Baltic Pitching Forum 2018 extends call for projects deadline until August 15th. Filmmakers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania still have two more weeks to submit their short film projects to the 6th edition of international short film pitching forum “Baltic Pitching Forum”.
Baltic Pitching Forum aims to set up a place for short filmmakers situated in the Baltic countries to present their new projects whilst sharing common issues and knowledge, exchanging experiences and good practices, developing artistic ideas and increasing contacts. This year forum will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 12-13th of October.
The first day of the Forum is dedicated to the pitching training led by film industry professional. In addition, participants will meet the experienced specialists who will be evaluating their projects. Seven international guests from various fields of cinema industry – from sales, festivals, TV, distribution, production and film commissioning – will have a panel discussion. The official list of panel members will be announced in September 2018.
Another activity that will be held on the first day is Baltic Pitching Forum alumni case study. Participants of previous editions will tell their success stories and talk about the process of bringing a short film to the world. The second day is aimed to present the selected projects for the international panel and announce the winners. After the presentations, one-to-one meetings between invited film professionals and participants will take place. Most forum activities such as pitching lectures, panel discussion, alumni presentations and projects’ pitching are open to everyone.
During the forum one project will receive participant rights at the European short film co-production forum “Euro Connection”, which will be part of the 41st Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival held in France in February 2019. One more project will be awarded with participant rights at the scriptwriting workshop and co-production event “European Short Pitch” by NISI MASA which will take place in 2019.
Last year new award was initiated by the Creative Europe Desk Lithuania MEDIA office. A second jury consisted of established Lithuanian producers will be evaluating participants as well. They will select one project that will be given Lithuanian Producers MEDIA Award (1000 €).
The forum is organized by the Lithuanian Short Film Agency “Lithuanian Shorts” in association with the Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS (Latvia), Riga International Film Festival (Latvia), Estonian Short Film Center (Estonia) and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia). The project is supported by Lithuanian Film Centre and Creative Europe Desk Lithuania MEDIA office.