Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event
Programme

Industry @Tallinn & Baltic Event welcomes film professionals and emerging talents in Tallinn for seven days full of meetings, networking events, project presentations, masterclasses, workshops, and conferences. If you cannot come to Tallinn, please join us via web, as most of the events are also accessible online.

Programme of Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event as of November 10, 2021.

November 15-18

Nordic Hotel Forum

MIDPOINT TV LAUNCH closed workshop
MIDPOINT SMASH CUT closed workshop

November 17

Open Panels, Presentations, Workshops, Screenings

10:00 - 15:40 Press and Industry Screenings @ Coca-Cola Plaza

November 18

Open Panels, Presentations, Workshops, Screenings

10:00 - 16:45 Press and Industry Screenings @ Coca-Cola Plaza

MIDPOINT Smash Cut

17:00 - 18:30 Web Series – An Exercise in Narrative Efficiency. Lecture by Sullivan Le Postec
Nordic Hotel Forum

November 19

Open Panels, Presentations, Workshops, Screenings

10:00 - 16:45 Press and Industry Screenings. Coca-Cola Plaza
19:00 Premiere of Elisa’s series "12 Summers ago" . Coca-Cola Plaza

TV BEATS Forum

Capella Nordic Hotel Forum

10:00 Welcome + Intro to TV Series
10:05 Research report: How global streaming platforms are driving the internalisation of popular TV shows and movies. Amper analysis, Rahul Patel.
10:25 Fireside chat: Dome Karukoski shares his experience on Film and TV Series directing. Moderated by Johanna Karppinen
10:55 How the cookie crumbles: what are the differences in financing films and TV series. Patrick Fisher, Richard Kondal, Matti Halonen. Moderated by Marike Muselairs
11:45 MIDPOINT TV Launch Project Pitches
14:15 TV BEATS Co-Financing Market Project Pitches
15:30 Coming Soon 1 - presentation of series in production that will premiere in 2022. Focus on Russia. Moderated by Petri Kemppinen
15:50 The pubcasters strike back: Interview with Nordic 12 founder Ivar Køhn. Moderated by Johanna Karppinen
16:05 The pubcasters strike back 2: Interview with Baltic Public Broadcasters' heads - how to cooperate in producing high quality TV series? Marje Tõemäe, Jana Semjonova, Gytis Oganauskas. Moderated by Johanna Karppinen
16:35 Hot from the North: the future slate of the Scandinavian flagship. DR. Mette Bjerregaard.
17:05 Wrap up and see you tomorrow!

17:20 Masterclass by Emmanuel Eckert from Mediawan . Role of Distribution in early stages of project development. Pre-registration only!
Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum

Closed Sessions, Workshops, One-on-One Meetings

Nordic Hotel Forum

14:00 - 17:00 MIDPOINT TV Launch one-to-one meetings
Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum
15:30 - 18:30 TV Beats Co-Financing Market 1:1 meetings with Jury
Vega, Nordic Hotel Forum
15:30 - 18:30 TV Beats Co-Financing Market 1:1 meetings with Ewan Dunbar
Altair, Nordic Hotel Forum
17:00 - 18:30 MIDPOINT Smash Cut group meeting
Wolf, Nordic Hotel Forum

November 20

Open Panels, Presentations, Workshops, Screenings

Coca-Cola Plaza

10:00 - 16:10 Press and Industry Screenings
19:00 Roskino presents: Happy End. Screening + Q&A with actors

TV BEATS Forum

Nordic Hotel Forum

10:00 Welcome
10:05 Catching the wave: Insight on telco strategy. Toomas Ili, Elisa. Moderated by Johanna Karppinen
10:30 Streamers perspective: Making local (language) stories great again - How to position features and TV series in a rapidly changing market. Piodor Gustafson, Filippa Wallestam, Toomas Luhats and Daria Bondarenko. Moderated by Marike Muselairs
11:15 Coming Soon 2 - presentation of series in production that will premiere in 2022. Focus on Baltics and Scandinavia. Moderated by Petri Kemppinen
11:35 Fireside chat with actor and screenwriter: Differences in writing TV Series compared to film: Kate Ashfield. Moderated by Johanna Karppinen
11:55 Fireside chat with Screenwriter and Director.Differences in writing and directing TV Series compared to film from the development stage up to the back end. Pyotr Todorovsky Jr. (Six Empty Seats, Intensive Care).
13:15 S32 - Tool that will rock your story worldwide. How local stories can be developed to appeal to a larger global audience. S32, Amanda Toney, Richard “RB” Botto, Viviana Zarragotia and Ewan Dunbar.
14:15 Case study of "The Paper" - how a Croatian show got sold to Netflix. Nebojsa Taraba, Rose Hughes. Moderated by Marike Muselairs
15:00 Coming Soon 3 - Focus on East & Central Europe, "Ser!alK!ller" Festival selection. Dominika Brana.
15:30 Production insight to Film vs. TV Series: From financing to lessons learnt. Evelin Penttilä, Nadia Zaionchkovska, Katharina Suckale. Moderated by Johanna Karppinen
16:00 Case Study: The development of a MIDPOINT TV alumni project "Fractures". Vala Thorsdottir, Kolbrun Anna Bjornsdottir, Eva Sigurdardottir.
16:45 Baran bo Odar: From The Silence to Dark. Patterns of Convergence from Cinema to Netflix. Dirk Hoyer.
17:15 Award ceremony of MIDPOINT TV Launch & Co-Financing Market projects
17:45 Wrap up and good-bye!

