RUS

Lidia Sheinin

is a filmmaker, creative and story consultant/editor. Her very first short film had gone off to an unusual start, winning the Oscar-qualifying first place experimental at the Rhode Island International Film Festival in 2007. Lidia's been making award-winning documentaries, fiction, and branded videos from around the world ever since. Her work ranges from traditional storytelling such as her cinéma vérité approach in documentary filmmaking to innovative experimental fiction and brand new media, including vertical and VR. No matter what genre, Lidia's work has been praised for deep authenticity and emotional impact wonderfully wrapped in light-hearted playfulness, which renders her work warm and dynamic. Lidia is also an expert in advertising specialising in strategic digital and integrated campaigns and have been working with clients and advertising agencies for more than 6 years. In addition to directing and working in advertising, Lidia also does rough-cut feedback, script consultancy and film editing, and is always looking for new projects, stories and scripts waiting to be told.

FILMOGRAPHY

Happily Ever After, 2007; Parts, 2010; Mama/Mom, 2013; Harmony, 2017.

Harmony (12+)

Russia, 2017, colour, 61 min.
Director: Lidia Sheinin
Because of her age and fragile health, an old Russian lady has to share her apartment with her niece and four children. At every moment, the calm she enjoyed, her fine family keepsakes, and also her beloved piano, are in danger, under the impetus of the wild energy of the little ones. The two worlds, forced into cohabitation, could not be more distant from each other. A question hangs in the air: will the members of this family manage to find a place for each other in their hearts?