New projects by Estonia’s Jaak Kilmi, Finland’s Klaus Harö and Georgia’s Bakur Bakuradze being presented at the 11th Baltic Event in Tallinn

The event will be held in the Estonian capital of Tallinn from Nov 26-28.

The Baltic Event’s Co-Production Market – now in its eighth year – has selected 12 projects from 10 countries to be pitched in one-to-one meetings to potential co-producers, film financiers and sales agents.

They include Kilmi’s The Hoppers and Harö’s The Fencers as well as Lithuanian filmmaker Giedrė Beinoriūtė’s Breathing Into Marble, based on L. S. Černiauskaitė’s novel of the same title

Also featured are fantasy drama Dublerzy, from Polish filmmaker Marcin Ziebinski, and The Journalist from Kazakh directorial duo Adilkhan Yerzhanov and Serik Abishev’s.

Co-Production Market line-up

  • All the Best, producer Ankica Jurić Tilić, Kinorama, Croatia, director Snježana Tribuson
  • Breathing into Marble, producer Dagne Vildziunaite, Just a moment/Monoklis, Lithuania, director Giedrė Beinoriūtė
  • Eastern Business, producer Iuliana Tarnovetchi, Alien Film, Romania, director Igor Cobileanschi
  • Escaping Sunshine, producer Rasa Miskinyte, ERA FILM, Lithuania, director Allan van O.T. Andersen
  • F***ing Swedes, producer Annika Hellström, Martin Persson, Anagram Production, Cinenic Film, Sweden, director Ronnie Sandahl
  • The Fencer, producers Kaarle Aho, Kai Nordberg, Making Movies Oy/Allfilm, Finland/Estonia, director Klaus Härö
  • The Hoppers, producer Kiur Aarma, Traumfabrik, Estonia, director Jaak Kilmi
  • The Journalist, producer Serik Abishev, Kazakhfilm JSC, Short Brothers Ltd, Kazakhstan, directors Adilkhan Yerzhanov, Serik Abishev
  • Morten on the Ship of Fools, producers Kerdi Oengo, Andrus Raudsalu, Nukufilm OÜ, Estonia, directors Kaspar Jancis, Riho Unt
  • The Tree, producer Vlado Bulajić, Mono o, Slovenia, director Sonja Prosenc
  • Vergo, producer Hlín Jóhannesdóttir, Vintage Pictures, Iceland, director Ásthildur Kjartansdóttir
  • The Year of Prophecy, producer Lambros Ziotas, Argomedia Production, Poland, director Marcin Ziebinski

A further ten projects are being presented as part of the Baltic Bridge East by West (B’EST), a venture to foster co-productions between the European Union and the CIS countries and Georgia, which has been organised in cooperation with EAVE and the Eurasia Film Meetings and with the support from the EU’s MEDIA Mundus programme.

The projects such as Bakuradze’s psychological drama The General, Anna Hoffmann’s Goodbye (Poka), which recently wrapped after shooting in Kazakhstan and Berlin, and Austrian director Virgil Widrich’s The Night Of The 1000 Hours had already been  presented during a first workshop held during the Moscow Business Square in June.

The line-up also includes two projects which were pitched at last week’s Connecting Cottbus East-West Co-Production Market: Latvian director Renars Vimba’s Mellow Mud and Georgian filmmaker Rusudan Glurjidze’s House Of Others which will be co-produced by the Basque production outfit Kinoskopik after the Georgian production house Cinetech had served as a production partner on Miguel Ángel Jiminez’s Chaika.

B’EST: complete line-up

  • Finka, producer Liisa Juntunen, napafilms ltd, Finland, director Reetta Aalto
  • The General, producer Julia Mishkinene, Vita Activa, Russia/Germany, director Bakur Bakuradze
  • Goodbye, producer Stephan Grobe, Jolle-Film, Germany, director Anna Hoffmann
  • Hogweed, producer Daniel Goroshko, CTB Film Company, Russia
  • House of Others, producer Russudan Glurjidze, Zurab Magalashvili, Cinetech/Kinoskopik, Georgia/Spain, director Rusudan Glurjidze
  • Lucid Space, producer Hovhannes Galstyan, Parallels Film Production Llc., Armenia/Norway, director Hovhannes Galstyan
  • Mellow Mud, producer Alise Gelze, Aija Berzina, Tasse Film, SIA/Vintage Films/Apis Films, Latvia/Iceland/Great Britain, director Renars Vimba
  • The Night of the 1000 Hours, producers Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Amour Fou, Austria/Luxembourg, director Virgil Widrich
  • Saaremaa, producer Charlotte Vincent, Aurora Films, France, director Guillaume André
  • Sharnohoy – the Yellow Dog, producer Vladislav Ketkovich, BuryatKino/Ethnofund, Russia, director Bair Dishenov

In addition, the Baltic Event will host eight projects from the Nordic countries and Baltic states in its script and pitch workshop POWR Baltic Stories Exchange, and promises a record number of Baltic and Finnish projects in the Coming Soon and Screenings sections.

The accompanying programme of panel discussions and presentations will focus on subjects as diverse as working with sales agents, music rights, working with film festivals, and drafting a strategic marketing plan.