MEETING POINT – VILNIUS WINNERS ANNOUNCED
The winning projects are:
BALTIC NEW WAVE (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, directors Audrius Stonys and Kristine Briede),
TO BE CONTINUED (Latvia, producer Antra Gaile, director Ivars Sileckis),
A LONG DAY (Slovakia, director Pavol Pekarcik, producer Katarina Tomkova),
FALLING (Ukraine, director Marina Stepanska, producer Olena Yershova).
These projects will be shown in market screening in “Vilnius Goes to Cannes” project during this year “Marche du Film”.
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.
A GHOST ROAD
Estonia, Lithuania. Representative: producer, director Arko Okk
BALTIC NEW WAVE
Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia. Representatives: directors Audrius Stonys, Kristine Briede
Latvia, Lithuania. Representatives: producer Marta Romanova-Jēkabsone, director Ināra Kolmane
MIRACLE *also Industry screenings
Lithuania, Bulgaria, Poland. Representatives: producer Lukas Trimonis, director Eglė Vertelytė
PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND THINGS
Lithuania. Representatives: producer Giedrė Burokaitė, director Aistė Žegulytė
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
BABUSHKA. LOST IN TRANSLATION
Belarus. Representative: producer Volia Chajkouskaya
Belarus. Representative: director Alexander Svishchenkov
Belarus. Representative: producer Maryia Yahorava
THE ART OF CENSORSHIP
Belarus. Representative: producer Volia Chajkouskaya
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
A LONG DAY
Slovakia. Representative: producer Katarina Tomkova
ASHES IN THE SNOW
Lithuania, United States, United Kingdom. Representative: distributor Asta Martinonytė
Ukraine. Representative: producer: Anna Palenchuk
Ukraine. Representatives: producer Alona Fedorova, director Alisa Pavlovskaya
Ukraine. Representative: director Marina Stepanska
Serbia. Representatives: writer, director Svetislav Dragomirovic
YET TO RULE
Romania. Representative: director, writer Mihaela Popescu
THE INFINITE GARDEN
Bulgaria. Representative: director Galin Stoev
Georgia. Representative: director: Ana Urushadze
STORIES FROM THE CHESTNUT WOODS
Slovenia, Italy. Representative: producer: Marina Gumzi
ULTRA *also Industry screenings
Hungary, Greece. Representative: associate producer Lorand Balazs Imre
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