tamara Kotevska | MIDPOINT - A Training and Networking Platform for Film and TV Development". Midpoint-center.eu. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  2. ^ a b Mullen, Pat (1 August 2019). "Buzz-Worthy: Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov Talk 'Honeyland' – Point of View Magazine". Point of View Magazine. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  3. ^ "Interview: Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov on Making the Most Out of an Environmentally Sticky Situation in "Honeyland"". The Moveable Fest. 26 July 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  4. ^ "'Living and Working with Each Other for Those Three Years in Almost Unbearable Life Conditions': Directors Ljubo Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska | Honeyland". Filmmaker Magazine. 28 January 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  5. ^ Drury, Sharareh; Coates, Tyler (27 December 2019). "Oscars: How 'Honeyland' and 'For Sama' Portray Battles on Different Fronts". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  6. ^ Scarpa, Vittoria (10 May 2019). "Ljubomir Stefanov, Tamara Kotevska • Directors of Honeyland". Cineuropa. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  7. ^ Eagan, Daniel (22 August 2019). "'It's a Choice: To Be a Filmmaker or a Human': Ljubomir Stefanov and Tamara Kotevska on Honeyland". Filmmaker Magazine. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  8. ^ "2019 Sundance Film Festival Awards Announced". Sundance Institute. 3 February 2019. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  9. ^ "Oscar nominations 2020: 'Joker' leads with 11; Greta Gerwig snubbed for best director; complete list of nominees". The Washington Post. 13 January 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.
  10. ^ ""Медена земја" со две номинации за "Оскар"". Република (in Macedonian). 13 January 2020. Retrieved 13 January 2020.

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