SELECTION IN THE PROGRAM OF CANNES SHORT FILM CORNER IS A NEW AFFIRMATION OF YOUR FILM AND YOU AS HIS AUTHOR!
I AM ALSO PLEASED THAT I SELECTED THE FILM FOR LAST YEAR'S MANAKI BROS FEST WHERE THE FILM HAD THE REAL START SINCE IT WAS SHOT IN BITOLA. IT IS NICE THAT YOU HAVE THAT FACT ON YOUR BLOG/KINOGLAZORAMA. NEXT TIME IT WOULD BE NICE IF YOU PUT SOME MORE INFO ABOUT THE MANAKI BROTHERS FEST, AS THE FIRST AND THE OLDEST IN THE WORLD DEDICATED TO THE ARTISTS-CINEMATOGRAPHERS.
(film critic, publicist, Festival's Artistic Director and Official Competition Selector)
Dear Dore, ICFF Manaki Brothers is the house of art and light. The best Cinematographers in the world meet there every year to talk with people and share their knowledge and skills. It was, as i wrote before a great honor and pleasure to be selected there. Not to mention the festival is held in the city of Bitola, Republic of Macedonia, the same city in which my short was shot. I really feel this place and this festival to be very important to me, since there I met my wife for the first time. For anyone interested this is the link to the festival site http://www.manaki.com.mk/
For a lover like me of silent film it was a dream come true to be selected in a festival named after visionary pioneers of filmmaking like the Manaki Brothers, the first to bring a movie camera in the Balkans early 1900. I publicly thank you again to show such enthusiasm and interest for my work as a director.