Submissions are now being accepted for the Baltic short film script development residency “Baltic Shorts Residency”. This new initiative is dedicated to the filmmakers from the Baltic countries who are willing to dive deep into the writing process along with professional consultations. Residency is organised by Lithuanian Short Film Agency “Lithuanian Shorts”, supported by Lithuanian Council of Culture.
This script development program’s purpose is to give a selected scriptwriter or director the opportunity to be mentored by a script consultant Wim Vanacker (France) and deliver a fully finished script of the short film. During three-weeks residency period participant will have script consultations – several online sessions and one intensive script workshop at the residency location – with the creative advisor Wim Vanacker. From this year onward W. Vanacker works in the Selection Committee for the Official Short Film Competition of the Cannes Film Festival, he also works as the Head of the Script Department of the European co-production forum “European Short Pitch” and as a script consultant, tutor and guest speaker at different international film industry events.
“Baltic Shorts Residency” will take place between June 3-21, 2019, at “Kintai Arts” artspace situated in the Pomeranian region of the Curonian Lagoon (Klaipeda region, Lithuania). This unique residency location is an artistic initiative that encourages encounters with contemporary art forms outside of urban cultural centers.
Eligible applicants – Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian film directors and scriptwriters who have finished at least one short film project and are developing a new project which is fiction or animation up to 30 minutes and aimed at international audience. At the end of the residency, participant will be asked to submit his/her project to the Baltic Pitching Forum.
Project partners: Estonian Short Film Centre, PÖFF Shorts | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Riga International Film Festival, Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS.