The selection includes seven new Russian series, the latest work by two-time Academy Award nominee Steve James and the world premiere of Estonian thriller In the Line of Fire.
 

Entering its third year, the TV Beats section sees a programme introducing exciting new series to the festival’s audience and industry, backed by a rich virtual programme of panels and case studies.

Today, the 19th edition of Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event, taking place virtually this year, kicks off with its online programme including over 50 workshops, panels and seminars, hundreds of 1:1 meetings, and more than 800 accredited film industry professionals.  

According to Marge Liiske, Head of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, the record number of people interested in the event has pushed the team to put together an exhaustive programme with business, networking and learning elements. “2020 has forced also festivals and film markets to experiment and find new ways to operate. The models used until now are no longer effective, yet we still need to build fruitful business relationships, even if only online. In order to cope with changes, professionals need to have a good foresight about the future - what competencies and skills are needed, what kind of films to develop and produce, etc. Be informed, listen to the audiences, learn from your fellow professionals, analyse the course of history, and make it your own. And not only that - be kind, be attentive, connect with people - it is the key to the survival. We are giving only some of the tools that help you to move forward, as our colleagues from other film industry events have and will give theirs, so keep informed. ”

The Cyprus Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport and Youth and the Rialto Theatre announce that the Call for Entries for the 19th Cyprus Film Days International Festival 2021, is now open.

The 18th edition, which was canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic (Covid-19), is followed by the 19th edition in 2021, which will take place from the 16th to 24th of April 2021.

The Festival, now in its 19th edition, will host for the 11th consecutive year an international competition section entitled «Glocal Images», inviting fiction feature films from Cyprus and abroad to submit their works. The Artistic Committee of the Festival decided to incorporate a Cypriot Films Competition Section, given that they fulfill the criteria as stated in the Festival Rules and Regulations.

Films produced in 2020 and 2021 can be submitted to the Festival (their production must have been completed before 11/1/2021) and due to the special conditions created by the pandemic (Covid-19), films produced in 2019 will also be accepted.

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TORUŃ: The DoP Joshua James Richards won the Main Competition of the 28th IFF EnergaCAMERIMAGE for Nomadland directed by Chloe Zhao. The Silver Frog went to the Finnish/Estonian film Helene, with DoP Rauno Ronkainen and directed by Antti J. Jokinen. The festival, which recognises the achievements of cinematographers, concluded on 21 November 2020.

TALLINN: Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event, taking place 23 - 27 November 2020, is presenting 14 TV and drama series projects in development. Five are participating in the Script Pool TV competition, and nine take part in the MIDPOINT TV Launch 2020 3rd workshop.

TALLINN: MIDPOINT is hosting a full week of lectures and panels during Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, taking place 23 – 27 November 2020 alongside the Black Nights Film Festival.

NICOSIA: The 20th Animafest Cyprus is accepting submission for its 2021 edition, which will take place 11 – 14 August in the village of Salamiou.

LIMASSOL: The 19th Cyprus Film Days has opened its call for entries. Films may be submitted until 11 January 2020.

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You can also see videos of our physical and virtual events!

The upcoming edition of our dear partner Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event is just around the corner and we are more than proud we could partake in the shaping of the industry expert program of the event.

Apart from bringing 9 TV Launch projects for a “Season Finale” pitching and networking event, these are the following MIDPOINT online activities you should not miss next week:

Nov 23 / Monday / 11:00 – 12:00 /
HOW TO MAKE SHORT FORM SERIES
Speakers: a href="https://www.midpoint-institute.eu/network/people/6547-sullivan-le-postechttps://www.midpoint-institute.eu/network/people/6547-sullivan-le-postec" target="_blank" rel="noopener noreferrer" data-saferedirecturl="https://www.google.com/url?q=https://www.midpoint-institute.eu/network/people/6547-sullivan-le-postecSullivan Le Postec, Kirsten Loose, Luke Eve, Vratislav Slajer

Nov 24 / Tuesday / 15:00 – 16:00 /
CREATING SERIES FROM AN EXISTING IP
Speakers: Gabor Krigler, Ben Harris, Cyril Tysz, Ben Morris

Nov 26 / Thursday / 10:30 – 11:30 /
MIDPOINT TV LAUNCH 2020 – SEASON FINALE

Nov 26 / Thursday / 15:30 – 16:15 /
HOW TO TALK TO GLOBAL STREAMERS
Speaker: Christoph Fey

Nov 27 / Friday / 15.00 – 15.45 /
CASE STUDY: HAUSEN
Speakers: Anna Stoeva, Till Kleinert

Complete information about the events and speakers is also available on our website

We are looking forward to meeting you online during the whole Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event program!

MIDPOINT TV Launch is realized with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union, the Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic and the Czech Film Fund. It is presented in cooperation with HBO Europe, Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event, Series Mania, Marseille Web Fest, Czech Audiovisual Producers' Association, Meeting Point Vilnius, New Europe Market, C21 Media, Serial Eyes, MediaXchange, MIA TV Market Rome and Seriencamp. MIDPOINT Institute operates under the auspices of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague.

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