Baltic Shorts highlights at Cannes Court Métrage
Short Film Corner | Rendez-vous Industry 2022
Lithuanian short film CHERRIES (UOGOS) by Vytautas Katkus
at Official Short Films Competition
Lithuanian cinema celebrates its historical event - short film CHERRIES (UOGOS) by Vytautas Katkus selected for the Official Short Film Competition at 75th Festival de Cannes 2022.
CHERRIES (producer Marija Razgute, M-films) will compete with films from China, South Korea, Costa Rica, USA, France, Ghana, Nepal. 9 works for the Cannes Short Film Competition were selected from more than 3,5 thousands works from around the world.
This is the director’s second presentation at this prestigious festival, and his previous short film COMMUNITY GARDENS (2019) became the first Lithuanian film to participate in the Semaine de la Critique program.
Baltic Shorts collection at the Cannes Court Métrage VideoLibrary
During the Cannes Court Métrage and events of the Short Film Corner | Rendez-vous Industry, on 23-27 May, all accredited festival and market visitors have the possibility to explore the newest short films from all over the world in the online VideoLibrary.
For the second time, Baltic Shorts presents a special 7short film collection called “Baltic Shorts” in the Cannes Court Métrage VideoLibrary.
Baltic Shorts is a film collection containing the freshest short films from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. Seven animation and fiction shorts represent some of the most exciting filmmakers currently working in the region and display the creativity and unique sensibility of films from the Baltic region. Many of the films are work-in-progress or just recently finished and looking for the distribution, sales opportunities or festival premieres.
More about the films in the collection here.
Lithuanian and Latvian producers delegated to NEW PRODUCERS’ ROOM
In 2022, with the wish of offering more space to young short film producers, the SFC | Rendez-vous Industry has decided to launch a new initiative called NEW PRODUCERS ROOM. Centered around co-production in the short film field, the event gathers 10 talented producers to follow.
The NEW PRODUCERS ROOM aims to highlight up-and-coming producers and offer them a privileged space where they can explore the co-production opportunities in specific territories, and therefore build strong bonds for the future.
In the context of the program, the producers benefit from a series of dedicated sessions centered around the production & distribution fields.
The 10 producers will gather during a presentation & matchmaking session, on Wednesday, May 25th within the 2022 SFC | Rendez-vous Industry.
Baltic Shorts has selected 2 active short film producers from Lithuania and Latvia to the NEW PRODUCERS’ ROOM - Justė Michailinaitė (Broom Films, Lithuania) and Alise Rogule (Mima Films, Latvia). Both producers are alumni of the Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event “Baltic Pitching Forum” in 2021.
More information about initiative and participants here.
Estonian project JUNGE LAW selected for the Focus WiP
Another initiative of the Short Film Corner | Rendez-vous Industry - Focus WiP (Work in Progress) presents 6 short film projects for this 2022 edition.
Focus WiP aims to highlight short film projects currently in production or post-production to key decision-makers, such as international festival programmers, distributors, institutions, producers and buyers. The Focus WiP provides guidance to short filmmakers through mentoring sessions and gives them the opportunity to promote their work-in-progress. Project holders enjoy a privileged space to boost the completion process and enhance the release of their upcoming short film on the international market.
Among 6 short film projects selected for the Focus WiP 2022 - Estonian project JUNGLE LAW (director Madli Lääne, producer Marianne Ostrat, Alexandra Film). The project has been developed at the Baltic Short Film Script Development Program “Baltic Shorts Residency” and presented at the Baltic Short Film Project Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event “Baltic Pitching Forum” in 2019.
More information about the program and selected projects here.
The Festival de Cannes is gathering short film professionals for a week of 'Rendez-vous Industry'. In 2022, the Short Film Corner | Rendez-vous Industry events will be held from Monday 23 to Friday 27 May, 2022.
Meet the delegates
LAUMA KAUDZĪTE Managing Director
Short Film Conference Coordinator
European Short Pitch Festival Manager, Industry Days Curator
SHORT RIGA Events Manager
MIRJAM MIKK International Distribution Coordinator
Estonian Film Institute
RIMANTĖ DAUGĖLAITĖ Managing Director
Lithuanian Short Film Agency Head of the Festival
Vilnius International Short Film Festival Head of the Forum
Baltic Pitching Forum
GABRIELĖ CEGIALYTĖ Project Manager
Lithuanian Shorts Managing Director
Vilnius International Short Film Festival Coordinator
Baltic Pitching Forum