Baltic Focus

The Board of the Festival is organising several festivals and competitions in different countries. For this reason a united online submission form has been created. This form serves both for IDFF ARTDOCFEST/RIGA programmes Artdocfest and Baltic Focus. While filling the application form, please, mark the programme you wish to submit the film to.


‘Baltic Focus’ – films made in Latvia, Lithuania or Estonia, or co-produced with any of these countries. The festival does not impose conditions on film length or onscreen languages. Films considered for selection must have completed production no earlier than July 2019.

Films that have been publicly screened in Latvia are not eligible for the ‘Baltic Focus’ competition. Selection preference is given to films with Baltic premiere status. Public screening denotes any and all showings of a film to a general public audience.

If one submitter is submitting several films, an online form must be filled out separately for each film.

The submitter should provide a link to an online screener. There must be only one film placed on the link specified in the application form. Films submitted otherwise will not be considered. If a link to Vimeo or YouTube has been provided, the option to download it must be available. If the specified link to the website does not work, or the submission application contains false/erroneous information, the Festival’s Board reserves the right to reject the submission.

Films are to be submitted by their creators, regardless of production company proprietorship, or by individuals/authors if they hold all of the rights to the film.

The completed form and a link to the film must be available to the Festival’s Board by September 1, 2020.

A film can be submitted online on our website by filling in all marked (*) fields.

NB! Please read the technical requirements for submitting copies of films to be considered for programme inclusion.