Milcho Manchevski

Milcho Manchevski (Macedonian: Милчо Манчевски, pronounced [ˈmilt͡ʃɔ ˈmant͡ʃɛfski] (About this soundlisten)) is a New York-based Macedonian film director, photographer and artist.


His film Before the Rain was nominated for an Academy Award, and The New York Times included it in its Guide to the Best 1,000 Films Ever Made list. He has also made Dust, Shadows, Mothers, Bikini Moon and Willow, and the shorts The End of Time, Thursday, Macedonia Timeless, Tennessee and 1.73.

Manchevski has authored four exhibitions of photographs, works of fiction, books of essays, and performance art. His work had more than 350 festival screenings (including Venice, Berlin, Toronto, São Paulo, Istanbul, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Hong Kong, Stockholm, etc.). His films have been distributed in more than 50 countries. His work has been included in the curricula of numerous universities and has been the subject of two academic conferences (in Firenza and Leipzig); he holds an Honorary Doctorate from Moscow's VGIK. He has taught and lectured at the Feirstein Graduate School at Brooklyn College, Tisch School of the Arts at New York University, VGIK in Moscow, EICTV in Cuba, London Film School, University of Texas at Austin, Chicago University, Cambridge University, Cineteca di Bologna, Shanghai University, etc..

Manchevski won best director at the 2020 Raindance Film Festival for Willow.


Feature films

Short films

  • The End of Time (2017)
  • Thursday (2013)
  • Buddies: Race – Skopsko for Us (2015)
  • Buddies: Filip – Skopsko for Us (2015)
  • Buddies: Green Car – Skopsko for Us (2015)
  • Macedonia Timeless: Mountains (2008)
  • Macedonia Timeless: Temples (2008)
  • Macedonia Timeless: Archaeology (2008)


Music videos

  • Kiril Dzajkovski - Red Safari (2019)
  • Kiril Dzajkovski - Dawn (2019)
  • Krte Rodzevski - Eh Ljubov (2019)
  • Nina Spirova – Eden baknez (2007)
  • Kiril Dzajkovski – Jungle Shadow (2007)
  • Kiril Dzajkovski – Primitive Science (2001)
  • Kiril Dzajkovski – The Dead Are Waiting (2001)
  • Kiril Dzajkovski – Brothel Tango (2001)
  • Roachford – This Generation (1994)
  • Arno Hintjens – Vive ma liberte (1993)
  • George Lamond – Baby I believe in You (1992)
  • Sonia Dada – You Ain't Thinking (About Me) (1992)
  • School of Hard Knocks – A Dirty Cop Named Harry (1992)
  • Arrested Development – Tennessee (1991)
  • Riff – If You're Serious (1991)
  • Deskee – Kid Get Hyped (1991)
  • Partners in Kryme – Undercover (1990)
  • Bastion – Hot Day in Mexico (1985)
  • Leb i sol – Aber dojde, Donke (1983)

Art exhibitions

  • “There“, 2020
  • "Dreaming a Wu Yan Poem", 2017
  • "Five Drops of Dream" (exhibition of photographic pentaptychs) 2010
  • "Street", 1999


  • The Ghost of My Mother, 2000
  • Truth and Fiction: Notes on (Exceptional) Faith in Art, 2012
  • Pictures, Words, and Lies, 2015

External links

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