FESTIVALS: Jupiter's Moon Wins 2017 ICFF Manaki Brothers


BITOLA: The Hungarian/German coproduction Jupiter's Moon / Jupiter holdja, directed by Kornél Mundruczó and shot by Marcell Rev, was awarded Golden Camera 300 for best film at the 38th edition of the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers organised by the Macedonian Film Professional Association. The festival ran from 23 to 30 September 2017.

Over 100 feature, documentary and short films were screened in 14 programmes including 13 titles in the main feature film competition. The international jury was composed of Paul René Roestad (Norway, president), Luca Coassin (Italy), Jani-Petteri Passi (Finland), Erol Zubcevic (Bosnia and Herzegovina) and Darijan Pejovski (Macedonia).

Macedonian writer/director Milcho Manchevski was handed the Special Camera 300 Award for Special Contribution to World Cinema Art at the closing ceremony.

The festival opened with Bulgarian/German/Macedonian coproduction Directions / Posoki by Stefan Komandarev (Argo Film). This year the festival organised focuses on Austria and Denmark, a European cinema programme (with seven titles selected), an international competition for documentaries (with seven titles selected) and an international competition for short films (with 11 titles selected).

The festival is supported by the Macedonian Film Agency and the Muncipality of Bitola.


Official Competition:

Golden Camera 300: Marcell Rev for Jupiter's Moon / Jupiter holdja (Hungary, Germany)
Directed by Kornél Mundruczó

Marcell RevSilver Camera 300: Rainer Klausmann for In the Fade (Germany, France)
Directed by Fatih Akin

Bronze Camera 300: Dejan Dimeski for The Frog / Žaba (Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Croatia, Serbia)
Directed by Elmir Jukić
Produced by Rеfresh Production
Coproduced by Skopje Film StudioLiving Pictures  and Propeler Film
Supported by the BiH Film Fund, the Macedonian Film Agency and Eurimages

Short Film Competition:

Small Camera 300: Naum Doksevski for Look at Her / Vidi ja ti nea (Macedonia)
Directed by Goran Stolevski

Special Golden Camera 300: Milcho Manchevski for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema Art

Golden Camera 300 Lifetime Achievement Award: Giuseppe Rotunno (Italy) and Pier Lhomme (France)