Dark nights with short horror stories

Spooky nights might be even scarier! Vilnius International Short Film Festival presents a special horror short film programme for adults “Short, Yet Films: Scary Stories”, which will be screened on the 31st of October and the 3rd of November in Skalvija cinema center.

The program features five short films full of tension, uncertainty, panic, psychological violence, a hint of black humor and a few buckets of blood. Filmmakers are not going to scare you in primitive ways. They play with much deeper fears, testing our empathy, tolerance and values.

Tickets here.

Duration: 74 min. All films have English subtitles.

 

“Short, Yet Films: Scary Stories”:

 

OSCAR’S BELL

UK | 2018 | fiction | 12 min.

Director: Chris Cronin

Duncan and his dog Oscar have gone on their weekly camping trip into the wilderness together. However, when Duncan looks out into the woods, something else looks back.

 

BAD HAIR

Estonia | 2019 | fiction | 15 min.

Director: Oskar Lehemaa

Insecure and balding Leo has closed himself in his apartment to try hair growth liquid for fixing up his looks. The liquid causes a series of grotesque metamorphoses with his skin and hair and as Leo tries to get his bodily changes under control the evening quickly turns into chaos.

 

LOW TIDE

Ireland | 2018 | fiction | 14 min.

Director: Ian Hunt Duffy

Jack is excited about heading out to sea on a fishing trip with his Dad. But things take a sudden dark turn when his Dad tells him that they have hit a sea monster and insists that Jack must get into the water and face it head on.

 

HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE

Finland | 2018 | fiction | 15 min.

Director: Ilja Rautsi

An intensely hysterical horror comedy about one woman’s desperate struggle to survive a horde of men with frail egos, who just want to explain everything to her. But the biggest horror may be closer to her than she thinks.

 

ACID

France | 2018 | fiction | 18 min.

Director: Just Philippot

A troubling cloud is taking shape somewhere out west. It’s now slowly moving inland, forcing the population to run away. As the cloud keeps on moving forward inescapably, panic strikes. That cumulus is acid.

Culture Night 2020: Vilnius International Short Film Festival presents a special screening

Lithuanian Short Film Agency “Lithuanian Shorts” and Vilnius International Short Film Festival present a special screening “Short, Yet Films: Lithuanian Stories”.

The program for the Kultūros naktis / Culture Night presents five Lithuanian short films from the festival’s National competition 2020. 

 

“Short, Yet Films: Lithuanian Stories” on the 25th of September, 8 pm and 9.40 pm at the Arts Printing House (Šiltadaržio str. 6, Vilnius).

 

Duration 63’. Recommended 13+

All films with English subtitles.

Screening is for free but requires registration HERE.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Please STAY AT HOME if you experience fever, runny nose or any other symptoms.

Masks are mandatory at the EVENT. We recommend washing and disinfecting your hands more often, keep a safe distance of 1-2 meters from other people, and choose every second seat in the hall.

 

The programme:

 

The Juggler 

Lithuania, France | 2018 | Animation | 11 min.

Director | Skirmanta Jakaitė

We live in the same house, but in different apartments, jobs, situations, believes, visions. Each in our own compartment, we fool ourselves that the world is one and that it exists. Sometimes it seems that an incomprehensible thread becomes visible and I am on a verge of understanding… This film is about the other side of life – the scary, unknown side we never fully grasp, but we know is there, somewhere near, so close.

 

Caucasus 

Lithuania | 2018 | Fiction | 14 min.

Director | Laurynas Bareiša

Tekle with her daughter Ema comes back from abroad to visit Dalia, Tekle’s mother. Ema goes outside to walk her grandmother’s dog. Immediately after discovering that Ema went outside alone Dalia starts searching for her. Dalia fears that something terrible might have happened to Ema.

 

Family Unit 

Lithuania | 2019 | Fiction | 21 min.

Director | Titas Laucius

Eimantas and Migle have been together for only a couple of months. Migle’s grandfather has been living in an apartment that is too big for him. That’s why Migle’s parents decide that he is finally going to live with them. In order to please his girlfriend, Eimantas comes to the grandfather’s home to help Migle’s family move all the furniture. But not every family member is happy about the presence of Eimantas.

 

When Children Come Home 

Lithuania | 2019 | Fiction | 12 min.

