The David Stein Film Scholarship is a unique opportunity for young and emerging filmmakers to explore KlezKanada creatively through the camera’s eye. Under the supervision of veteran documentary filmmaker Tamás Wormser, participants will hone their documentary skills through workshops and filmmaking projects – using performances and interactions with the leading lights of the Yiddish culture scene and the 400+ KlezKanada attendees as their subjects. The participants will be guided in conceiving, shooting, editing and completing a short film during the week at KlezKanada. The film will be screened for the entire KlezKanada community as part of the closing night student concert, with potential future possibilities for screening at other Jewish music and film festivals.
Born and raised in Hungary, Tamás Wormser began his career as a theatre director. Wormser’s filmography consists mostly of documentary films but includes fiction and experimental films. In the past 25 years, his work has been shown in over 50 countries, and has won several international festival awards. After Hand to Hand, a film commissioned by the Cultural Olympiad of the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics, Wormser is currently completing a 7-years project, The Wandering Muse, a film and a website exploring Jewish identities around the world through music.
“Wormser has a way of showing us the beauty beyond what is ostensibly ordinary.”- Matthew Hayes