Ana Jakimska is a versatile fiction specialist who engages in narrative storytelling across different platforms, including film, literature, and marketing. Proficient in producing original content, she also possesses both academic and professional experience as a narrative editor, story consultant, and lecturer in film specialist skills.
As a film director and writer, Ana holds a master's degree in Directing Fiction from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her inaugural venture onto the screen is the folklore-inspired short film The Children Will Come. This debut production competed for the prestigious Golden Goblet Award at the Shanghai International Film Festival in 2017 and received international acclaim through official selections and accolades at film festivals. In 2018, Ana finalised the script for a feature-length film titled Midnight Train, which won multiple development grants and pitching competitions. In 2022, Ana wrote and directed the short film Blue Hour. Complementary to her academic pursuits in film in both the UK and Macedonia, are her three short student films: No Ghosts in Strange Lands, Gaida, and Neon Hearts.
A co-founder of Suteren Studio, a dynamic media production company based in Skopje, Macedonia, Ana plays a pivotal role in developing and executing compelling narratives for commercial purposes, as well as crafting impactful creative content for political and civil campaigns.
Ana is a recipient of the competitive Chevening scholarship, awarded by the UK government's Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Office (FCDO) to future leaders and decision-makers globally. She is also an alumna of prestigious fiction film development programs, including the MIDPOINT Institute and First Films First Young Director's Academy.
Presently, Ana resides between Skopje, Macedonia, and London, UK. She is available for hire as a project development consultant and a script reader and editor.
Awards & Grants
- Chevening Scholarship ⸱ FCDO UK, 2022/23
- Highest Artistic Achievement Award ⸱ Midnight Train at Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, 2017
- Award for Best Pitch ⸱ Midnight Train at Sofia Meetings, Bulgaria, 2017
- Award for Best Project ⸱ Midnight Train at MIDPOINT, Czech Republic, 2015
- Award for Best Pitch ⸱ Midnight Train at EASTWEEK, Trieste Film Festival, Italy, 2015
- Script Development Grant⸱ Midnight Train from the Macedonian Film Agency, 2015