15th Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 2011
Riga / Latvia
Public Pitching: September 10-11, 2011
Pitching Workshop: September 7-9, 2011
Workshop on Innovative Aspects in Documentary Film: September 9, 2011
Application Deadline: June 3, 2011
Final Selection: July 11, 2011
The National Film Centre of Latvia in collaboration with European Documentary Network, Baltic Films and the Latvian Producers Association organizes the 15th Forum for producers of documentary films from the Baltic States, Belarus, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Georgia, as well as producers from other European countries if the film subject relates to the Baltic Region or Russia. The aim of the Forum is to create a platform where documentary producers pitch their latest projects to a number of commissioning editors from the Baltic and international television channels, distributors and film institutions.
Who can apply? Independent production companies from the Baltic States, Belarus, Poland, Russia, Ukraine and Georgia, as well as from other European countries if the documentary subject relates to the Baltic Region or Russia.
Producers may enter up to 3 projects each. Apart from traditional documentaries the BSF also provides a platform for cross media projects and documentary animations. One project may be sent in for selection up to 3 times. Projects pitched in the previous editions are ineligible. Priority is given to projects having some financial commitment from broadcasters or film institutions.
- filled-out Baltic Sea Forum Application Form
- Short description of the production company, producer and director (all on one page)
- One page synopsis of the project
- Copies of letters of interest from broadcasters and other financiers (if available)
- One print quality photo of the project and one of the producer or person(s) pitching the project,
- DVD trailer/visual material of the current project
Application forms are available online at www.mediadesklatvia.eu. The projects should be submitted electronically.
The DVDs with trailers – by snail mail to:
BSF 2011, c/o National Film Centre
Peitavas 10/12, Riga LV1050, Latvia
Or send us a link (with passwords) where the Selection Committee can watch the trailer.
Baltic Sea Forum
+371 6735 8858