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.
This film was directed by its awarded scriptwriter, the polish Matej Subieta.
NISI MASA is happy to bring out another new short film based on a script awarded in its European Script Contest for short film scripts (2005 edition - "Silence"). Lily is the debut film of Marianne Griolet (Sweden), and is divided into five parts. In the first and the last sections we see two people in a park, the second shows a very special university lecture, the third is at a party where a mysterious CD is being played, and the fourth is a car trip which ends in a surprising way…
Amadou, a 20-year old Senegalese clandestine immigrant, is on his way to Europe hidden in the luggage hold of a coach linking Tangiers to Brussels. During a stop, the door of the hold opens briefly. Amadou makes an unpleasant discovery: a new passenger has entered his small world, and is willing to travel with him...
The script Tomi written by the Finnish scriptwriter Lassi Markus King was awarded a prize by the NISI MASA Script Contest 2004 on the theme "Other".
Right after the good news, the production company Double Cross Mediahouse Ltd. and G.R.E.C., the provider of the prize, began organising the production of Tomi, led by director and scriptwriter Lassi Markus King.