BITOLA: More than 150 feature films, documentaries and short films will screen at the 37th International Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brothers, which kicked off in Bitola, Macedonia on 10 September 2016.
Headed by new festival director Blagoja Kunovski, the festival will feature its traditional Golden Camera 300 competition for best cinematographic work. It will also honor Dutch cinematographer Robby Müller and Australian cinematographer, Oscar-winning John Seale, with the Golden Camera 300 Lifetime Achievement Award.
Cinematographer Phedon Papamichael will receive the Golden Camera 300 Special Award for outstanding contribution to the world of art. Renowned British producer Simon Perry will receiveThe Big Star of Macedonian Cinema Award, presented by the AFPM/ Macedonian Film Professional Association, for producing the most successful Macedonian film of all times, Before the Rain, and for discovering Macedonian director Milcho Manchevski.
The festival will wrap on 17 September 2016.
FEATURE FILM COMPETITION:
The Liberation of Skopje / Osloboduvanje na Skopje (Macedonia, Croatia, Finland) Directed by Danilo & Rade Serbedzija Produced by Partysans FilmCoproduced by Kino Oko, Mainframe Film Production, Art Films production AFP, Film and Music Entertainment, Lijeni Film, MP Film ProductionSupported by the Macedonian Film Agency, the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Finnish Film Fund, the Finnish National Television, Eurimages
Graduation / Bacalaureat (Romania, France, Belgium)Directed by Cristian Mungiu Produced by Mobra FilmsCoproduced by Why Not Productions, Les Films du Fleuve, France 3 CinémaSupported by the Romanian National Film Centre (CNC), Eurimages
Endless Poetry / Poesia sin fin (France, Chile) Directed by Alejandro Jodorowsky
The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki / Hymyilevä Mies (Finland, Sweden, Germany)Directed by Juho Kuosmanen
The Dancer / La Danseuse (France, Belgium, Czech Republic) Directed by Stéphanie Di Giusto Produced by Les Productions du TrésorCoproduced by Les Films du Fleuve, Sirena Film
Like Crazy / La pazza gioia (Italy) Directed by Paolo Virzi
The Neon Demon (Denmark, France)Directed by Nicolas Winding Refn
Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) / Bang Gang (une histoire d'amour moderne) (France) Directed by Eva Husson
Belgica (Belgium, France) Directed by Felix van Groeningen
Sieranevada (Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Macedonia, France)Directed by Cristi PuiuProduced by MandragoraCoproduced by Studioul de Creaţie Cinematografică Romania, 2006 d.o.o., Spiritus Movens, Sisters and Brother Mitevski Production, Alcatraz FilmsSupported by the Romanian National Film Centre, Fondacija za Kinematografiju Sarajevo, the Macedonian Film Agency, Eurimages, Region Ile de France
United States of Love / Zjednoczone Stany Miłości (Poland, Sweden)Directed by Tomasz WasilewskiProduced by Manana Coproduced by VP SA, Film i Väst, Common Ground PicturesSupported by the Polish Film Institute
Toni Erdmann (Germany, Austria, Romania)Directed by Maren AdeProduced by Komplizen FilmCoproduced by Coop99 Filmproduktion, Hi Film Productions
Soy Nero (Germany, France, Mexico) Directed by Rafi Pitts
The Patriarch / Mahana (2016, New Zealand)Directed by Lee Tamahori