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International Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brothers


 
The name of the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “MANAKI BROTHERS”, is in honor and inspired by the abundant cinematographic opus of the MANAKI brothers: Yanaki (1878-1954) and Milton (1880-1964), the two brothers who in 1905 brought the first film camera on the Balkan Peninsula. The festival has started in 1979 as an initiative of The Association of Film Professionals of Macedonia, the city of Bitola and the Cinematheque of Macedonia, Today the Festival is one of the most respectable places in the World, where the work of the Directors of photography are priced. Every year the best cinematographers across the worlde compete for the three main festival awards: The Golden, the Silver and the Bronze Camera 300. Every time, the festival is held, thousands admirers of the film art enjoy the best cinematic achievements of the past year. Besides in the movies, they are enjoying in the surrounding (environment) of many guest and stars known from the screen.

14 -21 September 2019 Bitola, Macedonia


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Tell the clouds: The Awards of the Manaki Brothers Festival are announced

The Small, Bronze, Silver, and Golden Camera 300 awards are received at the 40. ICFF “Manaki Brothers” For the end of the 40th edition of the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival tonight, numerous film workers walked the red carpet, as well as the members of the MFPA, representatives from the Film Agency, the Municipality of Bitola, lovers of the film art and the audience of Bitola – all in the honor of the creation of th...

Conclusions and thanks from Manaki festival director Gena Teodosievska

    Warm words of gratitude were said by the director Gena Teodosievska to the supporters, the festival team and the audience The festival director Gena Teodosievska, who thanked the whole team of the festival for the support, the love and the passion for the film art, which has worked all these past days so that the other can feel this festival as their own. -I tried to be a woman form Bitola as much as I could, ...

The Manaki festival ended with the screening of the documentary film “Manaki – A Story in Pictures”

    The film Manaki – Story in Pictures by Robert Jankuloski was screened at the closing ceremony of the festival. Tonight on the stage were the members of the crew, Robert Jankuloski, Meto Jovanovski, Monika Moteska. -This is a holy place for us cinematographers. This film is a result to my research of the film work by the Manaki brothers, we worked on it for 6 years, guided by the words of Milton M...

Jury at work for Manaki Brothers fest, Awards coming soon!

In the decision for the awards, the jury will give their all to recognize the quality of the good image in the best films The main jury which will decide on the winners of the Golden, Silver and Bronze Camera 300 awards this year consists of: Ed Lachman (president), Kaloyan Bozhilov, Dominique Welinski, Fejmi Daut and Nenad Dukic. The cinematographers dominate in the jury in number, the selector of the main program of the festival and the artistic director Bl...

Jim Sheridan is pleasantly surprised by the seriousness of the way the “Manaki Brothers” is organized

A talk with the world renowned director, scriptwriter and producer Jim Sheridan was also held today, whose films include the masterpieces My Left Foot and In the Name of the Father. At the start of the talk, led by Blagoja Kunovski Dore, Sheridan, who came to the “Manaki Brothers” festival as a representative from the European Film Academy (EFA), pointed out that he is surprised by the seriousness of the way the festival is organized, and that t...

Masterclass with Fatih Akin and Rainer Klausmann at Manaki Brothers festival

Masterclass with Fatih Akin and Rainer Klausmann in the Big Hall of the Center for Culture in Bitola 17 September, Bitola – Moderated by Gena Teodosievska, a masterclass was held with the exceptional guests of the 40th edition of the “Manaki Brothers”, the director Fatih Akin and the cinematographer Rainer Klausmann, who work as a tandem for more than 15 years. Because of the big interest of the film lovers and the ones who pay res...

The laureate Arvanitis and the guests of the “Manaki Brothers” festival gathered by the grave of Milton Manaki

Filmfestivals.com, a partner of the festival, was represented by Phillip Bergson in sunny Bitola in the group shot by the grave of Milton Manaki, a festival tradition. Paying respect to the work of the Manaki brothers and the visit of Milton Manaki’s grave at the Vlach cemetery in Bitola is a tradition which is kept up for years by the ICFF “Manaki Brothers”, together with the hosts from the Commune of the Vlachs and the Council of the Municipality of Bitola. ...

Yorgos Arvanitis, the laureate of the “Manaki Brothers”, held a masterclass

Yorgos Arvanitis, the laureate of the “Manaki Brothers”, held a masterclass, and the locals of Bitola filled up the Big Hall up to the last spot for ‘Honeyland’ Last night’s screening for Honeyland, as part of the festival program at “Manaki Brothers”, was overcrowded. The Big Hall of the Center for Culture was overflowing and there was almost no space for all the locals from Bitola who came to see the Macedoni...

Edward Lachman held a masterclass at Manaki Festival

The “Manaki Brothers” laureate, Edward Lachman held a masterclass, and John Mathieson, the cinematographer of ‘Gladiator’, also arrived in Bitola 18 September, Bitola – Meetings with the press, presentations, film workshops, the “Manaki Brothers” festival, besides the screenings which start at 10 in the morning and last until midnight, hosts a number of other additional events. The festival audienc...

Visit to Milton Manaki’s grave at the Vlach cemetery in Bitola

Paying respect to the work of the Manaki brothers and the visit of Milton Manaki’s grave at the Vlach cemetery in Bitola is a tradition which is kept up for years by the ICFF “Manaki Brothers”, together with the hosts from the Commune of the Vlachs and the Council of the Municipality of Bitola. The guests were welcomed to the Vlach cemetery complex by Stefan Hadzi-Andonoski, who reminded of the fact that Milton’s grave is located in Bitola, whereas J...

