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