This year marks the 70 (seventy) years since the association was established to foster the technical culture of the population of the city and beyond-The National Technique. The beginnings of the technical culture were in the area of photo and cinema, and as an educator was Milton Manaki himself. As a result of such training within the activities of the National Technique, many young and adult fans of photo and cinema technique were trained -via handling cinema camera and making films. As a result of such education, in 1956 the first amateur film „The first chimney under Pelister“ was made. The crew consisted of Mr.Nikola Badishev, Mr.Trifun Karabatak, Mr.Pepi Vlahu, Mr.Spase Shuplinovski, Mr.Sasha Markus and Mr.Gerasim Geraras who was an expert consultant. Since then, this year when we mark the 60th anniversary, many films of all genres have been made by the Cinema club named Milton Manaki (1964) that participated and participate in numerous festivals of unprofessional film at home and abroad.
The Cinema club today actively works within the National Technique-Bitola, organizes many events and activities. It successfully performs the activity of educating the young in the field of film and film culture through a film school in which more than 700 educators have passed in the last 50 years, and have won many awards for their work.
This year, a member of the club-Mr.Ljupco Petrovski, due to his contribution to the film amateurism, his awards and honors, was awarded the highest award in the field of the amateur film –A Master.
The Cinema club already 24 years successfully organizes the International Festival of non-professional film, Camera 300 Festival, dedicated to the legendary chamber 300, the chamber with which the Manaki Brothers recorded the first shots in the history of the Macedonian cinematography. The festival is under the patronage of UNICA, and this year Bitola is a film – city of UNESCO.
The results that the Club achieve clearly demonstrate the popularity of the club and the festival, organized every year in Bitola, the city of the Manaki Brothers. They both contribute to the great jubilee of the National Technique, the film and the film culture.