POWR – Call for Participants!

Call for Participants 2015


Baltic Stories Exchange – a pitch forum for scriptwriters

November 15th – 18th 2015, Tallinn, Estonia

Deadline for application – August 23rd 2015

POWR is looking to select 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.

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.

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

Please send applications in English by August 23rd latest. We need:
– short synopsis (3-5 pages)
– short CV (3 pages)
– short motivation for participation (1 page)

Please collect all above documents in one word–file (.doc or .docx).

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.

Selections will be announced by September 18th 2015.

Please send all the requested materials to your local Creative Europe MEDIA Desk:
Creative Europe MEDIA Denmark (Ene Katrine Rasmussen)
Creative Europe MEDIA Estonia (Katre Kajamäe)
Creative Europe MEDIA Finland (Kerstin Degerman)
Creative Europe MEDIA Latvia (Lelda Ozola)
Creative Europe MEDIA Lithuania (Eva Brazdžionytė)
Creative Europe MEDIA Norway (Kåre Jensen)
Creative Europe MEDIA Sweden (Ulrika Nisell)

Download application form.


B’EST EAVE Announces Project Slate

Press release
August 11, 2015

B’EST EAVE Announces Project Slate

B’EST EAVE Producers’ Workshop, taking place on September 7-11 in St Petersburg, Russia, and November 15-18, Tallinn, Estonia, presents 8 projects and 4 participants without projects in its 2015 edition. Running for the 4th year in 2015, B’EST EAVE brings together four projects from the Western Europe (two from Germany and one from both Estonia and Finland), four projects from the CIS countries, Ukraine and Georgia (two from Russia, one from both Armenia and Azerbaijan), and 4 participants without project (representing Czech Republic, Germany, Lithuania, and Russia).

B’EST EAVE, organized in collaboration with training programme EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs) and CTB Film Company (Russia), and supported by Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, is a training initiative designed specifically for co-production projects between the European Union and the CIS countries, Georgia and Ukraine. The two workshops focus on script development, marketing, budgeting and financing, packaging and sales strategies, legal frameworks and exhibition practices in both regions.

B’EST EAVE 2015 slate consists of a number of first and second features, several of whom by awarded short film makers. Helen Takkin’s (Estonia) debut Don’t Forget to Breathe is a romantic drama of first love and second chances; The Longest Birthday, debut by Maxim Dashkin (Russia), a road-movie of a mother and his cancer-stricken son. Tragicomedy Otar’s Death, is yet another debut by Georgian Ioseb Bliadze, produced by German Eva Blondiau. Similarly, the East and the West have already joined on the project inspired by Azerbaijani history, Basket – a collaboration between Romanian producer Andra Popescu and Azerbaijani writer-director Imamaddin Hasanov. The second features are brought to the slate by Carolina Hellsgård (Germany), whose first feature was nominated for the Berlinale Best First Feature Award, with the coming-of-age / immigration drama Sunburned; Finnish writer-director Jan Forsström with suspense drama The Great Bear, based on his own short story; Marine Zakaryan (Armenia) with My Grandma’s Locks focusing on Armenian history; and award-winning commercial director Konstantin Charmadov (Russia) with comedy Senafon.
Participants without projects are producers Michael Geidel (Germany), Marek Novák (Czech Republic), Gabija Budreckyte (Lithuania), and Alina Rizvanova (Russia).

B’EST EAVE project list:

  1. Basket, producer Andra Popescu, Conset/Free Art, Azerbaijan/Romania, director Imamaddin Hasanov
  2. Don’t Forget to Breathe, produer Helen Vinogradov, Vincent Films, Estonia, director Helen Takkin
  3. The Great Bear, producer Maria Forsström, Tast Films Oy, Finland, director Jan Forsström
  4. The Longest Birthday, producer-director Maxim Dashkin, Victoria Films, Russia
  5. My Grandma’s Locks, producer Raffi Niziblian, Parallels Film, Armenia, director Marine Zakaryan
  6. Otar’s Death, producer Eva Blondiau, Color of May, Germany, director Ioseb “Soso” Bliadze
  7. Senafon, producer Anna Shalashina, 2D Celluloid, Russia, director Konstantin Charmadov
  8. Sunburned, producer Johanna Aust, Flickfilm, Germany, director Carolina Hellsgård

Participants without projects:

  1. Michael Geidel, MiriquidiFilm, Germany
  2. Alina Rizvanova, Tabula Rasa, Russia
  3. Marek Novák, Xova Film, Czech Republic
  4. Gabija Budreckyte, Kinomind Films, Lithuania

Supporters and partners of B’EST EAVE are Creative Europe MEDIA Programme, EAVE, CTB Film Company, P.O.V. Film Development Fund, Nordic Hotel Forum, Hotel Indigo, and Cannes Marche du Film’s Producers’ Network.

