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Eligible applicants

Film directors and/or producers who are citizens of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Guest country Croatia or have a right of a permanent residence in the countries mentioned *.

Applicants must have finished at least one short film project and are developing a new project which is:

fiction, animation, hybrid (documentary projects are not eligible)

● stand-alone short film project (not TV series)

in the development stage (the production should start no earlier than 2025)

up to 30 minutes

aimed at the international audience

one of the production countries must be Baltic or Guest country

Filmmakers are allowed to submit more than one project with a separate registration form for each submission. Projects that have previously been submitted to the Forum will not be accepted.

 

12 short film projects will be selected to participate in the Baltic Pitching Forum. Up to 2 representatives of each selected project (producer and/or director) will be invited to take part in the training and pitching sessions during the Forum.

 

The 12th edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum is held on the 8-11th October in Vilnius, Lithuania.

Consultations with scriptwriting expert Anna Bielak will take place on the first week of September online.

 

* In case of co-production, one of the applicants (director or producer) must meet this regulation.

Required information

Please note that during the application process additional material will be required:

script or treatment (if submitting with the treatment, please note, that in case of selection You will be asked to deliver the script by 30 August)

director’s statement

CV and filmography of director and producer

financial and distribution plans (not mandatory)

visual reference material (not mandatory)

The application form and additional material must be prepared in English. All materials must be merged into a single PDF file, named [Country_Project Title in English]. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Application form and all additional material must be sent by the deadline – 25 June.

 

BPF FEES

● There is NO submission fee.

● The participation fee per participant: 390 EUR (includes accommodation, board, script consultation and tuition during the Baltic Pitching Forum) or 250 EUR without accommodation (includes board, script consultation and tuition during the Baltic Pitching Forum).

● Travel costs are NOT included in the participation fee.

● Please, advise the national film funds or other cultural institutions for the scholarships.

● The participation fee must be paid by 15 September. No refunds in case of changed plans.