NISI MASA is looking for a devoted person with leadership and networking skills who can be the president of our network. The presidency is for three years and it has a representative and controlling function. Together with the Secretary-General and the Treasurer, you will compose the supervisory board of NISI MASA.
The President of the Supervisory Board should possess exceptional qualities of leadership, being able to inspire enthusiasm and bring together energies, with the aim of uniting very diverse people and associations in the service of NISI MASA’s common cause – Young European Cinema.
To apply, please send your motivation letter and CV to email@example.com
The closing date for applications is May 13th 2013 at midnight (C.E.T.).
Candidates are strongly encouraged to be present at the annual General Assembly of NISI MASA (14th May 2013 in Paris), during which they will have opportunity to introduce themselves to the members of NISI MASA.
We are looking forward to hearing from you.
We had such a good and productive time in Strasbourg during GENERATOR: Youth Audiovisual Forum last January. This e-book is the summary of all the activities we did and the reaction of the participants.
If you weren't there if you want to know how it was or if you were there and you want to remember it, you just have to read it!
Read it online here!
Download it here!
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
15th - 26th May 2013
Already on its 8th edition, Nisimazine Cannes is one of the highlights of the year for us. Every year we gather a team of young writers from across Europe to cover one of the most famous and influential film festivals in the world.
Candidates should be citizens and/or residents of France, The Netherlands, Germany or Great Britain!
The selected applicants will be invited to attend one week of the Cannes Film Festival in order to form an international editorial team motivated to make innovative and fresh festival coverage. As always, it will be a unique opportunity to gain practical, hands on experience in film journalism and meet colleagues from different countries.
The team will be putting out frequent newsletters and create an e-book covering the Camera d'Or Competition (open to 1st features only) and the short-films present at the festival!
Nisimazine Cannes will be published online and spread through a network of thousands of contacts in the cinema industry. The gazette will have the format of our 'Nisimazine Special' editions, and will contain film reviews, interviews, thematic articles, news, pictures from the festival, etc.
Click here to read the e-book of Nisimazine Cannes 2013!
A total of 15 participants from France, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK have been selected to form the Nisimazine Cannes 2013 team:
- Cécile Tollu-Polonowski (Germany)
- Fabian Melchers (The Netherlands)
- Robyn Davies (UK)
- Filippo Spreafico (Germany)
- Colm Mcauliffe (UK)
- Leila Hamour (France)
- Laura van Zuylen (The Netherlands)
- Elisabeth Renauld-Geslin (France)
- Kris Derks (The Netherlands)
- Sophie Rieger (Germany)
- Piers McCarthy (UK)
- Melanie de Groot van Embden (France)
- Patrick Holzapfel (Germany)
- Tom Cottey (UK)
- Nina Tholens (The Netherlands)
- Luisa Riviere (France)
The editorial team will be headed by staff who have been running the magazine together for many years and all over the world. Participants will also have the opportunity to work with renowned journalists from the field, to discuss their articles and photographs one on one. Attending journalists for this year will be announced very soon and will include some of the most influential film critics in Europe.
As of the announcement of selected participants, the essential preparation period will begin. Participants will be required to begin researching, making interviews, and taking part in online meetings to brainstorm the magazine’s content, and of course writing the first articles!
There will be 4 collective Skype meetings before the official beginning of the workshop. These meetings are compulsory and will be arranged at the most convenient and practical time for the group.
The preparation and workshop period is organized as follows:
- 27th of February – 14th of March Application period
- 15th of March Announcement of selected participants
- 15 th of March – 15 th of May Preparation period
- 15th of May – 26th of May Workshop
Participants will come to Cannes in 2 teams:
- one team for the first week (Wednesday 15th to Monday 20th of May 2013);
- another team for the second week (Monday 20th to Sunday 26th of 2013).
Each team will consist of at least 3 writers and 1 photographer.
Accommodation will be provided for the week of the festival the participant is invited for. Participants will be sharing an apartment with the editorial staff. Personal food costs will be the responsibility of each participant (possibility to cook in the apartment kitchen). 50% of travel costs will be reimbursed upon presentation of the travel documents.
There is a participation fee of 165 Euros.
The fee will have to be paid to NISI MASA before 10th of April 2013.
For more information do not hesitate to contact us via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: 14th March 2013 at midnight
This poject is funded by:
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
(4 - 15 June 2013)
The Finnish association Euphoria Borealis is looking for 52 filmmakers to join a Kino Kabaret and a workshop on film sound & music in Lapland, Finland.
