The Cine-Boat book is ready!
Read the amazing adventures of our sailors from Cine-Boat, a filmmaking workshop that was part of the Polyglot: on the way to Turku project, organised by NISI MASA with the support of the Turku 2011 European Cultural Capital and the European Cultural Foundation.
The book includes the anecdotes of each of the islands of the archipielago of Turku (Finland) and the description of the 6 short documentary films that the crews produced during the crossing.
You can read it here!
CINE - BOAT FILMS INTERNATIONAL PREMIERE AT CANNES 51st CRITICS' WEEK
The 24th May NISI MASA will be, for the sixth time, showcasing at the 51st Cannes Critics’ Week. This time, we will be premiering the 6 documentary films result of Cine- Boat, a workshop that was part of the Polyglot: on the way to Turku initiative, which also included a short film contest and mini film festival. The project was organised by NISI MASA with the support of the Turku 2011 European Cultural Capital and the European Cultural Foundation.
The Cine – Boat was held in June 2011, when 18 young European filmmakers travelled by boat across the archipelago of Turku (Finland), exploring the unique local culture of the different islands – home to many Swedish-speaking Finns. Guided by award-winning documentarist Peter Kerekes (Slovakia), the crews produced 6 short documentary films.
All of the Cine-Boat short films will also be present at the Short Film Corner, and a DVD / catalogue will be available. The premiere will be attended by the filmmakers.
The short films screening are:
DRIFTING HOME (9’32)
Nicolas Servide (Argentina/Denmark), Kirill Naumko (Ukraine), Judit Kájel (Hungary)
Alastair Cole (New Zealand/UK), Daniel Szöllosi (Hungary), Anna Dmitrieva (Bulgaria)
VELVOLLISUUS / DUTY (8’21)
Severine Beaudot (France), Linda Dombrovszky (Hungary), George Groshkov (Bulgaria)
Silvio Ivicic (Croatia), Sam Batink (Netherlands), Laure Anna Franquès (France)
DESTINATION NORTH (9’39)
Gautier Dulion (France), Albina Grini?t? (Lithuania), Melissa Suárez del Real (Mexico/Spain)
FIVE LIVES BY SILENCE (14’32)
Miki Ambrózy (Hungary/Greece), Nick Shaw (UK), Begüm Güleç (Turkey)
You can read the Cine-Boat book here where you can read about the six short films and the experience of the sailors!
Project website: www.polyglot-turku.eu
Cine-Boat Blog: www.nisimasa.com/polyglot
Contacts in Cannes:
Project Manager Jude Lister: email@example.com / +44 (0)7748 715 994
Project Coordinator Hetta Huhtamäki: firstname.lastname@example.org / +49 15129 058 475
POLYGLOT - on the way to Turku is supported by the Turku 2011 European Cultural Capital and the European Cultural Foundation.
Russia’s NISI MASA member, Generation Campus supervises for the second time at the Russian Pavillion in Cannes, an interesting event during the 65th edition of the Cannes Film Festival.
This event (19th May) will be dedicated to training, education and festivals for young filmmakers and its main purpose is to present to the international professional community state and privately funded educational initiatives in the field of cinematography form Russia and abroad and to establish further connections between similar Russian and European programs.
In the other hand, the event will also introduce potential young participants to the ways of taking part in training and internship programs for young aspiring filmmakers and due to the severity of the problems of contemporary film education in Russia, organizers are firmly convinced that this event will be interesting to all parties involved. The possibilities of cooperation between the most famous and intensive European training programmes and Russian educational initiatives will surely increase the level of participants and open a new world of opportunities for young filmmakers interested in international career.
For the international audience there will be a chance to know more about international short competitive film festivals, to get acquainted with their colleagues from Russia who are this year participating in different programs in Cannes IFF, and to build a strong network for realizing their future plans and projects.
