Macedonian-Bulgarian co-production Directions, co-production between Bulgaria, Germany and Macedonia directed by Stephan Komandarev opened the 38. edition of ICFF Manaki Brothers. Short documentary “The End of Time” by Milcho Manchevski was also screened at the festival opening, with its author to be presented with this year’s “Golden Camera 300” award for outstanding contribution in world film art.
The festival offers a rich programme with thirteen films competing for the festival awards and ten cinematographers of the latest global production, mainly selected from Cannes, Berlin and Karlovy Vary, attending the event. Cinematographers from Hungary, Russia, France, Poland, Germany, Great Britain and South Korea will compete for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Camera 300 awards.
The festival will also screen When the day had no name by Teona Strugar Mitevska and renowned French cinematographer Agnes Godard. The festival also screened the pilot episode of the tv series “Shadows on the Balkan” a co-production between Seerbia, Macedonia, Russia and Bosnia and Herzegovina directed by Dragan Bjelogrlic. Following its, successful world premiera at Sarajevo Film Festival, the feature film “Frog” by Elmir Jukic was also screened within the official festival programme and will compete for one of three festival awards.
Traditionally the festival will offer a rich accompanying programme, bringing together guests, experts and students from 14 academies across Europe.