Kiril Cenevski

Kiril Cenevski
Born (1943-01-28) 28 January 1943
Kriva Palanka, Yugoslavia
(present-day Macedonia)
Years active 1970–1985

Kiril Cenevski (Macedonian: Кирил Ценевски) (born 28 January 1943 in Kriva Palanka) is a Macedonian film director.

Education and career

Cenevski studied at the Architecture and Civil Engineering in Skopje.[1] He began his career as an assistant director on television productions and documentaries in the late '60s. Cenevski made his feature-film debut as a director with Upho Ceme/Spawn of the Devil in 1971. Though his subsequent filmography is sparse, Cenevski was active in theater and television. At one time, Cenevski chaired the Union of Macedonian Film Workers.[2] One of the highpoints of his career was his "Golden Lens" award in 2013, which Cinematheque of Macedonia awarded for outstanding contribution to the Macedonian cinematography.[3]


His most notable feature film was Black Seed (Crno seme, 1971) for which he won the Golden Arena for Best Director at the 1971 Pula Film Festival.[4] The film was also entered into the 7th Moscow International Film Festival.[5] Cenevski's filmography consisted of the following:[1]

1970 : The cost of the city (Assistant Director,)

1971 : Black Seed (Director, Screenplay)

1975 : Yad (Director, Screenplay) 1975 : Leopold Sedar Senghor (Direction)

1976 : Fazil Hysni Daglardzha (Direction)

1976 : Eugenio Montale (Director, Screenplay)

1978 : Dzhafra (Direction)

1979 : Rafael Alberti (Direction)

1979 : Eugene Gilvik (Direction)

1980 : Lead Brigade (Director, Screenplay)

1982 : Bridges - Struga Poetry Evenings ( Director,)

1984 : Huaskaran - Andy '82 (Director, Screenplay)

1985  : Node (Direction)


Cenevski received the following awards:[1]

1971 FYFF Pula, Golden Arena for directing / "Black Seed"

1971 FYFF Pula, gold crown for best debut director / "Black Seed"

1971 IFF Moscow Award "Phoenix" for best debut director / "Black Seed"

1972 IFF Avellino, Laceno D'Oro Award for directing / "Black Seed"

1972 Oscar nominee Yugoslavian 72 / "Black Seed"

1972 Award for October 11 "Black Seed"

1976 Karlovy Vary IFF, Special Award for the film / "Yad"

1980 FYFF Pula, Prize "Prvomajska" the film with modern themes / "Lead Brigade"

1980 Award of miners in the film Rasha / "Lead Brigade"

1980 Silver Medal of CIDALC / "Lead Brigade"

Movies: 1987 Hemteks, directing, documentary, film Vardar


  1. 1 2 3 "Cyril Cenevski". Cinematheque of Macedonia. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  2. "Kiril Cenevski Biography". All Movie by Rovi. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  3. ""Golden Lens" for Cenevski". Novatv. Retrieved 2 August 2013.
  4. "18. Festival igranog filma u Puli" (in Croatian). Pula Film Festival. Retrieved 24 May 2010.
  5. "7th Moscow International Film Festival (1971)". MIFF. Retrieved 2012-12-23.

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