Talents Nest

Talents Nest is the MPV initiative that aims to explore and nurture emerging professionals from Baltic, ex-Soviet and Caucasian countries by offering them industry and networking opportunities.

It will take place during Meeting Point – Vilnius from March 30 to April 1, 2020, in the framework of the Vilnius International Film Festival.

Target group

The ideal participants are screenwriters, directors, producers, and film critics at the very initial stage of their career. It is not necessary to have completed a short film or published articles. The goal of the initiative is to introduce emerging professionals to the audiovisual industry, helping them to become more familiar with different professionals involved in the field, and start building their own international network.


Three/four professionals from each eligible country could be selected to take part in the official Meeting Point – Vilnius programme and will have a dedicated schedule that includes:

  • Ÿ Introduction to the international audiovisual industry;
  • Ÿ Talent Speed Dating meetings;
  • Ÿ Dedicated Coffee with Decision Makers & Industry Professionals;
  • Ÿ Free accreditation to MPV 2020;
  • Ÿ Access to Coming Soon pitching session;
  • Ÿ Access to MPV Panels;
  • Ÿ Visibility in a dedicated part of the official MPV catalogue.

Selection Criteria

Applicants will be selected based on their motivation letter. Experience is not required, but it is mandatory to be curious about the international audiovisual industry, to be motivated in entering the international industry and to be generous and open to new contacts. The partners will be involved in the selection.


MPV is building partnerships in each eligible country.

Participation is free of charge. However, participants should cover their travel and accommodation expenses. We are currently in talks with national partners in order to help interested participants cover their costs. For more information, please contact us at industry@kinopavasaris.lt.

Application form

In order to apply please send:

  • Ÿ Your CV;
  • Ÿ Your motivation letter.

The requested documents should be sent to: industry@kinopavasaris.lt

Email subject line: Talents Nest Application form - country

Deadline: February 9th

Selected participants will compete for Industry Awards.

The Industry Awards are being negotiated and will be announced soon on this page.