WED—November 3 through SUN—November 13
Theatrical Screenings from November 2-6
Virtual Screenings from November 4-13
The Fifth Annual New York Baltic Film Festival (NYBFF) presented by Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America returns in 2022 as a hybrid festival with both in-person and virtual screenings on November 2-13. Theatrical screenings and events including director talks and Q&As will take place at Scandinavia House in New York from November 2-6. The online version will once again be available to viewers in the U.S. via Scandinavia House’s Elevent streaming platform from November 4-13.
The full lineup and ticket links are below; scroll down to read about the largest U.S. festival presenting the latest award-winning and critically-acclaimed films from the Baltic region of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
For program announcements, please subscribe to the festival newsletter at balticfilmfestival.com and Scandinavia House newsletter at scandinaviahouse.org. For more immediate updates, follow NYBFF on Instagram and Facebook.
Tickets to this event must be purchased in advance online; in-person film screenings will take place in Victor Borge Hall.
Schedule & Ticketing
Wednesday, November 2
Opening Night Celebration
6:30 PM: My Love Affair with Marriage (Mans laulību projekts, dir. Signe Baumane, Latvia/USA/Luxembourg, 2022, Narrative)
*Open to VIP Passholders only.*
Thursday, November 3
6 PM: Homo Sovieticus (dir. Ivo Briedis, Latvia/Lithuania/Czechia, 2021, Documentary)
8:30 PM: My Love Affair with Marriage (Mans laulību projekts, dir. Signe Baumane, Latvia/USA/Luxembourg, 2022, Narrative)
*Film talk and Q&A with Signe Baumane*
Homo Sovieticus is available virtually from Friday, November 4
Friday, November 4
6 PM: Sandra Gets a Job (Sandra saab tööd, dir. Kaupo Kruusiauk, Estonia, 2021, Narrative)
*Film talk and Q&A with Kaupo Kruusiauk)
8:15 PM: Pilgrims (Piligrimai, dir. Laurynas Bareiša, Lithuania, 2021, Narrative)
Both films available virtually from Saturday, November 5
Saturday, November 5
12 PM: Lame-Os (Tizlenes, dir. Marta Elina Martinsone, Latvia/Czechia, 2021, Narrative)
*Film talk and Q&A with Marta Elīna Martinsone*
2 PM: Burial (Kapinynas, dir. Emilija Škarnulytė, Lithuania/Norway, 2022, Documentary)
*Film talk with Emilija Škarnulytė in conversation with MoMA curator Sophie Cavoulacos*
3:30 PM: Tree of Eternal Love (Kiik, kirves ja Igavese Armastuse Puu, dir. Meel Paliale, Estonia, 2021, Narrative)
*Film talk and Q&A with director Meel Paliale and actor Urmet Piiling*
5:30 PM: Songs for a Fox (Dainos Lapei, dir. Kristijonas Vildžiūnas, Lithuania/Latvia/Estonia, 2021, Narrative)
*Film talk with director Kristijonas Vildžiūnas, producer Uljana Kim, and film critic/curator Dr. Lukas Brašiškis*
8 PM: Sisters (Māsas, dir. Linda Olte, Latvia/Italy, 2022, Narrative)
*Film talk and Q&A with Linda Olte*
All films except Sisters available virtually from Sunday, November 6
Sunday, November 6
2 PM: u.Q. (dir. Ivar Murd, Estonia, 2021, Documentary)
*Film talk and Q&A with Ivar Murd*
4 PM: Mariupolis 2 (dir. Mantas Kvedaravičius, Lithuania/France/Germany 2022, Documentary)
*Introduced by producer Uljana Kim*
*Film talk follows with Hanna Bilobrova & Maksimas Milta*
6:30 PM: The Sleeping Beast (Tagurpidi torn, dir. Jaak Kilmi, Estonia/Latvia, 2022, Narrative)
*Film talk and Q&A with Jaak Kilmi*
All films except Mariupolis 2 available virtually from Monday, November 7
Screening Virtually Only
Rocks in My Pockets (Akmeņi manās kabatās, dir. Signe Baumane, USA/Latvia, 2014, Narrative)
My Father the Spy (Spiegs, kurs mans tev, dir. Jaak Kilmi & Gints Grūbe, 2019, Documentary)
Mariupolis (dir. Mantas Kvedaravičius, Ukraine/Lithuania/Germany/France, 2016, Documentary)
Individual screenings $14 ($9 ASF Members)
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 balticfilmfestival.com.
IN-PERSON ALL ACCESS PASS
$125 ($95 ASF Members)
Access to all in-person screenings at Scandinavia House
VIRTUAL ALL ACCESS PASS
$125 ($95 ASF Members)
Access to all virtual screenings available in this year’s festival. *Does not include in-person screenings.*
5 FILM PASS
$50 ($35 ASF Members)
A 5-film package for NYBFF that can be used for in-person or virtual screenings, or any combination of the two.
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 Daris Delins, former Honorary Consul for Latvia in New York and founder of the festival.
Financial support for the festival comes from the Estonian Film Institute, National Film Center of Latvia, Lithuanian Film Center, and the Edhard Corporation with additional sponsorship by the Estonian American National Council, Lithuanian Culture Institute, Lithuanian Foundation, Consulate General of Estonia in New York, Embassy of Latvia in Washington D.C., Permanent Mission of Latvia to the U.N. in New York, Consulate General of Lithuania in New York, American Latvian Association, Investment and Development Agency of Latvia, the PBLA Culture Fund, and Sondra Litvaitytė.
Organizers & Sponsors