Documentary: Fake News Fairytale


FAKE NEWS FAIRYTALE takes us to the unlikely epicentre of fake news: Veles, Macedonia. In Veles, since the run-up to the 2016 U.S. presidential election, teenagers have been creating fake news stories that generate thousands of hits on social media. These young entrepreneurs have made money off of advertising revenue generated from their fake stories going viral, introducing a ‘digital gold rush’ to Veles. 

Official Selection BFI London Film Festival 2018
Official Selection DOC NYC 2018
Official Selection Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival
Official Selection Sheffield Doc/Fest 2018
Official Selection Investigative Film Festival - Skopje
Official Selection Short Sounds Film Festival
Official Selection MakeDox 2018
Official Selection London Short Film Festival
Winner: Grierson Award for Best Student Documentary
Available online as part of The Atlantic Selects

Director - Kate Stonehill
Producers - Kate Stonehill, Samir Ljuma, Jimmy Campbell Smith
Editor - Conor Meechan
Cinematography - Ronnie McQuillan, Kate Stonehill
Composer - Pablo Scopinaro
Sound Recordist - Alex Collin
Production Manager - Alexandra McArdle
Colourist/Online Editor - Hugh Howlett
Sound Designer - Odinn Ingibergsson