The BPF Panel will award two short film projects* with participant rights at the following events:
European Short Film Co-production Forum EURO CONNECTION which is a part of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Market (co-funded by Europe Creative MEDIA Programme).
This pitching and networking event aims at fostering partnerships between European productions companies, funders and broadcasters for short film projects. Pitching sessions and one-on-one business meetings are organised with participants. Each year, 150 industry delegates are expected to attend these two days of networking and deal opportunities.
More information: here.
At the Baltic Pitching Forum, the producer of the winner-project will be invited to attend EURO CONNECTION in February 2024 in order to pitch their project to a new international audience of industry professionals again.
EURO CONNECTION prize will offer awarded filmmaker the following benefits***:
- free accreditation for the full access to EURO CONNECTION, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and its Market;
- Networking lunch and social events;
- Accommodation for 3 nights in Clermont-Ferrand;
** Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Market is organized during the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.
*** Provided event can be held on location.
Talents and Short Film Market (TSFM), previously known as Torino Short Film Market, was founded in 2016 as an international market primarily focused on the short film ecosystem. TSFM aims to promote the growth of the short film industry in Europe and worldwide. Additionally, TSFM’s goal is to improve the impact of the short film and its professional industry on the broader film business and to nurture the development of new cinema authors and talents.
“You Only Pitch Twice” is a TSFM initiative – pitch session for short film projects that have been previously presented at another pitching event prior to TSFM vol. 8.
The pitch session is developed in collaboration with Cannes Court Métrages (France), Baltic Pitching Forum (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia), ShorTS – Maremetraggio (Italy), Lago Film Festival – Rodolfo Sonego Award (Italy) and Balkan Film Market (Albania).
More information: here.
At the Baltic Pitching Forum, the director or the producer of the winner-project will be invited to attend TSFM vol. 8 in November 2023 in order to pitch their project to a new audience of industry professionals.
TSFM will offer the awarded filmmakers the following benefits:
- A pitch training;
- The opportunity to pitch the project in front of an audience of industry professionals;
- One-to-one meetings with industry professionals selected by TSFM team and tailored to each specific project;
- Networking lunch and cocktail;
- Accommodation for 2 nights in a double room in Torino;
- Free accreditation to TSFM in order to access all activities both during the market days and online;
In 2017, Creative Europe MEDIA Office in Lithuania initiated Producers MEDIA Award to encourage experienced Lithuanian producers to cooperate with emerging talents, exchange their knowledge and best practices, and potentially produce short films together.
Since 2020, Creative Europe MEDIA Offices in Latvia and Estonia joined the initiative and Baltic Producers MEDIA Award has been established, continuing the same goals, as well as fostering active networking, cooperation and co-production between the Baltic countries.
Baltic Producers Jury, consisting of three experienced producers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, will select the Best Short Film Project and award it with Baltic Producers MEDIA Award* – 1000 EUR cash prize.
Yle – the Finnish Broadcasting Company is Finland’s national public service media company, founded in 1926. Yle TV will award one of the Baltic Pitching Forum’s projects with the Pre-buy Award, worth 2500 euros.
Radiator IP Sales represents, distributes, and sells a total of 200 short films and several feature films to date. The films have been selected and awarded at multiple international film festivals, including Berlinale, Cannes, Clermont-Ferrand, Sundance, SXSW, Locarno, and Venice.
The Radiator IP Sales Distribution Award consists of the consultancy and guidance of the filmmakers in creating a bridge between the production and the actual distribution of film festivals and beyond.
* Only Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians are eligible to compete for Euro Connection and TSFM Awards.