Macedonian Films At 2015 “Manaki Brothers” International Cinematographers’ Film Festival


The Macedonian film “Lazar”, directed by Svetozar Ristovski will have its world premiere at the opening of the 36th edition of “Manaki Brothers” International Cinematographers’ Film Festival, which will run September 18-27 in Bitola.

The festival has chosen this year’s winners of 'Golden Camera 300' award for 'Outstanding Contribution to World Film Art', the legend of European Film Mr. Bruno Ganz and the Russian actor Aleksey Serebryakov. 'Major Star of Macedonian Cinema' cartoonist, author of animated films, and architect Mr Darko Markovic.

As part of its film program, the festival will feature a selection of 215 films out of which 111 are student films.Thirteen films will be in the run for the Golden Camera 300 award. The festival this year introduces two new programs: New European Cinema and SeeCamera program.

The award winners of the main competition program will be decided by a five member jury headed by the Polish cinematographer Ryszard Lenczewski, who is this year's laureate of the Lifetime Achievement Award Golden Camera 300 along with Bozidar Nikolic and Jaromir Safr.

Within its program, the festival traditionally includes films from the recent Macedonian production. The following films are part of this year's festival program:

18.09.2015                                                                                    19.09.2015

Round Trip: Mary by Zharko Ivanov                  The Last Macedonian – The Road to Extinction by Ilija Piperkovski

                                                                   Honey Night by Ivo Trajkov (MK/CZ/SL)

                                                                   Monument to Michael Jackson by Darko Lungulov  (MK/SR)

20.09.2015                                                                                   21.09.2015

Giffoni on tour – Bitola (20-21.09.2015)           TAT-Transitional Euphoria or National Fraud by Sasho Milenkovski    

Inferno by Vinko Moderndorfer (MK/SL)

Karma by Vladimir Mitrevski                                                              22.09.2015   

Vanja Lazarova: Born in Pain by Sinisha Evtimov   Bitter Regret by Aleksandar Zikov    

The Children of My Father by Besfort Imami         The Judgement  by Stephan Komandarev (MK/BG)

Banat by Adriano Valerio (IT/RO/BG/MK)

23.09.2015                                                                                     25.09.2015   

The Old Man’s Last Stand by Arben Thachi        Child in the World by Goce Cvetanovski

Muci, the Fireman by Sasha Stanishik               Down from Heaven by Sasha Stanishik (MK/BG)   

Opera by Bajram Bajrami                                                                 26.09.2015

Shining Darkness by Arsim Fazlija                    The Woman of My Life by Antony Donchev (BG/MK/IQ/RO)

Pepi and Muto by Georgi Unkovski 


Aside from the festival program, the festival will include around 75 additional activities which will take place on 45 different locations around the city (workshops, seminars, promotions, exhibitions).

To view the official Manaki Brothers program visit