Masterclass: Vadim Kostrov
Masterclass with Russian cinematographer Vadim Kostrov (*1998) who in 2017 studied in VGIK (Gerasimov Institute of Cinematography) in MOSCOW on the faculty Dramaturgy. Shoots his first short documentary film The Silent Night solely on iPhone. In 2018 leaves VGIK due to the pressure and censorship from masters. Makes his first feature documentary Loft-Underground ̶ a VHS story of the Moscow art-underground culture through the prism of art Squats of 80-s 90-s and the present days. 2019 Vadim starts to work on his Ural series that include the doc-trilogy : Narodnaya (2019), After Narodnaya (2020), and Comet (2020). As well as his autobiographical works Orpheus (2019) , Summer (2020), Winter (2021) and Fall (2022). Vadim's interests lie in the connection between fiction and documentary, exploration of memories and nostalgia , filmic relationship between camera ̶ time, and camera ̶ nature. His films were shown at Sheffield Doc/Fest, FID Marseille, Doclisboa and other festivals.