TALLINN: Estonian director Margus Paju is completing work on his debut film, a glossy children’s adventure film and Estonian/Finnish coproduction, Secret Society of Souptown.

TBILISI: The Tbilisi IFF’s first Tbilisi Industry Days opened on Wednesday, 3 December 2014, with pitches of 15 feature length film projects from Georgian filmmakers, and the top prize going to Grigol Abashidze’s project Neighbors.

TALLINN: Even without film incentives, Poland has become a destination for foreign film productions.

TALLINN: Czech producer Michal Kracmer might need to stop pitching his new project Kids from the East for the time being. He has already won two accreditations to the Cannes Producers Network, most recently at the Baltic Event.

TALLINN: With less than three months to put together an international competition programme, after FIAPF accredited the Black Nights Film Festival, held 18-30 november 2014, as the 15th member of its most select category (non-specialized competitive), festival director Tiina Lokk was under the gun to expand the festival’s traditional EurAsia competition.

TALLINN: A Czech/Slovak/Greek coproduction Kids from the East and a Polish film project about a man with Alzheimer’s Disease were among the winners of the Baltic Event awards handed out on 27 November 2014 in the medieval Tallinn Town Hall, where guests were welcomed by Baltic Event managing director Marge Liiske.

PRAGUE: London film sales company Taskovski Films has picked up the Czech documentary Sugar Blues directed by Andrea Culkova.

TALLINN: A trio of films put Estonia on the international map in 2014, Estonian Film Institute head Edith Sepp told FNE.

TALLINN: When it comes to Tallinn’s film industry meeting point, the Baltic Event running 24-28 November 2014, Estonia is punching way above its weight. FNE spoke with Marge Liiske, managing director of the Baltic Event, just as the 13th edition was going into full swing.

TALLINN: The new Lithuanian tax incentives scheme for films, introduced just 11 months ago, “is working quite well,” Lithuanian Film Centre project manager Kristina Vildziunaite said at a presentation taking place at the Baltic Event, which runs through 28 November 2014.

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