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US Director Steven Bernstein to Head Free Filmmaking Course on Syros

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US award-winning screenwriter and director Steven Bernstein will head a six-day filmmaking course on the Cycladic island of Syros this month, for Greek cinematographers, students and cinema lovers.

The training program will be held between October 22 and 27 free of charge.

US director Steven Bernstein

The initiative is part of a greater plan for the creation of a film studio and a film school on the island, in collaboration with the Greek state and the European Union.

“I fell very excited to be able to organize a six-day intensive course on filmmaking on Syros,” Bernstein said. “It is a gesture of my absolute commitment to the creation of an international film studio and a film school on the island. The class will be indicative of the school’s high-quality teaching level,” he added.

The 8-hour daily classes will be held in English and will cover film production, screenwriting, lighting and film direction among other topics.

The course is addressed to English-speaking Greek individuals. According to an announcement, a limited number of international students are also invited to attend but priority will be given to Greek citizens.

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During his 30-year long career, Steven Bernstein has worked on more than 100 movies and television series. He participated  in the production of the award-winning drama film, “Monster”, starring Charlize Theron and Christina Ricci. He was a nominee for the “Outstanding Achievement in Cinematography in One-Hour Episodic Television Series Award”  in 2014 for his work on “Magic City”. He has also won the Cannes Golden Lion for his work in commercials.

Bernstein is currently in post-production on “Dominion”, a feature film on the final days of Dylan Thomas’ life, starring John Malkovich.

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