Our Mashup Competition has finished, and we could be happier with the variety of entries! The overall winner is Monika Madurska, whose entry combined great technical skill with a good understanding of the concept of the film.
Bodkin Ras writer/director Kaweh Modiri praised Monika’s trailer for the curiosity it raised about the main character:
“Although most entries have succeeded to make a smooth and intriguing edit, I think this one succeeds best to make the viewer curious about the story and what might happen to the stranger. It also brings out the edginess and roughness of the material. Also, the use of text in the beginning works to engage the viewer, and gives insight to the series of grim events that are to follow.”
Monika is a a 4th year student of The Eugeniusz Geppert Academy of Art and Design on the faculty of Graphic Arts and Media Art in Wrocław, Poland. She is currently on the Erasmus exchange programme in the University of Dundee, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design on the Illustration course. Monika started using editing softwares before university, with her first projects being mainly animations. After some time she discovered the link between editing film and animation.
“I am very excited and happy to win the Bodkin Ras Mashup Competition! Not only was my entry appreciated by my friends but also by the director, Kaweh Modiri! It all means a lot to me. The opportunity to speak to the producer from Revolver Amsterdam is just thrilling, not to mention the pass to the Edinburgh International Film Festival – I am over the moon! It has me inspired and motivated to do even more!”
Monika will attend EIFF 2014 with an industry delegate pass, where she can continue to build on the networking opportunities the competition has provided. She was recently featured on Tay FM, a local radio station, who interviewed Monika about what the competition and prizes meant to her.
We hope that providing the professional footage gave aspiring editors and filmmakers a good taste of the industry, and that the competition overall was enjoyed by entrants and viewers alike!
The Bodkin Ras Indiegogo campaign is in it’s final push, so please contribute what you can and help support an indie film that is supporting indie filmmakers with competitions like this!
Watch Monika’s winning entry below: