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Call for Participants: Nisimazine Abu Dhabi Film Journalism Workshop
Abu Dhabi, UAE - July 20, 2011
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival and NISI MASA have announced plans
to reprise Nisimazine Abu Dhabi, building on last year's
successful film journalism workshop, the first such Nisimazine
program in the Arab world.
NISI MASA, a European network of young cinema professionals
and enthusiasts, is currently seeking seven aspiring film
critics and one photographer - all between the ages of 18 and
35 - to participate in the workshop, to be held in
conjunction with the fifth Abu Dhabi Film
Festival (October 13-22).
Four of the chosen participants will be from Arab countries, and
four will be from Europe. Under the guidance of two
experienced tutors, this international editorial team will
publish the Nisimazine Abu Dhabi gazette on each of
the Festival's eight days. Written in Arabic and
English, Nisimazine Abu Dhabi will include film reviews,
interviews, features, and other news and photos from
the Festival. Participants will also have the
opportunity to video blog about their experiences at the
Festival. An electronic version of print content will
be available through Nisimazine's website (www.nisimazine.eu).
The deadline for applicants is August 15, 2011,
and participants will be chosen by August 22.
Application forms and additional information
are available at www.nisimasa.com and http://www.nisimazine.eu/UpcomingWorkshops.html.
Since launching its first free daily publication at the Cannes
Film Festival in 2006, NISI MASA has organized film journalism
workshops and the associated gazettes at festivals in Italy,
Iran, Finland, Turkey, the Netherlands, Peru, and Brazil.
Last year's selected participants in Nisimazine Abu Dhabi
included Elisabeth Renault-Geslin (France), Tina Remiz (UK),
Samira Mesbahi (France), Laila Hotait (Lebanon), Nadia Muhanna
(Syria), Michael O'Regan (Ireland), Fernando Vasquez
(Portugal), and Nesreen El-zayat (Egypt).
ABOUT THE FESTIVAL
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival (formerly the Middle East
International Film Festival) was established in 2007, with the
aim of helping to create a vibrant film culture throughout the
region. The event, presented each October by the Abu
Dhabi Authority for Culture and Heritage (ADACH) under the
patronage of H.E. Sheikh Sultan Bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, is
committed to curating exceptional programs to engage and
educate the local community, inspire filmmakers, and nurture
the growth of the regional film industry.
With its commitment to presenting works by Arab filmmakers in
competition alongside those by major talents of world cinema,
the Festival offers Abu Dhabi's diverse and enthusiastic
audiences a means of engaging with their own and others'
cultures through the art of cinema. At the same time,
a strong focus on the bold new voices of Arab cinema connects
with Abu Dhabi's role as a burgeoning cultural capital in the
region and marks the festival as a place for the world to
discover and gauge the pulse of recent Arab filmmaking.
The Abu Dhabi Film Festival Press Office is ready to assist with
inquiries and to provide further information, and can be
contacted by e-mail at email@example.com or by phone at
+971 50 614 6653. The Abu Dhabi Film Festival is online
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