The inaugural 2018 New York Baltic Film Festival will screen 18 films over a four-day period at Scandinavia House on Park Avenue.
The festival will feature 7 U.S. premiere screenings and 9 NYC premieres, and will include notable classic films that have rarely been seen outside of Europe as well as the latest features, documentaries, and animation films from some of the best established and upcoming filmmakers from Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania.
Included in the line-up are U.S. premieres for Latvians films 'Merija's Journey', 'Baltic Tribes', and ' The Esperance of Will'.
A number of the filmmakers will be present at the premiers to participate in a Q&A after the screenings, including Kristine Zelve from ‘Merija’s Journey’ and Raitis Abele from ‘Baltic Tribes’. Post-screening networking events will follow the films.
The film line-up gives New York audiences the opportunity to experience some of the best in Northern European cinema from today and yesterday. Please join us for this wonderful cinematic event
When: Thursday October 18 to Sunday October 21, 2018
Where: Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016
See the full film line up here and and purchase your festival pass or tickets today. Festival pass holders will be invited to the Opening Night Reception on October 18.
Visit the festival website for more information and updates: www.balticfilmfestival.com
The festival is presented by Scandinavia House/American Scandinavia Foundation and is a joint co-operation project by the Estonian Consulate General in New York, the Lithuanian Consulate General in New York and the Latvian Consulate in New York.
During 2018, as part of the 100th anniversary celebrations of all three countries, the film institutes of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania will be co-operating to present the Baltic film industry at 15 leading film festivals around the world, including here in New York.