The 8th edition of Nisimazine Cannes 2013 is on and our 16 participants are working hard covering the Caméra d'Or films (first feature films) and short film competitions.
Reviews and interviews about the films selected on the 66º edition of the Cannes Film Festival are already available in our newsletters.
Here you can find archived the newsletters published during the festival:
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 email@example.com
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!
Our partners Cross Video Days are looking for innovative digital content such as webdoc, webseries, short pro-grammes, ARG, crossmedia, transmedia projects...
Do you want to co-produce or/and distribute your cross- or transmedia programme? Come and meet business partners at the Cross Video Days Market on June 18-19 in Paris!
Key advantages for the 40 selected projects :
- Pre-organised one-to-one meetings with European commissioners incl. BBC, Arte, France Té-lévisions, ZDF, TF1, TVE, Orange, Freemantle, Shine, MTV….
- Public pitchs : the 20 best projects will be pitched in front of all the professionals attending CVD plus an online audience (live streaming + simultaneous translation).
- Free accommodation and travel to Paris for the selected producers coming from Eastern and Central Europe.
It's a unique opportunity to get seen, financed, (co)produced and distributed!
Submit your project by April,11 2013 : http://www.crossvideodays.com/market.html
Contact : market[a]crossvideodays.com
Bristol Encounters, 13-19 APRIL 2013
Bristol Film Office, Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival and M Shed present the third edition of the 0117 Hour Challenge, inviting filmmakers, animators, visual and sound artists to make digital shorts focused on the theme of 'Journeys' and exploring Bristol Temple Quarter in just 117 hours. This high-energy event is part of a series of Bristol Temple Quarter commissions coordinated by Watershed, Knowle West Media Centre and MAYK, with support from Bristol City Council and ArtsCouncil England. The 0117 Hour Challenge has been held successfully for the last two years as a short film contest and gained interest as an example of the current Bristol filmmaking scene. For 2013 the brief has been expanded to include visual and sound artists, celebrating the diversity of the city's creative talents.
Between 13-19 April 2013, teams will be challenged to make a short digital piece of up to 3 minutes in length (drama,documentary, experimental, live action, animation or soundscape) in 117 hours. Work should draw on Bristol, (people, places o r life) as themes and inspiration as part of the overall theme of journeys. Each piece must also contain one selected location and another element, both of which will be given to teams during the launch briefing at M Shed on Saturday 13 April. Bristol Film Office is securing locations in the Bristol Temple Quarter, with all location fees waived for participants of the Challenge. In addition, independent production music library Synctracks is providing free access to its catalogue for registered teams, wit h a choice of thousands of contemporary tracks and an extensive classical collection.
The series of Bristol Temple Quarter commissions aims to engage people with Bristol Temple Quarter through new cultural experiences designed to surprise, question and delight. The commissions are seeking to document the present, reflect on the past and suggest new opportunities - as a location for enterprise; as a connected place for travel to, travel from, or travel through; and by projecting Bristol nationally and internationally.
The finished digital shorts will be showcased as part of a celebratory event on Friday 19 April, where the work that incorporates all of the criteria and captures the atmosphere of BTQ most succinctly will be awarded a prize of £1,000 cash by a distinguis hed jury. The shorts will be shown at further events in the South West and will also join the M Shed museum collections as part of the city's memory, available for future visitors to experience.
In order to participate, all teams must register online for free at www.encounters-festival.org.uk before Thursday 11 April.Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival is the umbrella festival for Animated Encounters and Brief Encounters which together presents one of the world’s best-known showcases and meeting points for new and established international short and animated film talent. The longest running competitive short film and animation festival in the UK, and one of Bristol’s leading cultural events, Encounters seeks to promote the importance of short film as a means to develop and progress the next generation of creative talent.
The 19th edition will be held in Bristol, UK, from 17th to 22nd September 2013.
Encounters is a qualifying UK festival for the Oscars®, BAFTAs, European Film Awards and Cartoon d’Or. The festival is funded by the British Film Institute, Bristol City Council and Creative England. Encounters Festivals Ltd operates as an independent company and is a registered charity.
For further information:
Encounters Short Film and Animation Festival office: +44 (0) 117 929 9188
Jude Lister, Marketing and Events Coordinator: firstname.lastname@example.org
Website: Read this press release online at http://www.encounters-festival.org.uk/press.html
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
15th - 26th May 2013
Already on its 8th edition, Nisimazine Cannes is one of the highlights of the year for us. Every year we gather a team of young writers from across Europe to cover one of the most famous and influential film festivals in the world.
Candidates should be citizens and/or residents of France, The Netherlands, Germany or Great Britain!
The selected applicants will be invited to attend one week of the Cannes Film Festival in order to form an international editorial team motivated to make innovative and fresh festival coverage. As always, it will be a unique opportunity to gain practical, hands on experience in film journalism and meet colleagues from different countries.
The team will be putting out frequent newsletters and create an e-book covering the Camera d'Or Competition (open to 1st features only) and the short-films present at the festival!
Nisimazine Cannes 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.
A total of 15 participants from France, Germany, The Netherlands and the UK have been selected to form the Nisimazine Cannes 2013 team:
- Cécile Tollu-Polonowski (Germany)
- Fabian Melchers (The Netherlands)
- Robyn Davies (UK)
- Filippo Spreafico (Germany)
- Colm Mcauliffe (UK)
- Leila Hamour (France)
- Laura van Zuylen (The Netherlands)
- Elisabeth Renauld-Geslin (France)
- Kris Derks (The Netherlands)
- Sophie Rieger (Germany)
- Piers McCarthy (UK)
- Melanie de Groot van Embden (France)
- Patrick Holzapfel (Germany)
- Tom Cottey (UK)
- Nina Tholens (The Netherlands)
- Luisa Riviere (France)
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.
