Years running: 13 (since 2010)


International Creative Documentary Film Festival.


The wonderful Kurshumli an becomes a seemingly unreal space, an intersection point of different realities and incredible film stories, where the best of documentaries shines down in all its glory. Seven days in a row the afterglow appears in the colors of various creative testimonies and authentic experiences de-coloring the personal stereotypes and prejudices.

MakeDox aims to promote creative documentary film production in Macedonia and to support documentary story telling in general. MakeDox focuses on creating a stimulating environment for the exchange of experience and knowledge of documentary creation and promotion of films with cinematographic quality, offering the creative point of view of an author, both in terms of content as well as in form.

The festival program consists of three competitive sections. The Festival also includes non-competitive programs, such as retrospectives, special programs or thematically curetted programs.


  • Onion Award – for Best Film in the International Competition Program,
  • Young Onion Award – for Best Film by first or second-time director, 
  • Onion Seed Award – for Best Short Film for children and youth 
  • Sliced Onion Award- for Best Short Film
  • Moral Approach Award (special award).

The official awards consist of a statue. Special awards can be given by the Festival, professional organizations, NGOs, media, etc. 


  • Films completed and/or publicly screened after 1 January 2020
  • Submission to the Festival is open to creative documentary films of all running times, topics, style and production technologies 
  • MakeDox Festival will give priority to national, regional and foreign premieres. Films that have been previously publicly screened and televised in Macedonia are not eligible for competition unless the MakeDox selection committee has given specific authorization.
  • Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.




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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    December 25, 2021
  • Earlybird Deadline
    February 15, 2022
  • Regular Deadline
    April 15, 2022
  • Late Deadline
    May 15, 2022
  • Notifications
    August 05, 2022
  • Event Dates
    18 — 25 August 2022
Categories & Fees

 International Competitive Program open to mid‐ or full‐length creative documentaries from all countries of the world.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $17
  • Regular Deadline — $25
  • Late Deadline — $30

Competitive Program open for Short Creative Documentary films (up to 30 minutes)

  • Earlybird Deadline — $7
  • Regular Deadline — $15
  • Late Deadline — $20

Newcomers International Competitive Program open to Creative Documentaries that are the director’s first or second documentary film (mid or full‐length) from all countries of the world.  

  • Earlybird Deadline — $12
  • Regular Deadline — $20
  • Late Deadline — $25

Open to students' creative documentary films of any length from formal or informal film schools. Graduation films or films completed as part of the master studies are acceptable as well.

  • Earlybird Deadline — $5
  • Regular Deadline — $10
  • Late Deadline — $15

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