Kino Euphoria Midnight Sun is a film workshop to be held in June 2013, in co-operation with NISI MASA and The Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä.
Dates: 4-15 June 2013 in Rovaniemi and Sodankylä, Finnish Lapland.
(travel days are 3. June and 16. June)
The workshop will focus on sound design and music in film.
During the workshop, 12 young European sound designers and/or composers will be receiving professional feedback and tutoring through practical filmmaking. 50% of traverl costs are covered for participants from Finland, Germany, Lithuania and Estonia.
In addition to the sound designers and composers, 40 other participants from other areas of filmmaking are welcome to join the experience. All participants will be included in programs on sound design and use of music, along the traditional activities of an International Kino Kabaret, where we’ll be creating short films by collective filmmaking, and screening them to the local audiences in Rovaniemi and Sodankylä.
- Panu Akrenius, Finland
- Miina Alajärvi, Finland
- Iiris Anttila, Finland
- Jerker Beckman, Sweden
- Isaac De Martin, Italy/Germany
- Sorina Ioana Diaconu, Romania
- Synes Elischka, Austria/Finland
- Eero Erkamo, Finland
- Yulia Glukhova, Russia
- Jasmine Guffond, France/Australia/Germany
- Emilia Haukka, Finland/Croatia
- Hannaleena Hauru, Finland
- Johanna Hautakangas, Finland
- Kimmo Hokkanen, Finland
- Sini Järnström, Finland
- Marton Jelinko, Hungary/Finland
- Fruzsi Jesse, Hungary/Germany
- Tuulia Kallio, Finland/Norway
- Karim Aitgacem, France
- Ágnes Kaszás, Hungary/Finland
- Niina Kiiveri, Finland
- Johanna Kinnari, Finland
- Laura Kiralfy, Denmark/Finland
- Pekka Kumpulainen, Finland
- Clémence Laboureau, France
- Mauri Lähdesmäki, Finland
- Saara Lahnajärvi, Finland
- Edvard Lammervo, Finland
- Morgane Launay, France
- Anna Lehespalu, Estonia
- Denis Leluc, France
- Robert Ly, France
- Carlos Marroquin, Finland/Mexico
- Lorand Marton, Romania
- Judith Meister, Germany/Austria
- Iivi Meltaus, Finland
- Ella Mustajärvi, Finland
- Katri Myllyniemi, Finland
- Bartosz Piekarski, Poland/UK
- Eeva Putro, Finland
- Katariin Raska, Estonia/Norway
- Ilja Rautsi, Finland
- Maria Rissanen, Finland
- Kaisa Roover, Estonia/Finland
- Valentine Rwambiwa, Zimbabwe/Finland
- Riitta Ryhtä, Finland
- Mari Sainio, Finland
- Samuli Salonen, Finland
- Vappu Tuomisto, Finland
- Gabriele Urbonaite, Lithuania
- Kim Viitanen, Finland
- Sigita Visockaite, Lithuania
- Will Witters, France
Read more and apply NOW: http://euphoriaborealis.net/node/73
This project is funded by:
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
25th - 27th January, Strasbourg (France)
Between January 25-27, 2013 NISI MASA is organizing GENERATOR - Youth Audiovisual Forum in Strasbourg. We are looking for 120 participants aged 18 – 35 who will not only be debating the future of audiovisual culture in Europe along with experts and policy makers, but will also take part in a number of daily workshops. In three days NISI MASA will lead you through a journey of different activities: from a Kino Cabaret, a scriptwriting marathon, Nisimazine workshop to other trainings, seminars and discussion panels on transmedia, youth and audiovisual European funding, alternative ways of cultural funding, to evening screenings.
Expect a NISI MASA festival!
Expect Kino Kabaret, where 40 adrenaline-driven film-makers, will be on a movie making frenzy. On the final evening of the forum your films will be screened and frugal and fun filmmaking will truly make a splash on European audiovisual culture. What is Kino Kabaret?
Expect a scriptwriting marathon where participants will be guided in bringing their ideas closer to the screen by learning about cinematographic story telling through an intense submersion into the world of inspiration, confrontation and going crazy. Battling with a promising idea, the NISI MASA trainers will guide you and help you develop it. Come to Strasbourg and be a part of writing the story of GENERATOR.
