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:
From 1st to 8th July, NISI MASA–European Network for Young Cinema hosted Bright Young Screens, a workshop seminar where participants developed an intercultural dialogue and non-formal education through young film festivals.
The 6 day long seminar, which took place during FEST – Training Ground in Espinho (Portugal), was a total blast and among its guests, 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) and Wim Vanacker (NISI MASA’s Head of Script Department).
Now, we are proud yo show you the book of Bright Young Screens, where you will find a complete summary of all that we discussed in Espinho!
You can read it here!
NOTE: If you want the .pdf version, don’t hesitate to contact firstname.lastname@example.org, she’ll be very pleased to send you a copy
Bristol, United Kingdom, 20 – 23 September 2012
NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema and Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival announce a call for participants for a Partnership Building Meeting, which will take place from 20 to 23 of September 2012 in Bristol, UK.
We are looking for 15 representatives from 8 different NISI MASA associations (observing members are more than welcome!) that will gather together and work on a new collaborative project within the network. The aim of the meeting is to discuss, brainstorm and prepare a trans-European youth collaborative project in 2013 and apply for European funding based on a short set of conclusions gained within participants local organisations about best practices. Another aim is to discuss further possibilities within the network and communication channels through the new network software.
The meeting will take place at the 18th Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival (18-23 September 2012), one of the world’s best-known showcases and meeting points for emerging short film and animation talent. It attracts a strong international audience thanks to its competitive screening programmes, gala events, special guests, workshops, master classes and industry networking.
Each participant of the Partnership Building Meeting will receive a delegate pass for the entire festival, which will allow them to make the most of the short film screenings, workshops, seminars and industry events.
Dorm room accommodation and a meeting room will be provided in the Bristol YHA hostel, located in a converted waterfront grain house at Bristol’s scenic Harbourside, just 2 mins walk from the main festival venues Watershed and Arnolfini. www.yha.org.uk/hostel/bristol
Those wishing to stay for the entire festival can benefit from a discounted rate on YHA accommodation through Encounters: £19.95 / night with breakfast included. Availability is limited so please indicate your interest when applying to attend the meeting.
Find out more at www.encounters-festival.org.uk – full programme information and a schedule will be published online in early August.
NISI MASA will cover 50% of travel expenses up to 125 Euro and the accommodation costs. Participation fee is £60.
Moreover, we are looking for one volunteer from NISI MASA associations who would help us with the preparation of the meeting.
We are looking forward to seeing you in Bristol!
The deadline for applications: August 15, 2012
Please, write to: email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
For more info: www.brightyoungscreens.fest.pt
The Book of Projects for the European Short Pitch 2012 is ready to be read!
The books includes a description of the 24 projects participating on the 6th edition of European Short Pitch, an initiative to support the development of young directors and encourage the European coproduction of short films.
Download it here or read it directly clicking on the image!
From the 3rd to the 7th of May 2011, NISI MASA representatives from across the network gathered in Pristina, Kosovo, to take part in a seminar on the topic of "Tackling New Media issues".
The seminar focused on the exchange of knowledge, ideas and experience with regards to promoting youth audiovisual initiatives and organisations using New Media tools (websites, online social networks, blogs, viral videos, electronic press kits, etc).
Activities included plenary discussions, presentations, workshops and case studies and were supported by guest speakers from the communication/media field. The aim was that organisations were able to develop new strategies for the future.
Members representing the entire NISI MASA network were present at the 7th edition of CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz (Austria) from the 21st to the 25th of April, for the occasion of our annual general assembly.
CROSSING EUROPE Film Festival Linz devotes its program to willful, contemporary and socio-political auteur cinema from Europe. From 20 to 25 April 2010 CROSSING EUROPE offers international guests and local cinema audiences around 150 outstanding feature films, documentaries and short films.
The Matter of Taste project is an exploration of European food culture through cinema.
Selected shorts and documentaries on food-related topics were shown during a special event at the Lago Film Fest (Italy) between 24th - 30th July 2009.
During this 7-day festival programme, screenings and debates were complimented by special culinary events. A book and a DVD of the project have now been published and distributed, and the films have been screened in other locations all over Europe!
(Photo copyright Lasse Lecklin)
Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
With the partnership of Mecca Panza (Netherlands), NISI MASA aims to give knowledge and skills to young people who organise audiovisual workshops.
The objectives of the training course were to go deeper into building cross-border audiovisuals projects.
During the project we tried to raise and discuss questions regarding audiovisual workshops, for example:
-How can we define the theme and format of a workshop?
-How can we involve tutors and participants for a quality audiovisual workshop?
-How can we achieve a bigger impact on local audiences and involve them in a collective artistic experience?