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, takes place for the 17th time in 2018.

Around 50 projects are presented with the Co-Production Market accepting projects from the Creative Europe MEDIA eligible territories as well as projects interested in co-producing with the region, two Works in Progress presentations showcasing both Baltic and international projects, POWR Baltic Stories Exchange training Baltic and Nordic writers to develop and pitch, and Script Pool Tallinn looking for writer-producer teams with competitive screenplays worldwide.

Baltic Event 2018 will also provide lectures on market strategies, financing methods, new technologies, and digital distribution, and host a market corner for short films from the Baltics.

The 2018 Focus Country is Italy.

Baltic Event is comprehensive but personal, perfectly organised but flexible, promotes upcoming talent and provides easy access to the biggest players in the industry, and takes place in state-of-the-art facilities in the heart of mediaeval Tallinn.


    Baltic Event Co-Production Market is an opportunity to present your project to decision-makers or find the perfect project to have on your slate during an intensive two days of one-on-one meetings between project representatives and potential financiers, co-producers, and sales agents. An extra day is reserved for training with the topics covering marketing in the international environment, multi-platform opportunities, and alternative financing methods. 16 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, and our 2018 Focus Country, Italy, will be presented. Projects from other countries looking for co-production partners or service providers in these countries are also accepted.

    Baltic Event Co-Production Market has presented a grand total of 176 projects since its launch and is proud to admit that 80 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.

    BE Co-Production Market has helped realise 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), November (Rainer Sarnet, Estonia/Netherlands/Poland 2017), and many others.


    Best Project

    Eurimages Co-Production Development Award 20 000 Euros

    The Eurimages Co-Production Development Award goes to the Best Project of the Baltic Event Co-Production Market, based on its artistic quality and potential for theatrical release. The project must be a European co-production between at least two member states of the Eurimages Fund from the outset, while the co-operation between partners must not be exclusively financial. The award, which takes the form of a non-reimbursable subsidy, must be used exclusively to cover project development costs.

    EURIMAGES is a support fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works, established by the Council of Europe in 1988. Since it was set up in 1988, EURIMAGES has supported 1978 European co-productions for a total amount of approximately 579 million euros.

    Best Pitch

    Coverage throughout the film’s life-cycle awarded by Screen International

    Screen International is a multimedia film magazine covering the international film business. It is published by EMAP, a British b2b media company. The magazine is primarily aimed at those involved in the global movie business. The weekly magazine in its current form was founded in 1975 with its website, Screendaily.com, added in 2001. Screen International also produces daily publications at film festivals and markets in Berlin, Germany; Cannes, France; Toronto, Ontario, Canada; the American Film Market in Santa Monica, California; and Hong Kong.

    Promising Young Producers

    Two free passes to Producers’ Network 2019 awarded by Cannes Marchè du Film

    The Marché du Film is the business counterpart of the Cannes Film Festival and one of the largest film markets in the world. Established in 1959, it is held annually in conjunction with the Festival de Cannes. The Producers’ Network hosts 550 producers from around the world in a series of meetings and events. Created to stimulate international co-production and project financing, this event is specially designed for producers. Events include Breakfast Meetings, gathering some 200 industry professionals and producers for roundtable discussions.

    The jury for Baltic Event Co-Production Market 2018 is:

    Emma Scott, Production and Distribution Manager, Screen Ireland, Ireland
    Jeremy Zelnik, Head of Industry, Les Arcs Film Festival, France
    Giovanni Pompili, Producer, Kino Produzioni, Italy


    Please download BE Rules and Regulations here


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    Baltic Event Works in Progress programme, running since 2003 and having presented over 160 projects over the years, showcases feature films in production or post-production looking for a sales agent or a festival for international premiere. Projects from the Baltic countries and Finland, as well as projects from the year’s Focus Country, are accepted for selection.

    Starting in 2016, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event have also showcased an International Works in Progress.


    International Works in Progress Main Award

    Post Production Award (10 000 Euros)
    Post production services in the amount of up to 10 000 Euros but not more than 2/3 of the expenses incurred at Post Control. The award is given to the project, which successfully combines creative and commercial potential.

    Post Control is a Helsinki based high-end post-production house serving top directors, cinematographers, production companies, and agencies.

    Baltic Event Works in Progress Main Award

    Baltic Event Works in Progress Award (3000 Euros)
    The Baltic Event Works in Progress Award will be given to the project with the strongest and boldest artistic vision. The award will help the film gain visibility during itspromotion and distribution in the Baltic States by covering related costs in the region.