10:00 - 11:00 Stage 32: Masterclass on pitch deck preparation with Ewan Dunbar - with pre-registration!
11:00 - 12:00 Stage 32: Masterclass on TV series financing with Viviana Zarragoitia - with pre-registration!
Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum

Closed Sessions, Workshops, One-on-One Meetings

Nordic Hotel Forum

10:00 - 17:00 TV Beats Co-Financing market 1:1 meetings
Altair, Nordic Hotel Forum

10:00 - 17:00 EmPOWR Sustainable Stories Lab
Vega, Nordic Hotel Forum

November 21

Open Panels, Presentations, Workshops, Screenings

Coca-Cola Plaza

10:00 - 12:30 Press and Industry Screenings

Black Nights Discovery Campus - Music Meets Film

Nordic Hotel Forum

15:30 - 16:45 Welcome and opening panel: currents trends and COVID. Composer Mihkel Zilmer, director Mike Newell and cinematographer Alar Kivilo. Moderated by Kaarel Kuurmaa
17:00 - 18:00 Wayfinding. Cinematographer Alar Kivilo and director Scott Hicks
Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

Closed Sessions, Workshops, One-on-One Meetings

Nordic Hotel Forum

10:00 - 17:00 EmPOWR Sustainable Stories Lab

November 22

Open Panels, Presentations, Workshops, Screenings

European Film Forum Tallinn: Readiness for Industry Renaissance 2.0

Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

15:00 - 15:10 Day Introduction and kickoff by day moderators: Sten-Kristian Saluveer, EFFT Curator, CEO@Storytek Innovation & Venture Studio, AC Coppens, CEO@The Catalysts, Germany
15:10 - 15:25 Opening Keynote and Agenda-setting by the European Commission
15:25 - 16:15 Session 1: Virtual Production: A giant leap or inaccessible luxury for European industry?
16:15 - 16:45 Producing and directing in Virtual Production. A power player case study
16:45 - 17:00 European Innovators Showcase: Willco
17:00 - 17:45 Session 2: From Data to decisions: How to build and grow data and AI-driven decision-making capacity in the European film business?
17:45 - 18:00 European Innovators Showcase: PromoMii
18:00 - 18:30 Fireside Chat with Rain Rannu: How can venture capital innovate the European Film Financing landscape?
18:30 - 18:45 European Innovators Showcase: Votemo
18:45 Day wrap by conference moderators

Closed Sessions, Workshops, One-on-One Meetings

10:00 - 17:00 EmPOWR Sustainable Stories Lab
Vega, Nordic Hotel Forum

16:00 - 18:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Room. Case study by Sabine Hviid
Wolf, Nordic Hotel Forum

Black Nights Discovery Campus - Music Meets Film

Arvo Pärt Centre

11:00 - 12:00 Fighting Ideological Suppression - Speaking Through Music. Scientist and mathematician Tarmo Soomere and musicologist Kerri Kotta
12:15 - 13:15 Wagner, Inventor of Cinema. Film scholar Jan Holmberg
14:15 - 15:15 Tarkovsky to Zvyagintsev - context in music and silence. Documentary maker Andrey A. Tarkovsky and director Nina Degraeve
15:30 - 17:30 A lecture-recital by Anyssa Neumann: classical music in the films of Ingmar Bergman. Pianist and film musicologist Anyssa Neumann.
18:30-18:45 Introduction of the screening. Film scholar and Bergman specialist Jan Holmberg
18:45 Screening of Ingmar Bergman’s Saraband

Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Room

Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum

14:00 - 15:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Room. Open lecture by Sabine Hviid

Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Nights Stars

Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum

18:00 - 20:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Nights Stars. Zoom Talk with Lina Todd about casting, auditioning and the possibilities for European actors in the US, with her colleagues in LA and NY; Q&A with Audience

