Baltic Event Launches New Children and Youth Section

Baltic Event Co-Production Market launches new Children and Youth section which will also be competing for a prestigious Eurimages Co-Production Development Award.

Just Film Industry Days is excited to announce the launch of a new category specifically dedicated to children's and youth film projects in collaboration with Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event. This is the largest international co-production market in Northern Europe, established in 2005, with a focus on feature film projects seeking co-production, financing, and sales agents.

The strategic expansion of adding children and youth film projects to the selection is designed to spotlight the children’s and youth cinema, offering an opportunity for projects that cater to these demographics. As the market overall welcomes feature film projects, the children and youth film category will focus on full-length fiction films, documentaries, and animations for younger audiences. Projects that intend to use AI in the process will gain special attention.

This year, the market welcomes back the Eurimages Co-production Development Award for the 2024-2026 period. The Eurimages Co-production Development Award includes a non-reimbursable subsidy of €20,000 for feature-length fiction, animation, and documentary films, which must be used exclusively to cover the development expenses of the co-production project.

As before, the Baltic Event Co-Production Market welcomes feature film projects from a range of countries, particularly by the small and medium-sized film enterprises from low and medium production capacity countries, including Albania, Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, North Macedonia, Georgia, Hungary, Iceland, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Norway, Poland, Romania, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Sweden, Ukraine, and this year’s Focus Country, Germany. Projects from other countries are also eligible if they are seeking co-production partners from the aforementioned countries.

Since 2002, the Baltic Event Co-Production Market has showcased over 400 film projects, many of which have reached the silver screens across the globe and enjoyed successful festival runs. The presented projects were later selected for Cannes, Berlinale, Venice, Karlovy Vary, Warsaw, Cairo, Tribeca, and more and earned Golden Globe and Oscar nominations.

In 2024, the Baltic Event Co-Production Market will take place on 20–22 November, Just Film Industry Days will take place on 21–22 November.

The submissions for the 2024 edition are open until 15 July 2024.

Read more here: Submissions 2024 and check the rules and regulations.