First awards announced at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event

INDUSTRY@TALLINN & BALTIC EVENT WORKS IN PROGRESS AWARDS 

Orbital Vox Studios’ Post Production Award
5000 Euros worth of post-production services including digital mastering, special effects and sound design. The award is given to a project which successfully combines creative and commercial potential.


The Line / Čiara
, Slovakia/Ukraine; director Peter Bebjak; producers Wanda Adamík Hrycová, Andrey Yermak; Wandal Production, ltd

Jury statement: The director looked to have a very strong command of all the different elements, from narrative to character to tension and intrigue to production values. It was the project that stood out to us as the strongest mix between commercial and creative.

Baltic Event Works in Progress Award 
3000 Euros. Awarded for the first time to celebrate the market’s 15th birthday, the Baltic Event Works in Progress Award is given to the project with the strongest and boldest artistic vision. The award will help the film gain visibility during its promotion and distribution in the Baltic States by covering related costs in the region.

Foam at the Mouth / Ar putam uz lupam, Latvia/Lithuania/Poland; director Janis Nords; producers Alise Gelze, Aija Berzina; production companies Tasse Film, ArtBox, Madants

Jury statement: First of all, we were very impressed by the selection. It was a very had decision but we found that our curiosity was most piqued by Foam At The Mouth and by the scenes we were shown, both in terms of narrative progression and stylistic execution. 

Think of the Music Award 
2 x 1500 Euros worth of licenses for music represented by Apollo Music, to be used in film and/or promotional materials. The award goes to the project with the best and brightest ideas for the use of music.

The Ballroom / El Baile y el Salón, Costa Rica/México; director Iván Porras Meléndez; producers Karolina Hernández Chaves, Marcela Esquivel Jiménez; production companies Dos Sentidos Producciones, La Feria Producciones, Cine Feral

Jury statement: This project about “70-year-old teenagers” – as the director described – looks to be full of charm and entertainment value, and the choice of music and how it is used in the film is going to have a significant part to play in its success. 

The Man Who Looks Like Me / Minu näoga onu, Estonia; directors Andres Maimik, Katrin Maimik; producer Maie Rosmann-Lill; production companies Kuukulgur Film, Kinosaurus Film

Jury statement: This film shows real comic potential with its antagonistic father-son relationship. We were immediately engaged by the characters, and given the important role music can play in comedies, we would like to support the film with the music prize. 

Special Mention
Easy, Ukraine/Italy, director Andrea Magnani, producers Oleg Scherbyna, Yulia Cherniavska, Chiara Barbo, Massimo Di Rocco, Andrea Magnani, Gianpaolo Smiragli, Stefano Basso; production companies Fresh Production, Bartlebyfilm, Pilgrim

2016 Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event Works in Progress jury: 
Mads Peter Ole Olsen, CEO, Red Herring Film ApS, Denmark
Matt Mueller, editor of Screen International and ScreenDaily.com, United Kingdom
Nicholas Kaiser, Sales & Acquisitions Executive, Memento Films International, France
Thomas Weymar, Managing Director, Telepool GmbH, Germany

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