Lithuania sends Loss to Oscar race

Lithuania has chosen Maris Martinsons' Loss as its first feature film to compete for selection the Best Foreign Language category.
08-10-2008

Lithuanian distributor Greta Akcijonaite, Skalvija

As managing director of Skalvija since 2005, Greta Akcijonaite oversees a company that has become one of the main players in cinema policies, discussions, and initiative in Lithuania.
23-09-2008

Film financing in Lithuania: Rasa Miskiniyte

Producer Rasa Miskiniyte's 600,000 euro documentary The Bug Trainer is a tribute to persistence and diligence in the face of limited national funding resources.
22-09-2008

Film financing in Lithuania: Loss marketing campaign

With no state institutional funding, the Lithuanian producers of Loss decided that a multi-pronged promotional campaign was the only way to recover their investment on the 600,000 euro project.
22-09-2008

Expo Zaragosa feature Lithuanian documentary week

Lithuanian director Arunas Matelis will present a week of Lithuanian documentaries at Expo Zaragosa, beginning August 17.
10-08-2008

Italians shoot Lithuanian documentary

Italian journalists Blasco Marotta and Maria Cristina di Toto are in Lithuania through July 27 to film a documentary aimed at attracting visitors to the Baltic state.
24-07-2008

Lithuanian Radio and TV posts profits for 2007

Public broadcaster Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT, www.lrt.lt ) reported net profits of LTL2,947 million (854,000 Euros) for 2007, compared with losses of 361,000 Euros in 2006.
21-07-2008

Director Harlin scouts Lithuania for Mannerheim film

Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2) has been scouting locations in Lithuania for a 10 million Euro film on the Finnish Marshall, Carl Gustaf Emil Mannerheim.
20-07-2008

Lithuanian film receives first EURIMAGES grant

European Cinema Support fund EURIMAGES has awarded a €160,000 grant to the Lithuanian film project Low Lights (director Ignas Miskinis, producer Ieva Norviliene), the first EURIMAGES grant ever given to…
06-07-2008

Lithuanian digital TV service expands

Lithuanian telecommunications company TEO announced expansion of its digital TV service Gala to reach 95% of the country's population. TEO expects to reach all households by the end of 2008.
02-07-2008

TV3 CEO resigns

C21 Media reported that Ramunas Saucikovas, CEO of Lithuanian station TV3, will leave at the end of July. Saucikovas has served in the position for eight years. TV3 is owned…
01-07-2008

Moonshot films in Lithuania

Baltic Film Services is providing local production assistance for the telefilm Moonshot. London-based Dangerous Films has partnered with the Discovery Channel, ITV, the History Channel, ProSieben, and TF1 to co-produce…
24-06-2008

Lithuanian historical epic film planned for 2010

The Lithuanian Governmental Strategic Planning Committee has endorsed the idea of creating a big budget historical epic about the Battle of Grunwald entitled Zalgiris - the Day of Iron. The…
22-06-2008

Lithuanian stars form political party

Lithuanian actors, musicians, and TV personalities gathered on May 18 to form a new political group, the National Awakening Party. However, with only 687 delegates, far short of the 1,000…
20-05-2008

Viasat Baltics appoints new CEO

Vilma Marciuleviciute will head the Viasat digital satellite operations in the Baltics.
15-05-2008

Lithuania boosts film funding by one-third in 2008

The Lithuanian Ministry of Culture is boosting the state film funding budget by one-third in 2008, according to the Lithuanian Film Council. During 2007, the Culture Ministry considered about 100…
21-01-2008

Lithuanian director Giedre Beinoriute completes The Balcony

One of Lithuania's most promising young filmmakers, Giedre Beinoriute, has completed her new short feature, The Balcony, which is set for screening early next year.
23-10-2007

Two Lithuanian shorts ready for release

Film studio Studija 2 is preparing for release two short features: Perl by director Laimantas Kairys and Intrigue of Reality directed by Justinas Lingys. Both films are produced by Arunas…
11-10-2007

Zwick starts shooting of Defiance in Lithuania

Veteran Hollywood director Edward Zwick began shooting his new film Defiance in Lithuania last week. The film is budgeted at about $50 Million (€36.6 million).
28-08-2007