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)
The 4th edition of the NISI MASA European Short Film Script Contest, on the theme “Silence”, came to an end on the 5th of November 2005 with the announcement of the three European Awards.
The jury, gathered in Berlin (Germany) along the InterFilm Festival, rewarded:
- Lily, by Marianne Griolet (Sweden)
- Sea Bass Dream, by Claudio Lauri (Italy)
- If I Fall, by Hannaleena Hauru (Finland)
Courmayeur (Italy), December 2003
The 2nd NISI MASA Script Contest reached its end in December 2003. For this year the jury settled in Courmayeur, a little village of the Italian Alps very close from the French border. At the same period of time, from the 6th to the 10th of December, the Noir in Festival, focusing on genre films, took place in the ski resort.
For the second edition of the contest, the jury was composed of 20 NISI MASA members, coming from 13 different European countries: Belgium, Bulgaria, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain and UK.
2nd Edition of the Script Contest - "Borders", 2003
After the success of the first edition, organizations of six new countries (Bulgaria, Germany, Latvia, Norway, Poland and UK) became members of the NISI MASA network.
In 2003 the competition was thus organised in 13 countries from May to the end of August, on the theme "Borders".
NISI MASA got almost 500 scripts, each country having to choose two finalists before the jury meeting.
Out of those 26 pre-selected scripts translated into English, the jury, which gathered December 2003 in Courmayeur, Italy, gave three prizes –worth 4.000 euros each this time- to the following scripts:
Surgères, 26 Aug.-2 Sept. 2002
For many reasons, the NISI MASA European Script Contest –created in 2002- is a unique initiative. Its Jury meeting for example is very special.
Every year it gathers a multicultural group of young Europeans; and each time, it has to take place in a different country of Europe! The jury aims at discussing the pre-selected scripts for several days (!) and eventually, at awarding the three best ones.
For its first edition (26 Aug.-2 Sept. 2002), the jury was composed of NISI MASA members, all aged between 18 and 28 years, coming from the seven participating countries: Belgium, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Spain.
2002 was the first year to organise the Nisi Masa script writing competition in seven different European countries (Belgium, Finland, France, Hungary, Italy, Portugal and Spain).
The theme chosen for the first contest was "Idea(s) of Europe(s)" in order to foster a strong intercultural perspective, encouraging the young scriptwriters to think about their own perception of Europe, and then, to transmit it within their scripts. At total about 250 scripts were sent to the national groups between March and the 30th of June.
At the end of August, the jury, composed of national groups delegates, got together in Surgères, France, to choose the first three winners of the contest, each one getting 2.500 euros for the production of the scripts. The winners were: