Following a week full of presentations, networking, screenings, meetings and panel discussions attracting more than 400 guests from all over the world, the 2018 awards of Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event were presented at a ceremony in Tallinn tonight.
Baltic Event Co-Production Market Awards
16 projects were presented in the official selection of the Co-Production Market taking place on November 27-30, 2018, at Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event during Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
Best Project Eurimages Co-Production Development Award The award of 20 000 Euros is given to the best project based on its artistic quality and potential for theatrical release.
Winner: A Girl’s Room by Aino Suni, France/Finland Producers: Sébastien Aubert, Ulla Simonen Production companies: Adastra Films, MADE Jury statement: The jury was impressed with the quality of the director's previous short films. They appreciated the strong personal vision this promising young director has for her debut feature. The jury also noted the strong collaboration between the Finnish and French team since the project`s inception and furthermore they felt this exciting project has the potential to reach international audiences.
Cannes Marché du Film Producers’ Network Award (for Promising Young Producer with free accreditations to next year’s edition)
Winners: Marianne Ostrat, Alexandra Film Vladimer Chikhradze, 20 Steps Production Screen International Best Pitch Award (offering coverage of the life-cycle of the winning film) Winner: The Oasis of Now by Ramy Hamezan, Finland Producer: Jussi Rantamäki, Aamu Film Company Jury statement: The filmmaking team clearly presented an engaging and original project that subverts the stereotype of the familiar refugee story. Through this unique perspective the film will give us back the true meaning of human warmth, friendships and family in today's world.
Jury members: Emma Scott, Production and Distribution Manager, Screen Ireland, Ireland; Jeremy Zelnik, Head of Industry, Les Arcs Film Festival, France; Giovanni Pompili, Producer, Kino Produzioni, Italy
Works in Progress Awards
The fourth year of International Works in Progress presented 7 projects and the 16th Baltic Event Works in Progress programme presented 11 projects from the Baltic region and Finland. Baltic Event Works in Progress Baltic View Award (2000 eur) Winner: Aurora by Miia Tervo, Finland Producer: Max Malka Production company: Dionysos Films International Works in Progress Baltic View Award (2000 eur) Winner: Sisters by Silje Salomonsen, Arild Østin Ommundsen, Norway Producer: Gary Cranner Production company: Chezville Baltic Event Works in Progress Baltic Event Works in Progress Award (3000 eur) The Baltic Event Works in Progress Award will be given to the project with the strongest and boldest artistic vision. The award will help the film gain visibility during its promotion and distribution in the Baltic States by covering related costs in the region. Winner: Dogs Don’t Wear Pants by J-P Valkeapää, Finland, Latvia Producers: Aleksi Bardy, Helen Vinogradov Co-producers: Alise Gelze, Aija Berzina Production companies: Helsinki-filmi, Tasse Film Jury statement: It’s a film with a complex story. It deftly combined dark humor with a deeply felt sense of mourning. We were particularly impressed by the beautiful cinematography and film’s production value. We feel this film has real potential for international festivals and audiences. International Works in Progress The Post Control Award (10 000 eur) Post production services in the amount of up to 10 000 Euros but not more than 2/3 of the expenses incurred at Post Control. The award is given to the project, which successfully combines creative and commercial potential. Winner: Golden Voices by Evgeny Ruman, Israel Producers: Avraham Pirchi, Chilik Michaeli, Eitan Even Production companies: UCM, Evanstone Films Jury statement: Golden Voices is a universal, wholly original and heartwarming story. It’s touching with funny elements. The film benefits of moving performances by the two lead actors, especially the female lead Maria Belkin. We think this film has genuine appeal for international audiences and could travel to festivals. Jury: Tatiana Detlofson – Mediaplan (USA); Alena Shumakova – Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (France), Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival (China); Alexandre Moreau – Memento Films International (France)
Script Pool Tallinn Awards
Global Screen Award (5000 eur) The second Script Pool Tallinn competition prize is provided by the leading international sales & distribution company Global Screen GmbH. Winner: Man Of Deeds by Radu Romaniuc, Romania Director: Nicolae Constantin Tănase Production companies: Papillon Film, Tangaj Production Producer: Paul Negoescu, Anamaria Antoci Jury statement: For the craft and cinematic vision in creating a fascinating modern-day noir, the award goes to “Man of Deeds” by Radu Romaniuc. We were particularly impressed by the well-developed and diverse characters, who create a complex mirror of today’s society, and by the ability to mix dark humour and deep moral conflicts, and to build up tension in revealing the dark truth hidden behind a seemingly peaceful landscape. Jury members: Katharina Suckale, producer at Bombay Berlin Film Productions Marcello Paolillo, Head of Art of Panic, Stepln project manager at Locarno Film Festival Julia Weber, Head of Theatrical Sales & Acquisitions of Global Screen GmbH