BPF 2023 - Programme


14:00 – 15:30

Go Out and Pitch!
Lecture by Gabriele Brunnenmeyer, BPF Pitching Tutor (Germany)



16:00 – 19:00

Pitching Training – part I (for selected projects only)


10:00 – 13:30

Pitching Training – part II (for selected projects only)



14:30 – 15:30

Greece: Everything You Wanted to Know About Co-production Possibilities
Presentation by Anna Kasimati, Head of Creative Europe MEDIA Desk at Greek Film Center (Greece) and Elias Demetriou, Microfilm Programme Curator, Co-production Department at ERT (Greece)



15:30 – 16:00

Creative Europe MEDIA: Opportunities for Short Filmmakers 
Presentation by Austėja Milvydaitė, Head of MEDIA Office at Creative Europe Desk (Lithuania)



16:15 – 17:45

In the Director’s Vision: The Harmonious Collaboration of Directors and Intimacy Coordinators
Presentation by Irma Pužauskaitė, film director, intimacy coordinator, co-founder of Baltic Intimacy Professionals (Lithuania).

In partnership with Creative Europe MEDIA Desk Lithuania.


10:00 – 13:45

Pitching Sessions (streamed online)



15:00 – 18:30

Debriefing and Group Work (for selected projects only)




BPF Awards Ceremony (by invitation only)


10:00 – 11:30

Talent Agent Ecosystem and Practices
Presentation by Aleksandra Aleksander, talent agent, Match and Spark (Poland)

In partnership with Audiovisual works copyright association AVAKA.



11:45 – 12:30

Crew United: Connecting Talents to Make Great Films Together!
Presentation by Romanas Matulis, Editorial Lithuania, Crew United (Lithuania)



12:30 – 13:15

All You Need Is … A Sales Agent, Distributor, or TV Buyer
Presentations by
Antoine Guillemot, oriGine Films (France)
Elise Notseck, Shortcuts (France)
Sari Volanen, YLE TV – National Finnish Broadcaster (Finland)



14:30 – 18:30

One-to-one Meetings With the Experts (for selected projects only)



18:30 - 19:45

The Drama Festival is Travelling to BPF: Greek Highlights from 2020-2022
Short film screening presented by Drama International Short Film Festival (Greece)




Time zone: UTC+3

Venue: National Gallery of Art (Konstitucijos ave. 22, Vilnius).

All events are open to everyone and free of charge.
Pre-registration for public events is here.

Pitching sessions will be live-streamed and accessible only to registered industry professionals.