The Forum is a two-day event that aims to provide a focus on some of the projects and talented filmmakers currently coming out of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Consisting of training and pitching, the event helps filmmakers from the Baltic region gain international recognition in the European marketplace while also promoting the region and its filmmakers. It aims to set up a place for short filmmakers situated in the Baltic countries to present their new projects whilst sharing common issues and knowledge, exchanging experiences and good practices, developing artistic ideas and increasing contacts. The event will also encourage them to attract active European producers, TV commissioners, film fund representatives, VoD and festival programmers and distributors.
During the forum one project will be selected by the international panel to receive travel to the European short film co-production forum “Euro Connection”, which will be part of the 41st Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival held at the beginning of 2019. The same panel will also choose a project to take part in the scriptwriting workshop and co-production event “European Short Pitch” by NISI MASA which will take place in 2019. National jury will select one more project which will be given Lithuanian Producers MEDIA Award (1000 €), initiated by the Creative Europe Desk Lithuania MEDIA office.
Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian film directors and/or producers who have finished at least one short film project and are now developing a new project which is:
Deadline: 1 August 2018
The event is organized by the Lithuanian Short Film Agency “Lithuanian Shorts” in association with the Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS (Latvia), Riga International Film Festival (Latvia), Estonian Short Film Center (Estonia) and Tallinn Black nights Film Festival (Estonia).
The project is supported by Lithuanian Film Centre and Creative Europe Desk Lithuania MEDIA office.