Join us at the first Baltic Film Festival - October 11-14, 2018, New York City ...


The 2018 New York Baltic Film Festival showcases the newest films from the Baltic States - Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania - three Northern European countries in 2018 that are celebrating their centenaries since becoming independent nations in 1918.

The Baltic States have a highly regarded cinema history, with the first films made in 1910. Today, each country has its own vibrant film industry that is producing world-class drama, documentary and animation films that are showcased around the world. This is your opportunity to see some of these latest releases here in New York.

The New York Baltic Film Festival is presented 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.

This website will be officially launched at the start of the summer when our programming line-up will be ready for release. See you then !




October 11-14, 2018



Scandinavia House

58 Park Avenue
(between 37th and 38th St.)
New York, NY 10016



Thu Oct 11: 5p–11p
Fri Oct 12: 12p–11p
Sat Oct 13: 10a–11p
Sun Oct 14: 12p–11p


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Film line-up

Our programming team has now started to review new films for inclusion in our line-up.

Please come back this summer for more details of the screening list and exciting NYC and U.S. premieres.

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kids day at NYBFF

On Saturday October 13 the New York Baltic Film Festival will feature a special line-up of films for children. Join us for this screening of outstanding new children's films produced in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. The kids session begins at 11 am, features short and feature films.

The full line up will be available this summer.


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Tickets for the festival will go on sale September 1, 2018.

Tickets will also be on sale at the box office on the day, but we cannot guarantee seating in case of high online sales demand. So we recommend booking early.

... don't forget to eat before or after the films ... 

Before or after the screening visit Smörgås Chef at Scandinavia House. Specializing in fine Scandinavia cuisine, the restaurant delights guests with a variety of Scandinavian sandwiches, salads, appetizers, entrées, and pastries. Open for lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch, with special prix fixe menus available. Hours: 11 am - 9 pm Monday-Saturday and Sunday 11 am - 4 pm.


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The New York Baltic Film Festival organizers thanks our sponsors - the governments of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania and their respective national film centers for helping to make this festival possible. And Scandinavia House and staff for hosting the festival.

Learn more about the cinema industry in the Baltic countries and latest film news at these websites.

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Let's celebrate !

The Republics of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania all have centenary celebrations in 2018, at home and abroad. Your can learn more about each country and their celebration year events in the websites here below. The 2018 New York Baltic Film Festival is proud to be part of these celebrations.



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