by September 12, 2016

Nisimazine in partnership with NISI MASA Estonia is preparing an up-coming edition in Tallinn, Estonia, from November 11th to November 25th 2016 in the context of the Black Nights International Film Festival.

The Black Nights International Film Festival in Tallinn, Estonia is the most relaxed and compact A-list festival you will ever go to. With screenings taking place in several locations around the centre and the beautiful Old Town, you will only need a map for the first two days, and even then you will wonder if you needed it at all. Besides the excellent film programme and insightful industry events, you get the chance to enjoy the city, which is small, charming and full of hidden and very original bars and restaurants, and not very expensive if you avoid tourist traps (these will duly be pointed to you both by festival staff and your experienced tutor and co-ordinator).

Estonia is on the world’s forefront in digital technology and internet (did you know it was two Estonians who invented Skype?), and the festival’s industry section deals a lot with multimedia, cross-media, VR and other innovative platforms, and especially new forms of storytelling. Writers interested in this fast-developing, multi-faceted area of artistic approach and tech possibilities will be encouraged to investigate and cover them for Nisimazine.

To apply, please fill in the application form available here by 23:59 CET on 30th of September 2016. Please read below for more details on the application and selection process.

Nisimazine Workshops

For over a decade now NISI MASA has developed a considerable experience in publishing a free daily, weekly and monthly gazette during some of the major Film Festivals in the world. The magazine is made in the frame of a film journalism workshop for young aspiring film journalists. Nisimazine film journalism workshops have taken place during many international events, such as: Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, International Documentary Amsterdam Festival, Torino Film Festival (Italy), DocPoint Helsinki (Finland), Alba Intl Film Festival, Festival de Lima (Peru), Festival do Rio (Brazil), Abu Dhabi Film Festival (United Arab Emirates), Tallinn Black Nights (Estonia), San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain) only to name a few. Since 2006 over 200 young critics from all over the world have benefited from developing their skills in a stimulating international environment.


Nisimazine Tallinn will be published online and spread through a network of thousands of contacts in the cinema industry. The output will be a mix of film reviews, interviews, thematic articles and news.

Editorial Team

Vladan Petkovic will head the editorial team of Nisimazine Tallinn. The team will be involved in daily editorial meetings including discussions of each of their texts and group feedback sessions.


As of the announcement of selected participants, the essential preparation period will begin. There will be 1 collective Skype meeting before the official beginning of the workshop. This meeting is compulsory and will be arranged at the most convenient and practical time for the group.

The preparation and workshop period is organized as follows:

September 7th – September 30th: Application period
October 7th: Announcement of selected participants
October 10th – November 10th: Preparation period
November 11th – November 25nd: Workshop Period 


Application Guidelines

The final application deadline for candidates is 23:59 CET on September 30th. Filling in the application form is a prerequisite. All other application material must be sent via email to under the subject line “LAST NAME Name Application for Nisimazine Tallinn 2016”. Please also submit one passport-style photo with your application. Providing evidence of previous work is advised. However, lack of previous experience is not a factor taken into account at the moment of selection, as part of Nisimazine’s mission and objectives is opening such opportunities to people with a genuine love for film.

By filling in the application form candidates confirm their availability to attend the workshop for the entire duration and their motivation to actively take part in necessary preparation meetings and activities in advance. There will be 1 mandatory Skype chat meetings (date to be confirmed).


Participation Rules

Participants will be divided into 2 groups.
First group: Arrival day 11th – Departure day 18th.
Second group: Arrival day 18th – Departure day 25th.

The second group will have the chance to attend and write about Tallinn Black Nights industry events, in addition to covering the film programme. Applicants who are particularly interested in the industry section of the festival should mention it in their application, in order for organisers to put them in the second group.

There is a participation fee of 150 EUR. Of course, only the selected participants will be required to pay it.

All selected participants will automatically receive press accreditations for the 20th Edition of Black Nights Film Festival, as well as accommodation during the dates of the workshop, which will be provided by the organisers.

Personal travel and food costs will be the responsibility of each participant.

For more information do not hesitate to contact us via email to