Animated shorts for an adult audience at international film festivals are the most popular Baltic film export so far. How can we ensure their distribution on a local level as well – in film theatre programming and on TV? Animated film distributors and television representatives will be sharing their experiences at this discussion.
Working language: English
Peter Murdmaa (Moderator)
Director of ShortEst, Estonian Short Film Center, Estonia
A broad-profile filmmaker, short film distributor and programmer. Cinematographer and director of documentaries; has produced short fiction films. Founder of ShortEst, Estonian Short Film Center. Currently he is developing short film distribution event Baltic Preview at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Co-organizer of Baltic Pitching Forum in Vilnius. Artistic director of Go Debut European Film Festival in Klaipeda.
Animator, illustrator, distributor at Estonian Academy of Arts in Animation Department, Estonia
At the moment Mari works as a project manager and a distributor at the Estonian Academy of Arts in Animation Department. She has been working as a guest coordinator in Animated Dreams, international animation film festival and Baltic Preview at PÖFF Shorts, international short film and animation festival.
Head of Acquisitions at the Latvian Television, Latvia
Zane is in charge of TV series and content for kids at the Latvian Television, where she selects kids’ programmes that evolve imagination, have educational elements, offer positive behaviour models and yet are entertaining and filled with adventure.
Deputy Director General of Lithuanian National Radio and Television, Lithuania
Gytis has 25 years of media experience in radio, online and TV. Former deputy editor-in-chief of the biggest news portal in Lithuania DELFI and the head of Video department at DELFI TV. Since April 2018, he is a deputy director general of Lithuanian National Radio and Television.
Managing director of the Lithuanian Short Film Agency Lithuanian Shorts, Lithuania
Rimantė has been the managing director of Lithuanian Shorts since 2012 and the head of the Vilnius International Short Film Festival since 2009. Rimantė has been working in the audiovisual sector for nearly ten years and has coordinated multiple culture and film promotion projects, she has also produced several Lithuanian short films.