For the second year in a row, the Baltic Pitching Forum (BPF) is partnering with T-Port, an innovative non-profit online platform dedicated to short films. This exciting collaboration aims to provide even greater visibility to BPF alumni and their remarkable short films. Industry professionals who have a T-Port account will have access to a selection of BPF alumni films throughout the year.
20 captivating films, including both animated and fictional works, have earned international recognition or are on the verge of being featured in global film festivals. They delve into themes deeply rooted in the Baltic region, offering a glimpse of its cultural heritage. Furthermore, they introduce some of the region’s most promising filmmakers from the region to a global audience, representing the creative essence of Baltic cinema.
Baltic Pitching Forum alumni films in the T-Port collection:
“Baby on The Backseat” (dir. Epp Kubu, prod. Gabriel Dettre, Kertu Viira, fiction, 2018, Estonia, BPF 2015)
“Bad Hair” (dir. Oskar Lehemaa, prod. Kaspar Ainelo, fiction, 2019, Estonia, BPF 2014)
“Becoming Animal” (dir. Ieva Šakalytė, prod. Kristina Ramanauskaitė, fiction, 2021, Lithuania, BPF 2018)
“By the Pool” (dir. Laurynas Bareiša, prod. Klementina Remeikaitė, fiction, 2017, Lithuania, BPF 2015)
“Castratus the Boar” (dir. Raitis Ābele, Lauris Ābele, prod. Raitis Ābele, Lauris Ābele, Thom Palmen, fiction, 2014, Latvia, BPF 2013)
“Elena” (dir. Birutė Sodeikaitė, prod. Agnė Adomėnė, puppet animation, 2021, Lithuania, BPF 2017)
“He Took the Bottle but Left the Girl” (dir. Reinis Kalvins, Kristofer Piir, fiction, 2014, Latvia, Estonia, BPF 2013)
“Helen’s Birthday” (dir. Tanno Mee, prod. Marianne Ostrat, fiction, 2017, Estonia, BPF 2015)
“Keyhole” (dir. Juri Krutii, prod. Mika Pajunen, Baron Noir, fiction, 2023, Estonia, BPF 2020)
“LIMO” (dir. Tīna Zariņa, prod. Alise Ģelze / White Picture, fiction, 2023, Latvia, BPF 2022)
“Mia & Liki” (dir. Katrin Tegova, prod. Maario Masing, fiction, 2021, Estonia, BPF 2019)
“Mobius Bond” (dir. Emilija Rivière, prod. Ramūnas Povilanskas, Ieva Norvilienė, Elena Rožukaitė, fiction, 2018, Lithuania, BPF 2014)
“Mothers” (dir. Birutė Kapustinskaitė, prod. Rūta Petronytė, Kęstutis Drazdauskas, fiction, 2021, Lithuania, BPF 2019)
“Riga’s Lilac” (dir. Lizete Upīte, prod. Richard Van Den Boom, animation, 2019, Latvia, BPF 2016)
“Snow Shelter” (dir. Robertas Nevecka, prod. Giedrė Burokaitė, animation, 2020, Lithuania, BPF 2016)
“Tell Me That You Love Me” (dir. Elena Rožukaitė, prod. Ieva Norvilienė, fiction, 2023, Lithuania, BPF 2020)
“The Butterfly Man” (dir. Edina Csüllög, prod. Kristo Jürmann, Peeter Urbla, fiction, 2015, Estonia, BPF 2013)
“The Juggler” (dir. Skirmanta Jakaitė, prod. Agnė Adomėnė, animation, 2018, Lithuania, France, BPF 2016)
“The Morning After” (dir. Irma Pužauskaitė, prod. Lukas Trimonis, fiction, 2015, Lithuania, USA, BPF 2014)
“When the Lights Go Out” (dir. Jonas Trukanas, prod. Gabija Siurbytė, fiction, 2019, Lithuania, BPF 2016)
Watch the collection here.
T-Port is a non-profit online platform aimed at promoting emerging talent and facilitating the distribution of short films within the professional film industry. The platform hosts 900+ titles made by independent filmmakers, including award-winning films and top-festival selections. Films and profiles are accessible to a global network of 2500+ festival programmers, sales agents, distributors, buyers, VoD platforms, producers, and talent scouters who can contact filmmakers directly through the platform.
Find more how to gain access to the T-Port HERE.