August 24, 2016

What are your plans for autumn? Nisimazine will be heading to WOFF – World of Film Festival, held in Glasgow, Scotland, from September 29th to October 2nd 2016.

Now in its third edition, the festival’s line-up is shaping up to be extremely exciting, with much attention given to independent cinema, emerging and female filmmakers and a focus on cinema from the Balkan region, as well as a wealth of theatre and cabaret performances to go with it.

It’s the kind of event we most certainly don’t want to miss, and as such, we are hosting a Nisimazine film criticism workshop. We are looking for film critics, photographers and videomakers to help us cover the festival.

To apply, please fill in the application form available here  by 23:59 CET on 9th of September 2016. Please read below for more details on the application and selection process.


Nisimazine Workshops

For over a decade now NISI MASA has developed a considerable experience in publishing a free daily, weekly and monthly gazette during some of the major Film Festivals in the world. The magazine is made in the frame of a film journalism workshop for young aspiring film journalists. Nisimazine film journalism workshops have taken place during many international events, such as: Cannes Film Festival, Venice Film Festival, Rotterdam Film Festival, International Documentary Amsterdam Festival, Torino Film Festival (Italy), DocPoint Helsinki (Finland), Alba Intl Film Festival, Festival de Lima (Peru), Festival do Rio (Brazil), Abu Dhabi Film Festival (United Arab Emirates), Tallinn Black Nights (Estonia), San Sebastian International Film Festival (Spain) only to name a few. Since 2006 over 200 young critics from all over the world have benefited from developing their skills in a stimulating international environment.


Nisimazine WOFF will be published online and spread through a network of thousands of contacts in the cinema industry. The output will be a mix of film reviews, interviews, thematic articles and news.

Editorial Team

Chiara Puntil will head the editorial team of Nisimazine WOFF. The team will be involved in daily editorial meetings including discussions of each of their texts and group feedback sessions.


As of the announcement of selected participants, the essential preparation period will begin. There will be 1 collective Skype meeting before the official beginning of the workshop. This meeting is compulsory and will be arranged at the most convenient and practical time for the group.

The preparation and workshop period is organized as follows:

August 17th-9th September: Application period

September 12th: Announcement of selected participants

September 12th –September 28th: Preparation period

September 29th –October 2nd: Workshop Period


Application Guidelines

The final application deadline for candidates is 23:59 CET on September 9th. Filling in the application form is a prerequisite. All other application material must be sent via email to under the subject line “LAST NAME Name Application for Nisimazine WOFF 2016”. Please also submit one passport-style photo with your application. Providing evidence of previous work is advised. However, lack of previous experience is not a factor taken into account at the moment of selection, as part of Nisimazine’s mission and objectives is opening such opportunities to people with a genuine love for film.

By filling in the application form candidates confirm their availability to attend the workshop for the entire duration and their motivation to actively take part in necessary preparation meetings and activities in advance. There will be 1 mandatory Skype chat meetings (date to be confirmed).

Participation Rules

Participants will come to WOFF – World of Film Festival between the 29th of September and 2ndof October 2016.

Personal travel, food and accommodation costs will be the responsibility of each participant. All selected participants will automatically receive press accreditations for the 3rd Edition of WOFF – World of Film Festival.

There is a participation fee of 60GBP applicable to all selected participants. Please note: the fee is applicable ONLY to selected participants who will be notified by NISI MASA by September 12th, 2016.

The fee will have to be paid to NISI MASA before September 15th, 2016. If, for any reason, a participant is unable to attend the workshop, they must inform the organizers immediately. The participation fee will not be refunded. Participants will be asked to bring their own necessary equipment (e.g. laptop, camera, video camera). If this is not possible, please inform us in your application form so that we can make the necessary arrangements. Additional support equipment will be provided by the workshop.

For more information do not hesitate to contact us via email to