VENUE MONIKA Centrum Hotels (Elizabetes iela 21)
TUTORS Tue Steen Müller (Denmark), Documentary Consultant
Mikael Opstrup (Denmark), European Documentary Network
Phil Jandaly (Sweden), editor
Alexandar Govedarica (Canada), Syndicado Film Sales
Marje Tõemäe (Estonia), ERR
Anna Wydra (Poland), producer, Otterfilms
Alexander Nanou (Romania), director, producer, DOP, editor, Alexander Nanau Production
WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
09:30 Welcome. Who´s Who. Introduction of the programme, tutors and participants.
10:45 Coffee
11:00 Group work I. 3 groups are created for the 3 tutor teams. Content, style, development of project, first pitch.
13:00 Lunch
14:00 – 17:00 Group work I (continued).
SCREENINGS Cinema K.Suns (Elizabetes 83/85)
18:30 Opening of the Film Programme / BRIDGES OF TIME
21:00 GOLDEN DAWN GIRLS
THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
09:00 – 12:30 Group work II with new tutor teams. Adjustments, second pitch.
12:30 Lunch
13:30 – 13:45 Presentation of Beldocs International Documentary Film Festival (Serbia) Industry program 2019, focusing on  Western Balkans and Post-Soviet Media countries. Mladen Vusurovic, Beldocs Director.
13:45 – 17:30 CREATIVE EUROPE MEDIA WORKSHOP – Thinking Outside the Box
Paradigm Shift – Interactive Storytelling, Laure Cops, Nunam, Belgium (in co-operation with !Flab)
Discovering US for Factual Content Distribution, Donald Rabinovitch, Cinemaflix Distribution, USA
SCREENINGS Cinema K.Suns
18.00 SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY
21.00 THE CLEANERS (18+)
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
10:00 – 14.00 General rehearsal
Pitching of all projects / comments by moderators and tutors / summing up session.
Ministry of Agriculture, Main Hall (Republikas Laukums 2)
14:30-15:30 Lunch
15:30 – 17:00 One to one meetings with tutors by participants’ choice
MONIKA Centrum Hotels
SCREENINGS Cinema K.Suns
18.00 GRANNY PROJECT
21.00 OF FATHERS AND SONS (12+)
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8 / Public Pitching session Day 1
VENUE Ministry of Agriculture, Main Hall (Republikas Laukums 2)
MODERATORS Tue Steen Müller & Mikael Opstrup
09:00 Introduction of the panel of Commissioning Editors.
09:30 – 09:45 18°C
09:45 – 10:00 Fragments of Humanity
10:00 – 10:15 Eating an Elephant
10:15 – 10:30 The Christmas Tree Case
10:30 – 10:45 My Favorite War
10:45 – 11:00 Artyom’s Upbringing
11:00 – 11:15 Santorini Weddings
11:15 – 11:30 The New Imperium
11:30 Coffee
12:00 – 12:15 From Sevnica to the White House
12:15 – 12:30 Small Footprint
12:30 – 12:45 The Earth Is Blue like An Orange
12:45 – 13:00 Stalin Today
13:00 – 13:15 The Harbor
13:15 – 13:30 A Loss of Something Ever Felt
13:30 – 13:45 The Rossellinis
14:00 Lunch
15:30 – 17:30 Individual meetings, MONIKA Centrum Hotels
20:00 Baltic Sea Docs Reception hosted by the National Film Centre of Latvia
SCREENINGS Cinema K.Suns
11.00 KOLYMA: ROAD OF BONES (12+)
13.00 OVER THE LIMIT
14.40 SEED: THE UNTOLD STORY
17.00 GOLDEN DAWN GIRLS
19.00 THE CLEANERS (18+)
21.00 ISLAND OF HUNGRY GHOSTS
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9 / Public Pitching session Day 2
VENUE Ministry of Agriculture , Main Hall (Republikas Laukums 2)
MODERATORS Tue Steen Müller & Mikael Opstrup
09:30 – 09:45 Into the Bank
09:45 – 10:00 My Mother – the State
10:00 – 10:15 Lessons in Democracy
10:15 – 10:30 Alice in the Land
10:30 Coffee
11:00 – 11:15  The Immortal
11:15 – 11:30  Time Travel – From Bonn to Speia
11:30 – 11:45  Between Two Wars
11:45 – 12:00  The Russian Way
12:00 – 12:15  The Other Side of the River
12:15 Closing words
12:30 Farewell Lunch
14:00 – 16:30 Individual meetings, MONIKA Centrum Hotels
SCREENINGS Cinema K.Suns
13.00 OF FATHERS AND SONS (12+)
15.00 ISLAND OF HUNGRY GHOSTS
17.00 KOLYMA: ROAD OF BONES (12+)
19.00 OVER THE LIMIT
21.00 GRANNY PROJECT

 

When: Thursday, September 6, 13:30 – 17:30
Venue: Monika Centrum Hotel, Main Hall (Elizabetes 21)

13:30-13:45 Presentation of the CE MEDIA supported initiative BelDocs
13:45-15:15 Paradigm Shift – Interactive Storytelling, Laure Cops, NuNam, Belgium (in co-operation with !Flab)
Interactive storytelling blurs the line between art and marketing. We at NuNam focus on exploring the emerging field of interactive factual narratives. We collaborate with social, cultural and commercial partners on the design of immersive experiences. Our areas of interest include digital documentaries, experimental storytelling, augmented/locative/VR experiences and collaborative design thinking.
In the workshop we’ll tell you what exactly we do and hopefully will inspire you.So what exactly do we do?
Think Apps. Think Chatbots. Think Podcasts. Think Browser-based experiences. Think Augmented Reality. Think Virtual Reality. Think Documentary. Think Games. Think Photography. Think Video. Think Fiction. Think Non-Fiction. Think of the place between those two. Think journalism. Think Entrepreneurship. Think community. Think Social. Think Impact.
Think of all the things you didn’t think about…
15:15-15:45 Coffee
15:45-17:30 Discovering US for Factual Content Distribution, Donald Rabinovitch, Cinemaflix Distribution, USA
There was a time, not too long ago, when filmmakers would spend a great deal of money and a great deal of time booking their films in worldwide markets. However, it became very difficult. Overseas distributors were only interested in action films and films with big-name stars.
To make matters worse, indie filmmakers who were lucky enough to get an overseas booking, were now having a tough time getting paid.
Things indeed looked bleak.
But now, it’s all changed. The emergence of hundreds of streaming outlets has leveled the playing field. Finally, for peanuts, indie filmmakers can now have their films (also documentaries!) shown in almost every country in the world.