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Our 2018 Award Winners and finalists are

BIFSC 2018

Award Winners: 

1st Prize Leandro Gardini

2nd Prize Adrien Sabathier

3rd Prize Fabrizio Riso

Finalists

Dimitris Arvanitidis

Benjamin Ash

Ho Ling Tang

Joaquim Badia

Dean Krommydas

Marcin Albert Steczkowski

Jordan Stockdale

Our 2018 Award Winners and finalists are

BIFSC 2018

Award Winners: 

1st Prize Leandro Gardini

2nd Prize Adrien Sabathier

3rd Prize Fabrizio Riso

Finalists

Dimitris Arvanitidis

Benjamin Ash

Ho Ling Tang

Joaquim Badia

Dean Krommydas

Marcin Albert Steczkowski

Jordan Stockdale

BIFSC2018 AWARD WINNERS 

Our participants for the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition 2018, had to compose an original score for the film 'Sputnik' by Maxim Svestkov.

Below you can watch the 3 Award Winning Submissions

Leandro Gardini, Brazil

1st prize

Adrien Sabathier, France

2nd Prize

Fabrizio Riso, Italy

3rd Prize

THE FILM

SPUTNIK

Original Version

“Sputnik” is a Maxim Zhestkov short film about the evolution of an extraterrestrial mind, and its journey to the light. The project was created with the help of industry leading artists from all over the world, including: United States, United Kingdom, Canada and Russia. Production of the full CG animated short film took a year and a half. All crew members worked on the project remotely. Maxim directed it and produced from his HQ in Ulyanovsk, Russia.

Credits:

Director / Designer / Producer: Maxim Zhestkov
Compositing: Alexander Kulikov
Animation: Dmitrii Kolpakov
Character design: Ben Mauro
Mo-cap actor: Yaroslav Andronov
FX artist: Artur Gadzhiev
Character CG producer: Maxim Miheenko
Character artist: Konstantin Illin
Additional character artist: Nikita Replyanski
Foley artist: Ivan Savelyev
Foley recording: Anna Cigarkova
Sound design / music: Alexander Plotnikov

Representation: Scott Glassgold / Ground Control -- scott@groundcontrol-la.com

2018 Awards List

Overall Winner

1st Runner-up

2nd Runner-up

  • Cash Prize 200 Euros 

  • Representation of their work at BIFSC

  • Award Diploma

  • Cash Prize 100 Euros 

  • Representation of their work at BIFSC

  • Award Diploma

DISTINGUISHED JUDGES

Fredi Devas

Filmmaker - Producer

Primetime Emmy nominee Dr. Fredi Devas is a wildlife filmmaker who cares deeply about the natural world and the challenges it faces. Having worked on Meerkat Manor and Nick Baker’s Weird Creatures, he joined the BBC to work on Frozen Planet and then Wild Arabia. On Planet Earth II he decided to leave the wildernesses behind to produce and direct.

Michalis Lapidakis

Composer

Michalis is an active composer, Professor of Composition at the Aristotle University and the Head of the New Music Lab. He studied along side great musical minds of the 20th century

such as O. Messiaen, W. P. Boulez, T. Takemitsu, and I. Xenakis

Maxim Zhestkov

Director - Visual Artist

Maxim Zhestkov is a visual artist and motion designer based in Russia. He created and directed the film "Sputnik", selected for the first Berlin International Film Scoring Competition. 
His main passions are animation, design and cinematography which he combines for clients around the globe including Adobe, Google, Microsoft, Fox, MTV, IDEO, BMW,

Mihali Paleologou

Composer

Mihali Palaeologou is a composer based in Berlin. His award winning music has been performed in Europe, USA, Japan, China and Australia. He is a passionate Film Music educator and conductor. Mihali is the Artistic Director of the Berlin International Film Scoring Competition and Founder of Fusion Film Scoring Workshops