The MEDIA Desks of the Baltic countries, Croatia and Slovenia join forces for Europe Day
- Under the "Big Stories from Small Countries" banner, the desks will make four MEDIA-supported films available to audiences in their territories, free of charge for 48 hours
The Creative Europe MEDIA Desks of Croatia, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Slovenia have joined forces to celebrate Europe Day on 9 May with a project entitled "Big Stories from Small Countries". The initiative will make four highly acclaimed films co-produced by these countries and supported by MEDIA available for 48 hours, for free, to audiences in the five territories, starting on 8 May.
The programme includes Damjan Kozole's 2016 Karlovy Vary prizewinner Nightlife [+see also:
interview: Damjan Kozole
film profile] (Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/North Macedonia), Audrius Stonys and Kristine Briede's 2018 Baltic New Wave documentary Bridges of Time [+see also:
film profile] (Latvia/Lithuania/Estonia), Dalibor Matanić's 2015 Cannes Un Certain Regard Jury Prize-winning The High Sun [+see also:
interview: Dalibor Matanic
interview: Tihana Lazovic
film profile] (Croatia/Slovenia/Serbia), and Vallo Toomla's 2016 San Sebastián entry Pretenders [+see also:
film profile] (Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania).
"The main purpose of the 'Europe Day – Big Stories from Small Countries' event is to present four successful films with Creative Europe MEDIA backing, coming from five small European countries. Without the support of MEDIA, one of the main goals of which is to encourage co-productions, films from countries with a low production capacity would not be able to achieve instant visibility or competitiveness," says the press release from Martina Petrović, at Croatia's MEDIA Desk.
Below are the links that can be used to view the films, which will be available starting on 8 May:
Bridges of Time (Lithuania/Latvia/Estonia): https://vimeo.com/272252526
Nightlife (Slovenia/Bosnia and Herzegovina/North Macedonia): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/nocnozivljenje
Pretenders (Estonia/Lithuania/Latvia): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/pretenders1
The High Sun (Croatia/Slovenia/Serbia): https://vimeo.com/ondemand/thehighsun
The promo code for all films is: MEDIA2020
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