18-24 October 2004, Huy, Belgium
In October 2004, the meeting “Towards another cinema” was held by Ciné Script and NISI MASA, with the collaboration of the FIDEC (International Festival for Cinema School), in Huy (Belgium). From the 18th to the 24th, more than 30 members of NISI MASA gathered to discuss about European cinema. Participants came from Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Italy, Poland, Sweden, and Turkey.
The international film festival “Du grain à démoudre” is an event entirely organized by young people, aged between 10 and 25, in the region of le Havre, in the little town of Gonfreville l’Orcher, along with other youngsters from France and Europe. In 2004, from the 8th to the 16th of October, the fifth edition of this Festival took place.
The NISI MASA association was invited to take part into this festival, and 25 young people came from different countries partners of the network : Bulgaria, France, Hungary and Italy. Extra participants coming from Romania and Ireland joined also this European gathering…
“Cultural diversity in cinema:
a universal concept for young people?”
During the World Youth Festival in Barcelona, Spain, 8th-14th August 2004 NISI MASA organised a series of conferences, workshops and a short film screening open to festival audience.
The common topic all the activities dealed with was cultural diversity, as the discussion tackled with cultural diversity and cinema, national cinema systems, international arts collaboration, documentary film creation and cinema as a cultural identity tool.
A documentation of the artisan and artist community of Fiskars
The idea of the project was to create a documentation of the unique village of Fiskars, located in southern Finland. The village of 500 inhabitants is home to nearly a hundred artists and artisans. A dozen of young photographers, mainly of Finnish nationality but backed up with a couple of international participants, gathered in a photography workshop in Fiskars from 17 to 24 July 2004.
Caen, April 24th - May 3rd 2004
“Crossing Borders”, a meeting organised for the finalists of the script writing competition 2003, took place in Caen, France from the 24th April till the 3rd of May 2004. The aim of this meeting was to make the finalists of the contest meet and also communicate around the topics debated in their scripts.
Besides public readings of the scripts, debates and script workshops were carried out in order to take the whole advantage of this meeting. “Crossing Borders” was open to the local people as well and was organised in partnership with the Caen Short Film Festival 5 Jours Tout Court.