Kino Klassika’s Young Filmmaker’s Scheme
About the Young Filmmaker’s Scheme
This Autumn 2017 saw 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 had to 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 had their work presented to an eminent panel of industry experts and the chosen winner received a £500 cash prize.
A huge congratulations to our winning Young Filmmaker, Shachar Elstein, for his film Двенадцать (Twelve), named after the renowned poem by Russian poet Aleksandr Blok. Competition judge, Sophie Fiennes, described the piece as ‘an effective fusion of past and present…with powerful cutting inspired by Eisenstein’, and our 15 year old winner as ‘a precocious creative force!’.
Special commendation, too, goes to 16 year old runner-up Isaac Benigson, for his thoughtful piece inspired by classic Russian cinema – Revolution in Berlin.
Sophie Fiennes, sister to actors Ralph and Joseph Fiennes, is an English film director and editor. Fiennes rose to critical acclaim with the award-winning Over Your Cities Grass Will Grow (2010), a documentary on the artist Anselm Kiefer. Her latest projects include the documentary The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology (2012), following on from The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema (2006), her philosophical hit presented by the Slovenian psychoanalytic thinker Slavoj Žižek, and, more recently, the eagerly awaited documentary on Grace Jones – Bloodlight and Bami (2017).