Kumjana Novakova (film maker, film curator and researcher, North Macedonia)
Kumjana Novakova is a filmmaker, film curator and researcher. Currently, she works as a film curator at the Museum of Contemporary Arts in Skopje. She collaborates with different film festivals, cinema platforms and exhibitions, curating a wide range of programmes. She is an associate professor at the Non-fiction department of ESCAC, Barcelona, Spain, and has formerly taught at the Béla Tarr’s film.factory in Sarajevo. As an author, she develops projects between cinema and contemporary art, mostly exploring the interplay between identities, memories and the collective self. She currently lives in Skopje.