New filmsby Latvia's Alexander Hahn, Lithuania's Algimantas Puipa, Norway's MariusHolst, and Romania's Cristian Mungiu are among 12 projects being presented atthe first Baltic Event Co-Production Market to be held in Tallinn from December1-2.
Now in itsfourth year, the Baltic Event had originally been launched to present theBaltic Screenings programme of films from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and hasbeen expanded this year to include a co-production meeting in response to thedemand from Baltic Event guests to hear about works in progress from theregion.
"Iam really happy to say that we have got quite a number of interesting andappealing projects already for our first co-production meeting,"commented Baltic Event managing director Riina Sildos.
"Maybethe fact that all participating countries have their own film culture and thateven the experiences and traditions as well as the continuity of the productionare quite specific in each country, turns out to be our strength andchallenge."
Among theforeign guests attending this first edition of the market are Alain de la Mata(Wild Bunch), Olaf Aichinger (Bavaria Film International), Michael Werner(NonStop Sales), Eva Hubert (Hamburg Film Fund), Sam Klebanov (Maywin Media),Renate Roginas (Eurimages), Pavel Strnad (Negativ Film), and Tine Klint (TrustFilm Sales).
The 12projects selected for pitching are:
24 hSunshine by Juris Poskus (Latvia)
AugustFools by Taru Maekela (Finland)
TheFirst Balkan Dogma by Aneta Lesnikovska (Bulgaria/Macedonia/Denmark)
ForgetYour Name by Gintautas Dailyda (Lithuania)
King ofDevil's Island by Marius Holst (Norway)
Lettersto Angel by Sulev Keedus (Estonia)
MidsummerMadness by Alexander Hahn (Austria/United Kingdom/Latvia)
ThePerfect Funeral by Ales Nadai (Slovenia)
Talesfrom the Golden Age by Cristian Mungiu (Romania)
WhereSouls Go by Rainer Sarnet (Estonia)
Witchesand Rain by Algimantas Puipa (Lithuania)
YarikThe Robinson by Usman Saparov (Russia)
The Baltic Screenings will be held over two days fromDecember 2 when Tallinn's Black Nights Film Festival opens.