Director | Kamilė Milašiūtė

Ieva and Kasparas, sister and brother, are locked out of their home. Their mother has shut the door from the inside and is out of reach. The older sister Dovilė is their last hope, but even with her being there, there’s nothing they can do, but wait.

 

Quartz 

Lithuania | 2018 | Fiction | 5 min.

Directors | Odeta Riškutė, Klaudija Matvejevaitė

Winter in Soviet Lithuanian School. School authorities introduce regular quartz lamp sessions – so that children could receive a missing vitamin D amount. But for the sixth-grader Pijus, vitamin D is not important, he cares about a cool classmate, sadly this is a one-sided feeling. During the first quartz lamp session, the boy bravely violates the rules in order to impress his crush.

Festival presents open-air screening of horror short films

Vilnius International Short Film Festival presents a special horror short film programme for adults “Short, Yet Films: Scary Stories” which will be screened at the open-air cinema “Kinas po žvaigždėmis” (“Cinema Under the Stars”) organised by the arthouse cinema “Pasaka”. The event will be held in the old town of Vilnius – courtyard of the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania.

The screening of “Short, Yet Films: Scary Stories” will take place on the 14th of August, 21:30. The program features five short films full of tension, uncertainty, panic, psychological violence, a hint of black humor and a few buckets of blood. Filmmakers are not going to scare you in primitive ways. They play with much deeper fears, testing our empathy, tolerance and values.

TICKETS: b.link/TrumpiBetFilmai

Duration: 74 min. All films have English subtitles.

 

“Short, Yet Films: Scary Stories”

 

LOW TIDE

Ireland | 2018 | fiction | 14 min.

Director: Ian Hunt Duffy

Jack is excited about heading out to sea on a fishing trip with his Dad. But things take a sudden dark turn when his Dad tells him that they have hit a sea monster and insists that Jack must get into the water and face it head on.

 

ACID

France | 2018 | fiction | 18 min.

Director: Just Philippot

A troubling cloud is taking shape somewhere out west. It’s now slowly moving inland, forcing the population to run away. As the cloud keeps on moving forward inescapably, panic strikes. That cumulus is acid.

 

OSCAR’S BELL

UK | 2018 | fiction | 12 min.

Director: Chris Cronin

Duncan and his dog Oscar have gone on their weekly camping trip into the wilderness together. However, when Duncan looks out into the woods, something else looks back.

 

HELSINKI MANSPLAINING MASSACRE

Finland | 2018 | fiction | 15 min.

Director: Ilja Rautsi

An intensely hysterical horror comedy about one woman’s desperate struggle to survive a horde of men with frail egos, who just want to explain everything to her. But the biggest horror may be closer to her than she thinks.

 

BAD HAIR

Estonia | 2019 | fiction | 15 min.

Director: Oskar Lehemaa

Insecure and balding Leo has closed himself in his apartment to try hair growth liquid for fixing up his looks. The liquid causes a series of grotesque metamorphoses with his skin and hair and as Leo tries to get his bodily changes under control the evening quickly turns into chaos.

13th Vilnius International Short Film Festival Aftermovie

A short glimpse into the mid of last January when we had a wonderful 13th Vilnius International Short Film Festival! Thanks to everybody who helped to make this festival the way it was. The next edition will take place on January 14-17, 2021, in Vilnius and other Lithuanian cities.

More memories from the festival – on our facebook.

The call for short films to the 14th Vilnius International Short Film Festival ends on 31st of July. You can submit your newest short films here.

 

Panel discussion at Marché du Film Online – Myths About Short Film Industry: Is There Any Money?

Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event „Baltic Pitching Forum”*  together with the Lithuanian Film Centre invites to the online panel discussion at the Marché du Film Online. The discussion “Myths About Short Film Industry: Is There Any Money?” will be held on 25th of June, 1 PM CET, please register here (registration is open until 24 June, 23:59 CET).

There is a classical and constantly relevant question — whether there is any money in the short film industry, what the filmmakers actually get back from the agreements with the sales and distribution companies, TV acquisition departments. A panel of experienced sales agents, festival distributors, TV commissioning editors and co-production forum organisers will discuss the myths about short film industry, and will give some real examples of the short films monetization.

