CALL FOR PROJECTS!

Baltic Event Co-Production Market and POWR Baltic Stories Exchange
November 26 – 30, 2018, Tallinn

Entry deadline: September 10, 2018

The Call for Projects for Baltic Event Co-Production Market and POWR Baltic Stories Exchange is now open!

Baltic Event Co-Production Market (November 27-30), presenting the Eurimages Co-Production Development Awardin the amount of 20 000 Euros, provides a perfect opportunity to find financiers, co-producers and sales agents for your project during an intensive two days of pre-arranged one-on-one meetings. Projects from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, FYR Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Russia, Georgia and Ukraine, plus projects from Italy, our 2018 Focus Country, are eligible for submission. Projects from other countries looking for co-production partners or service providers in these countries are also accepted.

POWR Baltic Stories Exchange (November 26-30) trains writers to deliver a good pitch and find a producer at the public project presentation as well as get industry feedback through pre-arranged POWR Meetings with carefully selected Baltic Event participants. Six screenplays in the early stages of development from the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as Italy, BE Focus Country, will be selected.The workshop is organised by Baltic Event in collaboration with the region’s Creative Europe MEDIA Desks and TorinoFilmLab.

This year, POWR is partnering up with IN FOCUS, a Finnish initiative aimed at female filmmakers that provides an incubator to support four film- or TV projects to cross the bridge from script to production stage. The initiative is funded by the Finnish Cultural Foundation. IN FOCUS will pitch their projects in collaboration with POWR.

Baltic Event, the largest international co-production market in North-Eastern Europe taking place in collaboration with Industry@Tallinn of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival,returns with some exciting innovations for its 17th edition –we will provide lectures on the newest market strategies, financing methods, and VOD distribution, to our Co-Production Market projects, and continue offering seminars on the possibilities of new technologies and (digital) distribution, aiming to eventually offer a separate segment of our market for multiplatform projects as per the needs of the industry. To bring added value, a marketing professional will evaluate the applications on marketing and audience outreach strategies, followed by one-on-one meetings for 4-6 participating projects.

Since 2002, Baltic Event has showcased around 550 film projects, many of which have reached the silver screens across the globe and enjoyed successful festival runs. We are honoured to have had our projects selected to Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, Karlovy Vary, Warsaw, Cairo, Tribeca, etc. and earn Golden Globes and Oscars nominations.

Baltic Event also hosts Baltic and International Works in Progress as well as the script competition Script Pool, the calls for which will be opened in July, and host a market corner for short films from the Baltics.

For additional information, please visit our website be.poff.ee.
For online submission to Co-Production Market, please go to https://project.be.festicine.pro/en/identification.
For submission to POWR Baltic Stories Exchange, please find detailed information at https://be.poff.ee/project-entry/.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at coproduction@poff.ee, in case you have any questions.

The extended submission deadline is September 10, 2018.

Baltic Event is supported by the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, EURIMAGES, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Film Institute, Latvian National Film Centre, Lithuanian Film Centre, and Film Commission Poland.

Supporters

Eesti Kultuurkapital
Eesti Filmi Instituut
Lithuanian Film Centre
National Film Centre Latvia
Polish Film Institute
Finnish Film Foundation

Partners

Eurimages
Post Control
Baltic View
Producers Network
Screen International
EAS
Festival Scope
Eave
Torino Film Lab
Midpoint
Võhma
Shanghai International Film Festival
Tallink
ShortEst
Baltic Preview
Vana Tallinn
Global Screen
Nordic Hotel Forum