The forthcoming Baltic Pitching Forum aims to increase the visibility of Baltic filmmakers amongst their European colleagues. Shorts from the Baltic countries – consisting of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania – have had a burgeoning reputation over the past few years. While historically Baltic films have always been popular – such as animation from Estonia or experimental filmmakers such as Jonas Mekas from Lithuania – there has been a new generation of emerging films and filmmakers slowly making their mark on the scene with increasing visibility for students from the likes of the Baltic Film and Media School and independent filmmakers beginning to make an impact on the festival circuit.