Common Baltic. Short Film Contest, the Pomeranian Film Foundation in Gdynia and the Gdynia Film School are organising a short-film competition about the Baltic Sea countries – their cultural identity, their history, their society, their transformation.

Submit your film until August 25

Participants have a month to submit a film lasting 1 to 5 minutes, and are encouraged to reflect on current facets of the Baltic Sea, and how to best present it on film. The competition is open to both professional and amateur filmmakers, provided they are citizens of Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark , Germany, Iceland, Russia – inhabitants of Kaliningrad and the St-Petersburg area – and Poland. 

Films can be sent until August 25 and should be sent through the form available on The best films will be chosen by the following jury:

  • Leszek Kopeć – head of jury – director of the Film Festival in Gdynia and chairman of the board of the Pomeranian Film Foundation.
  • Magnus von Horn – Swedish film director living in Poland. Graduate and lecturer of the Polish Film School in Łódź. His debut film “The Here After” had its world premiere at the 68th Film Festival in Cannes.
  • Olga Wysocka – deputy director at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
  • Grzegorz Skorupski – film expert at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

The award ceremony will be held at the 40th Film Festival in Gdynia. Common Baltic is part of the cultural programme carried out by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and After projects in the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Asia, the Institute’s cultural activity now turns to Poland, Russia, Lithuania, Latvia , Estonia, Finland, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and Iceland.

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