Baltic Pitching Forum 2019 – Call for Applications / Deadline Extended


Filmmakers from Finland, Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania have one more week to submit their short film projects to the 7th edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum. The Forum extends call for projects deadline until August 9th.

This year forum will take place on 10-12th of October in Vilnius, Lithuania. During the Forum, filmmakers will gather to discuss, get feedback and learn to promote their newest short film projects on the international level.  Participants will be tutored by pitching trainer and artistic adviser Gabriele Brunnenmeyer (Germany). Also, with numerous influential film industry professionals taking part, the event will not only help the participants gain greater knowledge and visibility, but at the same time potentially will lead to the successful development of coproduction. Selected projects will be evaluated by the international panel of 7 members – professionals from the fields of festivals, TV, distribution, production and film commissioning, as well as Lithuanian producers’ jury.

Before the event, participants will have online consultations with the experienced scriptwriting expert Wim Vanacker (France). Individual consultations with will take place the first week of September.

The event is organized by the Lithuanian Short Film Agency “Lithuanian Shorts” in association with the Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS, Riga International Film Festival, Estonian Short Film Center and Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. 7th Baltic Pitching Forum partners: The Finnish Film Foundation, Tampere Film Agency, European Short Pitch, Euro Connection, Creative Europe Desk Lithuania MEDIA office, Meeting Point – Vilnius, Vilnius County Adomas Mickevičius Public Library.

The project is supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture, AVEK – Promotion Centre for Audiovisual Culture Finland, The Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture, Audiovisual Works Copyright Association AVAKA, Vilnius City Municipality.

Eligible applicants

Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian and Finnish film directors and/or producers who have finished at least one short film project and are developing a new project which is:

  • fiction, animation, hybrid
  • in the development stage
  • up to 30 minutes
  • aimed for an international audience

Number of selected projects/participants

12 short film projects will be selected by the selection committee (3 projects per country). Up to 2 representatives of each selected project (producer and/or director) will be invited to take part in the training and pitching sessions.

Extended application deadline – 9 August (23:59 PM), 2019

Selection results – 2 September, 2019

The application form is available here