RIGA: The Russian project How to Save a Dead Friend directed by Marusya Syroechkovskaya received the Baltic Sea Docs Award at the 23rd Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs). It was the first year when Baltic Sea Docs presented awards to the projects participating in the forum.
“All of the awards focused on aiding the projects to be completed and reach their audiences – either in the form of editing, postproduction facilities or marketing campaign. This was my first year as the main person in charge of the event, and receiving very positive feedback from project participants, decision makers, tutors and guests is truly rewarding”, said Project Manager of Baltic Sea Docs, Zane Balčus.
A total of 25 documentary film projects was presented at the pitching forum, the film programme was screened in the art house cinema K.Suns in Riga, and a selection of films screened in five regional towns (Cēsis, Jēkabpils, Liepāja, Rēzekne, Valmiera), while titles from previous Baltic Sea Docs editions were streamed online on Straume LMT.
Baltic Sea Docs is organised by the National Film Centre of Latvia, with financial support from Creative Europe MEDIA, the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and the Riga City Council.
The 23rd Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries was held in Riga from 3 to 8 September 2019.
Baltic Sea Docs Award:How to Save a Dead Friend (Russia)Directed by Marusya Syroechkovskaya
Marketing Campaign Consultancy Prize:Roses.Film – Cabaret (Ukraine)Directed by Irena Stetsenko
Postproduction Award:The Transition (Russia, UK)Directed by Gayane Petrosyan
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