The Children Will Come

A young teacher from the city is sent to a remote village in the mountains to teach. However, it seems that there are no children in the village. The old lady who works in the school believes that the children will come once the young woman learns to light a fire and keep the classroom warm.

Produced by: KRUG Film
Supported by Macedonian Film Agency 
Year of production: 2017
Running time: 18:50


Vladimir PETKOV - Skalja


Directed by: Ana JAKIMSKA
Producers: Dejan KRAJCEVSKI, Marija DIMITROVA
Written by: Branko KOSTESKI
Director of Photography: Naum DOKSEVSKI
Editor: Gorjan ATANASOV
Composer: Boshko MANGAROVSKI
Sound Designer: Risto ALCINOV


  • Best Debut Film at Tirana International Film Festival (Albania) 2017
  • Best Short Fiction Film at Mequinensa International Film Festival (Spain) 2017
  • Best Short Fiction Film at FerFilm International Film Festival (Kosovo) 2017
  • Best Directing in Student Competition at LIFFE (Serbia) 2017
  • Best Cinematography at Fastnet Film Festival (Ireland) 2018 
  • Best Live-action Film at ProFiFest (Serbia) 2018
  • Best Short Film at Bosnia Herzegovina Looks Around (Germany) 2019


  • Shanghai International Film Festival (China) 2017 
  • Trieste Film Festival (Italy) 2017
  • Mediterranean Short Film Festival of Tangier (Morocco) 2017
  • Tehran International Short Film Festival (Iran) 2017
  • Herceg Novi Film Festival (Montenegro) 2017
  • SEEFest (California, USA) 2018
  • Festival International du Film de Nancy (France) 2018