The Baltic Pitching Forum will be held in Vilnius from October 9th-10th 2015 as a part of the 10th International Short Film Festival Vilnius Film Shorts.
Consisting of training and pitching, the event 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 experience and good practices, developing artistic ideas and increasing contacts. The event will also encourage them to attract active European producers, TV commissioners, film fun representatives, VoD and festival programmers and distributors.
The Forum will consist of one-day pitching training and one-day pitching sessions of selected projects alongside one-to-one meetings with film professionals from all over Europe. During the forum one project will be selected by the international panel to travel to the European Short Film Co-production Forum Euro Connection, which will be part of the 41st Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival held at the beginning of 2016. The same panel will also choose a project to take part in the European Short Pitch which will take place in 2016.
BPF is open to Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian based film directors and producers, or Baltic born producers and directors based in another country. They will be expected to have finished at least one short film project and to be currently developing a new project which is a fiction or animation short film no longer than 30 min. and oriented to an international audience. Three project from each participating country will be selected to the Baltic Pitching Forum. The application deadline is the 1st of August.
The Baltic Pitching Forum is organised by the Lithuanian Short Film Agency Lithuanian Shorts
(www.lithuanianshorts.com) and International Short Film Festival Vilnius Film Shorts
(www.filmshorts.lt) in association with Riga International Film Festival (www.rigaff.lv), Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS (http://www.2annas.lv/), ShortEst International Short Film Center and Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival (www.swff.ee).
More information at http://www.filmshorts.lt/en/bpf-2015-2/
Representatives of the Baltic Pitching Forum in participating countries:
Marija Razgute: firstname.lastname@example.org (Lithuania)
Peter Murd Maa and Laurence Boyce: email@example.com (Estonia)
Agnese Logina: firstname.lastname@example.org (Latvia)