Baltic Sea Documentary Forum 2005 Vilnius, September 7-11th
2005 August 18 d.
The European Documentary Network in collaboration with Baltic Films and Lithuanian Film Promotion & Information Agency organizes the 9th Forum for producers of documentary films and television programmes from the Baltic States, Belarus, Poland, Russia and the Ukraine. The aim of the Forum is to allow documentary and TV producers to pitch their latest documentary projects live to a number of commissioning editors from the Baltic, Nordic and Western European television channels and film institutions.
Place: Hotel „Šarūnas“, Raitininkų 4, Vilnius, Tel.: +370 5 272 23 05
Timetable: Training – September 7-9th
Open pitching sessions– September 10th 9.30am – 5.00pm
September 11th 10.00am – 1.00pm
Screening of latest Baltic documentaries in „Lietuva“ cinema /salė 88 /, Pylimo 17, Vilnius
Timetable: September 7th 6.30pm and 9.00pm
September 8th 9.00pm
September 9th 4.00pm and 6.00pm
Facts about Baltic Sea Documentary Forum.
- Baltic Sea Documentary Forum was established in 1997 as Balticum film and TV festival in Bornholm island, Denmark.
- Forum – presentation of new documentary projects for potential sponsors.
- Forum – 3-part event: training, film screening and open pitching session.
- Training – projects are being improved in consultation with experienced producers and film theorists.
- Pitching sessions – projects are being presented to TV and film fund experts, i.e. experts sponsoring documentary projects.
- Screening – 3 different programmes, 2 consisting of latest Estonian, Latvian and Lithuanian documentary and separate programme compiled by BBC; Nick Fraser‘s - expert of BBC – speech.
- Since 2002 forum has become a “travelling“ event. It is being held on a rota basis in one of the Baltic states – Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania.
- In 2005 forum for the first time will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania.
- 25 projects from 7 countries were selected this year.
- Selection was carried out by the organizers: EDN, Baltic Films and Lithuanian Film Promotion and Information Agency.
- The main criterion for selection – project‘s potential in the international documentary market.
Forum training crew:
Tue Steen MÜLLER
European Documentary Network, Denmark
European Documentary Network/YLE TEEMA, Denmark /Finland
Oy Millenium Film Ltd, Finland
Stefilm International s.r.l., Italy
Juris Podnieks Studio, Latvia
De-Caf Television Production, Great Britain
Ove Rishøj JENSEN
European Documentary Network, Denmark
Piret TIBBO – HUDGINS
Danmarks Radio, Denmark
YLE FST, Finland
Mette HOFFMANN MEYER
TV2 Danmark, Denmark
ARTE THEMA, France
Hans Robert EISENHAUER
SVT Sveriges television, Sweden
Jan Vrijman Fund, Netherlands
BBC/Storyville, Great Britain
Estonian Film Foundation, Estonia
Discovery-Europe, Great Britain
- In Tue Steen Muller‘s – EDN chief and forum godfather – words, such a strong team of trainers and experts working in Vilnius would be envied by any documentary forum.
September 7th 6.30pm and 9.00pm „Lietuva“ /salė 88 /
September 8th 6.30pm (Forum members only)
September 8th 9.00pm „Lietuva“ /salė 88 /
September 9th 4.00pm and 6.00pm „Lietuva“ /salė 88 /
Statistics of Baltic Sea Documentary Forum
- 25 projects from 7 countries: Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania, Russia and Ukrain participate in the forum and training.
- Liethuania has the best standing with 5 participating and 2 projects with the observer rights.
- Trainers‘ crew consist of 8 documentary practicians and theorists. Trainers are invited from 6 different countries: Denmark, Finland, Great Britain, Italy, Latvia and Estonia.
- A team of 18 experts: 16 Europe‘s public and commercial broadcasters and 2 film fund representatives.
- Almost half of the projects in the forum receive full, partial sponsorship or find co-production partners.
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