20 June 2011
Cinetrain: Russian Winter is a unique documentary filmmaking experience that will
take place in February 2012, in Russia, on a trip from Murmansk to Irkutsk by train.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR ENTHUSIASTIC AND TALENTED:
· SOUND DIRECTORS
HOW TO APPLY? Our online application form, the full participation conditions and a
complete description of the project are available on our site:
DEADLINE: Early Birds – 15/08/2011: 10€ fee
Later – 15/09/2011: 20€ fee
CINETRAIN IS BACK!
After the two first successful editions of the Cinetrain, exploring the border between Europe
and Asia, From Moscow to Vladivostok (“Cinetrain: Where does Europe end?” Official selection,
Semaine de la critique, Cannes 2009) and after exploring the Ex-USSR, (“Cinetrain: Bishkek-Moscow” Official selection, Moscow international Film Festival 2010) this edition of the cinetrain will bring an international crew of young cinema professionals along the transiberian railway, where they will face a new challenge: the Russian Winter! Put your “Shapka” on, and get on board!
A UNIQUE WORKING METHODOLOGY
We intend to bring up to date a unique working method, invented by a Soviet documentary filmmaker in the 1930's. Film crews, under the guidance of Aleksandr Medvedkin, used to travel through the Soviet Union in specially equipped wagons. Although they were filming the achievments of the regime, the underlying goal was to give the power of speech to people who didn't normally have the opportunity to get their voices heard. They were shooting and, straight away, edited and screened their movies on the spot to the people that took part in the movies.
A CHALLENGE FOR ANY FILMMAKER
To resurrect the enthusiastic feeling of such an adventure, we launch a call for participants from all over the world among young cinema professionals. They will be carefully selected , set up in teams and thrown up on the road, to shoot and edit short documentary novels on a given theme!
Short time to meet your co-workers, hard working conditions, critical deadlines, unknown
places... We believe that challenges stimulate creativity!
In a world where putting up a film together from writing to shooting and editing can take years, we offer a complete different and more instinctive approach: documentary filmmaking on the move from city to city, editing on the way, the movies having to be screened upon arrival to the final destination. The result of the project being a full-length documentary composed of several novels different in form and approach and united by the same enthusiasm of being part of a unique experience.
If you don't fear cold, and like extreme experiences, consider applying to this life changing adventure!
Contact: Guillaume Protsenko