Manaki Brothers Film Festival

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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:

year Cameraman / cameraman / cameramen Film (s)
1993 Vilko Filač Arizona Dream
1994 Gerard Simon Louis, the Child King
1995 Stefan Kullänger Sommaren
1996 Masao Nakabori Maborosi
1997 Sergei Astakhov The brother
1998 Walter Carvalho Central Station
1999 Jacek Petrycki Trip to the sun
2000 Andreas Höfer the silence after the shot
2001 Ryszard Lenczewski The Last Resort
2002 Walter Carvalho To the Left of the Father
2003 Christopher Doyle and Barry Ackroyd Hero or Sweet Sixteen
2004 Rainer Klausmann Against the wall
2005 Shu Yang Kong That
2006 Stéphane Fontaine The wild beat of my heart
2007 Dragan Marković and Jaromír Šofr The Living and the Dead or I served the English king
2008 Rodrigo Prieto Danger and desire
2009 Natasha Braier A pearl forever
2010 Martin Gschlacht Women Without Men
2011 Fred Kelemen The Turin horse
2012 Jolanta Dylewska In darkness
2013 Kiko de la Rica Blancanieves
2014 Valentyn Vasyanovych The tribe
2015 Mátyás Erdély Saul fia
2016 Jani-Petteri Passi The happiest day in Olli Mäki's life
2017 Marcell Rev Jupiter's moon
2018 Hong Kyung-pyo Burning


The following films premiered at the Manaki Brothers Film Festival:

year Movie
2004 The day when Stalin's pants disappeared
2005 Contact
2006 The Secret Book
2010 Mothers
2012 The Third Half
2012 Balkan Is Not Dead
2013 The piano room
2014 To the Hilt
2014 Children of the Sun
2015 Lazar

Web links

Commons : Manaki Brothers Film Festival  - Collection of pictures, videos and audio files

Individual evidence

  1. 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. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /