Manaki Brothers - International Cinematographers’ Film Festival

The framing, the use of light and the creativity will be the main criteria of the festival jury

The artistic director of the festival Gena Teodosievska presented this year’s jury who will be judging the cinematographers of the films from the main competition for “Golden Camera 300”. President of the jury is Paul Rene Roestad from Norway, and the other members are Luca Coassin from Italy, Jani-Petteri Passi from Finland, Macedonian director Darijan Pejovski and Erol Zubcevic from Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The president of the jury Paul Rene Roestad pointed out that it is no easy job to judge such good cinematographers, and according to him, that is like picking out of masterpieces of Van Gogh or Rembrandt, but for that cause they have three criteria which will guide them in their choice:

-We first judge the framing, then the use of light and, of course, the creativity of the cinematographer – said Paul Rene, adding that he is lucky and honored that he is present at the festival in Bitola, which, according to him, is the most charming film festival he has visited.

In terms of the experience of being part of a jury, all members agreed that it is no easy job to judge the work of another cinematographer, and that they can learn a lot in the process themselves.

-When you survey the way in which the young cinematographers translate the language of the director into emotions, you inevitably learn yourself – says Luca Coassin.

Jani-Petteri Passi, last year’s recipient of the “Golden Camera 300”, pointed out that by detecting other people’s mistakes he pays attention not to repeat them himself later, and Darijan Pejovski said that it is an interesting experience to be the only director in a jury consisted of cinematographers.