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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


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 ...

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...

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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About International Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brothers

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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