A Bradford University student’s film capturing his travels in Asia has made him the final Bradford UNESCO City of Film, filmmaker of the month.
Graduate, Karolis Milius is currently on a three month trip around south east Asia documenting the places and people he meets.
Winner, Karolis said: ‘‘I can’t go anywhere without taking my camera. At first, the travel video was intended to be kept for personal reasons, but the more footage I took the more it became clear that I could edit it into a nice montage of the journey and share it with others. It is usually quite difficult to describe your experiences while travelling and re-tell everything to your relatives and friends. This film became a great tool to successfully represent and portray the journey. Hopefully, the video will also provide an insight into the people we met and the country we fell in love with.’’
David Wilson, Director of Bradford UNESCO City of Film, said: ”Karolis’ entry stood out because he had a really fresh approach to documenting travel. The fact that he managed to get so many shots of Thailand into 2 and half minutes without the film feeling rushed was a great achievement. His wide array of shots from city life, boat trips, street life, culture and open countryside gives the viewer a great experience of Thailand through his lense.”
Karolis’ film will be shown on Big Screen Bradford and the website throughout January.
The judges gather next week to start choosing one overall winner for the competition which ran throughout 2014. The successful filmmaker will receive a £1,000 prize with further opportunity to profile their work on the Big Screen.
The panel is being led by Philip Edgar-Jones, Director of Sky Arts who is supporting the competition.