Films from Croatia, Romania, Estonia and Armenia are among a dozen projects selected from a record 37 submissions for the Baltic Event's third co-production market which will be held in the Estonian capital of Tallinn from Dec 3-4.
This year's lineup features:
Barabbas, dir: Aleksei Muradov (Russia), a drama set in Western Ukraine in 1944, to be produced by Kinoglaz
Billy Goat, dir: Georgi Djulgerov (Bulgaria), comedy on the contradictions between Western and Eastern Europe, to be produced by Borough Film
Blackouts, dir: Saara Saarela (Finland), drama-comedy about a family's reaction to the father contracting Huntington's disease; Helsinki-based Edith Film will produce.
Borderline, dir: Ognen Svilicic (Croatia-Germany), black comedy-melodrama set on the Croatian Riviera, reuniting Zagreb-based Maxima Film with Busse&Halberschmidt Filmproduktion
Children Of The Green Dragon, dir: Bence Miklauzic (Hungary-Germany-China-Hong Kong), drama about an encounter between two cultures, Hungary and China, in the streets of Budapest, to be produced by Mythberg Films as a co-production with Germany's LE Vision, China's Scarecrow Workshop and the Concorde Film Trust
The Cold Front Is Coming From The West, dir: Tamas Toth (Hungary), romantic comedy set in Communist Hungary of the 1980s, to be produced by Cor Leonis Films
The Kino Caravan, dir: Titus Muntean (Romania), feature debut about a travelling cinema in Transilvania in the 1960s, was pitched by producer Libra Film at Warsaw's CentEast market last month
Koko And The Ghosts, dir: Daniel Kusan (Croatia), children's film, based on detective novel by popular writer Ivan Kusan, to be produced by Zagreb-based Kinorama
Lonely Island , dir: Peeter Simm (Latvia), latest project by the director of the current box office hit Georg, to be produced by Gatis Upmalis's Studio F.O.R.M.A.
The Swan Prince, dir: Kirill Serebrennikov (Estonia), drama about the latter part of the life of the Russian composer Pyotr Ilich Tchaikovsky, to be produced by Tallinn-based Taska Productions
The Temptations Of Saint Tony, dir: Veiko Ounpuu (Estonia), black comedy to be produced by Tallinn-based Homeless Bob Production
The Last Two Tightrope Dancers In Armenia, dir: Inna Sahakyan (Armenia), documentary to be produced by Bars Media Documentary Film Studio.
In the previous two editions of the Baltic Event, the projects selected included Alexander Hahn's Austrian-UK-Latvian co-production Midsummer Madness, Estonian Rainer Sarnet's teenage drama Where Souls Go; Aneta Lesnikovska's 'mockumentary' The First Balkan Dogma, and Cristian Mungiu's Tales From A Golden Age omnibus project which spawned his Cannes winner 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days.