The Leading actor of Secret Ingredient wins European Shooting Star at Berlinale!

Blagoj Veselinov, who acts in the leading role in “Secret Ingredient”, received the European Shooting Star Award at Berlin Film Festival. The jury remarked: “Blagoj Veselinov has utterly impressed the jury with his performance in Gjorce Stavreski’s Secret Ingredient, which is imbued with deep and unexpected sensitivity. Veselinov’s turn here is cleverly and commandingly toned down and subtle, showing his heartfelt bond with his character. We look forward to seeing what he does next!”

Secret Ingredient at California Film Institute

Each year The California Film Institute offers a selection of films that have been in the Foreign Language Film Oscar competition. This year 87 films have been accepted for competition and, for the 16th consecutive year, the Smith Rafael Film Center offers a choice sampling of 14 of these films.

This is a rare opportunity to view some of the most distinguished works in international cinema, many of which are film festival prizewinners. Series programmed by Janis Plotkin and Karen Davis.

We are very proud that Secret Ingredient is part of their selection!

About our film they wrote: “…Set in a modern-day Macedonia battered by economic turbulence, this humane and relatable dark comedy explores the universal terrain of family tensions, the dangers of superstition and the healing power of love.”

Screening is on: THURSDAY, JANUARY 10, 5:30 PM

Secret Ingredient at Palm Springs International Film Festival!

Our film will be screened at one of the largest film festivals in North America in the selection of Foreign Language Oscar Submissions. Palm Springs is welcoming over 135,000 attendees each year for its lineup of new and celebrated international features and documentaries. The festival offers 12 days of events and film screenings featuring over 200 films from 78 countries. 

Meet us there at:
January 7, 2019 2:00 PM Regal Cinemas
January 11, 2019 10:30 AM Regal Cinemas

Our film at “Tutti Nello Stesso Piatto”

Our film was screened at the International Film Festival “Tutti Nello Stesso Piatto” in

Trento, Italy. Immigration, climate change, exploitation of the environment and new slavery, are among the salient issues that the festival covered through the vision of selected films, meeting and debates with directors and photojournalists focused of human dignity in the broadest sense of the term. This is fourth festival for “Secret Ingredient” in Italy.

Our film is celebrating one year since the premiere!

One year ago today, Secret Ingredient (Исцелител) premiered at Thessaloniki International Film Festival where it received the Audience Award in the Balkan Survey Section. 

What followed was a year to remember. The film was shown at 47 international film festivals and won 15 international awards. In addition to that, it won 4 awards during development. HBO Europe released in 14 countries in Europe and the biggest film newspapers, “The Hollywood Reporter”, “Variety” and “Screen Daily” published stellar reviews. Back at home it was shown at 8 festivals where it won 4 lovely awards. It was showing in theaters in Skopje for 87 consecutive days and the total number of viewers throughout Macedonia was over 23.500 in 26 cities. Secret Ingredient is the Macedonian Oscar candidate. What a birthday!

Check the map of the places that out film “visited”.

Best Debut Film Award for Secret Ingredient at Tirana Film Fest!

Our film received the Best Debut Film Award at the Tirana Film Festival in the EYE on TIFF – Debut Feature Film Competition!  

The jury said: ”The movie comes with a wonderfully crafted script, alongside with convincing acting performances; it succeeds to engage and entertain its audience,dealing with severe subjects in a funny mode. All in all, it is a very promising debut!”

This is 15th award international award for our film!