Scriptwriter of the Month: Eva Kamčevska

During the three consecutive months, we decided to introduce you to three scriptwriters who have been selected to attend interfilm Film Festival in Berlin, one of the most important European short film festivals.

This time we introduce you to Eva Kamčevska, Macedonian scriptwriter who graduated from the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje and Vancouver Film School. She is currently living in Skopje and she continues writing for film and TV.

Read her answers to our questions and don’t forget to check her profile at:

What makes the 5 films on your Top 5 list so special?

Decalog (1989) by Krzysztof Kieslowski – So close to life, so moving.

La Vitta e Bella (1997) by Vincenzo Cerami – such a sad theme treated with humour. Rips your heart out.

Clockwork Orange (1971) by Stanley Kubrick – Is he recovered criminal or not? He is. Or not… He is, definitely! Not sure.

Whiplash (2014) by Damien Chazelle – I love drums. The terror of a passion. Love it.

Swiss Army Man (2016) by Daniel Scheiner and Dan Kwan – So weird. So real to the core.

Why did you decide to go into film?

Ever since I’ve been aware of myself I have been turning my head towards the TV when a movie is on, while doing homework. It captivated me and while a lot of things that I liked as a kid are now just a memory this passion has stayed with me. Don’t know why, but glad it’s like that. Gives me a reason, for everything.

Commercial films or art house?

Whichever speaks to me. Mostly art but not very abstract and commercial on the edge to be artsy.

How and when did you begin writing?

3rd grade. I wrote a story following the photos the teacher showed us in class. It was a homework, it wasn’t a free will. The teacher said it was good and told my mom. Till then, my mom was writing my homework. Then she stopped.

Where do you like to write the most?

Bed. Table.

What kind of music do you listen while writing?

Don’t listen to music when writing.

Where do ideas come from?

Everywhere – thank God or thank the Force or thank (you name it)

If you could go anywhere in space and time, where would that be?

My childhood. Get stuck in there. Forever.