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Last day at Industry! Announcing Awards and European Film Forum Tallinn




Following a week full of networking, presentations, screenings, meetings and panel discussions attracting more than 500 guests from all over the world, we are happy to announce Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 2018 winners that were presented at a ceremony in Tallinn yesterday.

Baltic Event Co-Production Market Awards 

Best Project: Eurimages Co-Production Development Award (20 000eur)
Winner: A Girl’s Room by Aino Suni, France/Finland
Producers: Sébastien Aubert, Ulla Simonen
Production companies: Adastra Films, MADE

Cannes Marché du Film Producers’ Network Award
Marianne Ostrat, Alexandra Film
Vladimer Chikhradze, 20 Steps Production

Screen International Best Pitch Award
Winner: The Oasis of Now by Ramy Hamezan, Finland
Producer: Jussi Rantamäki, Aamu Film Company

Jury members:
Emma Scott, Production and Distribution Manager, Screen Ireland, Ireland;
Jeremy Zelnik, Head of Industry, Les Arcs Film Festival, France;
Giovanni Pompili, Producer, Kino Produzioni, Italy

Works in Progress Awards

Baltic View Award (2000 eur), Baltic Event Works in Progress 
Winner: Aurora by Miia Tervo, Finland
Producer: Max Malka
Production company: Dionysos Films

Baltic View Award (2000 eur), International Works in Progress 
Winner: Sisters by Silje Salomonsen, Arild Østin Ommundsen, Norway
Producer: Gary Cranner
Production company: Chezville

Baltic Event Works in Progress Award (3000 eur), Baltic Event Works in Progress 
Winner: Dogs Don’t Wear Pants by J-P Valkeapää, Finland, Latvia
Producers: Aleksi Bardy, Helen Vinogradov
Co-producers: Alise Gelze, Aija Berzina
Production companies: Helsinki-filmi, Tasse Film

The Post Control Award (10 000 eur), International Works in Progress 
Winner: Golden Voices by Evgeny Ruman, Israel
Producers: Avraham Pirchi, Chilik Michaeli, Eitan Even
Production companies: UCM, Evanstone Films

Tatiana Detlofson – Mediaplan (USA);
Alena Shumakova – Quinzaine des Réalisateurs (France), Pingyao Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon International Film Festival (China);
Alexandre Moreau – Memento Films International (France)
Script Pool Tallinn Awards

Global Screen Award (5000 eur)
Winner: Man Of Deeds by Radu Romaniuc, Romania
Director: Nicolae Constantin Tănase
Production companies: Papillon Film, Tangaj Production
Producer: Paul Negoescu, Anamaria Antoci

Jury members:
Katharina Suckale, producer at Bombay Berlin Film Productions
Marcello Paolillo, Head of Art of Panic, Stepln project manager at Locarno Film Festival 
Julia Weber, Head of Theatrical Sales & Acquisitions of Global Screen GmbH




2018 Winners: Screen International Best Pitch Award for The Oasis of Now, Baltic View Award for Baltic Event Works in Progress project Aurora, Best Project: Eurimages Co-Production Development Award to A Girl’s Room, Baltic Event Works in Progress Award winner Dogs Don’t Wear Pants
















European Film Forum Tallinn takes place today, November 30 in Tallinn Creative Hub.  
Under the title of "Creativity, Technology, Diversity in Europe post-2020" the one-day, hands-on conference is aimed to discuss the future of European film industry, and the MEDIA program from 2020 onwards.

Drawing on the successful Estonian EU presidency conference in 2017, the European Film Forum Tallinn 2018 serves as a discussion forum between creatives, technologists, investors and policymakers to provide input into the agenda of the Creative Europe MEDIA Programme post-2020. 

Key speakers: 
Ricardo J. Mendez - CTO @Samsung Next
Limor Schweitzer - CEO, MOV.AI (Portugal)
Guillaume Klossa - Special Advisor to Vice President, European Commission, Andrus Ansip 
Maria Tanjala - Founder @Filmchain / Screen Awards 2018 nominee)
Mike Hostench - Co-Director @Sitges International Film Festival of Fantastic Films  (Spain)
Marjorie Paillon – Moderatrice @France 24
Marcin Lunkiewicz –  Producer @Mimoo
Tariq Krim - Founder @Dissident.Ai
Claudia Landsberger - Executive Partner @Baseworx
Paul Aguraiuja – Producer, The Bank @Itamambuca














In the framework of Baltic Event’s continuing collaboration with Festival Scope Pro, all the industry guests are able to watch the previous works of directors, whose projects are presented at the Co-Production Market











Check out Industry news, Facebook page, Twitter account and Instagram feed and stories!  When posting, keep in mind to add this year's Industry hashtag #industrytll18.










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About Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Started in 1997, the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival has grown into one of the biggest film festivals in Northern Europe and busiest regional industry platforms, hosting more than 1000 guests and industry delegates and over 160 journalists. The festival screens around 250 features and more than 300 shorts and animations and sees an attendance of 80 000 people annually. In 2017 the festival was covered in 71 languages with a potential global media audience of over 1.1 billion people.

As of 2014 the festival holds the FIAPF accreditation for holding an international competition programme which puts the festival into the so- called A-category of film festivals, alongside other 14 festivals in the world (including Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, Karlovy Vary, San Sebastian, Shanghai, Tokyo etc).  

Black Nights has an umbrella structure with two sub-festivals PÖFF Shorts and youth and children's film festival Just Film taking place concurrently with the main festival,
two off-season festivals - Haapsalu Horror and Fantasy Film Festival and Tartu Love Film Festival - and a fully-fledged film industry platform Industry@Tallinn, organised jointly with the Baltic Event Co-production market.

Black Nights Film Festival 16 Nov - 2 Dec
PÖFF Shorts 20 Nov - 25 Nov
Just Film 16 Nov - 2 Dec
Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event 26 Nov - 30 Nov



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