11.10.10 Cinetrain: Bishkek-Moscow at the flahertiana!
The movie will be screened in a special program at the International Documentary Film Festival "Flahertiana" in Perm (Russia) on 16th of October
"Our festival is dedicated to films which show a character that lives on the screen a part of his life directed by the author according to the laws of dramatic art. The first film of this genre, Nanook from the North, was made by Robert Flaherty in 1922. The film became the aesthetical manifest for the subsequent generations of cinema-makers. Flaherty was focused on a prolonged observation of his characters. The naturalness of a documentary character’s behavior in front of the camera is the main task of the film-director who works in the genre discovered by the American documentary film-maker. Our festival is dedicated to practical and theoretical questions of this genre of the documentary cinema."
Sounds good :)
01.10.10 Congratulations to Monica Baptista!
Director of Territories won the Altin Koza special jury award for best short Mediterranean documentary, in the Adana Film festival (Turkey)
26.06.10 Russia Today interview with Tomas Sheridan.
06.05.10 Cinetrain 2009: Bishkek Moscow was officialy selected to the 32nd Moscow International Film festival!
More info to come soon about the world premiere of Cinetrain 2009!
06.05.10 Nisi Masa France screening of Transiberian Voices and Between Dreams in Paris
In the frame of a "Short film evening", two films from the Cinetrain 2008 project will be screened in Paris' House of Europe together with two other short movies: On a train by Barnabas Toth and Harragas by Gregory Lecocq
Tuesday 11th of May 19.00 - 21.00. FREE
Reserving your tickets by email is mandatory! HERE is the adress
21.03.10 Panaekhali / Too Many Coming: Ramune Cekuolyte's film premieres at 15th Vilnius International Film Festival
People all over the world share simple dreams: to own a house, to have a good job, to get married and to have children. But for some people those dreams are harder to reach. A “Gostarbeiter” is an immigrant worker and “Ponaekhali” ("Too many coming") is the slogan welcoming them when they reach Moscow after their long train trip from Kyrgyzstan. This film was made as part of the “Cinetrain 2009” project.
Tim Harte received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in 2001, joining the faculty at Bryn Mawr a year later. His research interests center on 20th-century Russian literature, film, and culture. His book Fast Forward: The Aesthetics and Ideology of Speed in Russian Avant-Garde Culture, 1910-1930, forthcoming in 2009, explores the modernist “cult of speed” that emerged in Russian avant-garde painting, poetry, and cinema. Tim has also published articles on the Aleksandr Sokurov film Russian Ark, the “ferroconcrete poetry” of Vasilii Kamensky, and the treatment of modern athletics in the verse of Osip Mandel’stam.
11.01.10 Check out Mas Y Mas January on cinetrain!
09.01.10 James Rogan's report on his Cinetrain experience.
"I have just completed the extraordinary cinetrain - a madcap ride of filmmakers across central Asia into Russia - looking at cultural neighbouring in the former USSR. It's been challenging and enlightening, exhausting and uplifting in equal measure."
09.12.09 "Beetween Dreams" at the European Film Awards.
"Between Dreams", the short film by Iris Olson will compete for best European short film during the European Film Awards that will take place in Germany on December 12th 2009.
Every year, the various activities of the European Film Academy culminate in the ceremony of the European Film Awards which are presented jointly with EFA Productions gGmbH. In a total of 15 categories, among them European Film, European Director, European Actress and European Actor, the European Film Awards annually honour the greatest achievements in European cinema.
WE CROSS OUR FINGERS!
04.12.09 POST PRODUCTION IS OVER.
The Cinetrain 2009 is finaly ready and will soon be living its festival life. The organizers would like to thank once again all the participants of the project for their dedication and their good work.
Stay tuned for more information on the upcoming festivals where you will have the chance to discover the result of our work.
30.11.09 Provis becomes a partner.
The company Provis (Pro Video Systems) became a partner to the Cinetrain project, helping us out with a powerful Final Cut editing station. That will fasten postproduction for sure!
Thanks to them, and especialy to Evgeny Subochev, its General director!
Provis is one of the leading company on the Russian broadcasting equipment market.
A month of cinema adventure came to an end. The five movies were screened yesterday to a selected audience in a famous Moscow art club: "Squat".
To be honnest, this screening is a miracle as three of the movies where still on their way to the club when we started screening the first movie! One of the movies had a few synchronization problems as well and the director was seriously thinking about NOT screening it! But what the hell? Didn't we cross three countries for this very special screening!
The atmosphere was tense among the participants trying to relax with a few shots of vodka... And very relaxed among the visitors, all were intrigued by the result of this crazy adventure.
All doubts vanished as the last movie came to an end under warm applause of the audience. We did it! It was definitly time to celebrate. All the cinetrainers happily gathered on the stage for a session of improvised stage-diving shortly followed by a crazy drum concert of the band Maracatu (The same guys that met us upon arrival to Moscow, check the video)
Tomorrow already the participants will start returning home :(
18.10.09 Avant premiere screening
On 19th of October, in SQUAT Kafe (Metro Kuznetski Most, Rojdestvenka Street 12/1) the movies from cinetrain 2009 will be first screened to a selected audience.
15.10.09 Arriving in Moscow
Exhausted but happy, we finaly made it to Moscow where we were met with the drums of the band Maracatu! Only 5 days left to the screening! Sleepless editing night ahead...
4.10.09 The Cinetrain Leaves Almaty!
After the different bus rides in Kyrgyzstan, the cinetrain is finaly on a train! Check this Russia today report covering our journey from Kyrgyzstan to Almaty, Kazakhstan.
And that is the first group picture, just after crossing the Kyrgyz-Kazakh border.
05.09.09 The Cinetrain 2009 will start from Bishkek on 25th of September
According to RIA Novosti from the Union of Russian Fimmakers, this year the CINETRAIN 2009, "Europe - Asia : Cultural Neighboring" will go accross 3 countries: Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan and Russia.
"25 talented young filmmakers from 15 countries, organized in 7 shooting crews, will shoot 7 short documentary movies in cities on their way by train to Moscow".