All the experts are former panelists of the Baltic Pitching Forum. The discussion will be moderated by Lithuanian animation producer Agnė Adomėnė.

Discussion is organized by the Lithuanian Short Film Agency “Lithuanian Shorts” and Lithuanian Film Centre.

 

PANELISTS

Sari Volanen

commissioning editor, producer

Yle – The Finnish Broadcasting Company (Finland)

Sari Volanen is a commissioning editor at the Finnish broadcasting company, YLE. She works at the co-production department, producing short films and documentaries, mainly with Finnish independent filmmakers and producers. She is in charge of the strand of New Cinema on YLE Teema, which shows quirky and cinematic films regardless of length and genre.

 

Wouter Jansen

sales & festival distribution

Square Eyes (Netherlands)

Wouter Jansen is the owner of the sales and festival distribution company Square Eyes. He worked as the head of programming at the Go Short – International Film Festival during the first 10 editions. In 2013 he started Some Shorts, which changed to Square Eyes in 2019, which specializes in having outstanding non-mainstream films find the audience and recognition they deserve. With Square Eyes, Wouter represents bold, author-driven features and shorts, and collaborates closely with the filmmakers to devise bespoke festival distribution and sales strategies. This has resulted in a small catalogue of films premiering at prestigious festivals and winning multiple awards over the last few years like main prizes at Cannes, TIFF, Berlin, Locarno and Clermont-Ferrand.  Wouter has been giving lectures at schools like Le Fresnoy, HEAD Geneva and Netherlands Film Academy as well as moderating and leading workshops at festivals like IDFA, Warsaw FF, True/False, Winterthur, VIS Vienna Shorts and others. He is a Berlinale Talents alumni.

 

Marcin Łuczaj

sales agent

New Europe Film Sales (Poland)

Marcin Łuczaj graduated in Film & Media Studies from the University of Lodz and in Cultural Studies from the University of Warsaw. He works for New Europe Film Sales, a Warsaw-based sales agency for both features and shorts, where he is responsible for feature film acquisitions and for the short film catalogue. Marcin has several years of experience as a programmer for the Warsaw Film Festival and ZubrOFFka International Short Film Festival, and as a guest curator for various international film festivals.

 

Laurent Crouzeix

Coordination of European Short Film Co-production Forum

Euro Connection (France)

Laurent Crouzeix is on the Executive team of the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival and Short Film Market. He is part of the Festival’s programming team. He is Coordinator of Euro Connection co-production forum that has seen 99 projects to completion so far. Laurent also designs various targeted industry meetings about the development, production, or distribution of short films. He is Project Manager for Shortfilmdepot.com platform, which he started developing in 2004 together with Roger Gonin. Laurent’s debut stop motion short Amerigo and the New World, co-directed with Luis Briceño, was released in 2019.

 

Panel moderator

Agnė Adomėnė

producer

Art Short (Lithuania)

The creative producer Agnė Adomėnė focuses on developing and producing artistic animated films. In 2012, she founded the production company ART SHOT, her first completed film Ragnarok (dir. Urtė and Johan Oettinger) was awarded by the Lithuanian Film Academy and selected by many international festivals. Two of her latest projects won the Baltic Pitching Forum and were selected for Euro Connection 2017 (The Juggler, dir. Skirmanta Jakaitė) and the European Short Pitch 2018 (Elena, dir. Birutė Sodeikaitė). Agnė is one of the founders and a board member of the Lithuanian Animation Association, a member of the European Animation Awards, the Lithuanian Film Academy and the Independent Producers Association of Lithuania. She was also a member of the Jury at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2018.

 

*Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event “Baltic Pitching Forum” is a unique platform of networking and bringing the latest short film projects from the Baltics into the spotlight. Forum helps filmmakers to gain international recognition in the European marketplace and it aims to set up a place for short filmmakers situated in the Baltic sea region to present their new projects whilst sharing common issues and knowledge, exchanging experiences and good practices, developing artistic ideas and increasing contacts. The event will also encourage them to attract active European producers, TV commissioners, film fund representatives, VoD and festival programmers and distributors. Forum is organised by the Lithuanian Short Film Agency Lithuanian Shorts.

8th edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 8th-10th October 2020. This year a Guest Country of the Forum will be Poland. Read more – www.bpf.lt.

