Baltic Film and Media School chosen for three MEDIA-funded projects

By Martin Aadamsoo

    The Tallinn-based Baltic Film and Media School (BFM) was chosen for financing of three different projects out of only 10 for all of Europe by the EU MEDIA programme's first call for film schools. The combined contribution for the three projects from MEDIA is €377,000.

    BFM (www.bfm.ee) is the only international English-language film and media school in Northern Europe outside the British Isles. Set up in 2006 with a €1 million grant from the Denmark-based Nordic-Baltic Film Fund, BFM has quickly become one of the most sought-after networking partners by European film schools.

    The first class of international MA film students will graduate from BFM in 2008. The next international admissions will take place this summer, and BFM has recently announced an international call to fill vacancies in several key positions.

    BFM will also be present at this year's Berlinale film market on the Baltic Films stand.