POWR Baltic Stories Exchange

POWR Baltic Stories Exchange is aimed to give mainly Nordic and Baltic scriptwriters access to an informal and international forum where they can present their projects and writing talent during the largest regional film market in North-Eastern Europe. In 2020 the programme will also host a project as part of Russia in Focus. POWR is a great opportunity for producers to connect with a project at an early stage or to find a writer, co-writer, director, or script consultant for your own project.

Watch the presentations of POWR Baltic Stories Exchange

POWR Baltic Stories Exchange selected projects for 2020 include:

During the intensive group-based workshop at Industry@Tallinn & Baltic Event, the selected screenwriters will practice skills to pitch their projects through group sessions, talks and rehearsals. It is an open, generous, and sharing atmosphere. In 2020, the workshop will be led by the main tutor, Valeria Richter (Denmark), pitch coach Helene Granqvist (Sweden/Nordic Factory) and selected industry guests. The final pitch will be approx. 5 minutes per project, followed by individual feedback and advice shared by selected producers and other film industry representative. POWR is an intensive and fun experience, mixing project work with networking events.


POWR Baltic Stories Exchange workshop in 2019. Photos by Johan Huimerind


Thursday Nov 19th online workshop
CET 10.00 – 12.00 - Intro session
CET 13.00 – 16.30 -1st pitch round

Friday Nov 20th online workshop

CET 10.00 – 13.30 - 2nd pitch round / afternoon reserved for individual rewriting/rehearsing of pitch

Saturday Nov 21st online workshop

CET 10.00 – 12.00 - Helene coaches 3 projects / Valeria coaches 3 projects in 1:1- meetings
CET 13.00 – 14.30 - Joint final pitch round
CET 15.15 – 16.15 - Evrim Ersoy “GENRE CINEMA & DIVERSITY” Talk (with EGF)

Sunday Nov 22nd morning

CET 10.00 – 13.30 - Individual video recording

Wednesday Nov 25th

CET 12:00-12:30 Pitch presentation on I@T & BE web platform

CET 15:00-16:00 Speed Date POWR Meetings

POWR workshop is organized by Baltic Event in collaboration with the region’s Creative Europe MEDIA Desks.


2019 POWR Baltic Stories Exchange Selection

In 2019 POWR Stories Exhange introduced six new voices and projects from the Baltics, the Nordics
and the year’s country of focus at Baltic Event 2019, Ireland.

The selected projects:

  1. Quiet – Larissa Curi (Estonia)
  2. Explorer – Hilke Rönnfeldt (Denmark)
  3. The Burlaks – Gatis Ungurs Gatis (Latvia)
  4. Just Desserts – Orla Murphy (Ireland)
  5. Hyndan (The She-Dog) – Viktor Granö ( Finland)
  6. Original Voice – Sandra Olsson (Sweden)

Find out more about the projects from the PROJECT CATALOGUE 2019.

2018 POWR Baltic Stories Exchange Selection

In 2018 10 projects were presented during POWR Baltic Stories Exchange.

  1. Innocent Gun – Lucas Abrahao, Bojana Babic (Estonia)
  2. Room 511 – Sevgi Emel (Finland)*
  3. Å – Aino Lappalainen (Finland)*
  4. Suicide Mission – Hanna Partanen (Finland)
  5. Kerttu/If I Would Talk to You – Kirsi Marie Liimatainen (Finland)
  6. Hot Pans (working title) – Lotta-Kaisa Riistakoski (Finland)*
  7. Provider – Susanna Ake (Finland)*
  8. Alone Against the Sky (working title) – Adel Oberto (Italy)
  9. Lady from the Sea – Morten Traavik (Latvia/Norway)
  10. Karin Boye (working title) – Asa Sandzen (Sweden)

*In Partnership with In Focus