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Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Works In Progress launches a new category for children and youth films

For the first time, Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event showcases five children and youth film projects in a newly launched Just FIlm Works in Progress category. The films in production or post-production looking for sales distributors, sound design, productions or festivals for international premieres will be presented at the Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event Work in Progress sessions on November 26th.

According to Mikk Granström, Head of Just Film, the launch of Just Film Works in Progress focusing on film projects for children and youth is a logical step, as Just Film, a part of Black Nights Film Festival is expanding bit by bit every year. “We are delighted that our audience is more and more keen on youth and children's films - the number of people attending the screenings is growing with each festival.” Granstrtöm also added that filmmakers are showing more interest in Just Film as they like to present their new films at our festival and the number of submissions increases every year. “After calling for proposals for Works in Progress for the children and youth films category we were positively surprised with the interest and amount of submissions we received,” he adds. 

Just Film Works in Progress in Tallinn at the Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event showcases five films: Family (Taiwan), Final Exam (Kosovo), Unknown Treasures(Lithuania), Christmas in the Jungle and Raggie (Estonia). “While looking through the submissions, we focused on the films that might be especially engaging for kids and youth, but also for the whole family,” Granström commented on the selection.

Just FIlm Works in Progress 2019 selected projects 

1. Christmas in the Jungle (Latvia, Estonia, Slovenia)

Director: Jaak Kilmi

Producer: Roberts Vinovskis

Co-producer: Evelin Penttilä, Sinisa Jurcic 

2. Family (Kosovo)

Director: Durim Kryeziu

Producer: Durim Kryeziu

Co-producer: Bardhyl Bejtulahu, Hazir Sh. Haziri

3. Final Exam (Taiwan)

Director: Chen-Ti Kuo

Producer: Gene Yao

Co-producer: Albert Yao

4. Raggie (Estonia, Denmark)

Director: Meelis Arulepp, Karsten Kiilerich

Producer: Kristel Tõldsepp

Co-producer: Anders Mastrup

5. Unknown Treasures (Lithuania)

Director: Agnė Marcinkevičiūtė

Producer: Arūnas Stoškus, Kęstutis Petrulis

JURY of JUST FILM Works in Progress includes members of ECFA (European Children's Film Association):

Margret Albers - President of the European Children’s Film Association

Stella Skiba - New Horizons Association, kids and youth section

Giancarlo Zappoli - Artistic director of Castellinaria Film Festival for Youngsters in Bellinzona CH

JUST FILM Works in Progress

Just Film Works in Progress 2019 award (1000 EUR) 

The award will help the film gain visibility by covering promotion and publicity costs.

The complete lineup of Industry@Tallinn &; Baltic Event Works in Progress will be revealed on November 4th, 2019 when the 18 Baltic and International titles will be announced.

Mikk Granström at the opening film screening at Just Film festival in 2018

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