BALTIC EVENT 2017 - NOVEMBER 29 - DECEMBER 1

About

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 the largest ever Co-Production Market selection for its 16th edition – a total of 20 projects are presented, among them two projects from the Focus Region Flanders, two from this year’s EAVE Producers’ Workshop, and two Estonian films in early development under the sub-section First Stop Estonia. The Works in Progress projects will have a chance to be linked to the GameJam hackathon connecting filmmakers with game developers, and a number of panels and seminars are held on the topics of marketing and new technologies, working with festivals, publicists, and sales agents, etc.

Over 40 projects are presented over the categories that cover the Baltics, Scandinavia, the new EU territories, Georgia, Russia and Ukraine with 6 script ideas workshopped and pitched at POWR Baltic Stories Exchange, 20 feature films in development looking for co-producers, financiers, and sales at the Co-Production Market, 10 projects pitched at the Baltic Event Works in Progress presentation, and 5 Screenings of completed Baltic films taking place. Additionally, Industry@Tallinn presents 12 projects in the International Works in Progress section, and 7 screenplays compete in the new Script Pool competition.

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.

  • CO-PRODUCTION MARKET

    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 the Baltics, Scandinavia, Central and Eastern Europe, Georgia, Russia, and Ukraine, plus projects from our 2017 Focus Region, Flanders of Belgium will be presented.

    Baltic Event Co-Production Market has presented a grand total of 156 projects since its launch and is proud to admit that 70 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.

    BALTIC EVENT CO-PRODUCTION MARKET AWARDS

    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 1654 European co-productions for a total amount of approximately 500 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 2016 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 2016 edition of the Marché du Film is held on May 11-20.
    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 2017 will be announced shortly before the market.

    RULES AND REGULATIONS

    Please download BE Rules and Regulations here

    LOGOS

    Please download Baltic Event logos for print here:

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    Please download Baltic Event logos for screen here:

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    Please download Baltic Event transparent logo here:

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  • WORKS IN PROGRESS

    Baltic Event Works in Progress programme, running since 2003 and having presented over 130 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, projects formerly presented at our Co-Production Market or B’EST EAVE, and projects from the year’s Focus Region, are accepted for selection.

    INDUSTRY@TALLINN & BALTIC EVENT WORKS IN PROGRESS AWARDS 2017

    The Post Production Award – 10 000 Euros

    The Post Production Award provides 10 000 Euros worth of facility services by leading Finnish post house Post Control. The award is given to the project, which successfully combines creative and commercial potential, in the International Works in Progress category. 

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

    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 in the Baltic Event Works in Progress category. The award will help the film gain visibility during its promotion and distribution in the Baltic States by covering related costs in the region. 

    Baltic View Award – 2 * 3000 Euros

    In partnership with Noir Lumiere, Baltic View presents two in-kind awards. Selected films are awarded a DCP production + online storage and international promotion with Cinema Events (organised by Baltic View) valued at 3000 Euros* per film.

    *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.

    Baltic View has initiated the Baltic View Nordic Network, which will hold a series of talks with film professionals during film events in the Baltic-Nordic region in order to deconstruct storytelling, photography, music, art direction and film editing. Baltic View Nordic Network is set to launch in 2018.

    Think of the Music Award – 2 * 1500 Euros 

    A license worth of 1500 Euros, for music represented by Apollo Music, to be used in film and/or promotional materials. The award goes to the project, which has the best and brightest ideas for the use of music.

    Apollo Music is the leading provider of music solutions for film, TV and advertisement production, offering music supervision, clearing and licensing services, production music library and a wide network of international composers, providing the best possible solution for every budget, from small indie short film to a bombastic Hollywood blockbuster.

    RULES AND REGULATIONS

    Please download Works Progress Rules and Regulations here

  • SCREENINGS

    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 100 films have been presented.
    Screenings is our only category that is to this day only open to Estonian, Latvian, and Lithuanian films. International TV and film professionals invited include sales agents, distributors, TV buyers and festival representatives.

  • B'EST EAVE

    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 2016 and 2017. For more information, please contact us at coproduction@poff.ee.

    ABOUT B'EST EAVE PROJECTS

    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

    POWR Baltic Stories Exchange is a pitching platform for screenwriters. POWR 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. Seven screenplays in the early stages of development from the Nordic and Baltic countries as well as Flanders of Belgium, BE Focus Region, will be selected. The workshop is organised by Baltic Event in collaboration with the region’s Creative Europe MEDIA Desks and TorinoFilmLab.

Supporters

Eesti Kultuurkapital
Eesti Filmi Instituut
Tallink
Flanders Image
Lithuanian Film Centre
National Film Centre Latvia
Eurimages
Finnish Film Foundation
Film Commission Poland
Mazovia Warsaw Film Commission
FNE
EAS

Partners

ScreenFlanders
Baltic View
Apollo Music
Producers Network
Screen International
Festival Scope
Eave
Torino Film Lab
Nordic Hotel Forum
Creative Gate
Liviko
PÖFF