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Multilingualism and Europe
The topic of this filmmaking workshop, multilingualism, relates to different layers of our everyday lives.
The upcoming Euro-generation is encouraged to be multilingual, whilst safeguarding their own specific cultural identities. By travelling through Europe by train, Istanbul Express aims to explore the question of multilingualism through film, by giving young people free range to discover this New Europe and how it speaks by themselves.
From 4th - 12th June 2010, NISI MASA Sweden organised a documentary workshop on the theme Nationalities & Identities. The concept of the workshop was to invite filmmakers from 8 different countries to each make a documentary portrait of a Swedish person with whom they shared their national heritage. All films were made in each respective language.
Already 5 years of age, Nisimazine will continue in 2010 at some new exciting locations... But to start with, we prepared again for the festival were it once all began: Cannes!
Young (aged 18-30) aspiring film critics and photographers from France, Belgium and Romania formed an editorial team during the Cannes Film Festival from the 12th to the 22nd of May.
Members representing the entire NISI MASA network were present at the 7th edition of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz (Austria) from the 21st to the 25th of April, for the occasion of our annual general assembly.
CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz devotes its program to willful, contemporary and socio-political auteur cinema from Europe. From 20 to 25 April 2010 CROSSING EUROPE offers international guests and local cinema audiences around 150 outstanding feature films, documentaries and short films.
The first session of the 4th edition of European Short Pitch took place from the 18th to the 23rd of Janury 2010 in Moulin d'Andé-Ceci (France) where the European winners proceeded to a rewriting work of their short film and have been initiated to the technique of pitching.
Then from the 16th to the 18th of April, the European co-production Forum took place in the frame of the 4th edition of The NexT Film Festival in Romania, when producers and scriptwriters met during the "pitch" sessions.