TALLINN: Eleven projects in the advanced stages of production or post-production from the Baltic region will be presented at the 16th annual Baltic Event Works in Progress programme, taking place on 28 November 2018.
The winner of the Baltic Event Works in Progress Award will receive a prize of 3,000 EUR to help with promotion and distribution in the Baltic States.
Marge Liiske, Head of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event said in a statement: “On the occasion of the centenary of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania, and the 101st anniversary of Finland, we are pleased to present 11 new films from the region, telling our stories from the past to the present from very different angles, by both debutants as well as established and awarded filmmakers. Our intertwined history and culture is also evident in the pleasingly plentiful coproductions, both on the traditional Estonian-Finnish-Latvian-Lithuanian-Polish axis as well as in the slightly more unusual direction of Spain-Ethiopia.”
Baltic Event Works in Progress 2018 selected projects:
Goodbye Soviet Union (Estonia, Finland)Directed by Lauri RandlaProducer: Peeter UrblaCoproducers: Mark Lwoff, Misha JaariProduced by Exitfilm (Estonia)Bufo (Finland)
Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway (Spain, Estonia, Ethiopia)Directed by Miguel LlansóProducer: Sergio Uguet de Resayre, Kristjan Pütsep, Miguel LlansóCoproducer: Guna StahovskaProduced by Lanzadera Films (Spain), Alasti Kino (Estonia)
Rain (Estonia, Poland)Directed by Janno JürgensProducer: Kristjan PütsepCoproducer: Karolina Galuba-KowalskaProduced by Alasti Kino (Estonia)Coproduced by Furia Film (Poland)
Sandra Gets a Job (Estonia)Directed by Kaupo KruusiaukProducer: Anneli AhvenProduced by Kopli Kinokompanii
Truth and Justice (Estonia)Directed by Tanel ToomProducer: Ivo FeltCoproducers: Armin Karu, Madis TüürProduced by Allfilm
Aurora (Finland)Directed by Miia TervoProducer: Max MalkaProduced by Dionysos Films
Dogs Don’t Wear Pants (Finland, Latvia)Directed by J-P ValkeapääProducers: Aleksi Bardy, Helen VinogradovCoproducers: Alise Gelze, Aija BerzinaProduced by Helsinki-filmi (Finland)Coproduced by Tasse Film (Latvia)
Maria’s Paradise (Finland, Estonia)Directed by Zaida BergrothProducers: Daniel Kuitunen, Kaisla ViitalaCoproducers: Evelin Penttilä, Liisa Penttilä-AsikainenProduced by Elokuvayhtiö Komeetta (Finland)Coproduced by Stellar Film (Estonia), Kaiho Republic (Finland)
24 hr Sunshine (Latvia)Directed by Juris PoskusProducer: Madara MelbergaProduced by FA Filma
City on the River (Latvia, Czech Republic, Lithuania)Directed by Viesturs KairišsProducer: Guntis TrekterisCoproducers: Julietta Sichel, Kestutis Drazdauskas, Peter PagaussProduced by Ego Media (Latvia)Coproduced by 8Heads Productions (Czech Republic), Artbox (Latvia)
The Flood Won’t Come (Lithuania)Directed by Marat SargsyanProducer: Ieva NorvilienėProduced by Tremora