Lithuanian Shorts invites to celebrate its 8th birthday and watch TOP8 Lithuanian short films online

Tomorrow, Lithuanian Short Film Agency Lithuanian Shorts will invite the film lovers to celebrate the eighth birthday together. On this occasion, the agency presents a unique opportunity to watch some of the most memorable Lithuanian short films. A programming team of Vilnius International Short Film Festival has prepared a special TOP8 list of Lithuanian short films produced over the past 8 years.

All Thursday Lithuanian cinema lovers will have a chance to watch one of the most remarkable Lithuanian shorts films via Lithuanian Shorts facebook account or Lithuanian news portal 15min.lt from 28 May, Thursday, 10 a.m. until 29 May, Friday, 10 a.m. All films will be with English subtitles.

Lithuanian Shorts is a Lithuanian Short Film Agency, founded in 2012, that provides a systematic and coordinated presentation and promotion of Lithuanian short films nationally and internationally.

Lithuanian Shorts is a multifunctional organisation, involved in publishing of the catalogue of the newest Lithuanian short films, organizing Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event “Baltic Pitching Forum” (bpf.lt), Vilnius International Short Film Festival (filmshorts.lt), International Short Film Day in Lithuania. Moreover, in 2019 the Agency launched new initiatives – Baltic Short Film Script Development Residency “Baltic Shorts Residency”; “Lithuanian Shorts Mentorship”, a program dedicated to Lithuanian women working in film and TV industries; Open Talks – discussions with the young generation of Lithuanian filmmakers followed by a screening of their short films.

Lithuanian Shorts is a member of a world-wide non-profit association for the short film promotion “Short Film Conference” and the European Network of Short Film and Video Art Distributors “Short Circuit”.

TOP 8 Lithuanian shorts films produced in 2012-2020:

DOG’S LIFE
dir. Ieva Veiverytė, fiction, 2013, 24’

NON-EUCLIDEAN GEOMETRY
dir. Skirmanta Jakaitė, Solveiga Masteikaitė, animation, 2013, 11’

I’M TWENTY SOMETHING
dir. Marija Kavtaradzė, fiction, 2014, 20’

ANTHOLOGY OF THE PLOT
dir. Arturas Jevdokimovas, documentary, 2015, 26’

BY THE POOL
dir. Laurynas Bareiša, fiction, 2017, 16’

WATCHKEEPING
dir. Karolis Kaupinis, fiction, 2017, 15’

FAMILY UNIT
dir. Titas Laucius, fiction, 2019, 21’

COMMUNITY GARDENS
dir. Vytautas Katkus, fiction, 2019, 15’

Baltic Pitching Forum 2020: new call for short film projects and the guest country Poland

Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event „Baltic Pitching Forum” announces its new call for short film projects. This year a Guest Country of the Forum will be Poland. The event will invite twelve short film projects – three from each Baltic country of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and three from Poland — to come and pitch in front of a panel of invited experts. The eighth edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 8th-10th October 2020. Application deadline – 2nd of August.

Eligible applicants for the Baltic Pitching Forum – Lithuanian, Latvian, Estonian and Polish film directors and/or producers who have finished at least one short film project and are developing a new project which meets these criteria: fiction, animation or hybrid genre, is in the development stage, up to 30 minutes and aimed at an international audience.

The Baltic Pitching Forum helps filmmakers to gain international recognition in the European marketplace and it aims to set up a place for short filmmakers situated in the Baltic sea region to present their new projects whilst sharing common issues and knowledge, exchanging experiences and good practices, developing artistic ideas and increasing contacts. The event will also encourage them to attract active European producers, TV commissioners, film fund representatives, VoD and festival programmers and distributors.

The Forum consists of an online script consultation and a three-day training and pitching event which will take place on October 8th-10th in Vilnius. All participants will have online consultations with the scriptwriting expert Wim Vanacker (France) at the beginning of September. And during the event in Vilnius the filmmakers will gather to discuss, get feedback and learn how to present and promote their newest short film projects. Participants will be tutored by pitching trainer and artistic adviser Gabriele Brunnenmeyer (Germany). Also, with numerous influential film industry professionals taking part, the event will not only help the participants gain greater knowledge and visibility, but at the same time potentially will lead to the successful development of coproduction.

