21 September, Bitola – The festival director Gena Teodosievska, who thanked the whole team of the festival for the support, the love and the passion for the film art, which has worked all these past days so that the other can feel this festival as their own.

-I tried to be a woman form Bitola as much as I could, it’s not easy, but we will try to continue to keep the spirit of Bitola, of cosmopolitan Bitola that loves film and loves this festival. I thank everyone that touched this festival, and to the Film Agency and the director Gorjan Tozija, who with his support helped us raise this festival. They increased the budget this year and we hope that they will keep raising it. Every story has its end, but we will not allow this to be the end, only a new beginning in the eyes of the 41st edition of the International Cinematographers’ Film Festival “Manaki Brothers” and I hope that this hall will once again be full with the ones who really love, adore, and value film. This year my motto is “The ones who ask, bring the light”, so let’s ask to bring light because we all need it, Teodosievska said.