TV Beats is the drama series strand of Black Nights Film Festival and its summit and trade fair for audiovisual industry professionals, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. The primary target markets for collaboration are the Nordics, the Baltic Sea region, Central and Eastern Europe. Inviting leading broadcasters, VOD platforms, producers, screenwriters, and other industry professionals, TV Beats is the place to meet the key international players in the Baltics.
In 2021, the TV Beats Co-Financing Market will be launched presenting 6-8 series projects in development, primarily from Baltic Sea Countries and Scandinavia. The project presenters will have the opportunity to organise meetings with financiers, partners and broadcasters. The co-financing market will aim for high-quality drama series projects with international sales and distribution potential. As with our established Baltic Event film co-production market, a selection of prizes will be awarded for the best projects in the market.
The projects that will be presented at TV Beats Co-Financing Market:
Title: Gold War
Genre: TV drama series
Screenwriter: Teodora Markova, Georgi Ivanov, Nevena Kertova
Producer: Martichka Bozhilova
Production company: AGITPROP
Title: Home is where the heart is (original title: Heima er best)
Screenwriter: Tinna Hrafnsdóttir and Ottó Geir Borg
Director: Tinna Hrafnsdóttir
Producer: Guðný Guðjónsdóttir, Tinna Hrafnsdóttir, Kidda Rokk and Steinarr Logi Nesheim.
Production company: Polarama, Freyja Filmwork.
Genre: Espionage Thriller
Screenwriter: Vito Bruschini & Fabrizio Muscia
Director: In discussion, pending confirmation
Producer: Carmine Parmigiani, Eleonora Granata
Production company: TNM Produzioni
Title: Perfect kids on/off (Наші ідеальні діти)
Screenwriter: Iryna Serebriakova and Jean-Philippe Andersen
Director: Yelizaveta Smith
Producer: Karina Kostyna and Aleksandra Kostina
Production company: Bosonfilm
Title: Playground (Mänguväljak)
Genre: Drama crime comedy
Screenwriter: Andris Feldmanis, Livia Ulman
Director: Doris Tääker, tba
Producer: Riina Sildos
Production company: Amrion OÜ
Title: The Shadow (Vari)
Genre: Historical crime series
Screenwriter: Indrek Hargla
Directors: Jaak Kilmi & Arbo Tammiksaar
Producers: Kristian Taska, Tanel Tatter, Veiko Esken, Tuuli Roosma
Production companies: Taska Film, Apollo Film Productions, Reede
Title: Troll Farm (Trolių Ferma)
Screenwriter: Domantė Urmonaitė, Martynas Mendelis
Director: Ernestas Jankauskas
Producer: Gabija Siurbyte
Production company: Dansu films
Title: Undercover Gladiator (Гладиатор под Прикрытием)
Genre: Action, detective, drama
Screenwriter: Andriy Kokotyukha
Producer: Inesa Soboljeva
Production company: StarLightProduction
The jury that selected the projects participated at TV Beats Co-Financing market, included Richard Kondal, co-managing director at Creativity Media, Mette Bjerregaard, sales manager at DR Sales and Daria Bondarenko, EVP, Daria Bondarenko, EVP, Sales and Acquisitions, START.
The presentations of projects participating at TV Beats Co-Financing market take place on 19 November at Tallinn Nordic Hotel Forum and are accessible also online at industry.poff.ee for accredited guests.
All the projects will receive feedback from the jury and from the experts of Stage32 - the educational partner of TV Beats Forum. The most promising project will be handed an award consisting of 2500 euros.
Read more about the projects from the catalogue.