Back 2023.10.04

“Baltic Women in Film Mentorship 2023-2024” programme announces the selected mentees

This week is the official beginning of the third season of “Baltic Women in Film Mentorship 2023-2024” as 15 mentees from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia have been chosen. These selected mentees not only represent various fields of filmmaking, such as directing, producing, screenwriting, cinematography and acting, but also visual arts, curating and journalism.

“Baltic Women in Film Mentorship” is the first regional mentorship program for women from the audiovisual sector. The selected participants can confidently achieve their professional goals, learn and deepen their professional skills, while also creating new projects with the help of their mentors.

Over the course of seven months (October 2023 – April 2024) the selected participants will be involved in coaching sessions with their mentors, alongside webinars and creative workshops on mental health, leadership, self-promotion and similar themes. They will also get an opportunity to network at industry events of Riga International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Vilnius International Short Film Festival and the industry days Meeting Point Vilnius of Vilnius International Film Festival.

The list of selected participants includes five participants from each of the Baltic countries.

Martyna Ratnik, curator and filmmaker
Erdvilė Girinkaitė, filmmaker
Rugilė Pranculytė, screenwriter and filmmaker
Saulė Savanevičiūtė, film critic and curator
Pata Popova, producer, filmmaker and artist

Dace Čaure, film critic and curator
Una Cekule, director and producer
Melānija Gulbe, producer
Madara Lote Peizuma, cinematographer
Kate Jansone, film director and animator

Grete Kaio, producer and journalist
Henelis Notton, screenwriter
Alesja Suzdaltseva, director
Inger Põder, producer
Liisbeth Kala, actress and visual artist

The mentorship program is organized by Lithuanian short film agency “Lithuanian Shorts” and “Women in Film & Television Lithuania” association, in partnership with Riga International Film Festival (Latvia), Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Estonia), “Meeting Point – Vilnius” (Lithuania), and the European Women Audiovisual Network (EWA, Belgium). The funding was granted by the Nordic cultural institute “Nordic Culture Point”, the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture.