Taking place from the 22nd to the 29th of January 2007, European Short Pitch was an innovative project aimed to develop European co-production of short films. It combined a scriptwriting workshop in residency and a promotional event within a major film festival.
Selected on the basis of their short film scripts, young European talents gathered to discuss, rewrite, and learn to promote their ideas on a European level. They eventually pitched their project in front of a panel of producers/commissioning editors.
Initiated by NISI MASA, European Short Pitch is the continuation of a scriptwriting workshop held for the finalists of its European Script Contest since 2004. The project was 8 days long (a 5-day workshop in Moulin d’Andé and 3 days of promotion at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival) and gathered 25 participants from all over Europe.
Script&Pitch is an advanced script-writing and development course for scriptwriters and story editors of cinema & TV movies.
Script&Pitch aims to develop feature film scripts. The first edition was in 2005, when it ran for the first time with the support of the MEDIA Plus Programme of the European Community. NISI MASA was from the very beginning one of the main partners of this project and is now looking forward to the 2nd edition enthusiastically!
“Cinema as a means to promote European Citizenship”
26. August-3. September 2006, Paris (France)
5 Years! It's barely the time it took for NISI MASA to grow from 7 to 17 member countries, the time to organise five editions of its European Contest of Short Film scripts, the time to implement more than 25 encounters across Europe, from Alcala to Sodankylä…
5 years, 17 countries, 1 common language: cinema.
The 5th edition of the NISI MASA European Short Film Script Contest, on the theme “Tourists”, came to an end on the 8th of November 2006 with the announcement of the three European Awards.
The jury, gathered in Helsinki (Finland) along the 23rd Kettupäivät - Film Festival, awarded:
- Harragas, by Grégory Lecocq (Belgium)
- Nighttime Visitors, by Sonja Csukor (Hungary)
- Tourist, by Mateusz Subieta (Poland)
From the 21st to the 28th of May, 2006, a Film Critics' Workshop was run by NISI MASA during the 59th Cannes Film festival.
Organised with the support of the French Ministry of Youth, this workshop aimed to train 15 young Europeans in the creation of a cinema magazine covering the Festival, and more particularly the (young) European cinema present in Cannes. This year, NISI MASA was thus pleased to frame one of the workshops proposed to the 60 young people invited by the Ministry.
3.-9. March 2006, Blagoevgrad (Bulgaria)
NISI MASA is really involved in the ‘integration’ of Balkan countries & Balkan Youth into the so-called ‘European construction process’. Our network is also confident in the role of cinema when it comes to identity building and social change. That is the reason why, together with its Bulgarian member Art Group Haide, NISI MASA decided to organize a Balkan youth seminar called ‘Balkan identities, Balkan cinemas’.
This seminar took place in the town of Blagoevgrad (south-west of Bulgaria, close to Macedonia & Greece), from the 3rd to the 9th of March 2006. It gathered 25 young participants from 8 Balkan countries (Albania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Kosovo, Macedonia, Serbia, Romania), guests from other European countries and local audience.