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.
We are happy to announce that the NISI MASA GENERAL ASSEMBLY 2012 will be hosted by Kinoklub Zagreb. The magical three days in Zagreb, Croatia will be from 29th-31st March 2012.
During the GA, representatives of the NISI MASA member associations will discuss and draw up action plans for future projects and strategies of the network in plenary and smaller group sessions. It will, as always, be great opportunity to bring forward new ideas and collaborations.
NISI MASA is restructuring in 2012, in order to face the exciting new challenges that will emerge during its second decade of activities.
The new organisational structure, to be implemented from May 1st 2012, will include the creation of an Executive Board and a Supervisory Board. Together these Boards - composed of 9 people in total - will lead all of NISI MASA's actions.
The first and second calls for candidates are now closed, for the following part-time, freelance positions as "Heads of Department" - part of the Executive Board:
- Head of Script Department (download job description here)
- Head of Film Lab Department (download job description here)
- Head of Debate Department (download job description here)
- Head of Network Department (download job description here)
And for the following volunteer roles to be part of the Supervisory Board:
- President (download description here)
- Treasurer (download description here)
- Secretary-General (download description here)
The call for job applicants is now closed!
NISI MASA and its partner TorinoFilmLab are finally announcing the selection for its script development programme Script & Pitch 2012.
We are proud to introduce the 16 feature film projects by 18 writers/directors and 4 story editor trainees representing 15 different countries that have been selected among an unprecedented number of applicants They will take part in the 9-month hands-on training course: 17 European participants and 5 participants coming from the rest of the world will work on their scripts throughout 3 week-long workshops and 2 on-line sessions under the expert guidance of our international tutors and trainers, up to a final public pitch at the TorinoFilmLab Meeting Event in November.
The following projects will be developed within Script&Pitch 2012:
- “Love in the time of an earthquake” by Tommaso Capolicchio and Marcello Olivieri (Italy)
- “The Warkhan front” by Clément Cogitore (France)
- “Frontier” by Daniel Elliot (UK)
- “La Holandesa” by Daan Gielis (Netherlands)
- “Too much gin” by Fernando Guzzoni (Chile)
- “The Wilderness” by Frederik Jacobi (Denmark)
- “The Dog Show” by Ralston Jover (Philippines)
- “In the time of the mother” by Sabrina Karine and Alice Vial (France)
- “The Mountain” by Yaelle Kayam (Israel)
- “Do you love me” by Lina Luzyte (Lithuania)
- “I fly” by Johan Melin (Sweden)
- “My first highway” by Kevin Meul (Belgium)
- “The parable of the blind Christ” by Christopher Murray (Chile)
- “The Eve of May” by Lazlo Nemes (Hungary)
- “Salvation” by Ralitza Petrova (Bulgaria)
- “Dead & Beautiful” by David Verbeek (Netherlands)
The story editor trainees participating in the programme will be:
- Natasa Damnjanovic (Serbia)
- Nadja Dumouchel (France)
- Nicole Gerhards (Germany)
- Britta Krause (Germany)
The 62nd edition of the Berlinale is coming up so us, Nisimasians, don’t want to miss theopportunity of having fun and meeting new and interesting film lovers in Berlin!
The NISI MASA network and Dazoo.com European Short Film Centre are teaming up to host a meet & greet during the Berlinale.
Young- or young at heart- film people are invited to come and have a few drinks with us (or party hard on the dancefloor, if you prefer) on Monday 13th February from 8pm at the Badehaus Szimpla Musiksalon at 99, Revaler Strasse in Berlin- Friedrichshain.
More info: email@example.com
Also we recommend you to read Dazoo’s new “World of Shorts” magazine, focusing on the festival’s short film section with interview, insightful articles and series of drawings by directors.
Have you ever dreamed about having your own TV Show? Now you have the opportunity thanks to the CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz (Austria) and kino5 (Austrian member of NISI MASA).
They are looking for 12 young video journalists and filmmakers from Croatia, Czech Republic, Hungary, Italy, Slovakia and Slovenia to create a TV show covering CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival, which will take place from 24th- 29th of April 2012.
The participants will create their own Festival TV programme, covering all the festival events as reports on films, covering ceremonies or interviewing the film professionals and the general public.
In addition, the 12 participants will be helped by four young tutors from kino5, who will help them and host mini-workshops on topics related to video and film journalism. Besides, the organization provides accommodation, all the shooting and editing equipment and festival accreditations.
CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz is Austria’s second largest international film festival, so it can be a great opportunity. What are you waiting for?
In order to apply, you must be fluent in English and have some experience either in filmmaking or journalism.
Applications deadline: 9th March.
- Application form
Nisi Masa Sweden is organizing a five-day stop motion animation workshop during BUFF – the International Children and Young People’s Film Festival in Malmö (11th-18th March 2012).
They will invite ten filmmakers from different countries as well as five filmmakers from Malmö, to form five teams. Each team will make a one-minute film aimed at a target audience between 7 & 12 years old.
They are looking for five directors, five DOP's and five sound designers.
Parallel with the script development, the teams will be working on developing the visual concept (characters and storyboard).
Since 2005 NISI MASA has been co-organising Script&Pitch, an advanced script development course for scriptwriters and directors of first and second features from all over the world.
The course lasts from March to November 2012, and foresees 3 residential workshops, 2 online sessions and 1 Alumni meeting. It follows the entire scriptwriting process, offering close collaboration and insights into the challenges of each step, from generating ideas and structuring the material through first and second drafts, up to a final pitch in front of producers and sales agents.
Script&Pitch is for both scriptwriters and story editors and is therefore open to professional scriptwriters, writer-directors, as well as to story editors, writer-producers and development executives.
For more information, find attached the brochure, or check www.torinofilmlab.it
You can know the selected participants here.