In 2022-23, ARNA participates in the Erasmus project miniMAFF. During the project period young people aged 13–18 and their leaders or teachers, get the opportunity to meet, exchange experiences and thoughts on issues that affect the nature around us and climate change. The project works with different cultural expressions such as photography, film, land art and short texts.
During Easter 2023 the NGO behind Matsalu Nature Film Festival held a great youth camp for miniMAFF in Lihula, Estonia.
The regional film fund in Sweden, Film i Skåne, wrote an article about miniMAFF.
Photo: Workshop at the cinema Flora in Sjöbo. Photographer: Carolina Falk, Film i Skåne
The 19th and 20th of January it was time for the second meet-up with the project MiniMAFF, this time in Sjöbo, Sweden! Youngsters from Estonia, Latvia and Sweden participated in two fun and intense days focused on film creation and nature. Workshops were held in Storytelling and Poster making, but the group was also out in the beautiful nature surrounding Snogeholm making films with the help of Tripods, Drones and phone cameras. The camp was finished with a showcase of the youngsters' films in the local cinema, Flora, in Sjöbo.
Posters created by the participants in miniMAFF at the cinema Flora in Sjöbo, Sweden
Three young people from Vombsjösänkan were invitet together with two cultural workers from ARNA to the Matsalu Nature Film Festival in Estonia on September 21-24, 2022 were we enjoyed film screenings and met partner organisations from Estonia and Latvia.
The leader of the miniMAFF project is the non-profit association that runs the Matsalu Nature Film Festival - MAFF in Estonia. The MAFF festival is internationally prominent and is held every year at the end of September in the small community of Lihula. In addition to ARNA in Sweden, MAFF's partners are the municipal cultural schools in Jekabpils in Latvia and Lihula in Estonia. During the project period, there are three trips for meetings. In September 2022 to the Matsalu Nature Film Festival in Estonia, in January 2023 to Storkriket in Skåne and in April 2023 to a camp in Lihula in Estonia.
ARNA thanks Film i Skåne for support to methodology development together with youth from Skåne