BITOLA: The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki directed by Juho Kuosmanen and shot by DoP Jani Petteri Passi is this year’s laureate of the 37th edition of the International Cinematographers' Film Festival Manaki Brothers in Bitola, Macedonia (10-17 September 2016), winning the main award in the official competition, the Golden Camera 300.
The Silver Camera 300 went to Ruben Impens from Belgium for the work on Felix van Groeningen’s Belgica, while Mattias Troelstrup from Denmark received the Bronze Camera 300 for Eva Husson`s Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story).
Phedon Papamichael, who was awarded Golden Camera 300 Special Award for Outstanding Contribution to the World of Art, was also the president of the international jury for the main competition Camera 300. The jury consisted of Claire Pijman, Vladimir Samoilovski, Alin Tasciyan and Gokhan Tiryaki.
During the closing ceremony UK film producer Simon Perry was handed the Big Star Award for Exceptional Accomplishments in Macedonian Cinematography awarded by the Macedonian Film Professionals Association.
FULL LIST OF WINNERS:
Official Competition: Golden Camera 300: Jani Petteri Passi for The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Maki / Hymyilevä Mies (Finland, Sweden, Germany)Directed by Juho KuosmanenSilver Camera 300: Ruben Impens for Belgica (Belgium, France) Directed by Felix van Groeningen Bronze Camera 300: Mattias Troelstrup for Bang Gang (A Modern Love Story) / Bang Gang (Une histoire d'amour moderne) (France) Directed by Eva Husson
Short Film Competition: Small Camera 300: Luca Coassin for Le Park (Morocco) Directed by: Randa Maroufi
Golden Camera 300 Special Award:Phedon Papamichael for Outstanding Contribution to the World of Art