Manaki Brothers (Браќа Манаки) is International Festival of Cinematographers held every year (September / October) in Bitola.
The Festival’s remarkable profile, whose mandate is enriched from year to year, is attractive to both film professionals and film devotees from all over the world.
The main part of the Festival’s program belongs to Camera 300 – the Official Competition of Long Feature Films from the most recent European and world production. The cinematographers of these films contend for the Golden, Silver and Bronze Camera 300, awarded by the Festival’s International Jury, currently composed of five members.
The Festival is renowned for its Life Achievement Award – a Golden Camera 300 awarded to outstanding and leading world cinematographers.
Up to now, our laureates in the “Club of Greats” are the following: Vittorio Storaro, Vadim Yusov, Raoul Coutard, Tonino Delli Colli, Miroslav Ondricek, Henry Alekan, Freddie Francis, Jerzy Wojcik, Sven Nykvist, Branko Mihajlovski, Ljube Petkovski and Milton Manaki.
Since 2002, it is a member of the European Coordination of Film Festivals (ECFF).