The documentary film “Honeyland” was nominated in two categories for Oscar, for Documentary Feature Film and also for International Feature Film. This is the first time that a Macedonian film is nominated in two categories.
“Atidze and the bees are a prototype for a new genetic material that has to win in the fight against the titans, where the nature is fighting with the destructive forces. We are happy that world renowned critics and members of the Academy recognized the plant’s cry that echoes among the film’s frames. This is the first time in the history of the Oscar awards that a documentary film is nominated in two categories, which means that this is not only a success with historic proportions, but it confirms that the documentary language is entering an era where it will be truly appreciated where it will stand shoulder to shoulder with fictional narration. Due to its realistic portrait it deserves a special observation”
Directors Tamara Kotevska and Ljubomir Stefanov expressed their gratitude toward the members of the Academy because they named the film as “material worthy of an Oscar.”