Event held in conjunction with Estonia film festival

Estonia’s 14th Black Nights Film Festival will hold the first Black Market Industry Screenings Dec. 1-4.

A response to demand from Baltic and Nordic professionals for more networking and business opportunities at the fest, which started Friday and runs until Dec. 5, the Black Market runs alongside the established Baltic Event Screenings in Tallinn.

Last year more than 300 film professionals from 24 countries attended the Baltic Event and organizers are hoping for more this year with the addition of the Black Market, making it the region’s biggest film and co-production event.

The pair will showcase 16 films from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, Finland, Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Central Asia and the South Caucasus.Filmmakers will be on hand to present their films and works-in-progress while distribs will present their own line-ups.

Film professionals will also benefit from the Black Market Online, allowing them to watch the films online and access information including film industry contacts, country overviews about film industries, lineups and new films from the North East European regions.

A special focus on Russian cinema Dec. 1 will discuss co-production, financing and film distribution issues with key figures from the industry, including Dimitry Rudovsky of Art Pictures Group/Art Pictures Media, Dimitri Meskhiev, chief producer with Russian World Studios and Sergei Selyanov from St Petersburg’s CTB Film Company.

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