About

The Baltic Pitching Forum is a unique platform of networking and bringing the latest short film projects from the Baltics into the spotlight.

The Baltic Pitching Forum consists of an online script consultation and a three-day training and pitching event. Individual consultation with an experienced scriptwriting expert takes place the first week of September. Forum event is held on October in Vilnius.

During the Forum, filmmakers gather to discuss, get feedback and learn to promote their newest short film projects on the international level. Selected projects are evaluated by the international panel of 7 members – professionals from the fields of festivals, TV, distribution, production and film commissioning, as well as Lithuanian producers’ jury.

The main goal of the Forum is to facilitate interaction, cooperation and coproduction between short filmmakers from Baltics and the rest of Europe.

PRIZES

The international 7-member panel selects two Best Short Film Projects, one is awarded with participant rights at the European Short Film Co-production Forum EURO CONNECTION that is a part of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and other is awarded with participant rights at the scriptwriting workshop and co-production event European Short Pitch organised by NISI MASA. Lithuanian producers’ jury selects one more project which is given Lithuanian Producers MEDIA Award (1000 €).

WINNERS

2013

THE BUTTERFLY-MAN (dir. Edina Csüllög, prod. Kristo Jürmann, Peeter Urbla) – participant rights at the European Short Film Co-production Forum EURO CONNECTION 2014

2014

KARV (dir. Orskar Lehemaa, prod. Kaspar Ainelo) – participant rights at the European Short Film Co-production Forum EURO CONNECTION 2015

BUILDING (dir. Oskars Kalninš, prod. Tommas Beķeris) – Vilnius Film Cluster award of 10 000 Lt for in-kind services

2015

WINTER IN THE RAINFOREST (dir. Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, prod. Kerdi Kuusik-Oengo, Estonia) – participant rights at the European Short Film Co-production Forum EURO CONNECTION 2016

BATHHOUSE (dir. Laurynas Bareiša, prod. Klementina Remeikaitė, Lithuania) – participant rights at the European Short Pitch 2016 by NISI MASA

2016

THE JUGGLER (dir. Skirmanta Jakaitė, prod. Agnė Adomėnė, Lithuania) – participant rights at the European Short Film Co-production Forum EURO CONNECTION 2017

RIGA’S LILAC (dir. Lizete Upīte, Latvia) – participant rights at the European Short Pitch 2017  by NISI MASA

2017

DARK SIDE OF THE EARTH (dir. Urmas Nimetu, prod. Peeter Urbla, Estonia) – participant rights at the European Short Film Co-production Forum EURO CONNECTION 2018

ELENA (dir. Birutė Sodeikaitė, prod. Agnė Adomėnė, Lithuania) – participant rights at the European Short Pitch 2018  by NISI MASA

THE RITUAL (dir. Aivars Madris, prod. Sergei Serpuhov, Latvia) – Lithuanian Producers MEDIA Award 2018 by the Creative Europe Desk Lithuania MEDIA office

2018

COUNTY COURT (dir. Eeva Mägi, prod. Karolina Veetamm, Estonia) – participant rights at the European Short Film Co-production Forum EURO CONNECTION 2019 and Lithuanian Producers MEDIA Award (1000 Eur)

GIRL AND THE PIANO (dir. Jurga Šeduikytė, prod. Giedrė Burokaitė, Lithuania) – participant rights at the European Short Pitch 2019  by NISI MASA

BLUEBERRIES & MILK (dir. Milda Baginskaitė, Lithuania) – special mention by Lithuanian Producers’ Jury