NUFF, Tromsø, Norway June 13th – 17th 2012
Youth – Media – Empowerment
Youth Film workers from different European festivals and organizations will meet at the Nordic Youth Film Festival (NUFF) from June 13th to June 17th in Tromsø, Norway for 5 days.
The theme of the conference is YOUTH, MEDIA AND EMPOWERMENT. We will discuss our work, present our festivals and organizations and explore possibilities for further cooperation and networking.
This partnership-building activity brings together potential partners to develop new projects. The meeting aims to build an European network for youth film, to increase knowledge and exchange experience around youth film. At the conference speakers from the partner-organizations and other experts will elaborate on different relevant topics and discuss future projects. The participants have the opportunity to participate at seminars, lectures, film screenings, and all social arrangements, which are part of the official NUFF-program. At the end of the conference we aim to reach a Memorandum of Understanding for future collaboration, and hopefully have developed ideas for potential projects in the future.
“Cinema is "old media" but it is also young by nature, both absorbed in the present and fully immersed in dreams about the future. Youth Cinema promises little to the market, but lives out the idea that making films together is a creative experience, a social adventure, a learning climax that empowers everyone.” (Daniel Alegi)
What do we understand about Youth Cinema?
Daniel Alegi (Filmmaker, project developer and professor at the University of Karlstad, Sweden) has been working with this question since his collaboration with NUFF and NUFF Global in 2006. He will give the introducing lecture of the conference and lead the idea of Youth Cinema at a general level. (Listen to Daniel's lecture here...)
As highlighted examples of European Youth Cinema, first Burkhard InHülsen will introduce Up and Coming Int. Film Festival Hannover, Germany, which is an international competition for young filmmakers. Susanna Wad (film pedagogical leader), Torben Larsen (producer) and Nisse Koltze (producer) will present Station Next, a Danish film school for young people between the ages of 13 and 18.
Practical discussion process.
Divided in several work-groups discussing the question: Shall we collaborate? If yes, how, who, where, when and what? If no, what are the alternatives? The goal is to create a possible networking situation regarding European Youth Cinema.
1. Building of 4 – 5 groups (1/2 h)
2. Process (2 h)
3. Presentation (2 h)
4. Conclusion (1 h)
At the end of the conference the participants will conclude their ideas and results of the conference and hopefully reach a Memorandum of Understanding for future collaboration and action on Youth Cinema.
Here we try to explore a wider perspective of Youth Cinema. After a while of having preceded all kinds of Youth Cinema activities a young filmmaker is getting to the next step: How do I become a professional?
Together with young filmmakers the conference participants will discuss this question and meet the highly profiled professional from the international film industry. Asif Kapadia (film director, London) will talk about his experiences and perspectives on the international filmmaking world and present his last film “Senna” in an Q & A with the director of the Tromsø International Film festival Martha Otte.
Meeting international young filmmakers.
There are opportunities throughout the conference to follow the young NUFF-participants who are actually working on making films. There will be the possibility to watch their work and discuss their situation as filmmakers in their home countries and environments. What are their individual and cultural opportunities and challenges? How can youth film festivals be an arena for them? NUFF will be the potential chance to be used as an arena, a meeting point o melting pot for Youth Cinema.
Station Next, Copenhagen, Denmark (Torben Larsen, Susanna Wad, Nisse Koltze)
Up and Coming, Hannover, Germany (Burkhard InHülsen)
Schweizer Jugendfilmtage, Zürich, Switzerland (Urs Lindauer, Patric Schatzmann)
YOUKI, Wels, Austria (Peter Schernhuber, Marius Hrdy)
Fresh Film Festival, Limerick, Ireland, (Ciarda Tobin, Jayne Foley)
Filmskolan Luleå, Luleå, Sweden (Christer Engberg)
Media Lab, Arkhangelsk, Russia (Anatoly Konychev)
Valve Film School, Oulu, Finland (Tommi Nevala)
Screenagers, Cologne, Germany (Vera Schoepfer)
0.1 Megapixel, Murmansk, Russia (Natalia Kolesnik)
Four River Film Festival, Kalrovac, Croatia (Marija Ratković & Ksenija Sanković)
Barents Ecology Film Festival, Petrozavodsk, Russia (Anna Rybalova)
Filmveksthus TVIBIT, Tromsø, Norway (Bror Hartvigsen)
Nordisk Ungdoms Filmfestival, Tromsø, Norway (Hermann Greuel)
June 13th – 17th 2012 in Tromsø at NUFF 2012
10:00 Opening (NUFF/Hermann)
10:15 Greetings (Mariam Rapp / Troms Regional Council for Culture)
10:30 Short presentation of participants
10:45 Youth Cinema – lecture (Daniel Alegi)
12:00 Presentation Filmveksthuset-Tvibit (Bror)
14:30 Presentation Up - and Coming
15:30 Presentation Station Next
16:30 Plenum (discussion)
10:00 Plenum (building work-groups)
16:00 Plenum – discussion of work-group results
18:30 NUFF opening at VT
20:00 Opening party at TVIBIT
10:00 Conclusions and evaluation: What is the next step?
19:00 Film-program presentation of 4 River Youth Film Festival Karlovac, Croatia
20:30 Professional filmmaking in the North: Screening of “Rare Exports” Q & A with the producers
10:00 Separate dialog on collaboration and networking
20:30 TIFF documentary film seminar with Asif Kapadia and his last film “Senna”
20:00 NUFF award ceremony and closing
EYCC is financed by: