FESTIVALS: Vilnius 2017 Competition Announced

The Erlprince by Kuba Czekaj The Erlprince by Kuba Czekaj

VILNIUS: Films from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Baltic region will be screened in the New Europe – New Names, Baltic Gaze and Short Films competition programmes of the 22nd edition of Vilnius Film Festival Kino Pavasaris.

Ten films will screen in the New Europe – New Names competition, many with impressive festival pedigrees already. Poland leads the pack with two films selected for the competition. Another twelve films are competing in the Baltic Gaze and short film competitions.

The films in competition are:

Glory / Slava (Bulgaria, Greece)
Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
Produced by Abraxas
Coproduced by Graal Film, Screening Emotions, Aporia Filmworks, Red Carpet
Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center, Greek Film Centre

The Last Family (Poland)
Directed by Jan P. Matuszyński
Produced by Aurum Film
Coproduced by HBO Polska, Mazowiecki Instytut Kultury, Lightcraft, Universal Music Polska
Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Mazovia Film Fund

Dogs / Câini (France, Romania, Bulgaria)
Directed by Bogdan Mirică
Produced by EZ Films 14
Coproduced by 42Km Film, Argo Film
Supported by the Romanian Film Centre, Bulgarian National Film Center

The Saint (Lithuania, Poland)
Directed by Andrius Blaževičius
Produced by M-Films, No Sugar Films

Kills on Wheels (Hungary)
Directed by Attila Till

The Erlprince (Poland)

Directed by Kuba Czekaj

Produced by Munk Studio – Polish Filmmakers Associations
Coproduced by  TVP, Odra Film, ORKA
 Production Studio
Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Wroclaw Film Commission

Pretenders (Estonia)
Directed by Vallo Toomla
Produced by Amrion

Quit StaringAt My Plate / Ne gledaj mi u pijat (Croatia, Denmark)
Directed by Hana Jušić
Produced by Kinorama
Coproduced by Beofilm
Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Croatian Radiotelevision

The BlackPin / Igla ispod praga (Montenegro, Serbia)
Directed by Ivan Marinović
Produced by Adriatic Western, EED Productions
Supported by Ministry of culture of Montenegro, Film Center Serbia and Jerusalem International Film Lab

Filthy / Špina (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
Directed by Tereza Nvotova
Produced by BFilm
Coproduced by Moloko Film
Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Czech Cinematography Fund