2019 festival line-up announced !
We return to Scandinavia House this November
The festival returns November 7-10, 2019 with another terrific line-up of films which have just been announced.
The program includes 21 films - 12 full length films and 9 shorts - featuring 5 North American Premieres, 7 New York Premieres and 1 U.S. Premiere.
The festival’s Head of Programs Jūle Rozīte remarks:
“This year's program highlights the best from the Baltic States showing what a difference 30 years can make. The past is reworked into through-provoking narratives, and new directors find ever-new ways of looking at personal and societal identity weaving a colorful picture of what the Baltic States are today. Join us November 7-10 to experience these wonderful films and meet with their filmmakers at Scandinavia House.”
The Other Cinema of Northern Europe
The three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania have been producing motion pictures since 1910. While not as well-known as those in Scandinavia and other parts of Europe, their industries have met challenges in one era or another that ultimately only galvanized their creative ambitions for features, documentaries, and animation shorts. Through the screening of both the latest productions and selected classics, the inaugural 2019 New York Baltic Film Festival will offer New Yorkers an unprecedented opportunity to see the best in Northern European film making.
The 2019 New York Baltic Film Festival is presented Scandinavia House and organized by the Consulate General of Estonia, Consulate General of Lithuania and Consulate of Latvia in New York. Programming support is from the Estonian Film Institute, National Film Center of Latvia, and Lithuanian Film Center. Funding for the festival is courtesy of governments of the Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and by the generous donations of members of the Baltic community in New York. Additional support to the festival is from the Estonian Ministry of Culture, Lithuanian Culture Institute, and the American Scandinavian Foundation.
2019 NYBFF Programming Team and Organization
Jūle Rozīte – Head of Programs
Daris Dēliņš – Associate Programmer – Consulate of Latvia in New York
Sondra Litvaitytė – Associate Programmer - Consulate General of Lithuania in New York
Gražina Michnevičiūtė – Associate Programmer – Lithuanian Cultural Attaché in New York
Jaanika Peerna – Associate Programmer – Consulate General of Estonia in New York
Kyle Reinhart – Associate Programmer – Head of Film Programming, Scandinavia House
November 7-10, 2019
58 Park Avenue
(between 37th and 38th St.)
New York, NY 10016
Directions: click here
Thu Nov 7: 5:pm–10pm
Fri Nov 8: 5pm–11pm
Sat Nov 9: 9am–11pm
Sun Nov 10: 3pm–10pm