As of the announcement of selected participants, the essential preparation period will begin. Participants will be required to begin researching, making interviews, and taking part in online meetings to brainstorm the magazine’s content, and of course writing the first articles!
There will be 4 collective Skype meetings before the official beginning of the workshop. These meetings are compulsory and will be arranged at the most convenient and practical time for the group.
The preparation and workshop period is organized as follows:
- 27th of February – 14th of March Application period
- 15th of March Announcement of selected participants
- 15 th of March – 15 th of May Preparation period
- 15th of May – 26th of May Workshop
Participants will come to Cannes in 2 teams:
- one team for the first week (Wednesday 15th to Monday 20th of May 2013);
- another team for the second week (Monday 20th to Sunday 26th of 2013).
Each team will consist of at least 3 writers and 1 photographer.
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 165 Euros.
The fee will have to be paid to NISI MASA before 10th of April 2013.
For more information do not hesitate to contact us via email to email@example.com
Deadline: 14th March 2013 at midnight
This poject is funded by:
CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS
(4 - 15 June 2013)
The Finnish association Euphoria Borealis is looking for 52 filmmakers to join a Kino Kabaret and a workshop on film sound & music in Lapland, Finland.
Kino Euphoria Midnight Sun is a film workshop to be held in June 2013, in co-operation with NISI MASA and The Midnight Sun Film Festival in Sodankylä.
Dates: 4-15 June 2013 in Rovaniemi and Sodankylä, Finnish Lapland.
(travel days are 3. June and 16. June)
The workshop will focus on sound design and music in film.
During the workshop, 12 young European sound designers and/or composers will be receiving professional feedback and tutoring through practical filmmaking. 50% of traverl costs are covered for participants from Finland, Germany, Lithuania and Estonia.
In addition to the sound designers and composers, 40 other participants from other areas of filmmaking are welcome to join the experience. All participants will be included in programs on sound design and use of music, along the traditional activities of an International Kino Kabaret, where we’ll be creating short films by collective filmmaking, and screening them to the local audiences in Rovaniemi and Sodankylä.
- Panu Akrenius, Finland
- Miina Alajärvi, Finland
- Iiris Anttila, Finland
- Jerker Beckman, Sweden
- Isaac De Martin, Italy/Germany
- Sorina Ioana Diaconu, Romania
- Synes Elischka, Austria/Finland
- Eero Erkamo, Finland
- Yulia Glukhova, Russia
- Jasmine Guffond, France/Australia/Germany
- Emilia Haukka, Finland/Croatia
- Hannaleena Hauru, Finland
- Johanna Hautakangas, Finland
- Kimmo Hokkanen, Finland
- Sini Järnström, Finland
- Marton Jelinko, Hungary/Finland
- Fruzsi Jesse, Hungary/Germany
- Tuulia Kallio, Finland/Norway
- Karim Aitgacem, France
- Ágnes Kaszás, Hungary/Finland
- Niina Kiiveri, Finland
- Johanna Kinnari, Finland
- Laura Kiralfy, Denmark/Finland
- Pekka Kumpulainen, Finland
- Clémence Laboureau, France
- Mauri Lähdesmäki, Finland
- Saara Lahnajärvi, Finland
- Edvard Lammervo, Finland
- Morgane Launay, France
- Anna Lehespalu, Estonia
- Denis Leluc, France
- Robert Ly, France
- Carlos Marroquin, Finland/Mexico
- Lorand Marton, Romania
- Judith Meister, Germany/Austria
- Iivi Meltaus, Finland
- Ella Mustajärvi, Finland
- Katri Myllyniemi, Finland
- Bartosz Piekarski, Poland/UK
- Eeva Putro, Finland
- Katariin Raska, Estonia/Norway
- Ilja Rautsi, Finland
- Maria Rissanen, Finland
- Kaisa Roover, Estonia/Finland
- Valentine Rwambiwa, Zimbabwe/Finland
- Riitta Ryhtä, Finland
- Mari Sainio, Finland
- Samuli Salonen, Finland
- Vappu Tuomisto, Finland
- Gabriele Urbonaite, Lithuania
- Kim Viitanen, Finland
- Sigita Visockaite, Lithuania
- Will Witters, France
Read more and apply NOW: http://euphoriaborealis.net/node/73
This project is funded by:
SHOOTING STARS 2013
The Nisimazine Team has been very busy in the past few days attending the Berlinale, and to be more specific, covering this year’s Shooting Stars event that each year, presents a selection of rising actors and actresses from all around Europe!
As media partners of Shooting Stars and in collaboration with Cineuropa.org, we met the 10 stars and discussed about the about their careers, their future and what means for them to be a Shooting Star!
We will be archiving the interviews here:
To see all the video interviews from all the Shooting Stars, click here.
Welcome to the first 2013 edition of Nisimazine, where we dissected the Tiger Shorts competition and Spectrum Shorts sections of the Rotterdam International Film Festival 2013.
The team was composed by Nisimazine Alumni Lydia Castellano (Spain), Zowi Vermiere (The Netherlands), Martin Kludac (Slovakia), Erini Nikopoulou (Greece), Mario Kozina (Croatia) and Fernando Vasquez (Portugal), also as editor and project manager.
Have a read on our Special Issue to find out all the details!