Join us at the next Baltic Film Festival - this November, New York City


We return to Scandinavia House this November

The festival returns November 7-10, 2019 with another terrific line-up of films. Our programmers have started to review films for the next festival.

Film Submissions:

We are happy to review all films produced in the Baltic States or produced by Baltic filmmakers who currently reside outside Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. We do not charge an entry film to filmmakers. If you are a filmmaker and would like for us to review your film for possible inclusion, please email us a screener link and information about the film and the director. Click here to email your submission.

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

2019 NYBFF Programming Team and Organization

Jule Rozite – Head of Programs

Daris Delins – Associate Programmer – Consulate of Latvia in New York

Sondra Litvaitytė – Associate Programmer - Consulate General of Lithuania in New York

Gražina Michnevičiūtė – Associate Programmer – Consulate General of Lithuania in New York

Jaanika Peerna – Associate Programmer – Consulate General of Estonia in New York

Kyle Reinhart – Associate Programmer – Scandinavia House



November 7-10, 2019



Scandinavia House

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



Thu Nov 7: 5:pm–10pm
Fri Nov 8: 5pm–11pm
Sat Nov 9: 11am–11pm
Sun Nov 10: 3pm–10pm


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The New York Baltic Film Festival organizers thanks our sponsors and publicity partners - 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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SEE YOU again nov 7-10,2019

We would like to thank everyone who helped make the first New York Baltic Film Festival a big success in October 2018..

To our audience for filling the cinema at every screening, to the filmmakers for their wonderful films and Q&As afterwards.

And a special thanks to our team and partners:

Kyle Reinhart, Lori Fredrikson,and Victoria McGann at Scandinavia House and the Board of the American Scandinavia Foundation

Grazina Michneviciute and Sondra Litvaityte - Lithuanian Consulate General in New York

Jaanika Peerna - Estonian Consulate General in New York

Daris Delins - Honorary Consul for Latvia in New York

Donald Dewey - Head of Film Programming

The National Film Centers of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia, Lithuanian Cultural Institute, Consulate General of Finland in New York, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Estonia, ASIFA-East, and members of the Academy of Motion Picture Sciences, New York.

We look forward to seeing you all there again this November 7-10 for the 2019 NYBFF. Save the Date !

Photos: Eleri Ever; Jaanika Peerna, Grazina Michneviciute, Sondra Litvaityte, Daris Delins

See you next year !

Save the Date: 2019 NYBFF, November 7-10, 2019, Scandinavia House

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Film Schedule - 2018 NYBFF - archive

What we screened at the 2018 New York Baltic Film Festival

Thursday October 18

Friday October 19

Saturday October 20

Sunday October 21