For the first time, Black Nights Film Festival and its summit and trade fair for audiovisual industry professionals, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event have announced a call for projects for TV Beats Co-Financing Market, an initiative involving high-quality drama series projects with international sales and distribution potential. In addition, the event also published the call for Script Pool Tallinn, an international film competition for projects with high distribution value in the final stage of development.
Triin Tramberg , TV Beats Co-Financing Market & Script Pool project competition manager: “Through TV Beats, we’ve been part of the local series industry for several years now, watching it grow into a really significant business in the Baltics. We feel it’s exactly the right time to launch a regional drama series market and help connect talent to the backers, funders, broadcasters and more they need to turn their projects into international hits.”
TV Beats Co-Financing Market is looking for drama series projects in development, primarily from the Baltic Sea Countries and Scandinavia, but also projects that are interested in working together with the region, with a producer, screenwriter and/or director attached. The presenters of the 6-8 selected projects will have the opportunity to organise meetings with financiers, partners and broadcasters. As at the established Baltic Event film co-production market, a selection of prizes will be awarded for the best projects in the co-financing market.
The Co-Financing Market initiative is part of TV Beats, the drama series strand of Black Nights Film Festival and Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. Inviting leading broadcasters, VOD platforms, producers, screenwriters, and other industry professionals, TV Beats is the place to meet key international players in the Baltics, Central and Eastern Europe and Nordics.
In addition, Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event also opened the call for projects for the international project competition, Script Pool Tallinn. The competition is part of the new talent programme Future to Film which highlights up to six projects that have high distribution value and are in the late development phase and the team behind it - the scriptwriter, director, producer. The projects and their teams will be partnered with international industry decision-makers including sales agents, financiers and co-producers, whose contribution will increase their sales and distribution potential and overall project presentation. Script Pool includes a preparatory phase that takes place both online and physically, which includes general workshops but also one to one sessions with mentors and a public pitch (competition and industry meetings) during the participants’ stay in Tallinn.
The deadline for submitting a project to TV Beats Co-Financing Market and Script Pool Tallinn August 18, 2021
Find out the rules and guidelines for both project categories from industry.poff.ee