Wild East (Kur vedīs ceļš), Latvia, 2021, directed by Matīss Kaža
New York Baltic Film Festival
November 3–14, 2021
Scandinavia House
New York, USA / Online

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. Virtual films in the festival will once again be available to viewers all across the U.S. via the Elevent streaming platform.

Virtual screenings of all films will be available following their premieres at Scandinavia House and remain available to stream through November 14.

Continuing through Sunday, live screenings and events will take place at Scandinavia House, presented in accordance with new Covid safety guidance and protocols. Director talks will air immediately after the in-person event and will be screened digitally on the day after the film premieres. All films will be available virtually the day after the in-person premiere; see the upcoming schedule at Scandinavia House below, and read on to learn about virtual screenings.

Scandinavia House
New York, USA / Online

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    Evergreen Brick Works
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