Manaki Brothers Film is an international film festival held annually in September, in the city of Bitola and dedicated to the first filmmakers on the Balkan Peninsula, Yanaki and Milton Manaki, who were filming the first motion pictures about the daily life of the citizens in Bitola and their situation under the rule of the Ottomans. The festival started in 1979 and it was an initiative of one of the main founders – the Macedonian Film Professionals Association. In 1991 it was transformed into an International festival of world cinemas represented with feature films, competing for the three festival awards: Golden, Silver and Bronze Camera 300. The Club of Greats awards the two highest, honorary awards: “The Lifetime Achievement Award Golden Camera 300” and “Special Award Golden Camera 300” for outstanding contribution to the film art. This festival held in the Center of Culture in Bitola hosted celebrities such as Isabelle Huppert, Juliette Binoche, Catherine Deneuve, Rade Serbedzija and many others who contributed to the great reputation of this manifestation.
For detailed information consult the official web site: http://www.manaki.com.mk/en/itemlist/