Teona Strugar Mitevska was born in 1974 in an artistic family in Skopje, Macedonia. She started her engagement with the camera as a child actor. Later she trained as a painter, continuing and finishing her BA in graphic design.
After a successful career in advertising she turned to filmmaking, she studied film in the M.F.A program at the Tisch School of Arts, New York University.
She made her debut as short film director in 2001 with VETA, which received Special Mention at the Berlin Film Festival.
HOW I KILLED A SAINT is her first feature film, which was made under the auspices of the company she established together with her brother and sister. The film premiered at the 2004 Rotterdam Film Festival- Tiger Competition and it was awarded the Best European Film at the Crossing Europe Film Festival, Linz, Austria.
I AM FROM TITOV VELES, her second feature film premiered at at the 2008 Berlin film Festival- Official Panorama Competition and Cannes Film Festival… read more