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

In 2021, the TV Beats Co-Financing Market was launched presenting 6-8 series projects in development, primarily from Baltic Sea Countries and Scandinavia. The co-financing market aimed for high-quality drama series projects with international sales and distribution potential and all the project presenters had the opportunity to organise meetings with financiers, partners and broadcasters.

2021 Awards, Jury and Selection

Most promising project

Troll Farm by director Ernestas Jankauskas
Screenwriter: Domantė Urmonaitė, Martynas Mendelis
Producer: Gabija Siurbyte
Production company: Dansu films
Country: Lithuania
Jury comment: “The best pitch goes to the extremely entertaining project, with huge international potential, with more energy than 40 warhorses, a powerhouse female in the leading role, who might just inspire You to take a revenge You've never had, still in red Louboutins stepping in unexpected mud, congratulations to Troll Farm!"

The award included a 2500 euro monetary prize.

Hypewriter Award

Perfect kids on/off by director Yelizaveta Smith
Screenwriter: Iryna Serebriakova and Jean-Philippe Andersen
Producer: Karina Kostyna and Aleksandra Kostina
Production company: Bosonfilm
Country: Ukraine
Ferenc Pusztai, the head of drama at Paprika studios commented: "It was a hard decision because we saw great pitches of great projects, but finally the winning project could benefit most to be the part of the next Hypewriter.”

Hypewriter Award winner is granted direct access to the final selection of Hypewriter's international TV series idea competition.

The jury of TV Beats Co-Production Market consisted of Richard Kondal, Managing Director at Creativity Media & Co-Founder of Creativity Capital, Daria Bondarenko, START, EVP, International Sales and Acquisitions and Mette Bjerregaard, DR, International Sales Manager.

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The projects presented at TV Beats Co-Financing Market 2021

  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

Read more about the projects from the catalogue.

All the projects received feedback from the jury and from the experts of Stage32 - the educational partner of TV Beats Forum.