To be a part of the Scriptwriting Marathon, click here to apply! (Deadline 28thDecember)
Expect a film-criticism workshop, where an experienced team that has been involved in organizing the many Nisimazine workshops will be there to give you a crash practical course. We will be selecting 20 participants with a passion for cinema and a knack for words who will get a chance to learn more on writing about films. Previous experience in film journalism, professional or otherwise, is not required. We're hoping to help you polish your skills in order to help you make your critical voices heard.
Expect a workshop on genre films moderated by 7 Tape Productions, who will talk about the ways to start a genre based film project, concretely a horror movie – from casting to directing. Also, if you'd like to present your film and get feedback from other filmmakers, the “Feedback Me” panel is just for you.
If you are a cultural manager or work at an NGO, you can participate in culture management trainings provided by experienced trainers from our member associations.
Besides the workshops you'll have the opportunity to attend debates and panels with European audiovisual professionals, experts and policy makers. The NISI MASA member associations will screen films resulted in their previous projects and they will present what they are planning next during a project fair.
For EU citizens NISI MASA is providing free accommodation for 3 nights in CIARUS Hostel and covering 75% of travelling costs (up to 200 Euro) if you apply until December 15, 2012. Participation fee: 20 euros.
The project is funded by:
SOAP! CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
A cast & crew composed by 26 participants will create an Explosive Soap Opera with us in Marseille, February 2013.
26 participants from all over Europe will join us for a 5-day film workshop taking place in Marseille, France, February 2013.
During the workshop we’ll be making a 7 x 10 minute webseries by mixing the conventions of a TV SOAP OPERA to different film genres.
The project is based on collective and practical filmmaking – and supporting creativity and expressions free from borders. This is a non-commercial project organized by NISI MASA European Network of Young Cinema in association with Kino Euphoria and supported by The Council of Europe and EU Youth in Action.
We are seeking the following:
* 7 actors/actresses to be the cast of the series
* 7 director-editors
* 1 composer
* 1 costume designer
* 2 cinematographers
* 1 set designer/visualist
* 6 crew members with one or more of the following interests: (production/sound/assistant directing/light/make up)
NISI MASA European Network of Young Cinema in Association with Kino Euphoria. With the support from EU Youth in Action and The Council of Europe. NISI MASA has been succesfully organizing international film workshops in Europe for over ten year. Now, this workshop will be coordinated by three filmmakers: Hannaleena Hauru, Ilja Rautsi and Tanja Heinänen from Kino Euphoria, Finland (more about the production team here).
WHEN AND WHERE:
It’s a 5-day film workshop 19 February 2013 – 23 February 2013 in Marseille, France.
(travel days are Mon 18th Feb and Sun 24th Feb)
You can apply if you are 18-35 years old.
For residents of the following countries: Ukraine, France, Spain, Portugal, Czech Republic, Sweden, Croatia we are able to cover accommodation and food costs during the workshop, plus give you a 50% travel expense support (max 100 euros).
You can apply to the workshop from other countries as well, but in case of selection you will have to cover your travel, lodging and food expenses by yourself.
PARTICIPATION FEE, 50 EUROS
We’ll have to collect a participation fee of 50 euros from the selected participants in advance. The deadline for paying the participation fee is 14 January. Please note that your participation to the workshop will be confirmed only after you have made the transfer of the participation fee to the NISI MASA Bank account. The participation fee is confirming your attendance and is returnable only in the case of a force majeure cancellation.
We’ll be creating a collaborative web series with 7 episodes (a 10 minutes) during the workshop.
The idea is to play around with the concept of “Soap will never be the same” – mixing conventions of daily soap operas with different film genres.
The project is about collective filmmaking.
Method: testing drama pedagogy tools in filmmaking. Inspite of a highly fictional concept, the aim is to deal with actual life conflicts in the process. Applicants are encouraged to include themes of immigration, euro-crisis and youth employment to their work proposals.
Deadline for applications: 25 January 2013.
Selections ready: end of January 2013.
Pre-production online: 15 Jan -17 Feb 2013
Workshop in Marseille: 19 February 2013 – 23 February 2013 (travel days are Mon 18th Feb and Sun 24th Feb)
CALL FOR PROJECTS
Our friends from Torino Film Lab have just launched two calls for participants for their Script&Pitch and the Writer’s Room. Grab a pen and a paper and get ready to apply!
One more year, TorinoFilmLab, in partnership with NISI MASA and Le Groupe Ouest, organized a new edition of Script&Pitch, an advanced script development course for scriptwriters and directors of feature films all over the world.
