Join us at the first Baltic Film Festival - October 18-21, 2018, New York City


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 2018 New York Baltic Film Festival offers an unprecedented opportunity to see the best in northern European film making.

The 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 Lithuanian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of Finland in New York, and the American Scandinavian Foundation.

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 18-21, 2018



Scandinavia House

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



Thu Oct 18: 5pm–11pm
Fri Oct 19: 12pm–11pm
Sat Oct 20: 10am–11pm
Sun Oct 21: 3pm–11pm


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Film line-up

The film programming is almost done !

We will announce the festival line up on Labor Day.

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

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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 to the American Scandinavian Foundation 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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