The fourth annual New York Baltic Film Festival (NYBFF) will take place this November 3-14. This year’s festival will return to in-person screenings at Scandinavia House from November 3 to 7 with nationwide virtual screenings November 5-14.
Since its inception in 2018, NYBFF will once again give New Yorkers (and viewers across the United States) the opportunity to see some of the latest drama feature and documentary films from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, many which are U.S. premiere screenings.
The festival this year will feature a number of new releases from Latvia, including In The Mirror (Spogulī), dir. Laila Pakalniņa, Tree Opera (Koku opera), dir. Mārtiņš Grauds, Wild East (Kur vedīs ceļš), Matīss Kaža, and Emilija – Queen of the Press (Emīlija. Latvijas preses karaliene), dir. Andis Mizišs, Kristīne Želve).
This year’s festival will include attendance by filmmakers who will participate in live Q&A discussions after the screenings.
NYBFF is one of the key Baltic cultural events held each year and is unique because it is the only Baltic film festival outside Europe that is financially supported by the National Film Centers of Latvia, Estonia, and Lithuania and where they cooperate with the goal of promoting Baltic cinema awareness in the United States. Additional financial support for the festival comes from ALA and a number of Baltic organizations and institutions here in the United States, and in Tallinn, Riga and Vilnius.
More information and to book tickets visit www.balticfilmfestival.com .
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The NYBFF is one of the events of the Public Diplomacy Programme for the centenary of the Republic of Latvia co-ordinated by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Latvia.