Aleksandar Popovski

Artistic director, Slovene National Theatre Maribor.
Aleksandar is a guest lecturer at the University of Arts in Graz. As of the 2018/2019 season, he is the artistic director of Maribor Drama.

Aleksandar Popovski was born in Skopje, North Macedonia in 1969. He graduated from the University of "Ss. Cyril and Methodius", Skopje, with a BA in Film and Drama. His first professional debut in theatre was in 1992, when he directed a play by the Macedonian author Dejan Dukovski. He also directed works by M. Ivaskevicius, W. Shakespeare, G. Stefanovski, M. Cervantes, B. Stoker, B. Srbljanovic, G. Büchner, J.-B. Molière, A. Lasic, E. Pega, M. McDonagh, S. Grum, M. Cervantes, A. Chekhov, B.-M. Koltès, D. Harms, and F. G. Lorca. Many of the plays he directed have been staged in national theatres in Macedonia, as well as in international theatres in several countries including Denmark, Serbia, Slovenia, Croatia, Austria, United Kingdom, Italy, Sweden, Greece, etc.

His film directing career started in 1993 with the omnibus motion picture Soft Gray (Mitrevski — Popovski — Janicievic), produced by TRFZ Pegaz, Macedonia.

In 1995, he co-directed the TV series Boo, You Tailors! (with Darko Mitrevski), which was produced by the Macedonian National Television.

In 1998, he co-directed the film Goodbye 20th Century with Darko Mitrevski, produced by First Partizans Production, Macedonia. This film was featured in film festivals in Stockholm, Barcelona, Puerto Rico, CINEQUEST — San Francisco, Dresden, New York, Helsinki, Zurich, Calcutta, FEST Belgrade, Palm Beach, Palm Springs, Cottbus, Tromso, Ljubljana, Sarajevo, Rome, Milan, Brussels, Stuttgart.

In 1999, the film Goodbye 20th Century won melies d’argent at the Helsinki Film Festival for the best European fantasy film, the B-Movie award at the New York Film Festival for the best editing and the best scenography, the King Nobel award at the First Internet Film Festival in Brussels, and the best actor award at the FantaFestival in Rome.

In 2008 Aleksandar Popovski directed the short featured film Metamorphoses, co-produced by Kino Oko Production and Partysans Production.

His film Balkan is Not Dead, produced by Kino Oko Production, is currently in post-production.

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