After much delay, this Wednesday 02/07/18, winners of the 2018 Berlin International Film Scoring Competition were announced. The competition was extremely tight with almost 300 participants vying for a top position. I was blessed to represent the U.S. and to be honored as a top 10 finalist. You can view my entry and read more below:
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The film, "Sputnik," a Maxim Zhestkov short, took over a year and a half to create by a team of industry-leading artists from all over the globe. "Sputnik" was then edited to roughly 5 minutes in length and given to composers with only a brief cryptic description of storyline "...the evolution of an extraterrestrial mind, and its journey to the light." The film being of such stellar quality, then coupled with an open storyline, led to a tremendous source of inspiration and perpetual creativity from start to finish.
Congratulations to all the finalists and a big thank you to Maxim Zhestkov and crew for creating the gem that is "Sputnik" and to all the distinguished judges for giving so much of their own time to not only judge hundreds of entries but in offering an illuminating opportunity for composers to freely create, compete, and share with one another.
Thank you so much for your time, support, and interest. To find out more about the film, finalists, and esteemed judges feel free to visit the official website for the BIFSC.