Baltic Event Co-Production Market
Co-Production Market, held at Baltic Event since 2005, is the meeting-place for feature films in development looking for co-producers, financiers and sales agents. Around 15 projects are selected each year and over 300 pre-arranged meetings held with decision-makers who have made Tallinn their yearly stopover to look for new projects for their slates. While the market’s primary territory consists of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Iceland, Poland, Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Northern Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Slovenia, Russia, Georgia and Ukraine, a focus country, Ireland and Argentina in 2019, projects from elsewhere, given that they have a link to the afore-mentioned region and are looking to put together a natural co-production, are welcome. Training on topics such as marketing and distribution in the international environment, multi-platform opportunities, and alternative financing methods is offered for project representatives.
Baltic Event Co-Production Market has presented a grand total of 191 projects since its launch and is proud to announce that 90 of these projects have been completed and dozens are still in various stages of development or production. Over the years, our projects have enjoyed notable success at international film festivals and the box office.
19 projects will be presented at the Co-Production Market 2019 taking place between November 26-29 during the Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. The market’s 18th edition welcomes both promising debutants as well as industry heavyweights, with stories ranging from raw personal traumas to mind-bending thrillers.
2019 OFFICIAL SELECTION
Baltic Event Co-Production Market Official Selection 2019:
- Aria, directed by Noud Heerkens, produced by Joram Willink, Bind, The Netherlands
- Babydoll, directed by Elena Lanskih, produced by Natalia Drozd, CTB Film Company, Russia
- A Butterfly’s Heart, directed by Inesa Kurklietyte, produced by Zivile Gallego, Fralita Films, Lithuania
- Clara, directed by Sabin Dorohoi, produced by Daniel Burlac, Western Transylvania Studios, Romania
- The Conference, directed by Ivan I. Tverdovskiy, produced by Katerina Mikhaylova, Vega Film, Russia
- The Exchange, directed by Sergo Ustyan, produced by Tigran Hambardzumyan, Persona Grata Group, Armenia
- The File, directed by Jonas Karasek, produced by Wanda Adamik Hrycova, Wandal Production, Slovakia
- The Golden Spot, directed by Liene Linde, produced by Guntis Trekteris, Ego Media, Latvia
- The Good Driver, directed by Tonislav Hristov, produced by Kaarle Aho, Making Movies, Finland
- The Great Match, directed by Filip Syczynski, produced by Anna Rozalska, Match & Spark, Poland
- Horia, directed by Ana Maria Comanescu, produced by Ada Solomon, microFILM, Romania
- Never Enough White Roses, directed by Miika Soini, produced by Tiina Butter, Butterworks, Finland
- Reconstruction, directed by Evar Anvelt, produced by Andreas Kask, Nafta Films, Estonia
- The Seal Mother, directed by Agnieszka Trzos, produced by Roman Jarosz, Holly Pictures, Poland
- Sola, directed by Issa Serge Coelo, produced by Wilf Varvill, Fire Engine, Great Britain
Focus on Ireland:
- July Fly, directed by Stevie Russell, produced by Samantha Corr, Venom Films, Ireland
- The Sparrow, directed by Michael Kinirons, produced by Alicia Ní Ghráinne, Tiger Darling Productions, Ireland
Spotlight on Argentina:
18. The Thaw, directed by Facundo Escudero Salinas, produced by Nicolás Münzel Camaño, Pensilvania Films, Argentina
Download the Project Catalogue.
2018 SELECTION, JURY AND AWARDS
Co-Production Market Awards 2018
15 projects were presented in the official selection of the Co-Production Market taking place on November 27-30, 2018, at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event during Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
Eurimages Co-Production Development Award
The award of 20 000 Euros is given to the best project based on its artistic quality and potential for theatrical release.
Winner: A Girl’s Room by Aino Suni, France/Finland
Producers: Sébastien Aubert, Ulla Simonen
Production companies: Adastra Films, MADE
Jury statement: The jury was impressed with the quality of the director’s previous short films. They appreciated the strong personal vision this promising young director has for her debut feature. The jury also noted the strong collaboration between the Finnish and French team since the project’s inception and furthermore they felt this exciting project has the potential to reach international audiences.
Cannes Marché du Film Producers’ Network Award (for Promising Young Producer with free accreditations to next year’s edition)
Winners: Marianne Ostrat, Alexandra Film, Vladimer Chikhradze, 20 Steps Production
Screen International Best Pitch Award (offering coverage of the life-cycle of the winning film)
Winner: The Oasis of Now by Ramy Hamezan, Finland
Producer: Jussi Rantamäki, Aamu Film Company
Jury statement: The filmmaking team clearly presented an engaging and original project that subverts the stereotype of the familiar refugee story. Through this unique perspective the film will give us back the true meaning of human warmth, friendships and family in today’s world.
Co-Production Market Jury:
Emma Scott, Production and Distribution Manager, Screen Ireland, Ireland;
Jeremy Zelnik, Head of Industry, Les Arcs Film Festival, France;
Giovanni Pompili, Producer, Kino Produzioni, Italy
2018 Co-Production Market selection:
- After Hours, written by Kristo Kaas and Mart Raun, directed by Priit Pääsuke, produced by Marianne Ostrat, Alexandra Film, Estonia
- Cartacrespa. written by Michele Codarin, Michele Cogo, Nicola Lucchi, Sara Olivieri, and Massimo Vavassori, directed by Michele Codarin, produced by Fabiana Balsamo, Quasar Multimedia, Italy
- Chemistry, written and directed by Adina Dulcu, produced by Tudor Giurgiu, Libra Film Productions, Romania
- Comrade Dona, written by Filip Columbeanu, directed by Igor Cobileanski, produced by Iuliana Tarnovetchi, Alien Film, Romania
- Erasing Frank, written and directed by Gabor Fabricius, produced by Gabor Ferenczy, FocusFox, Hungary
- A Girl’s Room, written and directed by Aino Suni, produced by Sébastien Aubert, Adastra Films, France
- Light Light Light, written by Juuli Niemi, directed by Inari Niemi, produced by Oskari Huttu, Lucy Loves Drama, Finland
- Lovable, written and directed by Stanislavs Tokalovs, produced by Alise Gelze, Tasse Film, Latvia
- The Oasis of Now, written by Hamy Ramezan and Antti Rautava, directed by Hamy Ramezan, produced by Jussi Rantamäki, Aamu Film Company, Finland
- Oxygen, written by Birute Kapustinskaite, directed by Ernestas Jankauskas, produced by Gabija Siurbyte, Dansu Films, Lithuania
- Patagonia, written and directed by Aga Zwiefka, produced by Izabela Igel, Harine FIlms, Poland
- Quake, written and directed by Tinna Hrafnsdóttir, produced by Hlín Jóhannesdóttir, Ursus Parvus, Iceland
- Wedding on My Street, written and directed by Shota Gamisonia, produced by Vladimer Chikhradze, LTD 20 Steps Productions, Georgia
- Youri, written by Bastiaan Tichler, directed by Sander Burger, produced by Denis Vaslin, Volya Films, Netherlands
- Zenith, written by Olga Reka and Igor Stekolenko, directed by Igor Stekolenko, produced by Natalia Libet, Digital Religion, Ukraine
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