For the first time this year, Baltic Event is particularly happy to measure the success of past markets by the number of films we see returning to Estonia to screen in the Black Nights Film Festival program. Among these are Kino Caravan (dir. Titus Muntean, Romania-Germany) The Little Moscow (dir. Waldemar Krzystek, Poland) and Vasha (dir. Hannu Salonen, Estonia-Finland-Germany).
In addition to the Co-Production Market projects, Baltic Event will feature the ever-popular Coming Soon and Baltic Event screenings sections and Industry Day (December 2nd), presented by the Baltic Film and Media School, will focus on how to get closer to the audience using new media platforms.
Baltic Event screenings on December 1st and 2nd will screen Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian projects that have been completed during the last year. Estonia is represented by The Temptation of St. Tony (dir. Veiko Õunpuu, Homeless Bob Production) and Bank Robbery (dir. Andrus Tuisk, Filmivabrik). Latvians will screen Little Robbers (dir. Armands Zvirbulis, Studio F.O.R.M.A), This Happened to Them (dir. Gatis Smits, Film Studio Tanka) and The Hunt (dir. Andis Mizss, Ego Media). Lithuania will show Perpetuum Mobile (dir. Valdas Navasaitis, Studio Uljana Kim), Low Lights (dir. Ignas Miškinis, Tremora) and Vortex (dir. Gytis Luksas, Studija 2).
The Coming Soon program has always been an important part of the event, screening the films in post-production from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. But this year's edition will also screen post-production films from Finland. Among these is the project selected as Best Project at last year's BE Co-Production market, Princess (dir, prod Arto Halonen, Art Films).
Baltic Event's Industry Day takes place for the third year and is presented by the Baltic Film and Media School. Its aim is to keep local professionals up to date on the latest trends, technologies, and business models of the industry. This year's focus will be on the opportunities created by digital media: how to get closer to your public, to involve it in the financing of your film, and how to use new media platforms to market your film and to bring the audience into the cinemas.
The guest list of buyers and experts includes film distributors and sales agents, representatives of TV-channels (buyers and co-financers), representatives of film festivals, regional and national film funds and foundations as well many well known European production companies.
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