Jose Luis Alcaine to get Golden Camera 300 at 2013 Manaki Brothers
The International Cinematographers’ Film Festival Manaki Brothers – Bitola and Vip operator have announced that the Spanish cinematographer Jose Luis Alcaine is the winner of the Golden Camera 300 for Lifetime Achievement in 2013.
After four years of negotiations, the festival has confirmed the prolific Jose Luis Alcaine, cinematographer on 140 titles, most of which are feature films, will be attending the festival to receive the award. In previous years Alcaine has had to cancel his his visits to Bitola due to the shooting commitments on films such as Passion by Brian De Palma and I Am So Excited by Pedro Almodovar.
The teaming of Almodovar and Alcaine is one of the most fruitful in Spanish and world cinema in general. Together they have made the films Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (1988), Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990); Bad Education (2004), The Skin I Live In (2011), and I Am So Excited (2013).
In his long career, Alcaine has won the Vulcain Award for best cinematographer at the Cannes Film for The Skin I Live In, as well as the EFA (European Film Academy) Award for best European cinematographer for Almodovar’s Volver. The films he has shot have also been awarded five Goya Awards, Spain’s primary cinema award.
The 34th edition of Manaki Brothers takes place from 15 to 21 September 2013, in Bitola, Macedonia and will open with the premiere of the Macedonian filmThe Piano Room by Director Igor Ivanov–Izi.