Fast Forward 2017 / Projections:
11. 12. 2017 / 17:00h / KIC – Dodest Scene / Podgorica

AmokVardan Tozija, Macedonia, 2016, 102′

Director: Vardan Tozija
Screenplay: Vardan Tozija
Editor: Atanas Georgiev
Camera: Vladimir Samoilovski
Producer: Ognen Antov
Cast: Martin Gjorgoski, Deniz Abdula, Nikola Ristanovski


Phillip, a marginalised, abandoned teenager from a desolated suburban juvenile adoption center, is forced by a corrupt police inspector to participate in a terrifying encounter that leads to severe consequences. Despite the futile attempts of his teacher – the only caring educator in the center – to help out and put light on this incident in a country where power determines justice, Phillip emerges as a ferocious leader of a group of lost boys who embrace the path of violence. It takes them deep into the catacombs of the criminal underworld.

About the author

Vardan Tozija was born and raised in Skopje, Macedonia. He graduated Film and TV directing at the Faculty of Drama Arts in Skopje. Also attended law studies and political science studies at the State University of Cyril and Methodius. Her filmography includes: Amok (2016), There Is a Man With a Strange Habit of Hitting Me With an Umbrella (2012), The Whistler (2011), The Decision (2010), Kokino Observatory (2009), O N E (2009), Exception (2008), Home…? (2006), Northern Flight (2005), Bobby (2004), Waiting for GODOT (2003).

Festivals and awards

Brunswick International Film Festival (Germany) 2016 – Special mention award for the actor Martin Gjorgoski
Chicago International Film Festival (USA)
Heimspiel IFF (Germany)
Eastern Neighbours Film Festival (Holandija)
Razor Reel (Belgija)
Cinedays (Makedonija)
Exground Filmfest (Germany)
Goteborg IFF (Sweden)
Balkan Florence Express (Italy)
Lume Festival (Brasil)
Festival Internacional de Cine de Guadalajara (Mexico)
Festival Film Policier de Liege (Belgium)
Transilvania IFF (Romania)
Shanghai IFF (China)
Durban IFF (South Africa)
Prifest Prishtina International Film Festival (Kosovo)