Kino Klassika’s Young Filmmaker’s Scheme
Kino Klassika Foundation launches the Young Filmmaker’s Scheme: a competition to find the most creative response to Eisenstein’s iconic film, October.
About the Young Filmmaker’s Scheme
This Autumn will see the launch of Kino Klassika’s Young Filmmaker’s Scheme with a pilot competition to find the most creative response to Sergei Eisenstein’s iconic masterpiece, October (1927). Entrants must be students under 22 years of age, and produce a film no longer than 12 minutes in response to the theme of revolution or social change.
Those selected for shortlist will have their work presented to an eminent panel of industry experts and the chosen winner will receive a £500 cash prize and have their work screened on all Kino Klassika media channels alongside our own centenary film concert of Eisenstein’s October on October 26th at the Barbican. We will be showing Eisenstein’s October (1927) accompanied by London Symphony Orchestra, conducted by European Film Philharmonic’s Frank Strobel.
To apply, please send your short film to [email protected], along with a completed Young Filmmaker’s Form.
THE DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS MIDNIGHT, SUNDAY 8 OCTOBER 2017.
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