BPF submissions still open

For the second year already, Vilnius Film Shorts organizes Baltic Pitching Forum together with 2ANNAS and Sleepwalkers.
BALTIC PITCHING FORUM is a unique platform of networking and bringing the newest short film projects from the Baltics into the spotlight.

This Forum creates a space where film directors and producers can present their short film projects in order to attract active European producers, TV commissioners, fund representatives, VoD programmers and distributors.

The Baltic Pitching Forum consists of one-day pitching training and one-day pitching sessions of the selected projects alongside one-to-one meetings with film professionals from all over Europe.

One of the goals of the Forum is to facilitate interaction, cooperation and co-production between short filmmakers from Baltics and the rest of Europe.

Baltic Pitching Forum will be held during 9th International Short Film Festival “Vilnius Film Shorts” in Vilnius, Lithuania.

The dates of the event: October 10-11, 2014

Project coordinator in Latvia: 2ANNAS producer and curator Agnese Logina, agnese@2annas.lv

Eligible applicants

Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian based film directors and/or producers who have finished at least one short film project and are now developing a new project which is

- a fiction short film
- in the development stage
- up to 30 minutes
- oriented to an international audience

Number of selected projects/participants

9 short film projects will be selected by the selection committee (3 projects per country).

Up to 2 representatives of each selected project (producer or/and director) will be invited to take part in the training and pitching sessions.

How to submit

The application form is available on www.filmshorts.lt/Baltic_Pitching_Forum

Please note that during the application process additional materials will be required – treatment, synopsis, director and producer’s intents and CVs, link to the director’s previous work, script (not mandatory), financial and distribution plans (not mandatory), visual reference material (not mandatory).

The scripts must be entirely original – borrowing, in any way whatsoever, of any preexisting work protected by copyright is not permitted.
The application form and additional material have to be prepared in English.
Incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Selection and organization

Project selection.


The second day of the Forum will be dedicated to a presentation of the selected projects in front of an international panel consisting of 7 members. After the presentation, one-on-one meetings between invited film professionals and participants will take place.
The international panel will consist of 7 panelists from the fields of TV, distribution, production and film commissioning.

Project non-selection

Representatives of non-selected projects will be invited as observers at the training and pitching sessions.

There is no submission and participation fee.