TALLINN - The Baltic region's biggest annual co-production market opens in Tallinn Wednesday.
The 9th edition of the Baltic Event -part of the Black Nights Film Festival, which runs Dec. 1-3 in the Estonian capital -is promising to be the biggest yet, coming on the eve of the European Film Awards here Saturday, for which many top European film professionals are flying in.
This year's market has 250 international guests, 16 co-production market projects, and a host of screenings and works-in-progress presentations.
Focused on film from the Baltics, Scandinavia and Russia, the Baltic Event kicks off Wednesday with a Russian Day, featuring presentations of projects from some of Russia's top producers.
Eda Koppel, Baltic Event organizer, said: "Experience from previous years of the co-production market proves its effectiveness."
Two projects developed at the market -- Arto Halonen's "Princess" from Finland and Veiko Ounpuu's "The Temptation of St. Tony" from Estonia are screening in competition at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival.
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