SHOOTING STARS 2013
The Nisimazine Team has been very busy in the past few days attending the Berlinale, and to be more specific, covering this year’s Shooting Stars event that each year, presents a selection of rising actors and actresses from all around Europe!
As media partners of Shooting Stars and in collaboration with Cineuropa.org, we met the 10 stars and discussed about the about their careers, their future and what means for them to be a Shooting Star!
We will be archiving the interviews here:
To see all the video interviews from all the Shooting Stars, click here.
Welcome to the first 2013 edition of Nisimazine, where we dissected the Tiger Shorts competition and Spectrum Shorts sections of the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2013.
The team was composed by Nisimazine Alumni Lydia Castellano (Spain), Zowi Vermiere (The Netherlands), Martin Kludac (Slovakia), Erini Nikopoulou (Greece), Mario Kozina (Croatia) and Fernando Vasquez (Portugal), also as editor and project manager.
Have a read on our Special Issue to find out all the details!
NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema invites you to two parties organized by our dear partners: FilmFestivalLife and Daazo.com where you will meet us, Nisimasians, and also other young filmmakers and industry representatives from abroad and from Berlin!
On Sunday, February 10th, FilmFestivalLife, Raindance, NISI MASA & Berlin Film Society present: SCREENERS – Berlinale Party and Open Screen, at Prince Charles, Prinzenstraße 85 F, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg. We start at 7pm already!
On Monday, February 11th, Daazo.com European Short Film Centre presents The Young Filmmakers' Party, a meet & greet at the Berlinale.Young - and young at heart - film people are invited to come and have a few drinks and network at the Badehaus Szimpla Musiksalon: Revaler Strasse 99, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain. From 8pm till morning!
On Sunday, in a film rendition of the OPEN MIC concept, SCREENERS presents OPEN SCREEN. The venue will play host to a stage and screen for the night’s presentations of films. The organization is casual:You have a film you want to show? Bring it along with you and show it. Flickering between the Screeners will be shorts programmed by Raindance and NISI MASA. As the volume increases, the screening room moves from the main dance floor to the back room to make way for DJ Duo: Foxy Boxers - ‘We destroy disko’.
Our party will then continue with Daazo in Badehaus on Monday night. See you there!
Screeners - RSVP through FB here or at: https://www.facebook.com/events/208388202632639/?ref=22
Daazo - RSVP, email: email@example.com
CALL FOR PROJECTS
To all scriptwriters,
As part of GENERATOR, an intensive sample of workshops set up by NISI MASA on a yearly basis, as well as seminars, forums and otherround table discussions about young filmmaking in Europe, NISI MASA organises a scriptwriting marathon!
From 25 to 27 January 2013 in Strasbourg, France, NISI MASA is looking for 16 young European scriptwriters between 18 and 35, with a short film project that they wish to develop through a dynamic workshop.
No topic imposed, but a story that has been on yourmind for a while, an idea which you cannot develop on your own, a subject matter that you deeply care about. You will have 3 days to boost your project and leave with a script.
The workshop will be monitored by Wim Vanacker and Jérôme Nunes, organisers of European Short Pitch, an event that combines a scriptwriting residency and a coproduction forum, and Nadja Dumouchel, a story editor working for ARTE Germany, Torino Film Lab and European Short Pitch.
On top of the writing periods, script consulting and feedback sessions, you will make the most of the surrounding synergy and the various events to meet other young film enthusiasts with exciting projects.
Beginning of workshop: 25.01.2013 @ 3pm
End of workshop: 27.01.2013 @ 3pm
Deadline for applications: 28th December 2012.
Applicants have to send all necessary documents to firstname.lastname@example.org.
All applicants will be informed of their selection the latest the 4th of January 2013.
- Application form – Scriptwriting Marathon (to download here)
Practical info: For EU, Croatia and Turkey citizens, NISI MASA covers accommodation for 3 nights (CIARUS hostel) as well as 75 % of transportation costs (up to €200).
If interested in participating in Generator if not selected, please fill in the general Generator
application form as well to make sure you'll be eligible for the refund. Available slots are running out so better be quick. Underneath you’ll find the link that’ll take you to the general application form.
If ONLY interested in attending the scriptwriting marathon, the deadline for applications is December 28th. If you would like to attend the whole of Generator, you have to apply by December 15th. The capacity of the scriptwriting marathon is ONLY 12 people, so we suggest you apply for Generator as well in case you wouldn’t get selected.
NISI MASA Estonia is pleased to announce that they are organizing for the second time, Nisimazine Tallinn. The workshop take place from 17th to 25th of November in Tallinn, Estonia, during the biggest film festival in Estonia: Black Night’s Film Festival
This project involves a film journalism workshop for international young film critics and their mentors. The team of 9 writers, 1 video blogger, 1 web designer and 3 photographers from European countries aged 18-30 will be covering the film festival’s programme through unique newsletters that will be sent out to Nisimazine readers around the globe.
At Nisimazine Tallinn, the participants cover the festival in the traditional Nisimazine frames of review, in focus articles, portraits, interviews and of course many photos depicting the best moments of the festival. In addition to daily newsletters, all the texts will be published online in the official Nisimazine website.
As usual in Nisimazine, editing and publishing processes will be led by experienced mentors Mirona Nicola (Romania) for writers and Johanna Kinnari (Finland) for photographers. Nisimazine is a great opportunity to develop professional skills in film journalism, meet new people with the same interest, and, of course, explore and enjoy the variety of the festival’s programme.
