B`EST 2012

A workshop platform for European audiovisual professionals to start a long term working relationship with producers from Russia and the other post-Soviet countries

W1: June 23-27 in Moscow
W2: November 25-28 in Tallinn

The Baltic Bridge East by West (B’EST) is a new initiative held in 2012 by the organizers of the Baltic Event (Estonia) and  International Film Forum for CIS countries in cooperation with EAVE (European Audiovisual Entrepreneurs), Rfilms, Tandem Production (Russia) and with the support from MEDIA Mundus

B’EST consists of two workshops, which take place on June 23-27 in Moscow within the framework of the Moscow International Film Festival  and November 25-28 in Tallinn, within the framework of the Baltic Event. 

The workshop brings together 10 producers with feature film projects from the European Union (5 participants) and the CIS countries and Georgia (5 participants) and will offer to the selected participants:

- 5-day workshop-training, which includes plenaries on the script development process, financing in the Eastern and Western Europe, legal aspects of co-production, and marketing strategies, as well as individual meetings with script, pitching and finance/marketing consultants

- Meetings with decision makers and potential co-production partners during Moscow Business Square

- on-line sessions with the producers and tutors concerning the development of the scripts and the projects during the 6-month gap between the workshops

- 2-day follow-up session regarding the development of the projects and the final preparation for pitching at the Baltic Event

- presentation of the projects at the Baltic Event and meetings with potential financiers, co-producers, sales agents, and distributors


The selection will be made by a selection committee and will be published by the end of May 2012.

Please send all the requested materials to:

For applications from the European Union: Riina Sildos,
For applications from the CIS countries and Georgia: Anna Katchko,

Page last updated 12 January 2015

Donate to the EAVE Alan Fountain International Scholarship Fund

A scholarship has been set up to honour the memory of Alan Fountain, former Head of Studies and President of EAVE, who passed away in 2016. Its goal is to enable one producer from outside the EU to participate in all three sessions of the EAVE Producers Workshop each year.

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