Sandhya Daisy Sundaram, a final year student from the
field of direction in the Film and Television Institute
of India (FTII), has been selected to participate in
Cinetrain, The Russian Winter Project to be held in
Russia in January next year.
the project, selected filmmakers from around the world
travel across Russia and make documentaries on given
topics. A total number of seven documentaries will be
made during the project, while Sandhya will be directing
the film on Russian Women.
have to shoot and edit short documentary novels on
a given theme. The result of the project is a full-length
documentary composed of several novels different in
form and approach.
idea behind the Russian Winter Project is to explore
the Russian north during winter time, taking a fresh
look at the stereotypes about Russia. The project
is now in development and will take place in January
2013, with the support of the Ministry of Culture
of the Russian Federation.
in 2008, the idea of Cinetrain has been to bring a
unique working method, invented by Russian documentary
filmmakers in the 1930s.