Baltic Event Announces Co-Production Market Projects

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    TALLINN: The Baltic Event Co-Production Market selected 16 projects to be presented on 29 November – 1 December 2017 at the Black Nights Film Festival.

    The market opened up the selection to projects from outside the core region for films planned to be coproduced in the region. An additional section, First Stop Estonia, was added with two slots for Estonian projects. The main selection includes projects from Lithuania, Latvia, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Serbia and Estonia. A jury consisting of Elena Kotova, Czech Republic's representative for Eurimages; Katriel Schory, Executive Director of the Israel Film Fund, and Kristina Trapp, Chief Executive of EAVE; will choose the winner of the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award worth 20,000 EUR.

    The selected projects are:

    Antigone (Lithuania)
    Director: Oskaras Koršunovas
    Producer: Stasys Baltakis, Film Jam

    Apartment (Russia)
    Director Bakur Bakuradze
    Producer Julia Mishkinene, Vita Aktiva Production

    The Empty House (Georgia)
    Director Rati Tsiteladze
    Producer Nino Varsimashvili, Artway Film

    The Floor is Lava (Ukraine)
    Director Kateryna Gornostai
    Producers Natalia Libet and Vitaliy Sheremetiev, Esse Production House

    The Great Bear (Finland)
    Director Jan Forsström
    Producers Kaarle Aho and Kai Nordberg, Making Movies Oy

    Homeward (Ukraine)
    Director Nariman Aliev
    Producers Vladimir Yatsenko and Aleksandra Kostina, Limelite

    Hope Ever After (Finland)
    Director Emilia Petterberg
    Producer Ari Matikainen, Kinocompany

    Ibraham’s Journey (Sweden)
    Director Shaker Tahrer
    Producer Peter Krupenin, Hob AB

    If the Light Takes Us (Denmark)
    Director Anna Maria Helgadottir
    Producer Per Damgaard Hansen, Masterplan Pictures

    Krystof (Three Escapes) (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Director Zdenek Jirasky
    Producer Marian Urban, Alef Film & Media
    Co-producer Olga Raitoralova, Fulfilm

    Restore Point (Czech Republic)
    Director Robert Hloz
    Producer Jan Kallista, Film Kolektiv

    Revnost (Russia)
    Director Nigina Sayfullaeva
    Producer Pavel Odynin, Droog Drooga

    The Shift (Latvia)
    Director Reinis Kalvins
    Producer Gints Grube, Mistrus Media

    The Sleeping Beast (Estonia)
    Director Jaak Kilmi
    Producer Evelin Penttilä, Stellar Film

    Trials of Chul (Serbia)
    Director Danilo Beckovic
    Producer Marko Paljić, Mali Budo Ltd.

    The Windseeker (Romania)
    Director Mihai Sofronea
    Producer Adina Dulcu, Libra Film Productions

    First Stop Estonia

    Beyond the Forest (Estonia)
    Director Andrus Tuisk
    Producer Marju Lepp, Filmivabrik

    The Iconpainter (Estonia)
    Director Andres Puustusmaa
    Producer Esko Rips, Nafta Films