FILM JOURNALISM WORKSHOP
For the fifth time, NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema landed in the Venice Film Festival to organize a new edition of one of its flagship projects: the Nisimazine film journalism workshop.
A team of 12 young writers and photographers from across Europe gathered to cover one of the most famous film festivals in the world.
…and here it is, the moment you have all been waiting for. The Nisimazine Special issue on Venice´s Orizzonti section in all is glory. Don´t miss out on the chance to find out about the most innovative and daring films on display at this year´s edition of the mother of all film festivals. Once you are done don´t get too confortable as Nisimazine is heading to the Basque Country this week to let you know all the details on the Kutxa-New Directors section and much more of the San Sebastian Film Festival. Enjoy!
- Miss Violence
- Class Enemy
- Interview Rok Bicek
- Interview Paolo Bertolín
- Tom à la ferme
- White Shadow
- Interview Giorgio Basisio
- Sacro Gra
- Madness will do us apart
- Interview Giafranco Rosi
The Nisimazine Venice team will be composed by:
8 young film critics
The applicants should be citizens and / or residents of Italy, Croatia, and Romania.
- Fernando Vasquez (Journalist)
- Marta Lucic (Photographer)
- Višnja Pentić (Journalist)
- Ioana Mischie (Journalist)
- Raluca Petre (Journalist)
- Tara Karajica (Journalist)
- Andrei Sendrea (Journalist)
- Nino Kovacevic (Journalist)
- Ioana Maria florescu (Journalist)
- Valentina Cala (Photographer)
- Viviana Carlet (Journalist)
- Yuri Lavecchia (Journalist)
- Mirona Nicola (Journalist)
The team will be putting out frequent newsletters and create an e-book covering the Orizzonti Competition (focused on 1st feature films and short films).
Nisimazine Venice 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. Coverage will be extended on the website www.nisimazine.eu with extra articles, picture galleries, videos and a blog.
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.
The final application deadline for candidates is the 21st of July 2013 at midnight. All application material must be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Candidates must be aged between 18 and 30 on the 21st of July 2013, and citizens and/or resident of Italy, Croatia and Romania. Filling in the application form is a prerequisite. Applicants should choose either to apply as film critics or photographers.
Providing evidence of previous works is compulsory for all positions:
- Journalists: 2 articles originally written in or translated into English
- Photographers: a set of 10 photographs
- All: One passport-style photo is also required with each application (this is needed for your accreditation).
Participants will come to Venice in 2 teams:
- one team for the first week (Wednesday 28th to Monday 2nd of September 2013);
- another team for the second week (Monday 2nd to Sunday 9th of September 2013).
Each team will consist of at least 4 writers, 1 photographer and 1 videoblogger.
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 150 Euros.
For more information do not hesitate to contact us via email to email@example.com
The project is funded by:
NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema has hosted its annual General Assembly this week in Paris, and besides discussing about the future projects of the network and it's members, the new president was chosen. Her name is Daria Blazevic and she's the responsible for communication and cooperation with international organisations at Kinoklub Zagreb, NISI MASA representative in Croatia.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
14th May 2013, Paris
Between May 12th and May 14th, 2013, all the NISI MASA roads lead to Paris. The city will host the NISI MASA General Assembly (GA), one of the biggest encounters of the network. During the GA, representatives of the 28 NISI MASA member associations and 5 applying members will discuss and draw up action plans for future projects and strategies of the network in plenary and group sessions.
Young people from all over Europe (France, Germany, Russia, Finland, Norway, Denmark, England, Spain, Czech Republic, Lithuania, Bosnia and Herzegovina and many more) will gather to discuss the future of NISI MASA. They will help plan future projects to maintain the organization’s pioneer status in enhancing the use of new media, while supporting collaboration with its partners and aiming for an expansion of the network. They will present their initiatives in a project pitching fair, with the aim of finding partners to further develop these projects at European level.
Concerning the program, the four Head of Department of NISI MASA, together with the members of the network, will discuss on new forms of filmmaking – namely crowdsourcing, crowdfunding, collaborative filmmaking and kino kabaret. Other topics will include digital distribution and VOD, multimedia forms of filmmaking, transmedia and crossmedia and the use of blogs as creative platforms. Every evening film events and screenings open to the general public will showcase the best short films produced within the NISI MASA network. A brochure with the detailed program will be published to keep all participants fully informed about all the activities.
The purpose of this meeting is to a be an initiator for new projects with a focus on innovation. We expect that at least a dozen European youth audiovisual projects will be initiated in the following two years as a result of the new partnerships created. Developing a new network strategy is also on the agenda, especially focusing on integrating new media for the branding and media strategies of NISI MASA. Several cross-cultural exchanges between the member organizations will be planned and performed in the years 2013 to 2015. This multiplier effect is essential for the assembly itself. The participants are directly incentivized to collaborate, the meeting offering the opportunity to share their ideas with the other partners and realize them later on.
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!
NISI MASA – European Network of Young Cinema invites you to two parties organized by our dear partners: FilmFestivalLife and Daazo.com where you will meet us, Nisimasians, and also other young filmmakers and industry representatives from abroad and from Berlin!
On Sunday, February 10th, FilmFestivalLife, Raindance, NISI MASA & Berlin Film Society present: SCREENERS – Berlinale Party and Open Screen, at Prince Charles, Prinzenstraße 85 F, 10969 Berlin-Kreuzberg. We start at 7pm already!
On Monday, February 11th, Daazo.com European Short Film Centre presents The Young Filmmakers' Party, a meet & greet at the Berlinale.Young - and young at heart - film people are invited to come and have a few drinks and network at the Badehaus Szimpla Musiksalon: Revaler Strasse 99, 10245 Berlin-Friedrichshain. From 8pm till morning!
On Sunday, in a film rendition of the OPEN MIC concept, SCREENERS presents OPEN SCREEN. The venue will play host to a stage and screen for the night’s presentations of films. The organization is casual:You have a film you want to show? Bring it along with you and show it. Flickering between the Screeners will be shorts programmed by Raindance and NISI MASA. As the volume increases, the screening room moves from the main dance floor to the back room to make way for DJ Duo: Foxy Boxers - ‘We destroy disko’.
Our party will then continue with Daazo in Badehaus on Monday night. See you there!
Screeners - RSVP through FB here or at: https://www.facebook.com/events/208388202632639/?ref=22
Daazo - RSVP, email: email@example.com
NISI MASA is happy to invite you to celebrate Christmas at Café A (148, rue du Faubourg Saint-Martin 75010, Paris), next 15th December from 18 h to 21h!
On the agenda: Mulled wine vapors, reindeer ears, joy, screenings, surprises, a little speech, Italian, Finnish and Spanish accents…all in the Christmas spirit! For more info click here!
To attend to the party, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and don’t forget to include your full name and phone number!
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:
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.
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.