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    XIII edition


    Marko (8) lives with his Father in a forest. Fathers rules are simple: All outside is evil;
    Never leave the magical forest. Marko never doubts.
    He has a M-shaped mark on his hand, but what could it mean?
    The Father bares a strange illness that slowly consumes his sanity.
    One day Marko disobey father’s orders and crosses into the forbidden area. Wondering
    through the forest, he meets Momo, a boy with a Down Syndrome. When Father finds out,
    Marko barely prevents Momo’s execution. He Marko promises he’ll never see him again,
    but that is a lie.
    Soon, Momo is attacked by strange apparitions, human only by shape, driven by hunger
    and rage. For Marko’s sake, the Father sets off to save Momo. He rescues him, but dies
    while doing it.
    Two boys explore the forest and their quest turns into a careless child game, until
    unknown men in uniforms kills Momo. Marko is now certain that his Father was right.
    Marko steps out of the forest: the world is shattered in ruins and entangled in silence.
    Grotesque hordes of infected roam the roads of sorrow. Marko perceives what happened:
    the rage of the ones pushed beyond all limits of human endurance, metastasized into a
    virus which eventually got to everyone. Science had no explanation, no cure.
    In an abandoned town, the infected surround Marko. Suddenly, a group of desperate
    looking soldiers appear, executing the pursuers. Just before killing Marko too, they notice
    the M mark on his hand. Marko is special, one of the few born immune once the outbreak
    emerged. Those few “specials” would rebuild the world, without repeating the mistakes of
    the past.

    North Macedonia

    Vardan Tozija

    Born and raised in Skopje, Macedonia. Graduated at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Skopje, Republic of Macedonia, Film and TV directing. Also attended law studies and political science studies at the State University of Cyril and Methodius.

    North Macedonia

    Darijan Pejovski

    Writer, director based in Skopje, Republic of North Macedonia. Graduated Film and TV directing at the Faculty of dramatic arts in Skopje. After 7 short films and one middle leght film, made for TV, he worked as a co- writer of Vladimir Blazevski’s “Punk’s Not Dead” in 2011. In 2015, his first feature film, “Three Days in September” had its world premiere at the Montreal World Film Festival. The film was also shown at the Chicago International Film Festival, Filmfestival Cottbus.

    Udayan Prasad

    “ScripTeast is the programme all the advisors wish they could have attended at the start of their careers. It would have saved all that stumbling around in the dark looking for the key that stimulates the imagination so much more effectively.”

    BAFTA nominated, director of “My Son the Fanatic”, “The Yellow Hankerchief” and ”Opa!”, 5th edition ScripTeast creative advisor, UK

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    ScripTeast Head of Studies, Associate Professor – Screenwriting and Production at School of Cinematic Arts, USC, screenwriter and director, author of the script for the Oscar-nominated film “Shoeshine”, USA

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