Elena Stanisheva


North Macedonia

Elena STANISHEVA is a film producer based in Skopje. After her graduation at the National University, with major in French language, she participated in the certificate producers program at the NYFA in New York, became a talent at the Sarajevo Talents 2013 and the same year received a scholarship to study scriptwriting at FAMU, Prague. She started her career working with the acclaimed « Golden Lion » award-winning director Milcho Manchevski and gaining significant knowledge in the field of international co-productions. After establishing her company VEDA FILM, she co-produced her first short film “To Guard a Mountain” and won numerous international awards: AMANDA Award; 1st Prize for Life-Action Short at Chicago IFF 2013; selection by CESAR French Film Academy and submission to the Oscars. In 2016, she participated the EPI European Co-production workshops in Berlin, Later in 2017 she participated in the Rotterdam Lab for producer, Cannes Producers Workshop, Mediterranean Film Institute in Greece and became alumni at MAIA Producers Workshops. From 2015, she is collaborating with the writer/director Andrej I. Volkashin on all his projects and developing his first feature films THE SWEET BITTERNES OF THE RIPE
POMEGRANATES selected at the Torino Script Lab-Extended in 2018, supported by the Macedonian Film Agency for script development.

Selected filmography:
« Snake » (post-production) – short ficiton by Andrej I. Volkashin
“God Exist, Her Name Is Petrunija” –  feature film by Teona S. Mitevska
“The Witness” – feature film by Mitko Panov
« Koliva » – short fiction by Andrej I. Volkashin
“Women Refugee & Migrants” – video documentary by Elena Stanisheva & Frosina Naumosvka
“Blue Keys“ – short animation by Jelena Beshir
« On Music/Off Love » – feature-length documentary, by Frosina Naumovska
“Living in a box” – short fiction by Elena Stanisheva
“To Guard a Mountain” – short fiction, by Izer Aliu
“Mothers” – feature film by Milcho Manchevski
“Normal The Dusseldorf Ripper”  – feature film by Julius Sevcik
“Shadows”  – feature film by Milcho Mancevski