Istanbul Express was an itinerant filmmaking workshop involving 50 participants, who crossed the rails of Europe to make short documentaries.
The Istanbul Express films had their world premiere at the Cannes Critics' Week 2011.
After filmmaking explorations of Paris, Istanbul, Kars and Budapest, the NISI MASA “Visions Of” workshop went to Prague, from 22nd to 29th of August 2010. Prague is a place of history and a crossroad of culture. More and more young people are travelling around Europe. But they don’t often really go into the city itself and its social and cultural diversity. This meeting aimed to go further that the tourist point of view and make the young people reflect about the European diversity thanks to the social cross-road that could represent a city and the exchange between young people.
We invited everyone who loved film posters as much as films, to take part in a film poster workshop in the framework of FILMINI International Short Film Festival in Sofia, Bulgaria, from 13th - 17th October 2010.
The workshop was led by the guest tutor Jerzy Skakun from the Polish design studio Homework. It was held from the 12th to 16th of October in Sofia at The Red House Centre for Culture and Debate. Applicants from Romania, Turkey, Germany and Bulgaria took part.
Jerzy Skakun created Homework studio in 2005. He is the winner of awards at several biennales around the world, and has exhibited his works in Berlin, Paris and London. He has created posters for the screenings of films like “Babel”, “Jeanne d'Arc”, “Casablanca”, “Hair”, as well as the films of Charlie Chaplin and the official poster of Krakow International Film Festival. The project of Jerzy can be found here: http://homework.com.pl
The second edition of Nisimazine IDFA was be held from the 18th of November until the 26th of November 2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, during the 23rd edition of the biggest documentary festival in the world!
We invited 12 young Europeans to cover the festival during a 10 days workshop, publishing their articles, photos and videos online at www.nisimazine.eu.
“Visions of Prague – The Invaders” Filmmaking Workshop
After filmmaking explorations of Paris, Istanbul, Kars and Budapest, the NISI MASA Visions Of workshop went to Prague, from 22nd to 29th of August 2010.
Aged 18-26, from France, Italy, Spain, Austria and the Czech Republic
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.
All the following films was developed and produced in the framework of the different editions of European Short Pitch. They have been screened at the International Critic’s Week during the Cannes International Film Festival 2010.
Whispering in a friend’s mouth
After the nice career of If I fall, Hannaleena Hauru has just finished her new short film, Whispering in a friend’s mouth. Developed during European Short Pitch 2009, the script tells us the story of two teenagers making graffiti and have ended up kissing. The short film is subtly examining the borderline between platonic and romantic love through two linking time levels.
The film has been shot in three nights concentrating on hours right after sun set and the hours just before dawn.
Hannaleena’s short film has been selected for the Berlinale 2010 in the sections Short film 14plus2 et Generation Mix. It has been screened in the frame of the Critic’s week during the Cannes International Film Festival.
The film was supported by the Finnish Film Foundation.
The 1st edition of the Nisimazine Abu Dhabi film journalism workshop took place from 14th - 23rd October 2010.
8 participants, 5 from Europe and 3 from Arab countries, attended the Abu Dhabi Film Festival and formed an editorial team to create daily issues of Nisimazine Abu Dhabi...