Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event
TV Beats Co-Financing market

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:

  1. Title: Gold War
    Country: Bulgaria
    Genre: TV drama series
    Screenwriter: Teodora Markova, Georgi Ivanov, Nevena Kertova
    Director: TBC
    Producer: Martichka Bozhilova
    Production company: AGITPROP

  2. Title: Home is where the heart is (original title: Heima er best)
    Country: Iceland
    Genre: Drama
    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.

  3. Title: Misere
    Country: Italy
    Genre: Espionage Thriller
    Screenwriter: Vito Bruschini & Fabrizio Muscia
    Director: In discussion, pending confirmation
    Producer: Carmine Parmigiani, Eleonora Granata
    Production company: TNM Produzioni

  4. Title: Perfect kids on/off (Наші ідеальні діти)
    Country: Ukraine
    Genre: Dramedy
    Screenwriter: Iryna Serebriakova and Jean-Philippe Andersen
    Director: Yelizaveta Smith
    Producer: Karina Kostyna and Aleksandra Kostina
    Production company: Bosonfilm
    Language: Ukrainian

  5. Title: Playground (Mänguväljak)
    Country: Estonia
    Genre: Drama crime comedy
    Screenwriter: Andris Feldmanis, Livia Ulman
    Director: Doris Tääker, tba
    Producer: Riina Sildos
    Production company: Amrion OÜ

  6. Title: The Shadow (Vari)
    Country: Estonia
    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

  7. Title: Troll Farm (Trolių Ferma)
    Country: Lithuania
    Genre: Dramedy
    Screenwriter: Domantė Urmonaitė, Martynas Mendelis
    Director: Ernestas Jankauskas
    Producer: Gabija Siurbyte
    Production company: Dansu films

  8. Title: Undercover Gladiator (Гладиатор под Прикрытием)
    Country: Ukraine
    Genre: Action, detective, drama
    Screenwriter: Andriy Kokotyukha
    Director: -
    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 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.