Tallinn to host Eastern Europe film market

3:37 AM PST 11/27/2009 by Vladimir Kozlov, AP

New event is part of the Black Nights Film Festival

MOSCOW -- A new film market for projects from countries with smaller film industries in Eastern and Northern Europe and Central Asia is to be launched in Tallinn on Nov. 30 as part of the Black Nights Film Festival, one of the main industry events in the Baltic region, which runs through Dec. 6.

Organizers of the event told THR they are going to focus on new films from the neighboring regions and smaller film industries, such as Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan and Georgia, Russia. Producers from Finland, Norway and Russia are also to take part in the new film market.

"The goal is to enhance audiovisual cooperation on both sides of the Eastern border of European Union and Nordic countries and to give filmmakers visibility and access to the bigger audiovisual markets around the world," the organizers said in a statement.

The film market is to be preceded by the From Books To Films event on Nov. 29, a literary rights market presenting and promoting books from the neighboring regions that have potential for screen adaptation.
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