Marché du film de Cannes

We had an incredible week at Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes full of fruitful meetings, support for our producers, and engaging conferences made it unforgettable. Proud to showcase Baltic film and creative tech potential!

Our new CRESCINE project has been introduced to the world on 22 May, the Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes Main Stage. CRESCINE is a groundbreaking, three-year research project backed by Horizon Europe, which is set to empower and transform the film industries of seven small European countries or regions – Estonia, Lithuania, Denmark, Ireland, Croatia, Portugal, and Flanders in Belgium.

This extensive research work will culminate in the launch of the State of European Film platform, an unparalleled data-insight tool that offers comprehensive, actionable data, insights and recommendations to invigorate these European audiovisual ecosystems. It will be updated annually and is set to be launched next February during the Berlinale.

Our producers shined at Marché du Film – Festival de Cannes. Ruta Adele Jekentaite took the spotlight at the prestigious Producers Network programme with other carefully selected participants from around the globe. She presented her company, our member Baltic Productions.

As a participant in Producers Network program, Ruta had the opportunity to present her ongoing projects alongside top producers from across the globe. This exclusive platform not only encourages collaboration but also opens doors to international co-production opportunities.

Ruta actively participated in Cannes Docs, a tailored program catering to documentary film professionals. She showcased her acclaimed film, Roberta, which had its premiere at Hot Docs in Toronto, Canada and shared exciting new projects in development.

We were also proud to announce that another of our members, Broom Films, had a successful screening of their animated feature, Aurora’s Sunrise, at the Market Screenings of the Cannes film festival. This film has received widespread acclaim, including the prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Awards Vase, which has now been officially passed to the Armenian Embassy.

But that’s not all! Broom Films’ upcoming project has also received support from the European Solidarity Fund for Ukrainian Films.

In addition, we are excited to share that Lithuania will be the focus of the upcoming 15th edition of FIDLab. Three producers, including Justė Michailinaitė from Broom Films, representing some of the most innovative and dynamic production companies in Lithuania, have been invited to present their current projects.

Lithuanian delegation: European Production Hub, Baltic Productions, OAK9 Entertainment, Broom Films, Artbox, Dansu.

Project Nr. 03.2.1-LVPA-K-801-06-0006 “Baltic Film & Creative Tech Cluster new opportunities“ finansed by European regional development fund.