Film projects

18 projects have been selected for over 50 applications to be shown during Coming Soon from Baltics and Coming Soon New Talents presentations during Meeting point – Vilnius on April 5th at Kempinski Hotel Cathedral Square Vilnius. 

Coming Soon from Baltics

Both debuting and experienced directors from the Baltic countries – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia – are presented in this category. This is a showcase of feature-length narratives, documentaries and animated film project from Baltic countries, that will be finished until the end of the year. This year Meeting Point – Vilnius is collaborating with the Marché du Film industry programme Goes to Cannes and 3 projects will be selected by the jury to be presented in Industry screenings in Cannes 2017.

10:00 – 11:00

10:00 – 10:10

A GHOST ROAD

Estonia, Lithuania. Representative: producer, director Arko Okk 

10:10-10:20

BALTIC NEW WAVE

Lithuania, Estonia. Representatives: directors Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede 

10:20-10:30

BILLE

Latvia, Lithuania. Representatives: producer Marta Romanova-Jēkabsone, director Ināra Kolmane 

10:30-10:40

MIRACLE *also Industry screenings

Lithuania, Bulgaria, Poland. Representatives: producer Lukas Trimonis, director Eglė Vertelytė 

10:40-10:50

PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND THINGS

Lithuania. Representatives: producer Giedrė Burokaitė, director Aistė Žegulytė 

10:50-11:00

TO BE CONTINUED

Latvia. Representatives: producer Antra Gaile, director Ivars Sileckis

B2B Doc – Documentary Projects

Together with B2B Doc - Black to Baltic sea Documentary platform - 5 Belorussian documentary projects are presented  for International Audience during Meeting point – Vilnius. 

APRIL 5th 11:00-11:30

11:00-11:06

BABUSHKA. LOST IN TRANSLATION

Belarus. Representative: producer Volia Chajkouskaya 

11:06-11:12

MEIN DEUTSCHLAND

Belarus. Representative: director Alexander Svishchenkov 

11:12-11:18

ORDINARY FILM

Belarus. Representative: producer Maryia Yahorava 

11:18-11:24

THE ART OF CENSORSHIP

Belarus. Representative: producer Volia Chajkouskaya 

11:24-11:30

TOWARDS THE MIRACLE

Belarus. Representative: director, writer Ekaterina Markavets

Coming Soon New Talents 

Coming Soon New Talents focuses on debuting filmmakers presenting their first or second feature films. Participants come from Central and Eastern Europe: Czech Republic, Slovakia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Bulgaria, Slovenia, Croatia, Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo, Montenegro, and Serbia,  as well as Eastern partnership countries: Belarus, Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia, Armenia, and Azerbaijan. Feature-length narratives, documentaries and animated film project should be completed and premiere until the end of the year.  This year Meeting Point – Vilnius is collaborating with the Marché du Film industry programme Goes to Cannes and 3 projects will be selected by the jury to be presented in Industry screenings in Cannes 2017. 

12:00 – 13:40

12:00-12:08

A LONG DAY

Slovakia. Representative: producer Katarina Tomkova 

12:08-12:16

ASHES IN THE SNOW

Lithuania, United States, United Kingdom. Representative: distributor Asta Martinonytė 

12:16-12:24

ASKANIA

Ukraine. Representative: producer: Anna Palenchuk 

12:24-12:32

GOGOLDOC

Ukraine. Representatives: producer Alona Fedorova, director Alisa Pavlovskaya 

12:32-12:40

HEADLONG

Ukraine. Representative: director Marina Stepanska 

12:40-12:48

HORIZONS

Ukraine. Representatives: writer, director Svetislav Dragomirovic 

12:48-12:56

YET TO RULE

Romania. Representative: director, writer Mihaela Popescu 

12:56-13:04

THE INFINITE GARDEN

Bulgaria. Representative: director Galin Stoev 

13:04-13:12

SCARY MOTHER

Georgia. Representative: director: Ana Urushadze 

13:12-13:20

STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS

Slovenia, Italy. Representative: producer: Marina Gumzi 

13:20-13:28

ULTRA *also Industry screenings

Hungary, Greece. Representative: associate producer Lorand Balazs Imre 

13:28-13:36

WHEN THE TREES FALL

Ukraine, Poland, Macedonia. Representative: producer Igor Savychenko

 SUCCESSFUL PROJECTS FROM PREVIOUS SESSIONS

Projects, presented during Coming soon session, continued on a successful festival and distribution circuit. Some most prominent examples include:

2016 Close Relations by Vitaly Mansky(Latvia, Russia, Estonia, Germany, dir. Vitaly Mansky) premier in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.

2016 The Saint (AKA Crisis) by Andrius Blaževičius (Lithuania, Poland) premier in Warsaw International Film festival

2016 The Pretenders by Vallo Toomla (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia) premier in San Sebastian International Film Festival “New directors” competition

2015 Mellow Mud by Renards Vimba (Latvia) premiered in Berlinale side section Generation 14Plus and won Crystal Bear for best film in this programme. Also the film found it’s sales agent german Pluto film. Other awards included Best Director Award in Cyprus Film Days IFF.

2015 Hi, Rasma by L.Pakalnina (Latvia) premiered in Visions du Reel IFF, also Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Vilnius Documentary Film Festival, Riga International Film Festival, Lübeck Nordic Film Days.

2014 The summer of Sangaile by A.Kavaite (Lithuania) premiered in Sundance IFF and got the Best Director Award, also screened in Berlin IFF and 50 international film festivals, received Best Film Award at National Film and TV Awards in Lithuania.

2014 Tangerines by Z.Urushadze (Estonia, Georgia) – Nominee for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for foreign language film, also over 30 International film festivals including Best Director and Audience Award in Warsaw IFF, Best Estonian Film in Tallinn Black Nights IFF and Best Director in Tbilisi IFF. Distribution in Estonia, Georgia, Poland.

2014 Master and Tatyana by G.Žickytė (Lithuania) – Best Director Award at National Film and TV Awards in Lithuania., screened in almost 10 international documentary festivals, including Leipzig DOC, IDFA.

2014 The Gambler by I.Jonynas (Lithuania) premiered in San Sebastian IFF, also was screened in over 20 international film festivals, including Special Jury Award in Warsaw IFF. Distribution in Italy, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey.

Coming Soon session films included in Vilnius IFF Competition programmes: In the crosswind, The Gambler, The Summer of Sangaile, Modris, Tangerines