This blog is a place for all contributors of Nisimazine to continue to write, photograph, make video and discuss cinema together after the workshops. An extension of the magazine, this is a free space to keep sharing new insights and experiences through reviews, essays, quotes, interviews and festival reports. You can join any conversation by posting comments. So…, let’s go !
By Maartje Alders (The Netherlands), 18 October 2008 | Editorials |Translations: [en]
As Richard Leacock teaches us at his old age, you can (…)
By Jalil Akbari Sehat (Iran), 17 October 2008 | Editorials |Translations: [en]
Having blossomed to adolescence age, the young people in our neighboring countries are making fantasies on love and happiness. Their fantasies have another color, different from the color of reality. The short films made by Iraqi and Afghani young people screened Tehran are (…)
By Anna Weitz (Sweden), 16 October 2008 | Editorials |Translations: [en]
Films can be a bridge between people. A good one even gives you a feeling of being there – as is often the ambition of the genre this festival gets its name from. But nothing beats the experience of really going to a place yourself.
The making of Nisimazine is not only about seeing eye-opening films. It also brings a trans-European editorial to new (…)
By Kaveh Jalali (Iran), 15 October 2008 | Editorials |Translations: [en]
At the 2007 Cannes film festival there was an omnibus film called Chacun son cinéma (To Each His Cinema). Thinking about this title, I wonder: Does it mean that each director has his or her own style and way of expressing themselves which is different and unique? Or does it mean that everybody can be a film director? When I see digital cameras and all the equipment now readily avail- able to all, I am tempted to believe the second interpretation. Everybody has a story to (…)
By Lasse Lecklin (Finland), 14 October 2008 | Editorials |Translations: [en]
The busy Iranian capital Tehran has some fruits to be picked up this week.
Ten months ago Helsinki, Finland was cold and dark, enlightened by strange light coming from the screenings of Iranian documentaries. Iran was the country in focus of DocPoint.
In Helsinki, representatives of the European Young Cinema network NISI MASA and of the Cinema Vérité festival sympathised. The idea of organising an international film journalism workshop in Tehran was born! (…)