Baltic Pitching Forum, 7-9 Oct 2021

Deadline | Event Dates (period)
07 October 2021 - 09 October 2021
Vilnius, Lithuania
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Event Description

The Baltic Pitching Forum 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. Organizer - Lithuanian Short Film Agency LITHUANIAN SHORTS.

2021 Call for Entries

The Baltic Pitching Forum consists of an online script consultation and a three-day training and pitching event. The Forum event will be held on October 7-9 2021 in Vilnius (on-site and online). Individual online consultations with the scriptwriting expert will take place the first weeks of September.

- Film directors and/or producers who are citizens of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Sweden or have a right of a permanent residence in the countries mentioned above.
- Applicants must have finished at least one professional short film project.
- Eligible projects - short films in the development stage (fiction, animation, hybrid) that are up to 30 min. and aimed at international audience.

Material Needed:

● synopsis (up to 150 words)
● 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 2021)
● director’s statement
● short biography and filmography of a director and producer
● links to the director’s previous work
● financial and distribution plans (not mandatory)
● visual reference material (not mandatory)


The BPF Panel will award two Short Film Projects* with participant rights at the following events:
● European Short Film Co-production Forum EURO CONNECTION which is a part of the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Market (co-funded by Europe Creative MEDIA Programme). The producer and director of the winner-project will be invited to attend EURO CONNECTION in February 2022 in order to pitch again their project to a new international audience of industry professionals.
● Torino Short Film Market and its new initiative YOU ONLY PITCH TWICE. It is a pitch session for short film projects that have been previously presented at another pitching event prior to Torino Short Film Market vol. 6. The director or the producer of the winner-project will be invited to attend Torino Short Film Market vol. 6 in December 2021 in order to pitch their project to a new audience of industry professionals.


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)



Event Dates

  • From 07 October 2021 to 09 October 2021