The second edition of Nisimazine IDFA will be held from the 18th of November untill the 26th of November 2010 in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, during the 23rd edition of the biggest documentary festival in the world!
We are inviting 12 young Europeans to cover the festival during a 10 days workshop, in total making 7 print issues of Nisimazine as well as publishing on www.nisimazine.eu.
The 45 participants have been selected! They will start their journey from 3 different points of departure towards Istanbul on the 20th of September.
All together we recieved 139 applications and we must say that the selection process was not an easy one.
All of the participants will be contacted within this week with further information.
All of you who were not elected, don't feel left out - apply for Polyglot or any of the other ongoing and upcoming contests and workshops!
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.
This film was directed by its awarded scriptwriter, the polish Matej Subieta.
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.