Ken-ichi Imamura Zane Balcus

Project Manager
Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries | Latvia

Zane BalĨus is a Project Manager of the documentary film co-financing pitching forum Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (BSD) in Riga, Latvia. She has an extensive experience in management and curatorial fields in different organizations in the area of cinema: managing director of Riga Film Museum (2014-2019), programmer of Riga International Film Forum Arsenals (2000-2005), project manager of National Film Festival (2005), etc. She is also a freelance film critic and a researcher, co-author of several books on Latvian cinema.

Institute/ Organization Profile
Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries is an international co-financing pitching forum in Riga, Latvia, focused on documentary projects from the Baltic Sea region, Eastern Europe and Caucasus, and other countries if the project relates to the region. It gathers around 150 film professionals from Europe and other parts of the world. The event consists of preparatory workshop, pitching sessions and individual meetings, as well as seminars, and a film program consisting of recent international documentary films. It is the only pitching forum in the Baltic region focused only on documentaries. It is organized by the National Film Centre of Latvia.