BIFF brings you a Spotlight on Cinema; an opportunity to see and learn about a cinematic region that is not often accessible. This year we have chosen the Baltic States – Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia. Northern European countries that lie on the eastern coast of the Baltic Sea, these states are high income earners and have had a chequered invasive history. They gained independence after WWI but were again occupied during WWII and regained independence from the Soviet Union in the 1990s. We bring you three feature narratives accompanied by an animated short film prior to each and an interesting documentary to round things off.