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VILNIUS: A six-part television series based on Leo Tolstoy‘s novel War and Peace has begun filming in Vilnius. The series is being made by BBC Cymru Wales Drama, in partnership with The Weinstein Company and BBC Worldwide/Lookout Point.

VILNIUS: A tragicomic drama with flourishes of magical realism Miracle/Stebuklas written and directed by Eglė Vertelytė is in production.

VILNIUS: Feature documentary The Ancient Forest by Mindaugas Survila (The Field of Magic, Monoklis Studio) is currently in postproduction with the premiere set for the end of 2016.

VILNIUS: Lithuania continues to hold the leading position in the region in terms of domestic films market share, which grew from 16.49% in 2013 to 23% in 2014. The top 10 highest grossing films in Lithuanian cinemas last year included four Lithuanian productions.

VILNIUS: Spanish writer and director Daniela Féjerman is shooting her new feature The Wait/La Espera in Lithuania.

VILNIUS: The tax incentive for film production in Lithuania that came into force in January last year is already showing results, but a breakthrough is to be expected this year, according to the Lithuanian Film Centre. The tax instrument may attract €15m worth of film production to Lithuania in 2015.

VILNIUS: Lina Lužytė, one of Lithuania‘s young generation of film directors, is working on her debut feature film Do You Love Me (Ar tu mane myli).

VILNIUS: Five Lithuanian shorts, eight Estonian shorts and two Latvian shorts competed in the New Baltic Cinema competition of the Scanorama film festival which opened on 14 November 2014.

VILNIUS: The British Broadcasting Company BBC is completing production on the TV movie The Eichmann Show in Vilnius, Lithuania.

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian/Polish/Norwgian docudrama The Man Who Knew 75 Languages from director Anne Magnussen and co-director Pawel Debski has gone into production.