FESTIVALS: New Competition Programme for Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris

Silent Night by Piotr Domalewski Silent Night by Piotr Domalewski

VILNIUS: Thirteen debut features were selected for the new competition programme European Debuts of the 23rd Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, running from 15 to 29 March 2018.

European Debuts combines the previous competition programmes New Europe – New Names and Baltic Gaze.


Closeness (Russia)
Directed by Kantemir Balagov

Scary Mother (Georgia, Estonia)
Directed by Ana Urushadze
Produced by Studio Artizm
Coproduced by Allfilm
Produced by the Georgian National Film Center

Ravens (Sweden)
Directed by Jens Assur

Winter Brothers (Iceland)
Directed by Hlynur Palmason

The Return (Denmark)
Directed by Malene Choi Jensen

Silent Night / Cicha noc (Poland)
Directed by Piotr Domalewski
Produced by Munk Studio- Polish Filmmakers Association
Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Warmia and Mazury Film Fund

Charleston (Romania, France)
Directed by Andrei Crețulescu
Produced by Icon Production
Coproduced by Les films du tambour in association with Kinosseur

Taksim Hold‘em (Turkey)
Directed by Michael Onder

Damned Summer (Portugal)
Directed by Pedro Cabeleira

The Wild Boys (France)
Directed by Bertrand Mandico

Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (Spain) Documentary
Directed by Gustavo Salmeron

Happy Winter (Italy)  Documentary
Directed by Giovanni Totaro

Over the Limit (Poland) Documentary
Directed by Marta Prus