Mrs. ZORICA KOSTOVSKA
TV & Fim Producer, TV Director, Screenwriter, Journalist
B.Sc theologian and B.Sc diplomat
Founder of Int. Film Festival for Cultural, Spiritual & Human
values “Bogorodicen pokrov” - 2016
- Founder and producer of the Top World - Independent TV and film production company starting from 1994, that is also founder of non- profit projects.
- TV and Film Producer and Author of TV programs and documentary films – Christian, cultural, religious tourism, reportages, interviews, eco & ethno, tradition, educational films...
- Director and Founder within Top World of non profit International Film Festival for Cultural, Spiritual & Human values - “Bogorodicen pokrov” – “ St.Virgin Mary Veil” - 2016
- Expert for documentary films and TV programs devoted to cultural & spiritual heritage
PROFILE AND PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
- The only one from Macedonia, the ex - member of the Board of International Council of National Academy of Television Arts and Science in New York. - Emmy Awards / 10 years /
- Producer and Author of hundred TV programs; “St. Cyril and Methodius“ , TV history series - “Symbols”; “Christian Symbols”; Interview with Ambassador H.E. Mr. Miroslav Toman devoted to the Cultural Heritage of the Czech Republic, “The miracles of Virgin Mary in Macedonia in 1948 year” etc.
- Author and producer of cultural reportages from many countries from Europe and Latin America
- Working on Development of many cultural and media projects
- Producer and author of TV and film documentary projects from: Macedonia, USA, Great Britain, Brazil, Argentina, France, Germany etc.
- Interviews with world famous figures such as: Mr. Buthros Ghali, Mr. William Hapzer- Director of UNICEF, Mr. Bruce Gordon - President of TV "Paramount", Mrs. Patch Mitchel - President of TV Turner Company, Ms. Geeneen Estrada- Director of NBC , Charl Aznavour etc.;
- Founder and Project leader of Satellite TV Channel on MRTV / 4 years /
- Project leader and Media expert on Balkan seminars on Digital News, with Bavarian Television /BR from Germany.
- Author of UNICEF program on children rights devoted to the International children day of broadcasted on 10 December 2000, nominated by UNICEF-Office Skopje, for special Emmy Awards in New York.
- Author of the program “Legacies”-Macedonia, broadcasted on Europe by Satellite - EbS
- Executive producer and Author for the TV series of different genres for South East Europe - TV network. Program was supported by FRESTA & Danish Government. / Cultural series FEAST , Eco programs –Green TV, Young talents, Anticorruption on Balkans, Brain Drain, Ethno life, Children rights etc. /4 years
- Ex -Director for International Affairs and TV Co productions- Macedonian Radio & Television with : ARTE, CFI - France, BR, DW- Germany, BBC- Great Britain ET-3 Greece, PBS -USA, South East European channels, Balkans TV channels and many others …
- Ass. Gen. Director, Head of the Department of International Affairs, International Co productions and Satellite Program for the National MRTV. / 1999-2003 /
- Founder and Leader Expert of MTV Satellite channel until its implementation;
- Bilateral agreements with the TV networks: CNN- USA; ZDF, DW, BR- Germany; BBC World; CFI- Canal France International, ET-3 Greece; Public networks from Slovenia, Croatia, Bulgaria, Albania, Romania etc.
- Journalist and Author of the TV Regional TV series broadcasted in Greece, Slovenia, Romania, Croatia, Serbia, Montenegro, Albania, etc.
- Journalist and Author and producer of numerous Cultural and Documentary items: FEAST, Ecological SEE regional TV series: Eco - alarm, Green TV, Prespa lake, Dojran lake, Ohrid;
- Co-author on TV projects with TPI- USA and LOOKS – Germany.
- TV, Radio and Press journalist
- Manager of Training News Course for Balkan journalists on AVID technology with BR – Bavarian TV, Germany;
- Founder of the TELESEE Network, regional network for South East European cooperation, sponsored by FRESTA, - Inter. Media Development, by Danish Government /4 years/
- Conferences and seminars in Denmark and SEE countries;
- Scriptwriting trainings Istanbul- Eureka; Dubrovnik-TELESEE;
- Pitching sessions- Cavtat- Croatia; Cross-cutting programs;
- National coordinator of Macedonia within CIRCOM- Regional association that belongs to European Broadcasting Union with more than 300 TV stations / 4 years
- National coordinator from Macedonia within Co-Pe -Am, -regional association for Mediterranean cooperation/ 4 years
- Conferences: Morocco, Italy... Cooperation on project “Mediterranean Women”.
- Executive Director of Non - government Association for Civic Initiative
- Member of International Department of Youth Diplomacy 4 years, Belgrade, Yugoslavia; Meetings in great memory: Radjiv Ghandi, Nelson Mendela, Samora Mashel etc. Hundreds of bilateral and multilateral activities throughout the world, especially in Africa, Asia and Europe. Seminar works devoted to human rights. Acted as a Chairman of the Conference against Apartheid in New Delhi 1988, patronizing by the President Ghandi.
- YU –representative of the Movements Liberation in the World;
- Cooperation with UNESCO- Nomination for Administrative Secretary in UNESCO – Paris in ex YU
- Associate Board member of International Council of National Academy of Television Arts and Science in New York. / Emmy Awards / almost 10 years
- Executive Director of NGO -Association of Civic Initiative starting from 1994;
- Member of the Ass. of the Journalists of the Rep. of Macedonia and IFJ .
INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCES AND FESTIVALS
- World Festival Moscow, Algerian Meeting of Mediterranean Countries, than Zambia, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Senegal, Ghana, Tunisia, Algeria, Mali, New Delhi, European and Balkan seminars. etc.
- Conferences: Florence, Roma, Trieste...
- Budapest Film Market;
- MIP TV – Cannes;
- EUROPE PRIX - Berlin
- VIOLENCE and Media – Int. panel discussion;
- Media World Conference against AIDS – UN Forum and many others…
- Nomination for Semi-Final Judging Round – Monte Carlo Festival, patronizing by Prince Albert;
- Creative Summit with MTV by UNESCO – New York; International Emmy Awards Gala;
- The Worldwide TV Industry Summit Conference UN TV;
- The UN TV and Film Festival for Human Rights;
EDUCATION AND PREVIOUS EMPLOYMENT
- 1980 Graduated in Belgrade Political Sciences, BS in International Diplomacy
- 1981 Journalist and program editor for the Macedonian Radio Television - MRT
- 1982 The member of the International Department of Youth Diplomacy of ex - Yugoslavia
- 1986 Correspondent of Daily News "Nova Makedonija" from Belgrade; Correspondent of MTV and TV Sarajevo
- 1990 The first independent journalist in the Republic of Macedonia
- 1994 Independent TV and Film producer and owner of Top World TV& film company
- 1999 Assistant to General Manager of MTV, Head of the Department of Int. Affairs, Media Consultant and Seminar Trainer
- 2003 TV Director, Journalist and Screenwriter, Media Consultant – TV & Press, Producer and author of non - profit projects / Top World
- 2012 Graduated the Theological Faculty “St. Kliment Ohridski” in Skopje; Graduate thesis - ‘Christian views on influence of violence on TV’
- 2012 Post Graduate on INI/ Institute for National History
English - fluent
Serbian – Croatian - fluent
Word, Internet, Excel
Excellent team skills and team work
Efficiency and preciseness
Excellent organizational skills
Flexible working hours
Excellent office skills
Excellent communication skills
INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF TV ARTS AND SCINECE- EMMY AWARDS - NEW YORK
CIRCOM – SOUTH EAST EUROPE - Regional TV network
TV BR- Germany etc.