Manaki Brothers Film Festival
The Manaki Brothers Film Festival (actually International Cinematographers' Film Festival “Manaki Brothers” ) is an annual film festival that has been held in Bitola , North Macedonia since 1979 . It is the most important event of its kind in the country and is named after the Aromanian Manaki brothers, Yanaki (1878–1954) and Milton Manaki (1882–1964). The festival committee awards the Golden Camera 300 to the best film of the year .
Inspired by the Manaki brothers, the pioneers of photography and filmography on the Balkan Peninsula and the Ottoman Empire , the film festival was launched in 1979 by the Macedonian Film Association and was initially limited to Yugoslavia . It was only after North Macedonia gained independence in 1991 that the festival concept was expanded and international films were also shown. The Golden , Silver and Bronze Camera 300 have been awarded as prizes since 1993 .
At the 36th Manaki Brothers Film Festival from September 18 to 27, 2015, 17,500 visitors were counted.
Golden Camera 300
The following cameramen received the Golden Camera 300 for the respective films:
The following films premiered at the Manaki Brothers Film Festival:
|2004||The day when Stalin's pants disappeared|
|2006||The Secret Book|
|2012||The Third Half|
|2012||Balkan Is Not Dead|
|2013||The piano room|
|2014||To the Hilt|
|2014||Children of the Sun|
- Official website of the festival: 17,500 people attended the festival, “Lazar” and “Sicario” - most watched films. (No longer available online.) October 7, 2015, archived from the original on January 19, 2016 ; accessed on January 19, 2016 (English). Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice.