Ana Jakimska is a film director and writer based in Skopje. Her professional debut is the short film titled The Children Will Come, which won the Best Live-Action Short Nomination at the Shanghai International Film Festival in 2017, and was screened and awarded worldwide. Her filmography includes two more live-action short, It's Cold Outside (2014) and Neon Hearts (2019), as well as one short documentary, Call me Barbara (2013). Currently, she is developing her first feature film Midnight Train.
Jakimska is a Master of Arts Candidate in Film Directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts in Skopje, where she is conducting research on the use of color in film. She holds a BA degree in Comparative Literature, and a BA degree in Film and TV Directing.
Jakimska is an alumni of Talents Sarajevo, MIDPOINT Script Development Program, and First Films First Young Director's Academy. She is the co-founder and co-owner at Suteren, a media production company based in Skopje.
- Highest Artistic Achievement Award for "Midnight Train" at Boat Meeting, Molodist Kyiv International Film Festival, 2017
- Award for Best Pitch at Sofia Meetings (First Films First Program) for the project Midnight Train, Bulgaria, 2017
- Award for Best Project for the project Midnight Train at MIDPOINT Script Development Program, FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic, 2015
- Award for Best Pitch for the project Midnight Train at EASTWEEK Scriptwriting Workshop, Trieste Film Festival, Italy, 2015
- Script Development Grant for the project Midnight Train from the Macedonian Film Agency, 2015