Manaki Brothers Film Festival

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ICFF "Manaki Brothers"
Location Bitola, Republic of Macedonia
Founded 1979
Awards Camera 300
Language International

The International Cinematographers Film Festival "Manaki Brothers" (known short as Manaki Film Festival; Macedonian: Интернационалниот фестивал на филмска камера "Браќа Манаки"; ИФФК Браќа Манаки) is an annual international Macedonian film festival organized by the Macedonian Film Professionals Association (MFPA). The festival is held in Bitola, the town where most of the activities of the Aromanian brothers Yanaki and Milton Manaki were organized. Thay were the filmmakers, who in 1905 filmed in Avdela the first motion pictures in the Ottoman Balkans.[1] Each year the festival is supported by the Ministry of Culture of Macedonia and the President of the Republic of Macedonia. The award of the festival is Camera 300 that given to the year's best motion pictures chosen by the festival's film committee.The Manaki Film Festival has been hosted at the Center of culture, with screenings at the Big Hall, located in the center of Bitola and has been attended by celebrities such as Thierry Frémont, Tardu Flordun, Richard Sammel, Torsten Voges, Rade Šerbedžija, Miki Manojlović, Mirjana Karanović, Michel York, Charles Dance, Victoria Abril, Daryl Hannah, Catherine Deneuve, Isabelle Huppert,Presidents of Macedonia:Kiro Gligorov, Boris Trajkovski, Branko Crvenkovski and Gjorge Ivanov,

Golden Camera 300 for life achievement[edit]

Golden Camera 300[edit]

  • 1993- Vilko Filac for Arizona Dream
  • 1994- Gerard Simon for Louis, infant king
  • 1995- Stefan Kullänger for Sommaren
  • 1996- Masao Nakabori for Maborosi
  • 1997- Sergei Astakhov for Brat
  • 1998- Walter Carvalho for Central do Brasil
  • 1999- Jacek Petrycki for Journey to the Sun
  • 2000- Andreas Höfer for The Three Lives of Rita
  • 2001- Ryszard Lenczewski for Last Resort
  • 2002- Walter Carvalho for To left of the father
  • 2003- Christopher Doyle for Hero and Barry Ackroyd for Sweet Sixteen
  • 2004- Rainer Klausmannpour for Head-On
  • 2005- Shu Yang Kong for That
  • 2006- Stéphane Fontaine for The Beat my heart stopped
  • 2007- Dragan Markovic for Zivi i Mrtvi and Jaromir Sofr for I Served the King of England
  • 2008- Rodrigo Prieto Lust, Caution
  • 2009- Natasha Braier for Fausta
  • 2010- Marin Gschlacht for Women Without Men
  • 2011- Fred Kelemen for The Turin Horse
  • 2012- Jolanta Dylewska for In Darkness
  • 2013- Kiko de la Rica for Snow White

Special Golden Camera 300[edit]

List of Festival Directors[edit]

Before 1993 the festival didn't have a director,the function was introduced in 1993.

  • Boris Nonevski 1993-1995
  • Gorjan Tozija 1995-1995
  • Delcho Mihajlov 1996-1998
  • Vladimir Atanasov 1998-2001
  • Tomi Salkovski 2001-2009
  • Labina Mitevska 2009-Today


Daryl Hannah, exclusive guest of Manaki in 2010