Milcho Manchevski wrote and directed the feature films "BEFORE THE RAIN," "DUST," "SHADOWS" and "MOTHERS" and over 50 short forms (experimental films, documentaries, commercials and music videos, including "TENNESSEE" for Arrested Development), and has guest-directed network and cable tv (HBO's "The Wire").
"BEFORE THE RAIN" won an Academy-Award nomination and thirty awards, including Golden Lion for Best Film in Venice, FIPRESCI, UNESCO, Independent Spirit, best film of the year in Argentina, Italy, Sweden, Turkey, and other awards in Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Poland, Puerto Rico, Russia, etc.
The New York Times included "BEFORE THE RAIN" on the list of the best 1,000 films ever made.
"DUST" was the opening-night film of the Venice Film Festival.
"SHADOWS" was the Macedonian Academy Awards entry.
"MOTHERS" will screen at Berlinale 2011 and is the current Macedonian Academy Awards entry.
Manchevski's films have screened at more than two hundred festivals, and have been distributed in close to 50 countries (theatrically, tv, cable and video).
His films are part of the curricula at numerous universities worldwide, and have been discoursed at a number of conferences. The University of Leipzig (Germany) and the European University Institute in Florence (Italy) hosted academic conferences dedicated to his films.
Manchevski won awards for best experimental film (for "1.73") and best MTV video (for "TENNESSEE", which The Rolling Stone put on the list of the 100 best videos ever).
He has published fiction, essays and op-ed pieces in New American Writing, La Repubblica, Corriere Della Sera, Sineast, The Guardian, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Pravda, etc.
Manchevski has staged performance art with the group 1AM and by himself.
He authored a (very small) book of fiction, "THE GHOST OF MY MOTHER" and two books of photographs "STREET" and (currently) "FIVE DROPS OF DREAM," which accompany the two traveling photo exhibitions.
He has lectured at a number of universities, cinematheques, art museums and art institutes, most notably as the head of the Directing Program at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts' Graduate Film program.