The participants of this event will be: Summer School (VGIK Film Institute), new programs of SPbGUKiT (Saint-Petersburg); Open Russian Film festival “Kinotavr”, Moscow International Film Festival, International debut film festival “Spirit of Fire” (Hanty-Mansiysk), Generation Campus, Generation Campus Connection, «Spotlight: New Kazakh Cinema», Script Lab "Kultburo", Cinemotion Lab, Artkino and others.
For more info:
+ 33 (0) 49 259 00 21
From 1st to 8th July, NISI MASA–European Network for Young Cinema hosted Bright Young Screens, a workshop which took part of FEST–Training Ground in Espinho (Portugal).
Bright Young Screens was a 6 day long seminar that evaluates the current level of European cooperation among youth film organizations, focusing on intercultural dialogue and non-formal education through screenings and festivals. One of the main goals of such an event is ensuring already existing partnerships are reinforced and new collaborations are created. 26 participants (most of them festival and screenings organizers gather to discuss ways of consolidating and intensifying their common work in order to improve concrete results on a European level. One of the main goals of such an event is ensuring already existing partnerships are reinforced and new collaborations are created. The seminart focuses on developing Trans-European partnerships; innovation in nonformal education; The role of film events in promoting social, racial and gender equality issues; development of thematic film programs; and improving participation of disadvantaged groups.
Among the official guests of Bright Young Screens, we had Marion Klotz (Memento Films); Paz Lázaro (Panorama, Berlinale), Scandar Copti (director and producer of “Ajami”); Liz Harkman (director manager of Encounters, Bristol) and NISI MASA friends Tomas Prasek (Eventival); Wim Vanacker (NISI MASA’s Head of Script Department).
The project is funded by European Youth Foundation and Youth in Action programs.
The Bright Young Screens book is now ready, and there, you will find a complete summary of all that the participants discussed during the seminar in Espinho. You can read it online here.
If you are interested in a .pdf copy of the book, don't hesitate to contact email@example.com
For more info: www.brightyoungscreens.fest.pt
Like every year in May, kino5 is hosting the annual KinoDynamique (aka KinoKabaret)
Filmmakers from all over the world gather together in Vienna to produce short films in 3 sessions of 36 and 60 hours.
After a “production meeting” in the so-called “Kinolab” (where you can also edit, socialize, take a nap or just get inspired by so many creative people) and pitching your ideas, you start searching for fellow film aficionados among the other participants who are willing to help you with the film (camera operators, actors, sound technicians etc.)
After the teams have spent intense hours of filming and editing, including sleep deprivation and other awesome experiences, the outcome is screened in a Viennese cinema. But no time to rest, because everything starts again for a new session on the following day.
If you are eager to be part of this unique film making craziness and share 8 days of creative delight with people from all around the world!
You can already register online: www.kino5.net
Support for Eastern European Countries:
Due to our cooperation with the Austrian Foreign Ministry, we will be able to offer some funding for travel costs and accommodation to our prospective guests from Eastern Europe. The amount will depend on how many people are selected and how many beds in youth hostels we have to rent. Please note that we can only partly cover your expense.
16.05 – 25.05. 2012
Brick5 - Fünfhauserstrasse 5, 1150 Vienna, Austria
After NISI MASA General Assembly in Zagreb, we’re proud to announce that the NISI MASA family is bigger now. Three days of intense work in a and of course, a lot of fun, we discussed the incorporation of new members to our Networks, we talked about new projects and we chose the new Board Members!
Here, a preview of all the news, on which we will be gradually revealing!
So, let us introduce you our new Full Members:
We would love to welcome five new Observer Members, with whom we’re waiting to get involve in amazing new projects and adventures. Please, feel free to click on their names to know more about them:
In Zagreb we also decided the new members of our Supervisory Board…
- Filipe Pereira, President (Portugal)
- Maartje Alders, General Secretary (Netherlands)
- Severine Beaudot, Treasurer (France)
Last but not least, we chose the "Heads of Department", who will be in charge of each specific field:
- Head of Script Department - Wim Vanacker (Belgium)
- Head of Film Lab Department - Hannaleena Hauru (Finland)
- Head of Debate Department - Giovanni Vimercati (Italy)
- Head of Network Department - Michaela Pnacekova (Slovakia)
They will take care of their new roles at the beginning of May, so get ready for their new ideas!
