|Born||in Skopje, Macedonia, Yugoslavia|
Mini Bio (1)
Milcho Manchevski is a New York-based Macedonian-born film director, writer, photographer and artist. His Academy-award nominated film Before the Rain(1994) won the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival, FIPRESCI and Independent Spirit, along with 30 other awards. The New York Times included it on its "1,000 Best Films Ever Made" list.
Manchevski has directed four other features - Bikini (2017), Mothers (2010), Shadows (2007) and Dust (2001), an episode of HBO's The Wire and 50 short forms (including Thursday, which was part of the Venice Feature Reloaded (2013). He has won awards for his experimental films (1.73), music videos (MTV and Billboard for Tennessee) and commercials (Macedonia Timeless).
His work had more than 250 festival screenings (including Venice, Berlin, Toronto, Sao Paolo, Istanbul, Tokyo, Jerusalem, Hong Kong, Stockholm, etc. His films have been distributed in more than 50 countries.
He has published books of fiction (The Ghost of My Mother), essays (Truth and Fiction: Notes on Exceptional Faith in Art) short story (Pictures, Word and Lies) and photographs (Street and Five Drops of Dream, books that accompany two exhibitions of photographs).
Manchevski has staged performance art by himself and as a (founding) member of the group 1AM.
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.
Manchevski has taught and guest-lectured extensively: University of Cambridge, Columbia Univesity, VGIK, Filmuniversitat Babelsberg "Konard Wolf", University of Chicago, University of Tokyo,Yale University, The Arts University College at Bourenmouth, Carleton University in Ottawa, Baltic Film and Media School, Elon College, Mahidol University Interanational College - Bangkok , Minsk University, Southern Ilinois University, Union College, University of Bielefeld - Germany, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul - Brazil, University of Central Florida, University of Washington, FDU - Belgrade, University of Texas in Austin, Cineteca di Bologna, University of Oklahoma, EICTV in Cuba, University of Valladolid, Institute of Advanced Studies Hungary, Shanghai University in China and most notably as Head of the Directing Studies at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Film program. He is currently teaching directing at the Feristein Graduate School of Cinema at Brooklyn College.
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