About - BPF Prizes

The BPF Panel will award two short film projects* with participant rights at the following events:

European Short Film Co-production Forum EURO CONNECTION

Euro Connection is the marketplace for short film co-production in Europe 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 director and producer of the winner-project will be invited to attend EURO CONNECTION in February 2022 in order to pitch again their project to a new audience of industry professionals.

EURO CONNECTION prize will offer awarded filmmakers the following benefits***:

  • 2 free accreditations for the full access to EURO CONNECTION, Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival and its Market;
  • Networking lunch and social events;
  • Accomodation for 3 nights in Clermont-Ferrand;
  • Cover of travel costs up to 400 Eur (covered by the Baltic Pitching Forum).

** Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Market is organized during the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival.

*** Provided event can be held on location. 

TORINO SHORT FILM MARKET. Pitch session “You Only Pitch Twice”

Torino Short Film Market (TSFM) was founded in 2016 as an international market primarily focused on the short film ecosystem. TSFM aims to not only promote the growth of the short film industry in Europe but equally so worldwide. Additionally, TSFM’s goal is to improve the impact of the short film and its professional industry on the broader film business and at the same time to nurture the development of new cinema authors and talents.

You Only Pitch Twice is a pitch session for short film projects that have been previously presented at another pitching event prior to Torino Short Film Market Vol. 6.

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 and producer of the winner-project will be invited to attend Torino Short Film Market Volume 6 in December 2021, in order to pitch their project again to a new audience of industry professionals.

Torino Short Film Market 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 Torino;
  • Free accreditation to TSFM in order to access all activities both during the market days and online;
  • Cover of travel costs up to 400 Eur (covered by the Baltic Pitching Forum).
Baltic Producers Jury will award one project* with:
Baltic Producers MEDIA Award

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.

* All participants are eligible to compete for Baltic Producers MEDIA Award.

Only Estonians, Latvians and Lithuanians are eligible to compete for Euro Connection and Torino Short Film Market Awards.