Baltic Event, taking place since 2002 during the Black Nights Film Festival Industry@Tallinn program, is the largest co-production platform in the region of Northern and Central Europe and the best place to meet the North-Eastern European film industry. With a complete overview of the year’s audiovisual production in the region and a range of programmes open for feature film projects, Baltic Event is THE place to be in November.
Baltic Event highlights intriguing and challenging projects from the most professional producers and promising directing talents in the region. The guest list includes representatives of esteemed international sales and distribution companies, broadcasters, festivals, national, regional and international film funds as well as experienced producers. Projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Denmark, Norway, Iceland, Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, non-EU countries Russia and Ukraine, and one focus country from outside the region are eligible.
Screenwriters pitching their ideas to producers, co-production deals made on and off the court, works in progress and screenings presented to sales agents and festival scouts – there is a place for films in any stage of development and production, and plenty of opportunities for networking at informal gatherings and keeping up to date with the industry news and trends.
Baltic Event Co-Production Market has presented a grand total of 140 projects since its launch and is proud to admit that 57 of these projects have been completed and dozens are still on the road of development or various stages of production. Over the years, our projects have enjoyed notable success at international film festivals and the box office.
During a decade, BE Co-Production Market has helped realize films such as 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Cristian Mungiu, Romania 2007), Little Robbers (Ivo Kalpenieks, Latvia/Austria 2009), The Temptation of St. Tony (Veiko Õunpuu, Estonia/Sweden/Finland 2009), Princess (Arto Halonen, Finland 2010), King of Devil’s Island (Marius Holst, Norway/France/Sweden/Poland 2010), Koko And The Ghosts (Daniel Kusan, Croatia 2011), In the Fog (Sergei Loznitsa, Ukraine/Russia/Germany/Latvia/Netherlands 2012), Mother, I Love You (Janis Nords, Latvia 2013), Blind Dates (Levan Koguashvili, Georgia 2013), Under Electric Clouds (Alexey German, Russia/Ukraine/Poland 2015), The Fencer (Klaus Härö, Finland/Estonia/Germany 2015) and many others.
Taking place during the A-category Black Nights Film Festival in the medieval town of Tallinn, Baltic Event has become a favourite with many industry professionals and will hopefully attract many more.