This year, two Baltic Pitching Forum’s (BPF) alumni projects – short animation films Champion (dir. Tomas Mitkus, prod. Vaida Nedzinskaitė-Mitkė, Lithuania) and A Thread (dir. Kristina Parvatkina, prod. Thom Palmen, Latvia) – have been invited to be presented at the Nordisk Panorama Market and its Nordic Short Film Pitch event. On 24 September, Saturday, in Malmö city, these projects will be pitched to the international industry decision-makers alongside 10 Nordic projects.
The aim of The Nordic Short Film Pitch is to make short filmmakers from the Nordic countries meet, exchange experiences and find partners for potential future collaborations and co-productions. Simultaneously they meet international industry decision-makers to expand their network. The initiative is created in close co-operation with the short film commissioners at the Nordic film institutes and public service broadcasters and takes place during Nordisk Panorama Film Festival.
From 2021, Nordisk Panorama Market has started having delegation country. This year the market has invited the Baltic Pitching Forum as the institutional partner to delegate two BPF short film projects which would be willing to be presented to new audiences. The goal is to bring a Baltic delegation to the network and bring forward the Baltic co-production landscape.
More about the BPF Alumni projects:
Director Kristina Tverdohleba Producer Thom Palmen Production Company Full Glass Media Country Latvia Genre Animation
Presented at BPF in 2021
A young cheerful woman who enjoys making everyone happy during a music festival meets a sad guy with a big hole in his chest. She’s convinced no one but herself can cheer him up! But all her attempts to fill up his heart are just a waste of her emotions. Trying to help the guy she finds herself completely lost in a dark forest. All alone in the darkness however she discovers new possibilities giving her new perspectives.
Director Tomas Mitkus Producer Vaida Nedzinskaitė-Mitkė Production Company Studio Mitkus Country Lithuania Genre Animation
Presented at BPF in 2021
A spaceship captain gets interrupted with the news that one of her crewmates broke one of the taboo laws on an alien planet and is sentenced to death. The only way to get him out is to fight in a ritualistic mortal duel in an alien gladiator arena. However, because the alien planet is conservative matriarchy only female champions can defend the accused. Therefore, the captain reluctantly decides to fight in the arena.
More information about the Nordic Short Film Pitch: HERE.