Forget the Oscars. The best award ceremony last week was held in Tallinn where Kino Eyes students and films won total of 6 awards in following categories:
- Best Short Film;
- Best Directing;
- Best Actor in a Leading Role;
- Best Production Design;
- Best Cinematography;
- Best Sound Design.
Congratulations to all the winners!
Best of BFM is a yearly event in Baltic Film, Media, Arts and Communication School. During one week, everybody has the opportunity to see/explore the works done in one year. The jury decides which works are worth acknowledgement. The week culminates in an award ceremony, where winners receive their BOB statues. Award-winning projects represent BFM’s educational output, forming the Best of BFM programme.
Clare Fogerty, who in June 2017 graduated from the first edition of Kino Eyes was recently in Canada for GPIFF - Golden Panda International Film Festival. Clare was there to introduce some of her new projects she is developing with other Kino Eyes alumni. The jury was composed by Bo Svenson, Steven Nemeth of Rhino Films and Alibaba Pictures and China Lion Distribution, among other top professionals. She was awarded Creative Spark, a prize given to the best pitching. Clare met some investors during the festival so we hope to have some great news in the near future.
New issue: Spatial storytelling: discussing the future of cinema. Vol. 2, No. 1. of the International Journal of Film and Media Arts
The International Journal of Film and Media Arts Volume: 2, Number: 1 (2017) http://revistas.ulusofona.pt/index.php/ijfma/issue/current is now available online.
Vol. 2, No. 1. Spatial storytelling: discussing the future of cinema
For its 2017 first issue, the International Journal of Film and Media Arts publishes a special issue dedicated to digital cinema: from platforms to storytelling.
The issue is divided into two parts. In the first part, named “reflections”, we collect a number of papers and essays written by different researchers involved in Essemble — a research and training endeavour developed by a consortium of Universidade Lusófona (Portugal), LUCA (Belgium), Moholy-Nagy /MOME (Hungary), and ifs (Germany). Sylke Rene Meyer reflects on the core concept of spatial storytelling that was used as a driver for creative production in Essemble’s latest stages and the consequences it has, namely on what concerns the hybridization of film with other storytelling formats such as videogames. Narratives and storytelling are also the topic of Natalia’s Fabics paper, that focus on the problems these new media create for more traditional forms of storytelling. Paulo Viveiros discusses the concept of the multitask-cinema as a core outcome of the transformations digital cinema is going through and the consequences this has both for creators and audiences. Ivan Marino debates the role of effects in the moulding of cinema audiences, a core topic within Essemble, since many of the crossings between animation and film are in many cases related precisely with the role of effects in film.