Goran Trenchovski (Macedonian: Горан Тренчовски, b. April 24, 1970 in Strumica) is a Macedonian director and writer. He is the current freelance artist at Kinotheatre "Sound Imagery" .
Trenchovski graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Novi Sad with an emphasis in intermedial directing. After decay of SFRJ he became the youngest director on the Balkans. He directed several films and TV projects in different genres as well as stage performances with a number of plays by both classical and modern auteurs: Chubbies (a serial in 8 episodes), Beggars and Placards (a documentary), Krecho (a docudrama) and Multilevel (a TV feature film). His second TV feature film, Ghoul Quest, acquaints the audience with the fate of an authentic assortment of heroes torn from Balkan iconography, picturesquely sculptured and psychologically represented with all their good and bad sides. He also directed middle-length film projects: Slander, Under, A Step Ahead of Time, Candidates (5 episodes), Martin from the Stairs (6 episodes), I Believe in Macedonia, and The Spirit of my Father.
He lived and worked for one year in Prague, Czech Republic. He directed Sound Pictures, Slavic Orpheus, Infernal Machine, Libretto Wagner, Leonce and Lena, The Spirit of the Can, From the First Breath, Beggar's Opera, Endgame and End(K)ing, as well as plays by Aeschylus, Witkacy, Andreyev, Artaud, Beckett, Ionesco, Pinter, Albee and Arrabal. He was engaged as chief of the department for directing in national television MKRTV in Skopje.
Trenchovski also has experience as a producer and publisher. Since its inception in 2005, he has been employed at the Int'l film festival AsterFest in his hometown of Strumica. The festival has gained an international reputation, especially with regard to its documentary and short film sections, thanks to Trenchovski's networking as well as his involvement with the Tiberiopolian Film Alliance. He is the author of director's notes From Beggar to King (1995), editor of the dramatic anthology Carnival Sighs (1998), the monograph Steps on the Star Planks (1999), Beckett 100 (2006) and translator of Jiří Menzel's texts Faith and Doubt (2000). Orbis Pictus (2001) is his book about the performing arts, and Poetics of (De)Thronization (2004) is a work about dramatic phenomena in the 20th century. His last publications Pars Pro Toto (2008) and Kino Neimar (2011), are books of essays.
Goran Trenchovski was editor of Trend and Blesok. He won prizes at Vojdan Chernodrinski, Municipality of Strumica, and film festivals in Sarajevo, Moscow, Washington and Nowogard. His most recent works are the short Mockery (working title), performance Partále, and selected writings Pit Kralsky....