Check out the pictures from our lovely weekend in Zagreb here.
Marvelous news! We are proud to announce the name of the 8 participants of our Nisimazine Cannes 2012!
Participants from France, Estonia and Turkey took part of our Film Journalism Workshop in Cannes Film Festival (16 - 27 May 2012), where they formed an international team motivated to make innovative and fresh festival coverage. The team created a 96-page-e-book covering the Camera d’Or competition (open to 1st feature films only) and the shorts of the festival! Every selected participant spent a week in Cannes in this unique opportunity to gain practical, hands on experience in film journalism.
These are the name of the participants:
- Aurite Kouts (France)
- Greta Varts (Estonia)
- Emilie Padellac (France)
- Chloe Vollmer-Lo (France)
- Franziska Knupper (Germany/France)
- Ali Deniz Sensöz (Turkey)
- Marek Mäemets (Estonia/Austria)
- Cecile Janvier (France)
2012 has been our 7th year consecutive doing during Cannes Film festival, and this year, we've been covering the Caméra d'Or and the short films competitions.
Click on the cover to read the e-book:
- Reviews of the feature and short films in competition of Caméra d'Or
- Interviews with the directors presenting their films including Ben Zeitlin (Beasts of the Suthern Wild), Carlos Dieges (Caméra d'Or Jury President) or Benjamin Parent (It's not a cowboy movie)
To learn about our Nisimazine 2012 schedule, click here
This project is supported by the Youth in Action programme of the European Commission.
European Short Pitch 2012 has come to an end. The scripts have been revised, the pitches have been made and the producers got their chance to discover some fresh blood and exciting new projects. From the 2nd till the 4th of March 2012 we organized our annual coproduction forum and pitching sessions in Maribor, Slovenia, this year's European Capital of Culture. During the pitching sessions and coproduction forum, 24 scriptwriter/directors were present, 36 industry professionals from all over Europe attended and in total, we facilitated 171 one-to-one sessions between participants and producers.
As of this year, an award ceremony took place, with three prizes of 1000€ each, called "The European Short Pitch 2012 Awards". During the pitching sessions in Maribor, the producers present got a change to pick their three favorites and this is what they came up. Silence. Start the drum roll. And the Winners are...
- Chain by Eicke Bettinga (Germany/Bulgaria)
- The Chicken by Una Gunjak (Bosnia/Italy/Greece)
- Electrifying Love by Avgousta Zourelidi (Greece/UK)
Of course, in the context of European Short Pitch real success can only be measured on a long-term basis. Because in the end, cinema is what we aim for. A script is and will always be just a tool. But based on our observations, this pool of participants shows lots of potential for probably one of the most successful year's, film making wise, of European Short Pitch.
Do keep an eye or our website www.nisimasa.com or contact us to subscribe to our newsletter, because the call for Projects for the 2013 edition of European Short Pitch will be launched soon.
Let's call it a wrap! Thanks to you all and see you all next year!
To know more about European Short Pitch 2012 click here.
Read the Book of Projects of the European Short Pitch 2012
CALL FOR ENTRIES
Our partner Dazoo.com opens a call for films for the Visegrad Shorts on Tour festival, supported by The Visegrad Fund.
Visegrad Shorts on Tour is a travelling short festival which will be held between 12th and 18th April in Krakow, Prague, Bratislava y Budapest.
Six selected films and directors will be travelling on the tour and present their films in each country and during the closing ceremony in Budapest, Dazoo.com will announce the 3 winners of the Visegrad Short Film Award: the 1000 euros Visegrad Short Film Award, the online competition award and the audience choice award.
If you are from Hungary, Slovenia, the Czech Republic and Poland, submit your film now at Dazoo.com and become one of the six directors travelling on tour representing your short films.
The submissions deadline is 23rd March 2012
You can find all the information here.