Traditionally two projects will end up with the opportunity of visiting Euro Connection, the international co-production forum connected to the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival, and the European Short Pitch, scriptwriting workshop in residency and a coproduction forum,  and one will receive the newly launched prize – Baltic Producers MEDIA Award – initiated by the Creative Europe MEDIA Offices in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Baltic Pitching Forum is organised by Lithuanian Short Film Agency “Lithuanian Shorts” in partnership with Riga International Film Festival (Latvia), Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS (Latvia), PÖFF Shorts | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia) and ShortEst | Estonian Short Film Center.
It is supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture, Lithuanian Film Center, Vilnius City Municipality, Polish Film Institute. Partners – Creative Europe Desk MEDIA Offices in Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

More information: www.bpf.lt

Vilnius International Short Film Festival: submit films for 2021

Vilnius International Short Film Festival is now inviting to submit films for the upcoming 14th edition and its two competition programmes – International and National. Filmmakers can submit fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and hybrid genre films up to 30 min. which are completed after January 2019. Submission deadline: 31 July 2020. Films can be submitted via www.shortfilmdepot.com platform.

Vilnius International Short Film Festival (VISFF) is one of the biggest short film festivals in the Baltic countries. Established in 2006, VISFF has become a unique platform in Lithuania, not only screening European but also global professional short films made by the upcoming generation of talented filmmakers. The 14th edition of Vilnius International Short Film Festival will take place from 14 to 17 January 2021.

Vilnius International Short Film Festival holds International and National short film competitions. Selected films are considered by the International Jury. VISFF organises International Competition with three awards – Best Short Fiction, Best Short Documentary and Best Short Animation; and National Competition with the Best Lithuanian Short Film award.

VISFF is organized by Lithuanian Short Film Agency LITHUANIAN SHORTS, main sponsor – Lithuanian Film Centre.

 

SUBMIT HERE

 

Early bird submission deadline: 1 July 2020 (Free)

Final deadline: 31 July 2020 (5 Eur)

REGULATIONS

Online festival – My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival – starts it’s fight against COVID-19

Programmers from the likes of Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, Black Nights and many others band together for MY DARLING QUARANTINE, an online short film festival designed to raise money in light of Coronavirus.

In light of the current COVID-19 situation that is unfolding across the world, the film industry has seen many events postponed and cancelled. This includes many major short film festivals, amongst them Go Short – International Short Film Festival Nijmegen, the Glasgow Short Film Festival, Short Waves Festival in Poland and Canada’s Festival Regard, as well as such events as CPH:DOX in Copenhagen, SXSW in Texas, Tribeca in New York and Vision du Reel in Nyon.  

In response to these events a new online short film festival entitled MY DARLING QUARANTINE began on Monday 16th March. Hosted on the platform Talking Shorts (www.talkingshorts.com), it will help raise money for those fighting against COVID-19 and those people and events that have been affected by the situation.

The festival was initiated by Enrico Vannucci, short film advisor for the Venice International Film Festival and programmer for Torino Short Film Market, who is currently living under quarantine conditions in Italy.

Vannucci says:

“Watching all of this situation unfold while sitting in my forced confinement at home, I came up with the idea to create an online short film festival about what is happening now, in order to fundraise money to help the healthcare system stakeholders dealing with the current problem.”

My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival is an attempt to keep doing what we in the short film world like to do – selecting and presenting great short films to our audiences – while trying to raise money for several associations that already, or soon will be, in need of more money to operate and save more people’s lives. We also want to raise money to help any cultural organisations who have been affected by the situation.”

My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival (MDQSFF) has enlisted the help of short film practitioners from around the globe to suggest films with a Dystopian theme with programmers from the likes of Cannes, Berlin, Locarno all giving suggestions. Programmers from events affected, such as Short Waves in Poland, have also lent their expertise.

Every week, from Monday to Sunday, the festival will present a programme of seven short films with the audience asked to vote for their favourite short of that week. Viewers will also be encouraged to donate via the GoFundMe page set up by MDQSFF: here.

