Baltic Shorts Residency

BALTIC SHORTS RESIDENCY is a three-week intensive short film script development residency program dedicated to the filmmakers from the Baltic countries who are willing to dive deep into the writing process along with the professional consultations. Its purpose is to give selected scriptwriters or directors the opportunity to develop a new short film script with the help of scriptwriting consultant Anna Ciennik while staying at the remote Lithuanian town Kintai. At the beginning of the residency, 3 selected participants will have an intensive script development group workshop and individual consultations with Anna Ciennik on site in Kintai, followed by 2–3 weekly individual online sessions and group session at the end of the programme.

Eligible applicants – film directors and/or scriptwriters who are citizens of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania or have a right of a permanent residence in these mentioned countries. One applicant can submit more than one short film project.

Applicants must have finished at least one short film project (as a scriptwriter or a director) and must be developing a new project which is:
– fiction, animation, hybrid
– stand alone short film (not TV series)
– in the early script development stage (production is estimated not earlier than in 2025)
– up to 30 minutes
– aimed at international audience

The Open Call to the BALTIC SHORTS RESIDENCY was closed.

BSR’24 regulations: HERE.

The 6th edition of BALTIC SHORTS RESIDENCY will take place on 1-21 June 2024, in Kintai (Klaipėda region, Lithuania). 


Funded by Lithuanian Council for Culture and Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture. Partners: Kintai Arts, PÖFF Shorts | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Riga International Film Festival, Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS and Latvian Animation Association.

More information about Baltic Shorts Residency – here.