Two men standing in the desert
Saturday 27 March 2021 to Sunday 04 April 2021

Envision Sound is an international educational programme for composers from Turkey, Ukraine, Israel and other countries in Eastern Europe & Central Asia who want to further develop their skills working with film and moving images. The programme offers unique opportunities for emerging filmmakers and composers to work together under the mentorship of famous professionals.

Envision sound: double bill will start with a master class by Nainita Desai, one of the UK’s leading award-winning composers. Nainita Desai will focuse on relationship building with film directors, challenges of working as a film composer and ethics in scoring. It will be supported by examples of documentary projects Nainita has worked on. She will continue by moderating a Q&A with the Ukrainian filmmaker Olena Siyatiovska and the UK composer Jo Ranger.

The film "Salt from Bonneville", to which the participants of Envision Sound 2018/2019, Georgian composers Luka Lebanidze and Zviad Mgebry wrote the music, was included in the DOCU/UKRAINE National Competition.

The story is about Nazar and Max, two guys from Ukraine, and an old Soviet bike, and the ambitious goal they set themselves to beat the world speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats in Utah, USA. This dry salt desert is the meeting point for hundreds of people from all over the world, who spend millions of dollars on their quest to become the next speed racing champion. Nazar and Max spend all their time assembling their bike in a small garage on the outskirts of Kyiv, travelling hundreds of miles and overcoming countless obstacles to make their dreams come true. And then, on the other side of the world, they both come to realise why there are there.

The film "Fragments of Ice", to which the participant of Envision Sound 2019/2020, Armenian composer Vardan Harutyunyan, is writing the music, will be presented at the Ukrainian Doc Preview.

A director’s father, (post-)Soviet figure skating star, went on tours to the imaginary West and filmed his life in the transition period of the 80s and 90s. Rediscovering his amateur VHS archive, Maria Stoianova explores his vision of paradise against the changing historical background. 15 videotapes, 1986 - 1994. The spirit of traveling to the West. The birth of a daughter. The collapse of the USSR. The end of the carrier and filming, disillusionment. Fragments of Ice is a journey of growing-up for society, for the father, and for the daughter. A journey that is ongoing.