Additional information:

Riina Sildos
Head of Studies

STRASBOURG, 08/06/2015 – Following the success of the Eurimages Co-Production Development Prize awarded at the co-production markets of Rotterdam (CineMart), Berlin (Berlinale Co-production Market), Sarajevo (CineLink), Rome (New Cinema Network), Copenhagen (CPH:FORUM) and Amsterdam (CineKid), the Board of Management of Eurimages has decided to create a new Co-production Development Prize in Estonia.

The award, a cash prize of 20,000 euros, will be made at the Baltic Event Co-Production Market (16-18 November 2015). The Baltic Event is part of the Black Nights Film Festival which takes place in Tallinn, Estonia, from 13 to 29 November 2015. The Baltic Event is the largest co-production platform in the region and a focal point for the North-Eastern European film industry. Twelve projects from Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and Ukraine, plus a project from the Netherlands, Focus Country for 2015, will be presented this year.

To be eligible for the Eurimages Co-Production Development Prize, projects must participate in the Official Selection of the Baltic Event Co-Production Market and be set-up from the outset as European co-productions between at least two member states of the Eurimages Fund. Projects should be intended for theatrical release and co-operation between the partners must not be exclusively financial.

The Eurimages Co-Production Development Prize will be awarded on the basis of the project’s artistic quality and its prospects of effectively becoming a European co-production. The award, which takes the form of a non-reimbursable subsidy, must be used exclusively to cover project development costs.

For further information, please contact:
Nathalie Monteillet, Eurimages, Public Relations and Promotion,
Tel. +33 (0)388413677
Marge Liiske, Baltic Event Co-Production Market, Managing Director
Tel. +3725148134
and visit the website of the event.

EURIMAGES is a support fund for the co-production, distribution and exhibition of European cinematographic works, established by the Council of Europe in 1988.
(E-mail: – Web:

Since it was set up in 1988, EURIMAGES has supported 1654 European co-productions for a total amount of approximately 500 million euros.

Baltic Event Co-Production Market and Works in Progress
November 16-18, 2015, Tallinn
Extended deadline: August 21 (Co-Production Market) and September 30 (Works in Progress)

The Call for Projects for Baltic Event Co-Production Market and Baltic Event Works in Progress is now open!

Baltic Event, the largest co-production platform in Northern and Central Europe, highlights intriguing and challenging projects from the most professional producers and promising directing talents in the region. Among the nearly 300 guests, who have made Baltic Event a yearly meeting place, are representatives of established international sales and distribution companies, broadcasters, festivals, national, regional and international film funds as well as experienced producers.

Starting in 2015, we are proud to present the Eurimages Co-Production Development Award in the amount of 20 000 Euros for the best project on our Co-Production Market slate.

Baltic Event 2015 takes place on November 16-18, 2015, during Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, and will present a grand total of 50 projects across five categories that cover the whole European Union as well as the CIS countries, Georgia and Ukraine.

Baltic Event Co-Production Market provides a perfect opportunity to find financiers, co-producers and sales agents for your project during an intensive two and a half days of pre-arranged one-on-one meetings. 12 projects from Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and Ukraine, plus a project from the Netherlands, our 2015 Focus Country, will be presented.

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), and many others.

Baltic Event Works in Progress programme showcases feature films in production or post-production looking for a sales agent or a festival for international premiere. Projects from the Baltics and Finland, as well as projects formerly presented at our Co-Production Market or B’EST EAVE, are welcome.

Baltic Event Co-Production Market application form can be found here.
Baltic Event Works in Prorgess application form can be found here.
Please do not hesitate to contact us at, in case you have any questions.

The submission deadline is August 21, 2015, for Co-Production Market and September 30, 2015, for Works in Progress.

Warm regards,

Marge Liiske
Managing Director
Baltic Event

Baltic Event is supported by the MEDIA Programme of the EU, EURIMAGES, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonian Film Institute, Latvian National Film Center, and Lithuanian Film Center.


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