General info (call for participants)

NISI MASA SOAP – 5-day film workshop in Marseille

THE CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS IS NOW CLOSED. Find the selected team here.

Below you’ll find the application info.

– we’re seeking cast & crew to create an Explosive Soap Opera with us in Marseille, February 2013.

We’re calling for 26 participans from all over Europe to join us for a  5-day film workshop taking place in Marseille, France, February 2013. During the workshop we’ll be making a 7 x 10 minute webseries by mixing the conventions of a TV SOAP OPERA to different film genres.

The project is based on collective and practical filmmaking – and supporting creativity and expressions free from borders. This is a non-commercial project organized by NISI MASA European Network of Young Cinema in association with Kino Euphoria and supported by The Council of Europe and EU Youth in Action.

We are seeking the following

  • 7 actors/actresses to be the cast of the series
  • 7 director-editors
  • 1 composer
  • 1 costume designer
  • 2 cinematographers
  • 1 set designer/visualist
  • 6 crew members with one or more of the following interests: (production/sound/assistant directing/light/make up)


NISI MASA European Network of Young Cinema in Association with Kino Euphoria. With the support from EU Youth in Action and The Council of Europe. NISI MASA has been succesfully organizing international film workshops in Europe for over ten year. Now, this  workshop will be coordinated by three filmmakers: Hannaleena Hauru, Ilja Rautsi and Tanja Heinänen from Kino Euphoria, Finland (more about the production team here).


It’s a 5-day film workshop 19 February 2013 – 23 February 2013 in Marseille, France.

(travel days are Mon 18th Feb and Sun 24th Feb)


You can apply if you are 18-35 years old.


For residents of the following countries: Ukraine, France, Spain, Romania, Czech Republic, Sweden, Croatia we are able to cover accommodation and food costs during the workshop, plus give you a 50% travel expense support (max 100 euros).

You can apply to the workshop from other countries as well, but in case of selection you will have to cover  your travel, lodging and food expenses by yourself.


We’ll have to collect a participation fee of 50 euros from the selected participants in advance. The deadline for paying the participation fee is  will be a week after the participants are selected. Please note that your participation to the workshop will be confirmed only after you have made the transfer of the participation fee to the NISI MASA Bank account. The participation fee is confirming your attendance and is returnable only in the case of a force majeure cancellation.


We’ll be creating a collaborative web series with 7 episodes (a 10 minutes) during the workshop.

The idea is to play around with the concept of “Soap will never be the same” – mixing conventions of daily soap operas with different film genres.

The project is about collective filmmaking.

Method: testing drama pedagogy tools in filmmaking. Inspite of a highly fictional concept, the aim is to deal with actual life conflicts in the process. Applicants are encouraged to include themes of immigration, euro-crisis and youth employment to their work proposals.


Deadline for applications: 25 January 2013.

Selections ready: end of January 2013.

Pre-production online: 15 Jan -17 Feb 2013

Workshop in Marseille: 19 February 2013 – 23 February 2013  (travel days are Mon 18th Feb and Sun 24th Feb)


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