Films to be shown during the first week of the festival include ‘Postcards From The End Of The World’ (Dir. Konstantinos Antonopoulos, Greece, 2019), a film which sees a Greek family having to find a way out of a secluded island in the Mediterranean when confronted with the unexpected end of the world. The film has already had a healthy festival run, screening at the likes of Sarajevo, Tampere and Winterthur where it won the Audience Award in 2019, and the MDQSFF screening will represent the first time online audiences get to see the film. 

50% of the money donated by the festival viewers will go to Médecins Sans Frontières, the public health relief organisation operating globally. The other 50% will be donated to a cause that will help cultural institutions and cultural workers who have been affected and may face both organisational and financial hardships in the coming months and years.

Emilia Mazik from Talking Shorts and Short Waves said:

“We’ve been overwhelmed by the response of programmers and all the filmmakers who have been gracious in giving their permission to show the film. We know that many cancelled events have moved their programmes online. We wanted to do something a little different  – hence the dystopian theme of the shorts – and complement all the other work that is being done by so many other festivals and organisations while raising some money for good causes.”

“Postponing my festival has been one of the hardest decisions I’ve ever made and it will have financial and structural consequences for Short Waves. It is truly heartbreaking to see events being cancelled or postponed and, with MDQSFF, we wanted to show how the short film world can pull together in times of crisis as well as provide entertainment for people across the world who are stuck at home. 

Hopefully, with the benefit of hindsight, this crisis will also have a positive impact on the film industry as it strives to be a more equitable and sustainable sector.”

My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival  began 16th March at Talking Shorts and will last until the current situation ends. Each week you can find new festival films here

CALL FOR BALTIC SHORTS RESIDENCY 2020

Filmmakers and scriptwriters from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania asked to apply for new edition of intensive script workshop

While the world is currently in lockdown, this call for the Baltic Shorts Residency goes out with the anticipation that the situation will be under control by the time of the residency in June. We are constantly monitoring the situation and will update applicants with new information should it arise and would, in the meantime, encourage all interested parties to apply.

The BALTIC SHORTS RESIDENCY is calling for participants from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to take part in its second edition which will take place in Lithuania from 1-19 June 2020.

The BALTIC SHORTS RESIDENCY is a short film script development program dedicated to filmmakers from the Baltic countries who want to undertake an intense writing process whilst receiving professional consultation with a view to producing a fully finished script of the short film.

The residency will take place over a three week period in the Klaipeda region of Lithuania in the  Kintai Arts artspace during which three selected participants (one from each Baltic country) will have script consultations with creative advisor and script consultant Wim Vanacker. This will consist of a three day intensive script workshop at the residency location and 2-3 online sessions.

After the programme each participant will be committed to apply with their project to the Baltic Pitching Forum held in Vilnius in October.

Kintai Arts artspace is an artistic initiative in a rural location which provides a forum for all artistic branches and interdisciplinary work, encouraging encounters with contemporary art forms outside of urban cultural centers. It is situated in a rural environment on the coast of the Curonian Lagoon near the peninsula of Curonian Spit and Vente Cape.

The 2020 edition marks the second edition of the Baltic Shorts Residency after last year’s pilot edition. The 2019 BSR saw the Estonian filmmaker and scriptwriter Madli Lääne take part. Her project, Jungle Law, was later showcased at both the 2019 Baltic Pitching Forum and at MIDPOINT Shorts.

Rimantė Daugėlaitė, from Lithuanian Shorts, the organisers of the Baltic Shorts Residency said:

“After last year’s event was so successful, we decided to open it up to a filmmaker or scriptwriter from each of the Baltic countries to give more people an opportunity to take part in this unique experience. With the expert advice of Wim Vanacker and the inspiring surroundings provided by the Kintai Arts artspace, the Baltic Shorts Residency should hopefully let the shoots of some wonderful creative projects blossom.”

Eligible applicants must be film directors and scriptwriters from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania who have finished at least one short film project and are developing a new project which is fiction, animation or a hybrid of the two. The project must be in early script development stage, up to 30 minutes long and aimed at an international audience.

The Baltic Shorts Residency is supported by Lithuanian Council for Culture in partnership with Kintai Arts,ShortEst | Estonian Short Film Center, PÖFF Shorts | Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Riga International Film Festival, Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS.

The application deadline April 22nd 2020 and an application form can be found here. Residency Regulations: here.

More information about Baltic Shorts Residency: here.

Photos by Andrius Kundrotas.