As a member of NISI MASA, FilmArche, a non-profit association of young filmmakers, organized an event called “E-motion Europe” from the 10th to the 19th of February 2003.
During the 53rd International Berlinale (one of the three biggest in the world together with Cannes and Venice), FilmArche invited thus 24 young people from 6 different European countries (Bulgaria, Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Spain) for a series of workshops and happenings on European cinema.
The meeting concentrated on film analyses and film reviews. Workshops were held by the film critic Barbara Sichtermann and the scriptwriting professor Jan Buttler.
Participants implemented what they learned from workshops, writing film reviews on specific films of the Berlinale, like Jagoda u Supermerkatu by Dusan Milic or Mulher Policia by Joaquim Saphino. Discussion were hold on the different points of views on the films and results were presented to the lecturers.
For one day, participants joined the 'Talent Campus' of the Berlinale, where they heard a lecture on the “Future of digital cinema“.
Another aspect of the program was a discussion with Dr. Levent Soysal on the theme of “European identity”. All groups prepared a paper on the political and social situation in their countries.
The future of NISI MASA network was also present in debates, notably the integration of Bulgarian and Polish groups. There was of course time to get to know the city, to watch films on the festival and partying.
The project was supported and financed by the Youth Program of the European Union.