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At the time when Europe needs to be built through concrete projects, the NISI MASA Short Film Scripts Contest is a unique initiative in its ambition as well as in its spirit. Cinema needs such event to develop itself on a European scale. The objectives we want to achieve through the contest are to develop short film projects at a European level and to create a network of young professionals.

Since the beginning, the Script Contest was designed as a pan-European project. From 7 organising countries, the contest has grown to such an extend, that it is now present in 19 countries. This matchless competition in Europe is coordinated on the local level by the NISI MASA associations, all involved in the youth and cinema fields. Every year, from mid-April to the end of July, hundreds of enthusiastic ‘nisimasians’ promote the contest in Europe. In each country, they form a national jury to pre-select 1 to 3 finalist scripts that will be then submitted to the members of the European jury.

The Short Script Contest aims to encourage young Europeans to tackle relevant issues: European, society themes…We would like to promote the diversity of young people views. Thus each year participants have to write a script according to an assigned theme, such as “Escape”, the new theme for 2008…

Official Website: http://www.nisimasa-scriptcontest.eu/

Added by film:riss on June 24, 2008

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