November 23

Open Panels, Presentations, Workshops, Screenings

10:00 - 16:40 Press and Industry Screenings. Coca-Cola Plaza

Nordic Hotel Forum

10:00 - 11:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Music Meets Film. Case study: Approach to Music - A Director’s View. Director Mike Newell moderated by Ardo Ran Varres.
11:00 - 13:00 FutureOfContent Think Tank: How to launch and grow, and future proof your leadership, team and creative organization for the era of AI, algorithms and data. With Anette Novak, Director General @ the Swedish Media Council, Dirk Hofmann, CEO @ Dani Studios, Director, Consumer Data and Interaction @ Nokia, former), Oliver Fegan, Co Founder @ UsherU, Miika Leinonen, Strategic Innovation Advisor, Ghostcompany.
11:15 - 12:15 "Il Canto Nascosto" Musical forms as building blocks of a poetic image in Tarkovsky’s cinema**
Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum
12:30 - 13:30 EmPOWR Sustainable Stories KEYNOTE followed by sustainable lunch
Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum
13:30 - 14:30 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Music Meets Film. Digital notation with a handwritten approach by David Hearn Altair, Nordic Hotel Forum
14:45 - 15:45 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Music Meets Film. Music Tech Talks. Composers Hendrik Schwarzer, Mihkel Zilmer. Moderated by Mikko Raita. Altair, Nordic Hotel Forum
16:00 - 17:00 My Greatest Failures. Mike Newell and Alar Kivilo.
Altair, Nordic Hotel Forum

14:00 - 15:30 AVMSD § 13 (2), Sharing experiences. Panel discussion moderated by Edith Sepp (EFI). With Julie-Jeanne Régnault (EFADs), Renaud Homez (CFWB), Laurent Steiert (Office fédéral de la culture), Laimonas Ubavičius (LFC), Dita Rietuma (LNKC)
Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

14:00 - 15:30 Finding the right festival for your film(s) - International festival & market strategy with experienced curator Nikolaj Nikitin
Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum

16:00 - 17:00 JUST Film Works in progress session
Coca-Cola Plaza

16:00 - 18:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Nights Stars. Introducing the BNS & Casting Directors. Experiences and possibilities for actors in times of streamers and big international productions coming to the region.
Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum

16:00 - 17:30 Teleporting into Virtual Reality - the new challenges and opportunities for creators. With Ricardo Laganaro, Eero Tiainen. Moderated by Rein Zobel.
Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

16:00 - 17:30 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Future to Film Open Fireside chat: financing with Patrick Fischer (Creativity Capital) & sales with Yohann Comte (Charades)
MEDIA Lounge, Nomel fireplace, Nordic Hotel Forum

17:45 - 19:15 Mastering Strategic Diversity: How diverse storytelling will lead the next evolution in global streaming.
With Nusrat Durrani, pioneering global media executive and director "American Prayer", General Manager @ MTV World, Viacom Networks, former. Gloria Fan, Head of Current Series @ Disney Branded Television, The Walt Disney Company, Delphine Lievens, Head of Distribution @ Bohemia Media. Moderated by Sten-Kristian Saluveer, Strategic Advisor @ Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, Head of NEXT @ Marche Du Film - Festival de Cannes.
Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

Closed Sessions, Workshops, One-on-One Meetings

09:00 - 18:00 European Genre Forum closed workshops
Vega, Altair, Nordic Hotel Forum

11:00 - 13:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Room. Workshop by Sabine Hviid
Wolf, Nordic Hotel Forum

12:00 - 13:10 Go Long participants short films screening
Coca-Cola Plaza, Hall 6

14:00 - 16:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Room. Workshop by Sabine Hviid
Wolf, Nordic Hotel Forum

16:00 - 18:00 Go Long Meetings with experts
Wolf, Nordic Hotel Forum

Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Nights Stars
10:00 - 12:30 BNS participants 1:1 with casting directors, closed meetings
13:30 - 15:00 BNS participants 1:1 with casting directors, closed meetings
Nordic Hotel Forum

Evening Events

18:30 Opening of video exhibition "Voices of Violence" at Solaris Mall together with Black Nights Stars.
20:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Music Meets Film, Black Nights Stars, and the ICDN Best Casting Director Award Night
NoMel restaurant, Nordic Hotel Forum

November 24

Open Panels, Presentations, Workshops, Screenings

10:00 - 17:00 Press and Industry Screenings, Coca-Cola Plaza

10:00 - 12:30 Script Pool pitches and International Works in Progress presentation
Delfi Hall, Coca-Cola Plaza

11:00 - 12:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Room. Open Lecture by Christian Olander
Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum

11:15 - 13:15 UK Focus: Interactive Film The Gallery (Aviary Films) seminar with Q&A. With Paul Raschid, Neville Rachid, George Blagden, Kate Dimbleby, Ru Howe, Anna Popplewell
Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

13:30 - 15:00 JUST Film Discussion panel: Next Generation Cinematic Voices. With Alistair Satchel, Joe Ursell.
Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

14:00 - 16:00 Baltic Event Works in Progress presentation
Delfi Hall, Coca-Cola Plaza

