Talents Nest

Talents Nest is the brand new initiative of MPV, co-organised by MAIA Workshops, that aims to exploring, nurturing and offering industry and networking opportunities to emerging professionals from Baltic Countries, Belarus, Ukraine and Caucasian countries.

It will take place during Meeting Point – Vilnius from April 2 to 4, 2019, in the framework of the Vilnius International Film Festival.

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

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

  • Introduction to the international audiovisual industry;
  • Talents Speed Date meetings;
  • Dedicated Coffee with Decision Makers & Industry Professionals;
  • Free accreditation to MPV 2019;
  • Access to Coming Soon pitching session;
  • Access to MPV Panels;
  • Visibility in a dedicated part of the official MPV catalogue.

Selection Criteria
The selection will be done on the bases of the motivation letter. It is not required to have a lot of experience 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.

Partnerships
MPV is building partnerships in each eligible countries.

Confirmed partners:

  • Baltic Pitching Forum;
  • GAIFF PRO;
  • Minsk international film festival “Listapad” industry.

*Selected participants will compete for industry awards.

The 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 to cover their costs. Please contact us for more information to industry@kinopavasaris.lt.

Application form
In order to apply please send:

  • Your update CV;
  • Your motivation letter.

The requested docs should be sent to:
industry@kinopavasaris.lt 
Email object: Talents Nest Application form - country

Deadline: February 16th

*The Industry Awards are in negotiation and will be announced soon on this page.