TorinoFilmLab is looking for 16 projects, which will be developed in a 9 months-course (from March to November 2013, including 3 residential workshops and 2 on line sessions. The course will follow the entire scriptwriting process and will end with a final pitch in front of film professionals (producers, distributors, etc), which will take place during the Meeting Event in November 2013, during the next Torino Film Festival.
Script&Picth is open to professional scriptwriters, writer-directors, as well as to writer-producers and development executives with a good knowledge of English, as it’s the working language of all Script&Picth workshops and meetings.
Workshop locations & dates
- First residential workshop: 11-17 March 2013 (location to be confirmed)
- Second residential workshop: 16-22 June 2013 (Brignogan, France)
- Third residential workshop and Meeting Event: 21-27 November 2013 (Turin, Italy)
The workshop locations and dates are subject to change.
- SANG MÊLÉ by Paloma Aguilera Valdebenito (Netherlands/Chile)
- CROSSING by Eicke Bettinga (Germany)
- THE CONVERT by Benjamin Cantu (Germany/Hungary)
- PARI by Siamak Etemadi (Greece/Iran)
- TEMPORADA DE CAZA by Natalia Garagiola (Argentina)
- (UNTITLED) by Hannaleena Hauru (Finland)
- QUIT STARING AT MY PLATE by Hana Jusic (Croatia)
- THE GOOD SOLDIER by Balint Kenyeres & Eva Zabezsinszkij (Hungary)
- HOME by Michalis Konstantatos (Greece)
- COUREUR by Kenneth Mercken (Belgium)
- THE WAIT by Piero Messina (Italy)
- DOGS by Bogdan Mirica (Romania)
- PSYCOGRAPHY by Matheus Parizi (Brazil)
- PIGS ON THE WIND by Stergios Paschos (Greece)
- MASAKRA PROFANA by Kristoffer Rus (Sweden/Poland) & Jarosław Stawirej (Poland)
- SALT by William Vega (Colombia)
The story editor trainees participating in the programme are:
- Zsuzsanna Kiràly (Austria)
- Matthieu Taponier (France/USA)
- Gülin Üstün (Turkey)
- Ariadna Vázquez Garcìa (Spain)
This year, and in collaboration with Power to the Pixel, TorinoFilmLab offers the Writer’s Room, focused on the process of developing two transmedia projects within a team framework. There will be two call for applications:
Call for transmedia projects:
Two transmedia projects will be selected to participate in the Writer’s Room 2013. The projects considered eligible must be fiction-based narrative and extend to more than one platform. In addition to the 2 authors with projects, 3 transmedia developers will be selected to join the workshop process, thereby completing the Writer’s Room team.
The team will work together under the guidance of tutor and story editor Gino Ventriglia, plus additional trainers with background in i.e and game development.
The Writer’s Room is aimed at professionals working across different platforms and media, such as story architects, games writers, audience engagement designers, online content developers, writers (script, TV, journalists etc.) and producers, who have experience within cross-media production.
Deadline for applications is closed.
BOOK OF PROJECTS 2013!
The second round of European Short Pitch will start on 1st of March in Luxembourg in collaboration with Discovery Zone, The Luxembourg City Film Festival and you can already have a look at the Book of Projects where you'll find all information about the 25 selected projects of European Short Pitch 2013! Click on the cover to read it!
To kick off this second round, on 1st of March we'll be hosting a Panel Discussion, moderated by Matthieu Darras, to talk about the spread of co-production in the short film world. With the participation of Louise Bellicaud & Ron Dyens (Sacrebleu), Amel Bouzid (Novak Prod) & Marcell Gerő(Campfilm), Kaśka Krośny (East of West Cinema AB) & Joanna Solecka (Wajda Studio), Martin Repka and Daniele Segre (Redibis Film). Read more about the Panel here.
The two following days, 2nd and 3rd of March, will be dedicated to the co-production forum where the selected projects will be pitched in front of producers from all around Europe.
Read it online here.
You can download it too!
Download the Book of Producers
Read online the Book of Producers
SELECTED PROJECTS 2013!
NISI MASA is thrilled to announce the names of the 25 projects selected for the 7th edition of European Short Pitch!
These projects will have the opportunity to be developed through a scriptwriting workshop (8th to 13rd January) in Zagreb, Croatia and to be pitched in front of European film producers during a Coproduction Forum (1st to 3rd March) in Luxembourg City (Luxembourg).
