Georgi Lazarevski is a prominent Macedonian film director, producer, and screenwriter who has achieved international recognition for his work. He began his career in Macedonian television in the early 1990s, directing and producing a variety of series and documentaries.
Georgi's breakthrough came in 2002 with his feature film debut, the critically-acclaimed drama "Shelter," which won the Special Jury Prize at the 2003 Sarajevo Film Festival. The film was an international success, being released in more than 30 countries and earning a Golden Globe nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.
In the following years, Georgi established himself as one of the most important Macedonian filmmakers, writing and directing a series of acclaimed films, including "No One's Son" (2005), "Dust" (2010), and "When the Pigs Took Over" (2013). His films have been screened at numerous international film festivals, including Cannes, Berlin, and Venice, and have won numerous awards.
In 2014, Georgi embarked on his most ambitious project, an epic six-part adaptation of Aleksandar Tisma's novel "The Stone Bridge." The series was praised for its ambitious scope and complex storytelling, and earned Georgi a Golden Arena Award for Best Director at the 2014 Pula Film Festival.
In recent years, Georgi has continued to push the boundaries of Macedonian cinema. His most recent feature, the darkly comic thriller "The Secret Ingredient," was released in 2018 and earned him his third nomination for a Golden Arena Award.
Georgi has become an influential figure in the world of Macedonian cinema, inspiring a generation of young filmmakers with his bold and uncompromising vision. His work has earned him international recognition, and he continues to be a vital force in the country's film industry.