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Biljana Garvanlieva



Biljana Garvanlieva was born in Skopje, Macedonia. After her studies at the Philology Faculties and Faculty of Drama Arts in Skopje, she received a DAAD scholar ship and continued studying in Tübingen and Berlin (Germany). After working as a Radio Journalist and Play writer for theatre, she acted as director. Her debut film "Macedonia Dream – A girl and her Accordion" won the most important German Short Film Award "Goldene Lola" as well as the German Axel-Springer-Award for young Journalists. The film received a Special Mention Award at Zagreb Dox Festival, the Golden Projector at Aster Fest Macedonian and the Gold Panda Award at the Sichuan TV Festival in China.


2010 / The Seamstresses
2009 / Tobacco Girl 2008 / Macedonian Dream - A Girl And Her Accordion


The Seamstresses

The Seamstresses (Orig.) / 2010 / Germany, Macedonia / 30 min

Talented people like artists or writers who stayed have one choice only: work as seamstresses.





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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