Ülkü Oktay was one of the three winners of Nisi Masa Script Contest 2008 with her scripts Scamps.
Scamps tells a travel adventure set in Eastern Turkey through the eyes of two young schoolboys. A "feel-good" story that gives beautiful insights into the country and its culture. Ülkü Oktay is finalising post-production.
Furniture, by Melissa Suarez del Real was one of the winners of the NISI MASA European Short Script Contest 2008.
This film shows us that It’s not clear enough whether self-assembly furniture triggers couple conflicts or if couple conflicts trigger self-assembly furniture purchase !
There were some troubles in the organization of the production and shooting because of the lack of a production crew. Melissa found a solution by speaking with friends: Old friends who study in film school offered to get some free equipment for her. Old friends who are architects volunteered to find the piece of land with a fallen building that she needs, thanks to the pathology department in their university. Old friends also know good actors. Old friends just want to help. At the end, the collective spirit of filmmaking is, at this time, working better than any production company for her.
NISI MASA organised its European Short Film Script Contest from 2002. In recent years this has become a direct call for European Short Pitch project.
Download our film brochure to discover some of the winning scripts which have were made into short films, many of which have had success at film festivals in Europe and further afield.
This film was directed by its awarded scriptwriter, the polish Matej Subieta.
From the 3rd – 8th November 2009 the 8th international Script Contest Jury Meeting took place in Belgium during the 36th Brussels International Independent Film Festival.
Young representatives from each local NISI MASA organisation took part in this year’s script contest by gathering in Brussels, each of them equipped with the best script(s) of their country.
The final results are now on-line!!
The 8th European Script Contest closed on the 31st of July 2009.
The theme this year was......... "TABOO”!
12 winners are awarded to attend European Short Pitch, an intensive scriptwriting and pitching workshop, divided in two sessions.
From the 18th – 23rd November 2008 the 7th international Script Contest Jury Meeting took place in Croatia during the One Take Film Festival.
Young representatives from each local NISI MASA organisation which took part in this year’s script contest gathered in Zagreb, each of them equipped with the best script(s) of their country.
Four days of debating and analysing the screenplays - mentored by professional tutors - culminated in the announcement of the three winning scripts of the NISI MASA script contest 2008 at the Festival (see official announcement here).
The theme of the 2007 edition of the NISI MASA European Short Film Script Contest was "Circle". The contest was open to all young Europeans between 18 & 28 years of age living in one of the 19 countries of our network.
THE 3 WINNERS OF 2007:
Three Nights to Beginning
by Jarkko Virtanen (Finland)
by Léo Medard (Belgium)
At Midnight Everything Stops Here
by Just Philippot (France)
Kars, Turkey, 9-15 November 2007
Nuri Bilge Ceylan
After having explored the city of Istanbul (Visions of Istanbul), NISI MASA wanted to explore the opposite side of Turkey: Kars, a city in the far-east of the country. Nobel prize-winning Orhan Pamuk, a Turkish writer, was inspired by this place to write his novel “Snow”. This evocation of an old crossroad of civilisations was the starting point of this filmmaking workshop. Ten selected young Europeans were invited to shoot short films, having read the book beforehand. The aim was to show how the films will be influenced by Pamuk’s vision of this city. Kars and its inhabitants will be the subjects of the filmmaking workshop. It took place in partnership with the 13th European Film Festival on Wheels.