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