Manaki prepares for final awards ceremony

The 40th edition of the “Manaki Brothers” ends tonight with the presentation of the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement to Yorgos Arvanitis and the awards for the best cinematographers Tonight, at the closing of the 40th jubilee edition of the ICFF “Manaki Brothers”, the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement award will be presented to its laureate, the cinematographer Yorgos Arvanitis, and the in...

The jubilee 40th edition of the International Cinematographers' Film Festival "Manaki Brothers" opens this week end

THE “MANAKI BROTHERS” FESTIVAL WILL BE OPENED WITH ALMODOVAR'S LATEST FILM - PAIN AND GLORY, THE IRISH DIRECTOR JIM SHERIDAN ARRIVES AS A SPECIAL GUEST The jubilee 40th edition of the International Cinematographers' Film Festival "Manaki Brothers" will have its opening ceremony on 14 September with the new film by Pedro Almodovar – Pain and Glory, the festival director Gena Teodosievska announced at today's press conference. The cinematographer of the f...

Lifetime achievement award “Golden Camera 300” for 2019 to greek cinematographer YORGOS ARVANITIS

Yorgos ARVANITIS, A.F.C/G.S.C THE LAUREATE OF THE LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AWARD “GOLDEN CAMERA 300” AT THE 40th INTERNATIONAL CINEMATOGRAPHERS’ FILM FESTIVAL IS THE FRENCH-GREEK MASTER YORGOS ARVANITIS, A.F.C/G.S.C   This year the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers celebrates the art of Yorgos Arvanitis, one of the most important European directors of photography of all time, whose work has influenced the imagery of generations of cin&eacut...

Ed Lachman to receive the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement at 40th Manaki Fest

  ED LACHMAN IS A RECIPIENT OF THE GOLDEN CAMERA 300 FOR LIFETIME ACHIEVEMENT AT THE 40TH EDITION OF ICFF "MANAKI BROTHERS"   CHECK ED LACHMAN S BIO   American cinematographer Ed Lachman is the first laureate of the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement at the 40th edition of the International Cinematographers' Film Festival, to be held from September 14-21 in Bitola.   Igor Ivanov – Izi, president of the Association of Film Professionals, ...

Ed Lachman Bio

Ed Lachman to receive the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement at 40th Manaki Fest Edward/Ed Lachman, ASC BIO -Born on March 31, 1948, in Morristown, New Jersey, USA -Studied at Harvard University (BA, 1965), then continued his studies at the University in Tours, France, and in 1969 graduated in painting (BFA, Painting) at the University in Ohio. -Ed Lachman is at the top of the American and world cinematographers for decades, with a couple of Oscar candidate films, for which he s...

Hats off to the 40th edition of the International Cinematographers`Film Festival ”Manaki Brothers”

40. jubilee edition of the International Cinematographers` Film Festival ”Manaki Brothers” will take place 14-21 September 2019 in the picturesque city of Bitola, the Republic of North Macedonia. Bitola was the city where the first cinematographers of the Balkans, the brothers Milton and Janaki Manaki started their creative documentation of the people and society they lived in. They shot the first film in the Balkans in 1905 and they opened their own cinema to screen it for wider...

Call for entry for the 40th edition of ICFF “Manaki Brothers” September 14th to 21st 2019 in Bitola, Macedonia.

We are glad to announce that we are now accepting submissions for the 40th edition of ICFF “Manaki Brothers” that will take place from September 14th to 21st 2019 in Bitola, Macedonia. FILMS IN COMPETITION FOR BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY “CAMERA 300” FEATURE FILMS CATEGORY: The selected films will be screened at the 40th edition of the ICFF “Manaki Brothers”. The films (12-14 in the category) from the newest world production will be in competition for three ...

Manaki Brothers Fest honored with The Cristal Eye by IMAGO cinematographers association

At  this year's first press conference from the International Cinematographers' Film Festival "Manaki Brothers", the festival director Gena Teodosievska informed the attendees of the grand accolade given to the festival – The Cristal Eye of IMAGO, an award given to the festival by the International Cinematographers' Association – IMAGO, for extraordinary contribution to promotion of film art.   "The significance of the awards of IMAGO is confi...

The IMAGO International Award for Extraordinary Contribution to the Art of Cinematography The Manaki Brothers ICFF Film Festival

IMAGO INTERNATIONAL AWARDS FOR CINEMATOGRAPHY The List of recipients Special Recognition Awards The IMAGO International Honorary Member´s Award ...

Awards of the 39th edition of Manaki Brothers ICFF Fest

Awards Ceremony September 2018 The creations of cinematographers were valued by Olympia Mytilinaiou, Rainer Klausmann, Mattias Troelstrup, Rebecca Fayyad Palud and Gjorche Stavreski. -We are honored to be present at this wonderful festival which celebrates the film camera. The Manaki Brothers festival is a miraculous place where you can learn new things and create new friendships. We will bring home a wonderful experience and we hope our colleagues will get the opportunity to experience this s...

Gena Teodosievska named New Fest director at Manaki Brothers ICFF

The film critic and Festival Artistic Director, Gena Teodosievska, has been elected new Director of the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “Manaki Brothers” in Bitola. Gena Teodosievska, a longtime journalist and film critic, was elected for a two-year term as the new Director of the ICFF Manaki Brothers with the majority of votes by the same Assembly.    Igor Ivanov, film director becomes the new President of the MFPA. He was elected at the same GA w...

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The International Cinematographers` Film Festival “Manaki Brothers”is the oldest one among the few film festivals in the world that evaluate the creative work of the cinematographer as a key figure in the creation procedure of the film.


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