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INDUSTRY@TALLINN & BALTIC EVENT 25.-29.11.2019

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The key growing business platform in the region, Industry @ Tallinn & Baltic Event is a five-day summit and trade fair for audiovisual industry professionals held annually in November during the Black Nights Film Festival - one of the largest and the only FIAPF-certified competitive feature film festival in Northern Europe.

The mission of I@T&BE is to serve as a gateway for global audiovisual industries from and to the region as well as to establish ties and collaboration points with the ICT, gaming, mobile, technology and venture capital sectors. I@T&BE is focusing on connecting the Baltic and Scandinavian film, entertainment, tech & VC professionals with the US, Asia, Europe, Russia and the CIS countries.  Constantly widening its global reach, always addressing the most acute issues and with over 800 guests attending (among them 550 accredited industry professionals), it has grown into one of the largest media industry events in the region. As a result, Tallinn has regularly partnered with the European Commission, which has entrusted it to organize the European Film Forum conference that will see another edition in 2019.

In the past years, I@T&BE has also evolved into a key meeting point for Asian and American industry, linking them with top regional players. Some of our key partners and attendees in the past include Sony Pictures Entertainment, Warner Bros Entertainment, Sky Group, European Commission, MTV Networks, Rovio, Slated, Showbox, the Japan Foundation, Unic, Electronic Merchants Association, Wired Consulting, NHK Enterprises, Ted, IGDA/Gamefounders, as well as variety of producers, sales agents, film festivals, funds and film commissions from all over the world.

See the I@T&BE 2018 catalogue here

 Key Facts 2018

  • 546 film industry delegates
  • 425+ pre-arranged meetings
  • 49 countries represented

 Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2019 consists of the following programmes & events:

MARKET

MARKET

  • Baltic Event Co-Production Market where 16 selected feature film projects hold ca 330 pre-arranged meetings with financiers, sales agents and potential co-producers
  • Works in Progress screenings presenting 20 international and regional film projects in production or post-production in order to find world sales and festivals
  • Market and industry screenings for recent Baltic films, and films from festival’s main competition and first feature competition program- world and international premiers only.
  • Baltic Preview Shorts – sales forum for short form content in the framework of Industry events

DRAMA SERIES SECTION - TV BEATS FORUM

DRAMA SERIES SECTION - TV BEATS FORUM

 

  • TV Beats Forum is a 2-day conference about the state of play of series production in the Baltic Sea Region (Denmark, Estonia, Latvia, Finland, Germany, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Sweden), Iceland, Norway, and Ukraine;

  • Workshops for series writers and producers from the region in order to raise the level of skills & enhance competitiveness;

  • Works in Progress for projects from the above-mentioned target countries with a string of international decision-makers and distributors attending the event.

 

 

TALENT LABS AND PROJECT PITCHINGS

TALENT LABS AND PROJECT PITCHINGS

  • Talent Labs – training and mentoring workshops for pre-selected participants
    • Masterclasses in collaboration with the European Film Academy (EFA)
    • European Genre Forum sales & development lab for 1st or 2nd time European genre features
    • Script Pool screenwriters competition, an international script contest backed by German company Global Screen – both for feature & TV film and drama series projects
    • POWR Baltic Stories Exchange training for scriptwriters in collaboration with Scandinavian and Baltic Creative Europe MEDIA Desks
  • Project Pitchings, presentations of projects to international audiences (producers, sales)
    • European Genre Forum pitching 
    • Script Pool International script competition pitching,  both for feature & TV film and drama series projects
    • POWR Baltic Stories Exchange pitching

CREATIVE GATE

CREATIVE GATE

  • Music Meets Film is a three-day programme of talks, mentorship sessions and open panels aimed at film directors, composers and other music professionals, bringing together acclaimed industry professionals to share their insights on what are the current trends in film scoring and how film music industry operates. 
  • Black Nights Stars, a showcase and mentoring programme for five talented young actors from the Baltic Sea region.
  • Black Catwalk, a unique showcase featuring up-and-coming designer teams presenting costumes from well-known films in a fresh light;
  • Training and speed-dating with agents for creatives: screenwriters, actors, camera and art department, etc.

CONFERENCES & TALKS

CONFERENCES & TALKS

  • European Film Forum Tallinn (EFFT) in collaboration with the European Commission, a conference on the future of film and audiovisual business
  • Thematic discussion panels and & Industry Talks on distribution, financing, new technology, etc.

SHOWCASES & OTHER

SHOWCASES & OTHER

  • Focus Country presentations: shooting locations, financial incentives, support systems, etc. In 2019, the Focus Country is Ireland; spotlight on Argentina; showcasing film industries of Arab countries
  • Parties & special satellite events around town, to network with fellow industry and Black Nights Film Festival guests

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