And to round out our final list of participants for European Short Pitch 2013, we’re very glad to announce our Croatian Selection. Dea Jagic with The Story of the Lost Boy and Ana Vilenica with The Fire.
Welcome aboard! Happy to have you residing by our side!
Now, no more waiting, check out the list of selected participants:
- Anesthesia - Sahiti Noar (Kosovo)
- Ballad - Banhazi Judit (Hungary)
- Deadboy - Kotzamani Konstantina (Greece)
- The Memory of the Future - Steiner David (France)
- The Fire - Ana Vilenica (Croatia)
- Free Love - De Kroon Jantiene (Netherland)
- The Gender Reassignment Musical - Istrate Adina (Romania)
- Honey can you take my Human for a Walk - Subic Miha (Slovenia)
- Infinita Tristeza - Galligani Gabriele (Italy)
- The hidden Eldery of Paris - Bogdan Alina (Romania)
- The Key To A Man's Heart - Schlesinger James (United Kingdom)
- Ana - Pipo Carla (Spain)
- Mr. Cat & Sparrow - Patmanidis Vasilis (Greece)
- MR. Nelu - Baltatu Oana (Romania)
- The Noise Maker - Kaupinis Karolis (Lithuania)
- Bright Shadow - Oakley Claire (United Kingdom)
- Purim Shpiel - Alishenas Yashar (Sweden)
- Saturday - Forshaw Mike (United Kingdom)
- The Seventh - Debowski Grzegorz (Poland)
- Behind the door - Iakovleva Olga (Russia)
- Wake me up - Dea Jagic (Croatia)
- Tigers - Toivoniemi Jenni (Finland)
- To leave or not to live - Belenitskaya Nina (Russia)
- The Queen of England stole my parents - Pocius Justinas (Lithuania)
- Witch's Milk - Jehle Martin (Germany)
Five professionals related with the art of scriptwriting will be tutoring and guiding the 25 participants of the 7th edition of European Short Pitch. Here you have their names (if you want to know more about them click here):
- Fabienne Aguado
- Orsolya Benko
- Nadja Dumouchel
- Razvan Radulescu
- Leonardo Staglianò
MEET THE JURY 2013!
From the 15th till the 16th of November, the European Short Pitch jury will gather during the 28th edition of the Interfilm International Short Filmfestival in Berlin, to discuss, dissect and select the 25 projects which will be taking part in the 7th edition of European Short Pitch.
If this sounds exciting, just wait to know the names of the Jury 2013!
- Lucio Besana (Writer/Director – ESP 2012)
- Eni Brandner (Filmmaker/Visual Artist - Head, Heart & Brain of Enimation – ESP 2012)
- Lydia Castellano (Writer/Director - ESP 2007)
- Jerome Nunes (Writer/Director/Producer - ESP Coproduction Forum Manager)
- Fabrizio Parisi (Writer/Director - Wannabe Waiter – ESP 2011)
- Michaela Pňačeková (Festival Organizer/Programmer and Head of Network Department NISI MASA)
- Marija Škrlec (Writer – ESP 2011)
- Júlia Széphelyi (Writer - Creative Consultant at AZT-Media – ESP 2012)
- Wim Vanacker (Writer/Director - Head of - Script Department NISI MASA)
- Jakub Viktorin (Producer - Managing Director of Visegrad Film Forum)
- Avgousta Zourelidi (Director – ESP 2012)
CALL FOR PROJECTS - CLOSED!
This is the moment you've all been waiting for. NISI MASA – European Network For Young Cinema is proud to announce the Call for Projects for its 7th edition of EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH.
EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH is an initiative aimed at promoting European coproduction of short films which combines a scriptwriting workshop in residency, an on-line session and a Coproduction Forum bringing together scriptwriters and industry professionals from all over Europe.
EUROPEAN SHORT PITCH 2013 will consist of two main events:
1. The Scriptwriting Workshop: 8th to 13rd January 2013 in Zagreb (Croatia)
2. The Coproduction Forum: 1st to 3rd March in Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)
NISI MASA is calling for projects from writers, directors and producers (aged between 18-35 years old) with international short film projects in development. Your nationality or country of residence should be one of the member countries of the MEDIA Programme (European Union + Croatia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland). European Short Pitch will also select up to 3 projects from non-member countries of the MEDIA Programme where NISI MASA has a member organisation: Albania, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Russia and Ukraine.
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