Below, you can enjoy the daily newsletters result of the film journalism workshop in Tallinn! Enjoy the reading!
- Review of Loving
- Review of Oh Boy
- Interview with Cory McAbee
- Review of Almost 18
- Review of For Ellen
- Interview with Jan Ole Gerster
- Review of The Daughter
- Review of The Punk Syndrome
- Interview withMarek Rudnicki
- Review of The Sessions
- Review of A Caretaker's Tale
- Interview with the director and the executive producer of Mona
- Review of The Conspiracy
- Review of Eastalgia
- Review of Demons
- Review of Compliance- Interview with Mik Granström
- Review of Everybody's Gone
- Review of Smashed
- Interview with Simon Aberger
To get aqcuinted with the previous Nisimazine’s, you can go here
Organizer: NGO Nisi Masa Estonia, part of the NISI MASA network (www.nisimasa.com )
Would you like to work with an international and pan-European team?
Would you like to get acquainted with the ways European film culture works and get involved with project management?
Would you like to attend interesting film related events (film festivals, workshops, trainings)? If your answer to these questions is positive, then you are the right person to apply!
We are looking for 2 volunteers that would work closely together in the Network Department of NISI MASA. Your tasks would be:
If you would like to gain experience in these fields and help NISI MASA a few hours per week, please, send your CV and a short cover letter to: email@example.com
We are looking forward to hearing from you!
(Picture still from 'The Apartment' by Billy Wilder)
Bristol, United Kingdom, 20 – 23 September 2012
NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema and Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival announce a call for participants for a Partnership Building Meeting, which will take place from 20 to 23 of September 2012 in Bristol, UK.
We are looking for 15 representatives from 8 different NISI MASA associations (observing members are more than welcome!) that will gather together and work on a new collaborative project within the network. The aim of the meeting is to discuss, brainstorm and prepare a trans-European youth collaborative project in 2013 and apply for European funding based on a short set of conclusions gained within participants local organisations about best practices. Another aim is to discuss further possibilities within the network and communication channels through the new network software.
The meeting will take place at the 18th Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (18-23 September 2012), one of the world’s best-known showcases and meeting points for emerging short film and animation talent. It attracts a strong international audience thanks to its competitive screening programmes, gala events, special guests, workshops, master classes and industry networking.
Each participant of the Partnership Building Meeting will receive a delegate pass for the entire festival, which will allow them to make the most of the short film screenings, workshops, seminars and industry events.
Dorm room accommodation and a meeting room will be provided in the Bristol YHA hostel, located in a converted waterfront grain house at Bristol’s scenic Harbourside, just 2 mins walk from the main festival venues Watershed and Arnolfini. www.yha.org.uk/hostel/bristol
Those wishing to stay for the entire festival can benefit from a discounted rate on YHA accommodation through Encounters: £19.95 / night with breakfast included. Availability is limited so please indicate your interest when applying to attend the meeting.
Find out more at www.encounters-festival.org.uk – full programme information and a schedule will be published online in early August.
NISI MASA will cover 50% of travel expenses up to 125 Euro and the accommodation costs. Participation fee is £60.
Moreover, we are looking for one volunteer from NISI MASA associations who would help us with the preparation of the meeting.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Bristol!
The deadline for applications: August 15, 2012
Please, write to: firstname.lastname@example.org
FOCUS ON THE EAST OF THE WEST COMPETITION
After a week of creative gestation our brand new Nisimazine Special Karlovy Vary is seeing the daylight and need your (socially networked) help and support to get acquainted with the world.
Now in its third edition, Nisimazine Special (Venice Orizzonti, Rotterdam Shorts and now Karlovy Vary East of the West) is quickly establishing itself as a complementary and enriching addition to our Film Journalism Workshops. Unlike the latter, our Specials are realized in collaboration with our Alumni thus offering an opportunity for them to remain actively engaged with Nisi Masa.
The e-book you're holding in your virtual end follows up and concludes our KVIFF coverage we had started while in Karlovy Vary with our newsletter series (archived here) and provide you with a comprehensive coverage of the East of the West Competition. The team responsible for this edition was composed by 5 writers and 1 photographer coming from Romania, Italy, Yemen/Scotland and Slovakia.
We hope you will enjoy the reading and share it with others.
Click on the image or here to read it online and if you want a .pdf version of the e-book, contact email@example.com
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS - EXPANDED DEADLINE
NISI MASA and FEST (Portuguese member of the network) are glad to announce the call for applications for Borderline, an itinerant film production project for 2012, which will take place in November on the route, beginning in Paris and finishing in Guimarães, 2012 European Capital of Culture.
Borderline aims to investigate the immigration issue in Europe through film. 12 young filmmakers will make 4 short films while traveling inside of a purpose constructed Double Decker Bus, which will also be a moving office studio and accomodation.
The project will take place between 10th of November - 1st of December.
If you’re interested, the application must be done here: www.fest.pt/borderline/register/
Deadline for applications is 17th of July, 2012
- The candidates should be between the ages 18-32.
- Selected participants will arrive in the starting city on the 10th of November; departure from Guimarães is on the 3rd of December.
- Participants will have 20% of their travel costs covered up to a limit of 75 Euros financing. They should provide the organizers a scanned/digital version of their tickets or boarding passes.
For further information, please send us an email on firstname.lastname@example.org