The Baltic Pitching Forum is a unique platform of networking and bringing the latest short film projects from the Baltics into the spotlight. The main goal of the Forum is to facilitate interaction, cooperation and coproduction between short filmmakers from Baltics and the rest of Europe.
Since 2013, the Forum has created a space where film directors and producers can present their short film projects in order to attract active European producers, TV commissioners, fund representatives, VoD programmers and distributors.
The Baltic Pitching Forum consists of an online script consultation and a three-day training and pitching event alongside one-to-one meetings with film professionals from all over Europe. Individual consultation with an experienced scriptwriting expert takes place in the first week of September. The Forum event is held in 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 Baltic producers’ jury.
Eligible participants – Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian and Guest country film directors and/or producers who have finished at least one short film project and are now developing a new project which is fiction/animation short film up to 30 minutes and aimed for an international audience.
12 short film projects (3 from each country) are selected to participate at the Baltic Pitching Forum.
The Baltic Pitching Forum is organised by Lithuanian Short Film Agency LITHUANIAN SHORTS (www.lithuanianshorts.com) in partnership with Riga International Film Festival, Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS, PÖFF Shorts (sub-festival of Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival), Estonian Short Film Centre | ShortEst and Creative Europe Desk Lithuania MEDIA Office.