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Biography

Milčo Mančevski ( , ) (born 18 October 1959 in Skopjemarker, Republic of Macedoniamarker), usually credited as Milcho Manchevski, is a Macedonian film director and screenwriter.

He studied at the Faculty of Philosophy at the Ss. Cyril and Methodius University of Skopje (Archaeology and Art History) and graduated at the College of Mass Communication and Media Arts at the Southern Illinois University (Department of Cinema and Photography).

Mančevski has wrote and directed the feature films Before the Rain (1994), Dust (2001) and Shadows (2007) and over 50 short forms (experimental films, documentaries, commercials and music videos).

He has published fiction, essays and op-ed pieces in New American Writing, La Repubblica, Corriere Della Sera, Sineast, The Guardian, Suddeutsche Zeitung, etc. He authored a small book of fiction titled The Ghost of My Mother and a book of photographs Street shown in Macedonia (1999), Swedenmarker (1999), Croatiamarker (2000), Italymarker (2000), Greecemarker (2001), Francemarker (2001), Sloveniamarker (2006).

He has lectured at a number of universities, cinematheques, art museums and art institutes all over the world.

Mančevski currently resides in New York Citymarker where he teaches directing at New York Universitymarker's Tisch School of the Arts (Graduate Film program).

Projects/Awards

Mančevski won MTV Award for Best Rap Video for "Tennessee" and Award for Best experimental film (for "1.73").

Before the Rain won Golden Lion for Best Film at the Venice Film Festival (1994) and an Academy-Award nomination for Best Foreign Language Film (1995).Before the Rain has been listed in the New York Times' book Best 1000 Movies Ever Made.

Dust (2001), Mančevski's second feature film, was the opening-night film of the Venice Film Festival.

In 2009, Mančevski directed Macedonia Timeless and Macedonia Timeless Temples, both videos promoting the Republic of Macedonia as an attractive tourist destination.

Macedonia Timeless in May, 2009 won the Award for Best Commercial spot at the International Festival for Tourist films in Plock, Poland and the same year in September won the Award "Blue Danube" for Best Cultural Tourist Film at the International Festival of Tourist and Ecology Films - "SILAFEST", Serbia.

Achievement Awards

  • October 11 for Major Achievement (Republic of Macedonia, 1995)
  • Mother Theresa award for Humanitarian Work (2002)
  • Ambassador of Culture of the Republic of Macedonia (2007)


Selected filmography (as director)

Feature films



Television



Music videos



Published Art

  • Europe and the Other, Europe as the Other, Bo Strath, 2000 (front cover photo)
  • Kiril Džajkovski - "Religion and Sex", 2000 (album cover design and photo)
  • "The Bastion Sessions", 2005 (album cover design)
  • "Various Artists", 2007 (album cover design)


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