Oscar-nominated Tamara Kotevska exploded onto the scene with the critically acclaimed ‘HONEYLAND’. Premiered at Sundance, winning the Grand Jury Prize and Special Jury Award For Impact For Change, it subsequently went on to become the first documentary to receive Academy Award nominations for both Best International Feature Film and Best Documentary Feature. It is a luminous observation of human struggle, resilience and humanity’s fragile balance with the ecosystem.
Real life is so often stranger than fiction. Tamara creates unforgettable stories that are visually extraordinary. Characters that are larger than life. Seemingly small stories that disrupt perception and garner attention on a worldwide scale.
Since graduating from The Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, Macedonia, her focus has been in creating innovative forms of filmmaking. Exploring the intersection of fiction, documentary & animated storytelling, Tamara reframes global issues through a unique perspective. Using different approaches from fly-on-the-wall to cinéma verité, her living characters take centre stage to become powerfully compelling narratives.
Her award-winning film about one of the oldest freshwater lakes on Earth ‘LAKE OF APPLES’, explored the intrinsic link between science and culture through imaginative storytelling. A nonfiction project that inspired a deeper interest in science amongst a wider, global audience.
Tamara’s latest feature in development ‘MAN vs. FLOCK’ is fiction based on a true story, a commentary on the conflict between tradition and the progressive world.