POWR Baltic Stories Exchange

A pitch forum for scriptwriters

Tallinn, Estonia, 2016 dates TBC

POWR Workshop is aimed at giving Nordic and Baltic scriptwriters an informal and international forum to present their projects and their writing talent during the largest regional film market in North-Eastern Europe.
We develop the 8 projects through group sessions and pitch preparation at our 2-day workshop in an open, generous, and sharing atmosphere, headed by the 2 tutors, Valeria Richter (DK) and Antonio Piazza (IT). The pitch will be approx. 5 minutes per project followed by a round table session where the projects will meet selected producers and other film industry representatives, who will give their feedback and advice. POWR is an intensive and fun experience, mixing project work and networking events.

The workshop is organized in collaboration with Baltic Event, TorinoFilmLab, and the Baltic and Scandinavian Creative Europe MEDIA Desks.

Every year, POWR brings together 8 feature film projects in the early stages of development that are actively seeking producers. Upon selection they will be developed and presented at the POWR Baltic Stories Exchange, which takes place during the Baltic Event Co-Production Market.

Project criteria:

– full-length feature film with potential for theatrical distribution
– potential for the international market
– projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Denmark and
Norway are accepted
– no fee – only travel costs

The applications must contain:
– short synopsis (3-5 pages)
– short CV (3 pages)
– short motivation for participation (1 page)

In case your project is selected we will request a long synopsis, treatment or draft immediately, and your bio/photo/short synopsis for the project catalogue.

The deadlines for 2016 will be announced in June 2016.

Contact information:
Creative Europe MEDIA Denmark (Ene Katrine Rasmussen) ener@dfi.dk
Creative Europe MEDIA Estonia (Katre Kajamäe) katre@efsa.ee
Creative Europe MEDIA Finland (Kerstin Degerman) kerstin.degerman@ses.fi
Creative Europe MEDIA Latvia (Lelda Ozola) lelda.Ozola@nfc.gov.lv
Creative Europe MEDIA Lithuania (Eva Brazdžionytė) media@kurybiskaeuropa.eu
Creative Europe MEDIA Norway (Kåre Jensen) mail@mediadesk.no
Creative Europe MEDIA Sweden (Ulrika Nisell) ulrika.nisell@sfi.se