FESTIVALS: The 39th Manaki Brothers ICFF Announces Lineup


BITOLA: More than 95 feature films will screen at the 39th International Cinematographers Film Festival Manaki Brothers, that will take place in Bitola, Macedonia from 22 to 29 September 2018.

Headed by its new director Gena Teodosievska, the festival will feature its traditional Golden Camera 300 competition for best cinematographic work as well as the Documentary Programme, the Short Film Programme, Mak Point, the Junior Programme, the EFA Programme, the Student Programme and Film Classics.

This year the festival will introduce two new programmes – European Cinema Perspectives (consisting mainly of debut features by young authors from Southeast Europe) and Midnight Riders (dedicated to the horror genre).

The festival will also honour the English cinematographer Roger Deakins with the Golden Camera 300 Lifetime Achievement Award and the Italian Claudia Cardinale with Special Golden Camera 300 for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema Art.

The veteran actress Milica Stojanova will receive The Big Star of Macedonian Cinema Award, presented by the AFPM/ Macedonian Film Professional Association.

The short film The Lover / Ljubovnikot by Macedonian director Igor Ivanov and Blade Runner 2049 in honour of the laureate Roger Deakins will open the festival.


Summer / Leto (Russia, France)
Directed by Kiril Serebrenikov
Cinematography by Vladislav Opeliants

Cold War (Poland, UK, France)
Directed by Paweł Pawlikowski
Cinematography by Łukasz Żal
Produced by Opus Film, Apocalypso Film and MK Production
Coproduced by Arte France, Canal+ PolskaKino ŚwiatEC1 Łódź - Miasto Kultury, the Mazovia Film Fund, the Silesia Film Fund and the Podkarpacie Film Fund
Supported by the Polish Film Institute, MK2 Films, Film4, the British Film Institute and Eurimages

Ash Is Purest White (China, France, Japan)
Directed by Jia Zhang-ke
Cinematography by Eric Gautier

Foxtrot (Israel, Switzerland, France, Germany)
Directed by Samuel Maoz
Cinematography by Giora Bejach

BlacKkKlansman (USA)
Directed by Spike Lee
Cinematography by Chayse Irvin

Burning (South Korea, Japan)
Directed by Lee Chang-Dong
Cinematography by Hong Kyong-pyo

The Real Estate (Sweden, UK)
Directed by Axel Petersén, Måns Månsson
Cinematography by Måns Månsson

Girl (Belgium, Netherlands)
Directed by Lukas Dhont
Cinematography by Frank van den Eeden

Transit (Germany)
Directed by Christian Petzold
Cinematography by Hans Fromm

Nico, 1988 (Italy, Belgium)
Directed by Susanna Nicchiarelli
Cinematography by Crystel Fournier

Ága (Bulgaria, Germany, France)
Directed by Milko Lazarov
Cinematography by Kaloyan Bozhilov
Produced by Red Carpet
Coproduced by 42Film, Arizona Films Productions, the Bulgarian National Television and ZDF/Arte
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, the French CNC and German MDM

Winter Flies / Zimske muhe (Czech Republic, Slovenia, Slovakia, France)
Directed by Olmo Omerzu
Cinematography by Lukáš Milota
Produced by endorfilm 
Coproduced by Punkchart Films, KoskinoCvinger FilmCzech Television and Rougue International
Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Czech Film CentreSlovak Film InstituteSlovenski filmski center and Javna agencija RS


Eternal Winter (Hungary)
Directed by Attila Szász
Cinematography by András Nagy

Comic Sans (Croatia)
Directed by Nevio Marasović
Cinematography by Damir Kudin
Produced by Kinorama
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

My Short Words (Turkey)
Directed by Bekir Bulbul
Cinematography by Anıl Demir

Pin Cushion (UK)
Directed by Deborah Haywood
Cinematography by Nicola Daley

Charleston (Romania, France)
Directed by Andrei Crețulescu
Cinematography by Barbu Bălășoiu
Produced by ICON Production and Les Films du Tambour
Coproduced by Mille et Une Films and Wag Prod
Supported by the Romanian Film Center, The Group, Publicis Groupe, Region Bretagne, Rennes Metropole, in association with KinosseurWearebascaDigital Cube, and HBO Europe

Woman at War (Iceland, France, Ukraine)
Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson
Cinematography by Bergsteinn Björgúlfsson

The Marriage (Kosovo)
Directed by Blerta Zeqiri
Cinematography by Sevdije Kastrati