Das Lakino FilmLab ist ein Laboratorium, in dem aufstrebende Jugendliche aus Lateinamerika und Europa zusammenkommen, um sich in Workshops auszuprobieren und auszutauschen.
FilmLab organisiert eine Reihe an Workshops, die sich mit der Entwicklung der filmischen Projekten unserer Teilnehmer/innen auseinandersetzt. Die drei Schwerpunkte, die im Zentrum von Lakino FilmLab stehen, sind folgende: Training, Projektentwicklung und Finanzierung.
Hinter Lakino FilmLab steckt das Lakiyouth team. Lakiyouth ist ein wichtiger Teil von Lakino, das ausschliesslich von jungen Filmbegeisterten ins Leben gerufen wurde. Damit gibt Lakino groÃŸe Verantwortung an ein junges Team ab und integriert deren Arbeit in das Lakino Programm. Das Ziel von Lakiyouth ist es Projekte zu entwickeln, die ein internationales junges Publikum erreichen und wichtiger noch zur Partizipation aufruft.
MAY '68 - A SPRINGTIME IN EUROPE! Freedom, utopia and debate... A European short film creation and reflexion around May '68. 8th to 16th November 2008
Five teams from Czech Republic, Turkey, Italy, Germany and France were formed to work on an ambitious short film project. The reflexion and the creative approach of the project have been developed around May '68, and more widely on the period leading to the events and then the consequences nowadays. The people taking part, lead by Stephane Elmadjian as artistic director, will try to find out what remains from this period in their respective countries in order to make a collaborative, European and international creation. As the anniversary period of May '68 will see a lot of works and representations meant to illustrate it, the approach of the subject will be deliberately unconventional.
Between 8th and 16th November 2008, during the 23rd Brest European Short Film Festival all the teams will gather in Brest. During the workshop they'll edit the raw material (sound, archive, interview, photography) they shot, selected and de-rushed previously in their home countries.
There will be a lot of discussions about the perceptions of the May '68 events in their countries and the attitudes that this generation have towards this period in recent history. It is not only a simple meeting, but also a method of artistic and citizenship expression!
At the end there will be one short film which will be screened at the Brest festival. As the participants only have five days until the film is screened, they have to prepare material (interviews, images, archives, etc.) in advance.
For this reason, we have created a special website for them - www.europeanspring.filmcourt.fr! It will inform about the different working steps until the workshop takes place in November and should serve as a place for participants to express themselves, to exchange their ideas and to communicate with one another.
You will find the following information on this website: a short resume, a presentation of the participants and about the organising structures, a space to share the work (images, sounds, documents)...
The Divided God project deals with intercultural dialogue focusing especially on religion and the following question: does religion contribute to tolerance and provide a solution to contemporary cultural conflicts or does it in some cases and to some extent actually generate this problem?
The project started in the beginning of 2007. It was realized in the form of youth exchanges, experts symposiums and internet communication. The content was presented at research video workshops, lectures and theoretical and public discussions. The project included over 70 young people interested in video research and the humanities, who were joined by over 40 experts from the participant environments. The exchanges were carried out in partner cities: Mostar, Novi Sad, Ljubljana, Berlin and Istanbul. 44 short documentary films were shot. The project visited 19 religious communities and intercultural dialogue. The question concerning intercultural dialogue and the role of religion in it is of great importance for young people since they are in the forefront of most contemporary intercultural conflicts, But including older experts in the project also proved crucial.
Cultural and religious diversity and difference should be understood as positive factors in contemporary European culture; as rich and vital elements out of which Europe should be building its cultural future. Intercultural dialogue and tolerance between different ethnic, religious and social groups is necessary for future stability and for positive cultural development of the European space. In the present context of religious and cultural intolerance in many parts of the continent, it is increasingly difficult to put forward arguments for the value of difference, and for how can we live with difference. How to open up new discourses and dialogues that will address the productive possibilities inherent in the religious and cultural complexity of Europe now?
The project Divided God would be an example of positive intercultural practice, in which young people could explore, in their own ways - and, crucially, based on personal experiences - how religion can be a personal and intimate experience as well as a cultural value of a particular group, and how it might function without the kind of political and ideological influences that lead to conflict and fragmentation.
NISI MASA'S 5TH ANNIVERSARY "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.
Created in Paris, the association has naturally decided to celebrate its 5th anniversary there. For the occasion, the association gathered, from the 26th of August to the 3rd of September, more than 90 members from its whole network, not to mention lots of international guests.
During this week, several events took place across the city. Aged from 18 to 26 years old, our young directors, scriptwriters and film enthusiasts took part in three workshops: - « 20 visions of Paris » (a documentary workshop around the 20 Parisian districts), - a KinoKabaret (a 72-hour filmmaking laboratory), - a scriptwriting marathon of short film scripts, supported by Dominik Moll.
Open to the public, screenings and meetings complemented this anniversary-week. Produced -or not- by NISI MASA, new or classical, many long and short films will be shown in several places in Paris.
Lastly, three public panel discussions were dedicated to throwing light on the tumultuous relationships between cinema and Europe: - "Audiovisual Workshops in Europe" (in the presence of Antonello Faretta) - "Does a multicultural Europe need cinema to exist?" (in the presence of Karin Albou and Stephen Frears) - "Filmmakers' stories: Europe in films" (in the presence of Steen Agro, Hannes Stöhr and Fernando Trueba)
You can read the transcripts of the discussions in the attachments below!