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New York Baltic Film Festival

11-3-2021 THROUGH 11-14-2021

WED—November 3 through SUN—November 14

The Fourth Annual New York Baltic Film Festival (NYBFF) presented by Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America returns in 2021 as a hybrid festival with both in-person and virtual screenings on  November 3-14! From November 3 through 7, in-person screenings and events will take place at Scandinavia House in New York, presented in accordance with new COVID-19 safety guidance and protocols. Following the success of last year’s festival, the online version will once again be available to viewers all across the U.S. via the Elevent streaming platform November 3-14.

See the full lineup of the largest U.S. festival presenting the latest award-winning and critically-acclaimed films from the Baltic region of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania below. For program announcements, please subscribe to the festival newsletter at and Scandinavia House newsletter at For more immediate updates, follow NYBFF on Instagram and Facebook.

Schedule & Ticketing

Wednesday, November 3
Opening Night Celebration
7 PM: Goodbye Soviet Union (Hüvasti, NSVL, dir. Lauri Randla, Estonia/Finland, 2020, Narrative)
*Open to VIP Passholders only.*

Thursday, November 4
6 PM: In The Mirror (Spogulī, dir. Laila Pakalniņa, Latvia/Lithuania, 2020, Narrative)
8 PM: Runner (Bėgikė, dir. Andrius Blaževičius, Lithuania/Czechia, 2021, Narrative)
Both films available virtually from Friday, November 5

Friday, November 5
6 PM: Gentle Warriors (Švelnūs kariai, dir. Marija Stonytė, Lithuania/Estonia, 2019, Documentary)
8 PM: Dawn of War  (O2, Dir. Margus Paju, Estonia/Finland/Latvia/Lithuania, 2020, Narrative)
Both films available virtually from Saturday, November 6

Saturday, November 6
12 PM: Goodbye Soviet Union (Hüvasti, NSVL, dir. Lauri Randla, Estonia/Finland, 2020, Narrative)
2 PM: Tree Opera (Koku Opera, dir. Mārtiņš Grauds, Latvia, 2020, Documentary)
3:30 PM: Issac (Izaokas, dir. Jurgis Matulevičius, Lithuania, 2019, Narrative)
6 PM: Kratt (dir. Rasmus Merivoo, Estonia, 2020, Narrative)
8:30 PM: Wild East (Kur vedīs ceļš, dir. Matīss Kaža, Latvia, 2021, Narrative)
All films available virtually from Sunday, November 7

Sunday, November 7
1 PM: A Year Full of Drama (Aasta täis draamat, dir. Marta Pulk, Estonia, 2019, Documentary)
3:30 PM: Emīlija — The Queen of the Press (Emīlija. Latvijas preses karaliene, dir. Andis Mizišs & Kristīne Želve, Latvia, 2021)
6 PM: The Jump (dir. Giedre Zickyte, Lithuania, 2021, Documentary)
All films available virtually from Monday, November 8


(Early Bird: $100/$70 ASF members; regular $120/$90 ASF for members)
Access to all in-person screenings at Scandinavia House

(Early Bird: $100/$70 ASF members; regular $120/$90 ASF for members)
Access to all virtual screenings available in this year’s festival. *Does not include in-person screenings.*

*Early Bird discount of $20 through October 8th.

$40 ($30 ASF Members)
A 5-film package for NYBFF that can be used for in-person or virtual screenings, or any combination of the two.

Access to all in-person screenings at Scandinavia House and all virtual screenings. Package includes 2 opening night tickets, 6 additional in-person guest passes, a complimentary NYBFF mug, and acknowledgement on

To use your Ticket Package to get individual tickets, log in to your Elevent account here. After logging in, go to your Account page to see your Ticket Package(s) and press “Fulfill Package” next to the package you want to use. Then, browse the event schedule and you will see a free ticket option listed for each event which accepts your Ticket Package. Add the free ticket(s) to your cart and complete the order — no additional information or purchase is required. You can use some or all of your Ticket Package at once.

About the NYBFF

Established in 2018, the New York Baltic Film Festival is presented and organized by Scandinavia House in collaboration with the Consulate General of Estonia, Consulate General of Lithuania, and Permanent Mission of Latvia to the United Nations in New York.

Financial support for the festival comes from the Estonian Film Institute, National Film Center of Latvia, and Lithuanian Film Center, with additional sponsorship by the Lithuanian Culture Institute, American Latvian Association, LV-100, Printful, PBLA Culture Fund and the Lithuanian Foundation and the Embassy of Latvia in Washington DC.

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