Jarmusch, Tarantino, and HSE: Premiers at the Cannes Festival
On May 14, the 72nd Cannes Film Festival opens with Jim Jarmusch’s film, The Dead Don't Die. The official Russian delegation to the festival includes students of the Higher School of Cinema ‘Arka’, which offers joint continuing education programmes with HSE’s Faculty of Communications, Media, and Design. Students' short films will be shown as part of the annual almanac, Global Russians.
While Tarantino and Jarmusch vie for a Golden Palm, the Global Russian 2019 project will be presented at the Russian Pavilion in Cannes. Participating in Roskino (‘Russian Film’), the film almanac founded eight years ago, presents a unique opportunity for young directors. To go to the Cannes Film Festival, participants must create a 60-second dramatic film on a specified theme (this year, the theme was ‘Mercy is the capital of the future’) and successfully pass a competitive selection process. After a professional jury vote, the best works are gathered in the Global Russians almanac and included in the Short Film Corner programme at the Cannes International Film Market, Marche Du Film.
This year, Anton Shebanov, Olga Tarasova, Vyacheslav Shiryaev, Irina Sadchikova, Elena Nodel and Zaur Tsogoev were selected to participate in the 2019 film almanac. All six are students of Nikolai Lebedev’s directors’ workshop.
According to Dmitry Kotov, rector of the Higher School of Cinema ‘Arka’ and academic supervisor of the new HSE Master’s Programme ‘Multi-Platform Film Production’, you can’t say that the winning film creators are newcomers. For example, Olga Tarasova and Vyacheslav Shiryaev have worked in television, Irina Sadchikova has experience with photography, and Anton Shebanov has his own video production. However, the directorial experience in dramatic film was a new step in the profession for them.
Rector of the Higher School of Cinema ‘Arka’, Academic Supervisor of the new Master’s Programme ‘Multi-Platform Film Production’ at HSE
Audience of the short films will include, first and foremost, leading Russian producers, who are not always accessible to novice directors. International filmmakers interested in Russia’s new generation of artists and possibilities of collaboration will also be among the films’ audiences.
Dmitry Kotov noted that the Master's Programme in Multi-Platform Film Production plans to utilize all of the best technology and resources it has gained during its two-year existence at HSE and the Higher School of Cinema ‘Arka’. ‘The educational programmes of Arka have always been geared towards industry demand. And the Master’s programme will also be practice-oriented, with a focus on modern trends and hands-on projects.’
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From October 9-14, the HSE will become one of the screening venues for the 360° 4th Contemporary Science Film Festival. The festival offers a platform for films that talk about scientific and academic research in an accessible way – comprehensible for a general audience. After each screening, there will be a discussion with specialists. This is our guide to the HSE screenings and talks.
Ours/Others, Africa and Urban Indigenous Peoples: Guide to the ‘Days of Ethnographic Cinema’ Festival
Seeing life in other countries in a way that even seasoned travellers cannot see it, discussing endangered urban cultures, and understanding the reasons of nostalgia for the ‘good old days’ will be possible at the ‘Days of Ethnographic Cinema’ festival that will be held from September 24-30 by the Higher School of Economics together with the Russian State Humanitarian University and the Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography. This guide covers the events worth following for specialists and curious non-specialists alike.
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