Investigative Film Festival Skopje
Evento Skopje 20-25 ottobre 2020 (IFFS )
At the fourth festival edition, thath will be entirely held online, we will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on journalism, media and communication in general, as well as many other trends and challenges in journalism and the media. This year’s festival program includes films that reflect the current state of the world and humanity’s perseverance, and discussions with media professionals from the country and the world
The essence of journalism is to stand in solidarity with society, shining a light on difficult issues, exposing broken systems and raising awareness as a path to a better world.
By exploring the changes the pandemic brought in the media landscape and communication in general, the fourth edition of the Investigative Film Festival Skopje aims to highlight the things that unite us. The journalistic curiosity in these unprecedented times is faced with new challenges; therefore, we invite you to join us while we examine the current, and try to anticipate the forthcoming state of the ever-changing world of media.
At the fourth festival edition we will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on journalism, media and communication in general, as well as many other trends and challenges in journalism and the media. This year’s festival program includes films that reflect the current state of the world and humanity’s perseverance, and discussions with media professionals from the country and the world.
This is the first time that the entire program of the Investigative Film Festival Skopje – IFFS will be held online. While we’ll miss meeting our guests in person, this is the only reasonable decision considering the current situation around the world. We hope that this way our program will be enjoyed by people who otherwise wouldn’t be able to join us in Skopje and we wish to be able to safely welcome our guests in Skopje for our next edition.
As always, IFFS is open for the public and all events are free of charge. IFFS is an international festival and some of the events are in English. To be able to watch the films online (only for the , visit our FILM PLATFORM
See the program of the discussions:
20 October - 19.15 Journalism in times of pandemic
with Renate Schroeder, Director of the European Federation of Journalists and Kiran Nazish, Founding Director of The Coalition For Women In Journalism
21 October - 18.00 The pandemic and the workers’ rights of journalists
with Hristina Belovska, Darko Duridanski
22 October - 17.00 The Science of What Makes People Care
with Ann Christiano, Matt Sheehan
22 October - 18.30 Fighting for truth, justice and safety of journalists
with Matthew Caruana Galizia
24 October - 12.00 Cooperation between journalists and civil society
with Liljana Pecova - Ilievska, Kristina Ozimec
25 October - 12.00 Covering COVID-19: science-based health journalism
with Mia Malan, the founding editor-in-chief of Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism
See the program of the workshops:
21 October - 12.00 Using mobile journalism for solution stories
23 October - 18.00 The Principles of Story Building
25 October - 14.00 How to make a film with no budget