First day programme is presented by Creative Europe MEDIA desk Lithuania and sponsored by Lithuanian Film Centre
Event venue: Radisson Blu Royal Astorija Hotel
Didžioji str. 35/2, 01128 Vilnius
Now in its third year, the Baltic Pitching Forum is now becoming an important fixture on the short film circuit. This is not only on the regional scene but also on the international circuit as the BPF is becoming ever more recognized as an important place in which to spot new talent emerging out of the Baltics. For the first time, the BPF has also accepted animation projections in recognition of the huge wealth of animation talent that exists in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
As always we’ll be giving nine participants the opportunity to pitch their projects to a panel of industry experts as well as an audience of observers. This will provide valuable experience in the art of pitching as well as there being the opportunity for one participant to head to the prestigious Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival to pitch at Euro Connections. In another first, another participant will be given the opportunity to head to the European Short Pitch in March 2016.
Aside from training and exciting opportunities we are also glad to be able to continue to promote a spirit of cooperation and camaraderie between filmmakers and industry in the Baltic countries and beyond. As the Baltic Pitching Forum continues to grow we’re excited that such a diverse range of people can meet in Vilnius to share ideas, projects and their dreams for the future.
So we once again welcome you to the Baltic Pitching Forum and look forward to a challenging yet fruitful few days celebrating the talent that our three countries have to offer.
Lists of selected projects
- Night Of the Horse
- The Ball
- Valkyrie Gemini
- Kindness of a Stranger
- Winter in the Rainforest
- World of Beetroots
9 OCTOBER , Friday
9.30 – 10.00 Registration and Morning Coffee
10.00 – 10.45 Pitching Training. Presenting Yourself and Your Project, Part I (Gabriele Brunenmeyer)
10.45 – 11.15 Coffee break
11.15 – 12.00 Pitching Training. Presenting Yourself and Your Project, Part II (Gabriele Brunenmeyer)
12.00 – 13.00 Lunch break
13.00 – 13.30 European Short Co-production Forum Euro Connection: Success Sstories (Laurent Crouzeix, Euro Connection)
13.30 – 14.00 TV World. Short Film Acquisitions (Sari Volanen, YLE TV)
14.00 – 14.30 Creative Europe MEDIA – Tips for Emerging Producers (Eva Brazdžionytė, Creative Europe Desk LT)
ONLY FOR PARTICIPANTS WITH THE PROJECTS:
14.45 – 19.00 Group work (9 projects – each 25 min., + one break of 25 min.)
10 OCTOBER, Saturday
Moderator: Laurence Boyce
09.30 – 10.00 Registration and Morning Coffee
10.00 – 11.15 Pitching Session I (5 projects)
11.15 – 11.30 Coffee break
11.30 – 12.30 Pitching session II (4 projects)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch break
ONLY FOR PARTICIPANTS WITH THE PROJECTS:
13.30 – 14.45 Debriefing & Group Work
14.45 – 15.15 Best Pitch Nomination
15.15 – 15.30 Coffee and Snacks Break
15.30 – 17.00 One-to-one Meetings
19.00 Vilnius International Short Film Festival: Closing Ceremony
Organizer reserves the right of changing the program.
Having worked as a journalist, Gabriele Brunnenmeyer was in charge of the MEDIA Antenna Berlin-Brandenburg, acting as an artistic adviser for the MEDIA training initiative Moonstone International as well as an artistic director for Connecting Cottbus till the end of 2010. From 2013 till December 2014 she was the head of studies for the MEDIA supported training program Maia Workshops. Since 2005 she is working for the Kuratorium Junger Deutscher Film as a free lanced project and script advisor. Furthermore she is working as consultant for script development, packaging and project presentation for Berlinale and Sarajevo Talents, Robert Bosch Coproduction Prize and others. Since 2013 she is acting as the conference coordinator for the BLS Film Conference Incontri in Italy, South Tyrol.
Laurence Boyce divides his time between the UK and Estonia. He is a regular correspondent for Screen International and the editor of Cineuropa Shorts. He also works for Sleepwalkers Short Film Festival in Tallinn, where he is the programme director, and the Leeds International Film Festival. He is a member of BAFTA, FIPRESCI (the International Federation of Film Critics), the London Critics Circle and the European Film Academy.