The Baltic Pitching Forum is a unique short film industry event dedicated to bringing the latest short film projects from the Baltics into the spotlight. The main goal of the Forum is to facilitate interaction, cooperation, and co-production between short filmmakers from the Baltics and the rest of Europe.
The Baltic Pitching Forum consists of an online script consultation and a four-day training and pitching event. Individual consultations with an experienced scriptwriting expert take place in the first weeks of September and the Forum event – in October in Vilnius. The Forum is held on-site with pitching sessions streamed virtually.
During the Forum, filmmakers gather to network, get feedback and learn to promote their newest short film projects on the international level. Selected projects are evaluated by the BPF Panel – film industry professionals from the fields of festivals, TV, distribution, production and film commissioning, and 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). “Lithuanian Shorts” is supported by the Lithuanian Council for Culture. Sponsors of the event: Lithuanian Film Centre, Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture, Audiovisual Works Copyright Association “AVAKA”, Vilnius City Municipality. Partners – Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Offices in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia, Vilnius Film Office.
BALTIC PITCHING FORUM 2023 will take place on 10–13th October in Vilnius, Lithuania.