Cinetrain is a unique filmmaker’s workshop which first took place in September 2008, when
18 young filmmakers from 13 countries organized in 6 film crews traveled across Russia from
Moscow to Vladivostok and successfully shot 6 short documentaries.
On August 2009 Cinetrain will get back on tracks from Moscow to Astana, through Russia,
Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan. To fill up the train compartment, we need 24 young filmmakers who
would love Central Asia, developing their professional skills, making new professional contacts,
and shooting altogether 8 short documentary films.
The theme of 2009 Cinetrain is “Cultural Neighboring”. 20 years after the disintegration of
the Soviet Union, new identity and cultural questions arise in those new independent republics.
They were once collaborators who were building an ideal together; they now became “just
The train will stop in 7 cities with very different identities and cultural background: Moscow
(Heart of the “Russian empire”), Samara (Russian provincial city), Orenburg (sang by Alexander
Pushkin), Bukhara (an ancient Muslim town), Tashkent (modern Uzbekistan capital-city), Almaty
(business and cultural center of Kazakhstan), Astana (Kazakhstan capital).
3 COUNTRIES, 7 CITIES, 8000 KM, 25 DAYS, 8 FILMS, 24 TALENTS… WANT TO APPLY?
Before applying for Cinetrain project please read ATTENTIVELY following information:
The 8 short films made during the workshop will compose a full-length documentary which will be
premiered during “Eurasia” film festival in Astana.
Participants must be professional filmmakers or film school alumnies under 30 years old. You can
apply as director, cinematographer, sound director or editor.
Food, accommodation and transportation from Moscow to Astana and back are provided by MiruMir
Participants will be required to pay their own travel costs (planes and visas) from their home country
to Moscow and back.
There will also be a participation fee of 150 euros per participant.
The deadline for application is the 25th of April 2009.
Download application form from www.cinetrain.ru