Baltic Sea Docs 2020-featured

The 24th edition of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries# has announced its #Baltic Sea Docs# 2020 participating projects. Occurring mostly online from 29 August to 6 September, the 24 selected projects represent 16 countries including #Armenia, #Estonia, #Finland, #Latvia, #Lithuania, #Poland, #Russia, #Ukraine, and others.

This year’s event switches online from its usual home of Riga, Latvia, however will still feature a preparatory workshop, pitching sessions, individual meetings with international experts, seminars, and a film programme. Workshop mentors for Baltic Sea Docs 2020 include documentary film consultants Tue Steen Müller and Mikael Opstrup, as well as DocNomads Joint Masters programme lecturer Péter Kerekes, directors Emma Davie, Nino Orjonikidze and Audrius Stonis, First Hand Films’ Gitte Hansen, and editor Phil Jandaly.

Baltic Sea Docs 2020 Selected Projects

  • Age (Sweden / Film and Tell. Producers: Oscar Hedin, Marina-Evelina Cracana.  Director: Gustav Ågerstrand)
  • Artem and Eva (Russia, France, Estonia / TVINDIE, Petit a Petit Production, Marx Film. Producers: Yevgeny Gindilis, Rebecca Houzel, Max Tuula, Maria Gavrilova. Director: Evgeny Milykh)
  • Atonal Glow   (Georgia / Spark. Producer/Director: Alexander Koridze)
  • Blind Pit (Italy, Latvia / Nacne sas, Baltic Balkan Productions. Producer/Director: Federico Schiavi)
  • Courage (Belarus, Germany / Living Pictures Production GbR, Illusion Film Company. Producer: Jörn Möllenkamp. Director: Aliaksei Paluyan)
  • Diary of a Bride of Christ (Ukraine / DIGITAL RELIGION LLC. Producer: Natalia Libet. Director: Marta Smerechynska)
  • Experts of Love (Estonia / KUUKULUR FILM OÜ/ Moonwalkers FILM. Producer: Andres Maimik. Director: Eva Kübar)
  • Fight (Armenia / MOTIF FILMS, Vie Des Hauts Production. Producer: Sona Margaryan. Director: Lilit Movsisyan)
  • The Girls of 1960 (Latvia / Fenixfilm. Producer: Matiss Kaza. Director: Una Celma)
  • Home Is Where the Films Are (Kosovo / Arena, 39films. Producer/Director: More Raça)
  • The Land (Latvia / Mistrus Media. Producers: Gints Grūbe, Elīna Gediņa – Ducena. Director: Ivars Seleckis)
  • Life After Death (Lithuania / Film Jam. Producer: Stasys Baltakis. Director: Nerijus Milerius)
  • Life of Ivana  (Russia, Norway, Finland/ Ethnofund Film Company, Ten Thousand Images, Illume Oy. Producers: Vladislav Ketkovich, Mette Cheng Munthe-Kaas, Petrri Vijalainen. Director: Renato Borrayo Serrano)
  • Love in the Time of Corona (Lithuania, Italy / Just a moment. Producer: Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė. Directors: Virginija Vareikyte, Maximilien Dejoie)
  • Nina Gets Married (Poland / Pinot Films. Producers: Marta Duzbabel, Agnieszka Rostropowicz-Rutkowska. Director: Andrzej Szypulski)
  • Nord Express (Latvia, Estonia / Mistrus Media, Allfilm. Producers: Gints Grūbe, Elīna Gediņa – Ducena. Director: Kārlis Lesiņš)
  • Podnieks On Podnieks (Latvia / JURIS PODNIEKS STUDIO. Producer: Antra Cilinska. Director: Anna Viduleja)
  • Shut the Fuck Up! (Ukraine, France / Digital Religion, East Roads Films. Producers: Stephane Siohan, Olga Beskhmelnytsina. Director: Taisiia Kutuzova)
  • Sunny (Georgia / Terra Incognita Films, Sunny Films. Producer: Nato Sikharulidze. Director: Keti Machavariani)
  • The Trans Syrian Express (Finland, Russia / Illume Ltd, 317-Films. Producers: Pertti Veijalainen, Sergey Vinokurov. Director: Alina Rudnitskaya)
  • Underling In Bird Kingdom (Estonia / Allfilm. Producer: Ivo Felt. Director: Marko Raat)
  • Waitersgate (Poland / ZK Studio. Producer: Malgorzata Prociak. Director: Konrad Szolajski)
  • We Are Animals (Finland / Tuffi Films. Producers: Elli Toivoniemi, Venla Hellstedt, Director: Saila Kivelä, Vesa Kuosmanen)
  • When the Harmattan Blows (Poland / Pinot Films. Producers: Marta Duzbabel, Agnieszka Rostropowicz-Rutkowska. Director: Edyta Wroblewska

Featured Image: Baltic Sea Docs pitching forum 2019 by Agnese Zeltina