Culture.pl, the Pomeranian Film Foundation, Gdynia Film Festival and the Gdynia Film School are organising a short-film competition about the Baltic Sea countries – their cultural identity, their history, their society and their constant transformation.

✔ You can submit a film lasting 1 – 5 minutes,
✔ They encourage you to reflect on current facets of the Baltic Sea region, and how to present them on film.
✔ The competition is open to anyone who lives in Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, Iceland, Russia – inhabitants of Kaliningrad and the St-Petersburg area– or Poland.
✔ Three finalists will have a chance to attend the 40th Film Festival in Gdynia! Culture.pl will cover the entire cost of the accreditation, accomodation and travel fares.


Films can be sent until August 25 and should be sent through the form available at:


✔ Contest terms & conditions are available on Culture.pl:

✔ The best films will be chosen by the following jury:

  • Leszek Kopeć – head of jury – director of the Gdynia Film Festival and chairman of the board of the Pomeranian Film Foundation.
  • Magnus von Horn – Swedish film director living in Poland. Graduate and lecturer of the Polish Film School in Łódź. His last film “The Here After” had its world premiere at the 68th Film Festival in Cannes.
  • Jenifer Malmqvist – Swedish film director, who studied at The Polish National Film School in Łódz. Her movie “Birthday” was shown at the Sundance Festival.
  • Jerzy Rados – deputy director of the Gdynia Film School.
  • dr Olga Wysocka – deputy director at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.
  • Grzegorz Skorupski – film expert at the Adam Mickiewicz Institute.

Common Baltic is part of the cultural programme carried out by the Adam Mickiewicz Institute and Culture.pl. After projects in the countries of the Eastern Partnership and Asia, the Institute’s cultural activity now turns to Poland, Russia , Lithuania, Latvia , Estonia, Finland , Norway, Sweden , Denmark, Germany, and Iceland.

Organizers: culture.pl, Pomorska Fundacja Filmowa, Festiwal Polskich Filmów Fabularnych and Gdyńska Szkoła Filmowa