Consisting of training and pitching, the event helps filmmakers from the Baltic region gain international recognition in the European marketplace while also promoting the region and its filmmakers. It aims to set up a place for short filmmakers situated in the Baltic countries to present their new projects whilst sharing common issues and knowledge, exchanging experiences and good practices, developing artistic ideas and increasing contacts. The event will also encourage them to attract active European producers, TV commissioners, film fund representatives, VoD and festival programmers and distributors.
During the forum one project will be selected by the international panel to receive travel to the European Short Film Co-production Forum “Euro Connection”, which will be part of the 40th Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival held at the beginning of 2018. The same panel will also choose a project to take part in the “European Short Pitch” which will take place in 2018.
The event is organized by the Lithuanian Short Film Agency “Lithuanian Shorts” in association with the Riga International Film Festival 2ANNAS (Latvia), Riga International Film Festival “Short Riga” (Latvia), ShortEst | Estonian Short Film Center (Estonia) and Sleepwalkers International Short Film Festival (Estonia).
The project is supported by the “Norden – Nordic Culture Point”, Audiovisual Authors and Producers Rights Association AVAKA and Lithuanian Council for Culture.