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Baltic Pitching Forum, 8-10 October 2020

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
08 October 2020 - 10 October 2020
Vilnius, Lithuania
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Event Description

The Baltic Pitching Forum helps filmmakers to gain international recognition in the European marketplace and it aims to set up a place for short filmmakers situated in the Baltic sea region to present their new projects whilst sharing common issues and knowledge, exchanging experiences and good practices, developing artistic ideas and increasing contacts. The event will also encourage them to attract active European producers, TV commissioners, film fund representatives, VoD and festival programmers and distributors.

2020 Selected Projects


  • Keyhole (fiction, dir. Juri Krutii, prod. Nell Cunningham, production company: Pensive Pictures)Rabbit Hole (fiction, dir. Ragne Mandri, prod. Laura García Baeza, production company: Kino Eyes)
  • Skin of a Mandarin (fiction, dir. Jaanika Arum, prod. Tiina Savi, production company: KARTULIÕIS)


  • Elk (fiction, dir. Lauris Ābele, prod. Sintija Heine, production company: Tritone Studio)
  • Tool (animation, dir. Raitis Ābele, Harijs Grundmanis, prod. Raitis Ābele, production company: Tritone Studio)
  • The Man Who Scooped the Sea (mockumentary, dir./prod. Zurab Dzhidzhilava, co-producer Elene Margvelashvili)


  • Bruno (animation, dir. Danas Bereznickas, prod. Gabija Budreckytė, production company: Kinomind Films)
  • Tell It to My Heart (fiction, dir. Elena Rožukaitė, Gabrielė Misevičiūtė, production company: Tremora)
  • The One Who Knows (animation, dir. Eglė Davidavičė, prod. Agnė Adomėnė, production company: Art Shot)


  • Dessert Dachshund (animation, dir. Betina Bożek, prod. Aneta Zagorska, Robert Sowa, production company: Krakow Film Klaster)
  • Ebony (fiction, dir. Karolina Żebrowska, prod. Shruti Sidhan, production company: COWDAZE)
  • Team Building (fiction, dir. Mateusz Pacewicz, prod. Ludka Kieczak, production company: Kosmonaut)

2020 Call for Entries (Archive)

Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event „Baltic Pitching Forum” announces its new call for short film projects. This year a Guest Country of the Forum will be Poland. The event will invite twelve short film projects – three from each Baltic country of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and three from Poland — to come and pitch in front of a panel of invited experts. The eighth edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 8th-10th October 2020. Application deadline – 2nd of August. 

Eligible applicants for the Baltic Pitching Forum – Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian and Polish film directors and/or producers who have finished at least one short film project and are developing a new project which meets these criteria: fiction, animation or hybrid genre, is in the development stage, up to 30 minutes and aimed at an international audience.

The Forum consists of an online script consultation and a three-day training and pitching event which will take place on October 8th-10th in Vilnius. All participants will have online consultations with the scriptwriting expert Wim Vanacker (France) at the beginning of September. And during the event in Vilnius the filmmakers will gather to discuss, get feedback and learn how to present and promote their newest short film projects. 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.

Traditionally two projects will end up with the opportunity of visiting Euro Connection, the international co-production forum connected to the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and the European Short Pitch, scriptwriting workshop in residency and a coproduction forum,  and one will receive the newly launched prize – Baltic Producers MEDIA Award – initiated by the Creative Europe MEDIA Offices in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Eligible Applicants:
Film directors and/or producers who are citizens of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland or have a right of a permanent residence in the countries mentioned above. They must who have finished at least one short film project and are developing a new project

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

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

Material Needed:

● synopsis
● script or treatment (if submitting with the treatment, please note that in case of selection You will be asked to deliver the script by 1 September, 2020)
● director’s note of intent
● short biography and filmography of a director and producer
● link to the director’s previous work
● financial and distribution plans (not mandatory)
● visual reference material (not mandatory)

The application form and additional material have to be prepared in Engish. Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

  • Deadline: 2 August, 2020
  • Selection results: 1 September, 2020

Baltic Pitching Forum is organised by Lithuanian Short Film Agency “Lithuanian Shorts” in partnership with Riga International Film Festival (Latvia), Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS (Latvia), PÖFF Shorts | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia) and ShortEst | Estonian Short Film Center. It is supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture, Lithuanian Film Center, Vilnius City Municipality, Polish Film Institute. Partners – Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Offices in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.



Event Dates

  • From 08 October 2020 to 10 October 2020


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