Our annual prize for writing on film!
Each year San Francisco Art & Film offers the Tarkovsky Prize for the best student essay on a film. Students may select any film screened at Cine Club that year.
The 2018 Winners of the Tarkovsky Essay Award
- 1st prize Sebastian Kaplan (Lowell) for References and Religion in THERE WILL BE BLOOD
- 2nd prize Nickolas Buckwalter (Berkeley) for The Beauty of Sadness in BLUE
- 3rd Prize Hannah Duane (SotA) for Bergman's PERSONA
- Honorable Mentions
Guidelines for essays on film:
Please do not write a review. This should be an essay that explores what you think the film is about, and uses scenes and details from the film to illustrate your premise. The more personal and specific the writing, the better the essay. Film is a visual medium so you want to pay special attention to the imagery used in the film and some of the images that left an impression on you as it relates to your subject.
You do not need to summarize the entire plot, you can presume the reader is familiar with the film. That said, you need to provide enough context for your ideas to bring the reader with you as you make your case.