The Temptation of Saint Tony, a local Estonian project, received $5,864 (Euros 4,000) for best project presented in the market. The black comedy is directed by Veiko Ounpuu and produced by Katrin Kissa, the same team behind the Venice Horizons winner Autumn Ball.
Pär Stenback of the Nordic-Baltic Film Fund presented the award and explained it would be the last from the fund, as the fund was dissolving. The fund's remaining capital, about $4.4m (Euros 3m), would go to the Baltic Film School in Tallinn.
Finnish project Blackouts, from director Saara Saarela and producer Liisa Penttila, received the Best Pitch Award 2007 from EastWest Distribution. A drama-comedy about a family dealing with Huntington's disease will receive $4,400 (Euros 3,000) in script development funding at the Amsterdam-based Binger Institute.
The Producers Network awarded two films with Best Pitch awards: Romanian project The Kino Caravan, from director Titus Muntean and producer Oana Giurgiu, and Armenian documentary The Last Two Tightrope Dancers in Armenia, from director Inna Sahakyan and producer Vardan Hovhannisyan. Both films will receive free accreditation to the next Producers Network in Cannes.
In a surprise, a group of Estonian young people acted on their own initiative and presented an award for 'the most youth-friendly person in Estonia this year' to director Ilmar Raag for his film The Class.
During the Baltic Event, representatives of 12 films from nine countries pitched their projects to experts from production, distribution and sales companies and festival representatives from all over Europe. This year 40 projects applied for the market.