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BALTIC SEA FORUM FOR DOCUMENTARIES



SUMMARY:
The Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries is an annual pitching session and workshop combined with film screenings. It is aimed at documentary films produced in the Baltic and surrounding countries or productions with a subject related to the region.

Category:
Pitching
Workshop
Duration:
5 days
(June)
Frequency:
Annual
Editions:
2009-present
Partners/Supporters:
National Film Centre of Latvia
Baltic Films


FULL DESCRIPTION:
The Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries is organised by The National Film Centre of Latvia in collaboration with the European Documentary Network and Baltic Films. Baltic Sea Forum forum is further supported by the MEDIA Programme of the EU.

The Baltic Sea Forum consists of:
- A three-day pitching seminar with preparatory workshop for the selected documentary pitching teams on project and trailer development, pitching training and international co-production matters
- Two days of pitching where the documentary projects are pitched to a panel of around 14-16 international commissioning editors followed by one-to-one meetings
- Documentary film screenings for general public and professionals
- Professional networking and meetings during the five days in a friendly and positive environment.

Who can participate in this initiative?
You can apply, if you represent one of the following:
- Independent production companies from the wider Baltic Sea Region countries
- Independent production companies from developing democracies of the former Soviet Union
- Independent production companies from other European countries if the documentary subject relates to the wider Baltic Sea Region.

Producers may also attend the Forum as observers without pitching a project.



HOW TO APPLY:
To apply for participation at the Baltic Sea Forum the producer has to submit the following information on each project:

  • the official Baltic Forum Application Form; duly completed
  • short description of the production company, producer and director; all on one page
  • one page synopsis of the project
  • one photo from the project
  • one photo of the producer or person pitching the project
  • a trailer of the current project or previous work.
  • one photo from the project
The application forms are available online at the web site of Baltic Sea Forum 2014. The projects should be submitted in electronic format at balticforum@nfc.gov.lv.


PARTICIPATION FEE:
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania: There is no participation fee. The support for accommodation costs of the producers with selected projects is subject to further agreement between the film institutions of all 3 countries.

Other countries: There is no participation fee. The producers with the selected project cover their travel and accommodation costs themselves.



FURTHER DETAILS
For more information please visit the official Baltic Sea Forum website.


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