The Saint is Blessed with Six Silver Crane Awards


    VILNIUS: Andrius Blaževičius‘ feature film The Saint / Šventasis dominated the Lithuanian Film and TV Silver Crane Awards,winning in six categories. The film took the Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor and Best Supporting Actress and Best Script at the tenth edition of the awards held on 13 June 2017.

    Uljana Kim received the award for best professional work for her role as coproducer on two Baltic coproductions.

    The awards are presented by the Lithuanian Film Academy and the awards ceremony was broadcast by the Lithuanian National Television.

    The nominees and winners of the Silver Crane Awards were selected by leading cinema professionals, including professor and member of the European Film Academy Gražina Arlickaitė; philosopher, film theoretician Nerijus Milerius, film director Alantė Kavaitė, cinematographer Kristina Sereikaitė and composer Algirdas Martinaitis.

    The Golden Crane Award for a distinguished filmmaker for lifetime achievement in Lithuanian filmmaking was presented to the famous actor Vytautas Paukštė, who played over 50 roles in movies and over 90 theatre roles. Among his credits are the Lithuanian films Ave, vita directed by Almantas Grikevičius and Feelings / Jausmai directed by Almantas Grikevičius and Algirdas Dausa,  All Truth about Columbus / Visa teisybė apie Kolumbą and Weekend in Hell / Savaitgalis pragare by Vytautas Žalakevičius, Herkus Mantas by Marijonas Giedrys, Devil's Seed / Velnio sėkla, A Horse–Thief's Daughter / Arkliavagio duktė and Elze's Life / Elzė iš Gilijos by Algimantas Puipa.

    The complete list of winners follows:

    Best Feature Film

    The Saint/Šventasis (Lithuania, Poland),
    Directed by Andrius Blaževičius
    Produced by M-films
    Coproduced by No Sugar Films
    Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre

    Best Short Film

    The Mother‘s Day / Motinos diena
    Directed by Kamilė Milašiūtė
    Produced by Marija Fridinovaitė, Marija Razgutė
    Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre

    Best Documentary Film

    Woman and the Glacier / Moteris ir ledynas (Lithuania, Estonia)
    Directed by Audrius Stonys
    Produced by Ūkųstudija
    Coproduced by Vesilind
    Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre, Estonian Film Institute and Estonian Cultural Endowment

    Best Animation Film

    Running Lights / Kaukai (Lithuania, India, Finland)
    Directed by Gediminas Šiaulys
    Produced by PetPunk

    Best Directing

    The Saint
    Directed by Andrius Blaževičius

    Best Cinematographer
    Audrius Kemežys
    Woman and the Glacier

    Best Composers
    Denis Zujev („Fusedmarc“), Eglė Sirvydytė, Jurga Šeduikytė („Mixtape Club“)
    Running Lights

    Best Production Designer
    Galius Kličius
    Seneca’s Day / Senekos Diena (Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia)
    Directed by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas
    Produced by Studio Uljana Kim
    Coproduced by Amrion Production, Locomotive Productions
    Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre

    Best Actor
    Marius Repšys
    The Saint

    Best Actress
    Gabija Jaraminaitė
    Together For Ever/ Amžinai kartu (Lithuania, Romania)
    Directed by Lina Lužytė
    Produced by Just a moment
    Coproduced by Alien Film Production
    Supported by Lithuanian Film Centre

    Best Supporting Actress
    Gelminė Glemžaitė
    The Saint

    Best Supporting Actor
    Valentinas Krulikovskis
    The Saint

    Best Editing
    silver cranne ceremony 2017 2Emilis Vėlyvis and Paulius Zavadskis
    Zero III

    Best Script
    Andrius Blaževičius, Marija Kavtaradze and Tekle Kavtaradze
    The Saint

    Best Co-production
    I‘m Not from Here / Aš čia tik svečias (Chile, Lithuania)
    Directed by Maite Alberdi and Giedrė Žickytė
    Lithuanian Film Centre in collaboration with Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival‘s program CPH:LAB.

    The Audience Award
    Zero III
    Directed by Emilis Vėlyvis
    Produced by Kino Kultas

    Best Professional Work Award
    Uljana Kim for Pretenders / Apsimetėliai (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia)
    Directed by Vallo Toomla
    Produced by Amrion OÜ, Locomotive Productions
    Co-produced by Studio Uljana Kim
    Supported by Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Eurimages, Lithuanian Film Centre, National Film Center of Latvia, Creative Europe, Estonian Film Institute


    Exiled / Pelnu sanatorija (Latvia,Lithuania)
    Directed by Davis Simanis
    Produced by Locomotive Productions
    Co-produced by Studio Uljana Kim
    Supported by the National Film Center of Latvia, Lithuanian Film Centre, State Culture Capital Foundation, MEDIA

    Crane Egg for Best Student Film
    Mountains to Climb / Kalnai, kalnai
    Directed by Marija Stonytė
    Producer Viktorija Astrauskaitė