NUR is a foundation established by three people from Poland and Iceland, during their studies in The National Polish Film School in Łódź, Poland.
NUR is focused on supporting and initiating artistic activities, with film as priority. It is seeking, creating and promoting new forms of artistic expression and innovative methods of supporting the evolution of cultural environment.
Being based in Łódź, hometown of The National Polish Film School, NUR stands in front of vast range of opportunities for helping the growth of film- and culture-friendly environment of the city, which used to be called the “Film capital of Poland”. Rapid aging of the society, economic problems, emigration attracted by other urban centers as well as other social characteristics have become the inspiration for founders of NUR to initiate their action to raise awareness and belief in collective community.
After its’ establishment in May of 2012, NUR foundation managed to accomplish production of five short films and started long-term projects such as: bringing back to life abandoned monument as an open film center and a venue for all foundation’s activities (among others: film festivals and projections, concerts, lectures, theatre shows), feature documentary production and preparation of online tools for helping the process of film production.
In upcoming Grundtvig project NUR will be responsible for a video part of the project: documentation of the theatrical episodes held in participating countries and making a documentary film connected to the main topic of the project.