15:00 - 16:00 For Tomorrow, Paradise Arrives (dir. Anna Hints). Documentary, Estonia, 2021 followed by discussion panel about the growing problem of food waste
Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

15:30 - 18:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Nights Stars. Panel discussion: All you ever wanted to know about casting, auditioning, the do's and don'ts
Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum

16:30 - 18:30 UK Focus: How does collaboration really work? ScreenDaily’s Michael Rosser will chair this panel of UK and Estonian producers who will offer their insights into working together on recent projects such as Sentinel, Burial and Undergods - Katrin Kissa, Matthew James Wilkinson, Pippa Cross, Ben Pullen, Ivo Felt
BFI’s Head of International and Industry Policy Agnieszka Moody, EFI’s Head of Production Piret Tibbo and EFI’s Head of Film Estonia Nele Paves discuss any changes around collaboration between the UK and Estonia since the UK’s exit from the EU.
Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

17:00 - 18:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Nights Stars. Case Study: casting director Timka Grin in conversation with casting director Tusse Lande
Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum

Closed Sessions, Workshops, One-on-One Meetings

9:30 - 11:30 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Nights Stars: Casting Directors and Estonian actors 1:1 meetings
Altair, Nordic Hotel Forum
9:30 - 11:30 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Nights Stars. BNS and EFA Discovery Award nominees meeting
Wolf, Nordic Hotel Forum

10:00 - 18:00 ​​Baltic Event Co-Production Market pre-arranged meetings
Sirius, Nordic Hotel Forum

10:00 - 18:00 European Genre Forum closed workshops
Vega, Nordic Hotel Forum

13:00 - 15:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Room. Case study by Christian Olander
Wolf, Nordic Hotel Forum

13:00 - 15:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Nights Stars: Casting Directors and Estonian actors 1:1 meetings
Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum

13:30 - 15:00 Script Pool 1:1 meetings with Jury
Altair, Coca-Cola Plaza

15:30 - 18:00 Script Pool 1:1 meetings
Sirius, Nordic Hotel Forum

November 25

Open Panels, Presentations, Workshops, Screenings

10:00 - 18:30 Press and Industry Screenings
Coca-Cola Plaza

10:00 - 11:00 European Genre Forum Pitches
Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

11:00 - 13:30 Session for producers: Presentation on Creative Europe MEDIA Development Calls 2022 by David Raffier (EACEA)
MEDIA Lounge, Nomel Fireplace, Nordic Hotel Forum

11:30 - 13:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Future to film: Meet the Director: Baltasar Kormakur masterclass
Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

14:00 - 15:30 Panel discussion: The present and future of film sales: new beginnings. With Tine Klint (Level K), Marie Zeniter (Magnolia), Ivan Hronec (Film Europe), Ewa Bojanowska (New Europe Film Sales) and Markus Duffner (Head of Locarno Pro).
Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

16:00 - 17:30 Case study on Green Production: The Wait by Aku Louhimies. With Inka Kallen, Aku Louhimies, Andrei Alen. Moderated by Hannes Aava.

Closed Sessions, Workshops, One-on-One Meetings

9:30 - 11:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Nights Stars. Casting Directors meeting with Script Pool project teams and EFA Discovery Award nominated directors, moderated by Timka Grin

10:00 - 18:00 Baltic Event Co-Production Market pre-arranged meetings
Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

10:00 - 18:00 Works in Progress project meetings
Altair, Nordic Hotel Forum

11:00 - 18:00 Script Pool one to one meetings
Capella, Nordic Hotel Forum

11:00 - 13:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Room. Workshop by Christian Olander
Wolf, Nordic Hotel Forum

14:00 - 16:00 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Black Room. Workshop by Christian Olander
Wolf, Nordic Hotel Forum

14:00 - 16:30 European Genre Forum one to one meetings
Vega, Nordic Hotel Forum

16:00 - 17:30 Black Nights Discovery Campus - Future to film: Baltasar Kormakur meeting with EFA Discovery Award nominated directors
Arcturus, Nordic Hotel Forum

16:30 - 18:00 European Genre Forum wrap-up
Vega, Nordic Hotel Forum

Evening Events

20:00 Awards Ceremony


Read more:

TV Beats Forum 19-20 November

TV Beats Co-Finance market meetings 19 November

European Film Forum Tallinn 2021 22 November

European Genre Forum 23-25 November

Works in Progress presentations 23-24 November

Baltic Event Co-Production Market and Script Pool Tallinn meetings 24-25 November

Discover Campus educational programme including:

MIDPOINT TV Launch presentations 19 November

MIDPOINT Smash Cut 14-20 November TBC

EmPOWR Sustainable Stories Lab 19-21 November

Fireside chats, discussion panels on sales, virtual production, VR industry, Focus Country UK presentations November