Baltic Pitching Forum 2020 Announces Participants

    Gabriele Brunnenmeyer at Baltic Pitching Forum Gabriele Brunnenmeyer at Baltic Pitching Forum

    VILNIUS: Poland will be the guest country at the eighth edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum (BPF), taking place 8 – 10 October 2020. A total of 12 projects have been selected for the 2020 online event, including three each from Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Poland.

    Rimantė Daugėlaitė-Cegelskienė, Head of the Baltic Pitching Forum and Lithuanian Shorts, which organises BPF, said: “With the forum taking place online this year, we are looking at it as a possibility to present new Baltic talents and their short film projects to a wider audience.” This year saw a record number of submissions.

    The BPF consists of an online script consultation and a 3-day training and pitching event under the guidance of pitching trainer and artistic adviser Gabriele Brunnenmeyer.   

    As in previous editions, two projects (originating from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia) will end up with the opportunity of visiting Euro Connection at the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, or the European Short Pitch scriptwriting workshop. One project will receive a newly launched monetary prize, the Baltic Producers MEDIA Award, initiated by the Creative Europe MEDIA Offices in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.  

    The twelve projects include seven fiction, one mockumentary, and four short animated films.

    The selected projects are: 

    Keyhole (Estonia)
    Writer: Juri Krutii
    Producer: Nell Cunningham

    Rabbit Hole (Estonia)
    Writer: Ragne Mandri  
    Producer: Laura Garcia Baeza  

    Skin of a Mandarin (Estonia)
    Writer: Jaanika Arum
    Producer: Tiina Savi

    Tool (Latvia)
    Writer: Danas Bereznickas
    Producer: Gabia Budreckyte  

    Elk (Latvia)
    Writer Lauris Abele
    Producer Sintija Heine  

    The Man Who Scooped the Sea (Latvia)
    Director: Zurab Dzhidzhilava
    Producer: Zurab Dzhidzhilava

    Bruno (Lithuania)
    Writer: Danas Bereznickas
    Producer: Gabia Budreckyte

    The One Who Knows (Lithuania)
    Writer: Egle Davidavice
    Producer: Agne Adomene

    Tell It to My Heart (Lithuania)
    Writer: Elena Rozukaite
    Producer Gabriele Miseviciute

    Team Building (Poland)
    Writer: Mateusz Pacewicz
    Producer: Ludka Kieczak

    Dessert Dachshund (Poland)
    Writer: Betina Bozek
    Producer: Aneta Zagorska, Robert Sowa

    Ebony (Poland)  
    Writer: Karolina Zebrowska
    Producer: Shruti Sidhan