120 participants at Baltic Event
by Annika Pham
As of yesterday, some 120 film and TV professionals mostly from Northern and Eastern Europe have been gathering in Tallinn for the Baltic Event, organised for the fifth time in the Estonian capital as part of Black Night Film Festival.
The participants – including sales companies Fortissimo, Nordisk, NonStop Sales, Sola Media, EastWest Film Distribution, Svensk Filmindustri, Bavaria Film International and Rezo Films International – will be discussing with producers, distributors, broadcasters, national/regional film funds and festival representatives their own projects as well as 12 projects pre-selected for the Baltic Event Co-Production Market. taking place today and tomorrow. These projects are:
Children of God by Dome Karukoski (Finland)
From Belgrade with Love by Bojan Vuletic (Serbia)
Jacko's Lodgers by Dato Janelidze (Georgia)
Kid & the Killer by Hannu Salonen (Estonia)
Little Moscow by Waldemar Krzystek (Poland)
Little Robbers by Ivo Kalpenieks (Latvia)
Margiris – Duke of Samogitia by Sharunas Bartas (Lithuania)
Mutabor by Can Togay (Hungary)
Symbiosis Project by Peter Modestij (Sweden)
Team by Alexey German (Russia)
The Unknown Woman by Mihail Pandoursky (Bulgaria)
Whistleblower by Karin Hård (Sweden)
Eleven Baltic projects in production or post-production will also be presented including Peter Simm’s €2.1m Estonian/Russian/Finnish co-production Georg and the €2.2m Latvian film Defenders of Riga. The Baltic Event Screenings will unveil another seven new films such as Estonian successful animated film Lotte from Gadgetville [+see also:
film profile], and the Lithuanian film You Am I, previously shown in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard.
The Baltic Event - now a new partner to the EAVE training programme – is supported by the Estonian Film Foundation, the Estonian Ministry of Culture, the Cultural Endowment, MEDIA Plus, MEDIA Desk Estonia, and the National Film Centre of Latvia.
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