Vilnius International Film Festival unveils distribution partnership with A24 and Baltic expansion

    Vilnius International Film Festival unveils distribution partnership with A24 and Baltic expansion credit: VIFF

    With only six months left until the 29th Vilnius International Film Festival (VIFF) Kino Pavasaris, the festival team is excited to share updates on its evolving organization and the expansion of the distribution department. Kino Pavasaris Distribution is taking its commitment to year-round quality cinema to new heights, expanding internationally and partnering with the A24 film studio, one of the fastest-growing film studios in the United States.

    Konradas Kazlauskas, the Executive Director of VIFF, expressed the significance of this milestone for the organization and the regional cinema industry. This partnership with A24 also marks a critical expansion for Kino Pavasaris Distribution to other Baltic countries: Latvia and Estonia. Operating autonomously from the festival, Kino Pavasaris Distribution comprises a dedicated team of seasoned professionals and emerging talents, poised to embark on these exciting initiatives.

    Upcoming Premieres: Diverse Cinema Experiences

    Kino Pavasaris Distribution and A24 have exciting premieres lined up for Baltic audiences. Past Lives, directed by Korean-born Canadian Celine Song, makes its way to cinemas on November 24.

    On December 15, Nicolas Cage enthusiasts can rejoice as he returns in Dream Scenario. directed by Kristoffer Borgli.

    As 2024 unfolds, audiences in Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia can anticipate Sofia Coppola's latest work Priscilla, a biographical drama based on the memoirs of Priscilla Presley, the former wife of the King of Rock and Roll. The Cannes Film Festival Grand Prix-winning historical drama The Zone of Interest, directed by Jonathan Glazer. A thrilling romance filled with ego, desire, and the American Dream, Love Lies Bleeding by Rose Glass, and Sean Durkin's Iron Claw.

    Kino Pavasaris Distribution remains committed to promoting top-notch Lithuanian cinema. Following successful screenings of films like Slow, directed by Marija Kavtaradze, which secured the Best Directing Award (World Cinema Dramatic) at Sundance, Vesper, a creation of Kristina Buožytė and Bruno Samper and Pilgrims by Laurynas Bareiša, which earned the prestigious Best Film Award upon its debut in the Horizons section at the 2021 Venice Film Festival.

    Founded in 2014, Kino Pavasaris Distribution originally aimed to diversify art-house films in Lithuania. Now, with its expansion to Latvia and Estonia, it continues to drive the appreciation and dissemination of cinematic excellence.