    Baltic View Award

    Baltic View presents two in-kind awards. Selected films are awarded international promotion with Cinema Events valued at 2000 Euros per film. 
    One award goes to the Baltic film with the greatest international potential and the other to the project with the bravest vision and international potential from the CIS countries. 
    * Terms & Conditions apply 

    Baltic View is a cultural​ initiative aimed at promoting films from the Baltics. It is the first of a kind project that unites filmmakers from Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania under one cinema flag by showcasing the best of Baltic cinema online and during Cinema Events.

    The award will be handed over by Gabija Budreckyte, Head of Acquisitions

    The jury for Works in Progress 2018 is:

    Tatiana Detlofson, Mediaplan, USA
    Alena Shumakova, Quinzaine des Réalisateurs, France, Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival, China
    Alexandre Moreau, Memento Films International, France


    Please download Works Progress Rules and Regulations here


    Baltic Event Screenings is our oldest category, which was created to introduce and promote Baltic film production to industry guests during Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in 2002. To date, over 120 films have been presented.

    For Screenings at Baltic Event 2018, please contact us at balticevent@poff.ee.


    B’EST EAVE – Producers’ Workshop Baltic Bridge East by West is a training initiative organised by Baltic Event (Estonia), RFilms and CTB Film Company (Russia), in cooperation with EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), and with the support from Creative Europe MEDIA programme. B’EST EAVE is designed for producers from the European Union and the CIS countries, Georgia and Ukraine, who wish to work with the other region and have a feature film project suitable for a co-production between the two. Eight producers (four from the EU and four from the CIS, Georgia and Ukraine) will be selected to participate with a project. An additional four places (three for producers from the EU and one from the CIS, Georgia and Ukraine) are reserved for participants without projects, who have an interest in the other region.

    B’EST EAVE does not take place in 2018 and 2019. For more information, please contact us at coproduction@poff.ee.


    From the Baltic Event for East initiative, B’EST EAVE’s predecessor from 2010, IN THE FOG (directed by Sergei Loznitsa) premiered at Cannes Film Festival, won a string of awards from other festivals, and was in the European Film Awards 2012 selection. The project THE FIND (directed by Victor Dement) was selected to the Berlinale Talent Project Market, won the VFF Talent Highlight Pitch Award, was again presented at Baltic Event in its Works in Progress section in 2014 and will have its international premiere in the First Features Competition of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival 2015.

    Out of the B’EST EAVE 2012 slate, Anna Hoffmann’s GOOD-BYE was the first to premiere – at Max Ophüls Festival in January 2014. Bakur Bakuradze’s BROTHER DEYAN premiered at Locarno International Film Festival 2015, competing for the Golden Leopard. MELLOW MUD by Renars Vimba won Best Feature Film in the Generation 14plus competition at Berlinale 2016. HOUSE OF OTHERS by Rusudan Glurjidze won the Grand Prix in the East of the West competition of Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and was selected Georgia’s national Oscar entry. THE NIGHT OF THE 1000 HOURS by Virgil Widrich premiered in Busan. REMISSION by Hovhannes Galstyan in pre-production with the release planned for 2017.

    From the 2013 slate, Ella Manzheeva’s THE GULLS premiered in Berlinale Forum 2015, Aktan Arym Kubat’s CENTAUR premiered in Berlinale Panorama 2017, winning the C.I.C.A.E. Award. Egle Vertelyte’s MIRACLE was presented at the European Film Market in February 2017. Elena Tikhonova’s CAVIAR was shot in November-December 2016 and is due to premiere in 2017. György Kristóf’s OUT will premiere in Un Certain Regard in Cannes.

    Two projects from B’EST EAVE 2014 slate are in post-production – SULEIMAN MOUNTAIN by Elizaveta Stishova and OUR FAMILY by Jan Cvitkovič.


    POWR Baltic Stories Exchange 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 the Focus Country will be selected. The workshop is organised by Baltic Event in collaboration with the region’s Creative Europe MEDIA Desks and TorinoFilmLab.

    In 2018, 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.


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


Post Control
Baltic View
Producers Network
Screen International
Festival Scope
Torino Film Lab
Shanghai International Film Festival
Baltic Preview
Vana Tallinn
Global Screen
Nordic Hotel Forum