FESTIVALS: Vilnius International Film Festival Ready to Kick Off

Calling by Marcin Dudziak Calling by Marcin Dudziak

VILNIUS: Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 19 March to 2 April 2015.

Ten films will vie in the New Europe-New Names competition and eight in a new competition Baltic Gaze. Four programmes are dedicated to Lithuanian films, including 12 premieres (mostly short films). Antanas Mockus, son of Lithuanian immigrants in Colombia and former mayor of Bogota, is one of the guests of the festival.

The New Europe – New Names jury is composed of: Paolo Bertolin (Italy), Vlad Ivanov (Romania), Esin Kucuktepepinar (Turkey), Christian Jimenez (Chile) and Hadas Yaron (Israel).

The Baltic Gaze jury is composed of: Jerome Baron (France), Ahmet Boyacioglu (Turkey), Susanna Harutyunyan (Armenia), Maya Vitkova (Bulgaria) and Marketa Hodouskova (Czech Republic).

Kino Pavasaris is the largest cinematic event in Lithuania with more than 200 films screened every year. Almost 100,000 people attended the festival in 2014, which is really impressive for a country with less than three million people.

New Europe- New Names lineup:

Calling (Poland)Koza by Ivan Ostrochovsky, Photo: Martin Kollar
Directed by Marcin Dudziak
Produced by A Son Image

Koza (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
Directed by Ivan Ostrochovsky
Produced by sentimentalfilm and endorfilm
Coproduced by Czech Television, RTVS and Punkchart Films
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Czech Film Fund

Afterlife (Hungary)
Directed by Virág Zomborácz
Produced by: KMH Film

In the Crosswind by Martti HeldeFor Some Inexplicable Reason (Hungary)
Directed by Gábor Reisz
Produced by Proton Cinema

In the Crosswind (Estonia)
Directed by Martti Helde
Producted by Allfilm
Supported by Estonian Film Institute

Modris (Latvia, Greece, Germany)
Directed by Juris Kursietis
Produced by Red Dot Media
Coproduced by Boo Company, Sutor Kolonko
Supported by the Latvian Film Centre

Modris by Juris KursietisNo One's Child (Serbia, Croatia)
Directed by Vuk Ršumović
Produced by Art & Popcorn
Coproduced by Baboon Production, Kinorama
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

The Lesson (Bulgaria)
Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
Produced by Abraxas Film
Coproduced by Graal Film

The Tribe (Ukraine)
Directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytshiy

The Summer of Sangailė (Lithuania, France, Netherlands)
Directed by Alantė Kavaitė
The Lesson by Kristina Grozeva and Petar ValchanovProduced by Fralita Films and Les Films d’Antoine
Coproduced by Viking Film
Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre

Baltic Gaze lineup:

Angels of Revolution (Russia)
Directed by Aleksey Fedorchenko

Body (Poland)
Directed by Malgorzata Szumowska
Produced by Nowhere Sp. z o.o.
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

The Summer of Sangaile by Alante Kavaite; Julija Steponaitytė and Aistė DižiūtėPhoenix (Germany)
Directed by Christian Petzold

Pioneer Heroes (Russia)
Directed by Natalya Kudryashova

Rocks in My Pockets (Latvia, USA)
Directed by Signe Baumane
Production: Locomotive
Supported by National Film Centre of Latvia

Silent Heart (Denmark)
Directed by Bille August

The Look of Silence (Denmark, Indonesia, Norway, Finland, UK)
Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous

The Queen of Silence (Germany, Poland, Italy)
Directed by Agnieszka ZwiefkaThe Queen of Silence by Agnieszka Zwiefka
Produced by ma.ja.de Filmproduktions
In coproduction with HBO Poland, Chilli Productions, Stefilm International, Odra Film

Victoria (Germany)
Directed by Sebastian Schipper

They Have Escaped (Finland, Netherlands)
Directed by Jukka Pekka Valkeapää

Underdog (Sweden)
Directed by Ronnie Sandahl