Lithuania 2011 Country Profile

{mosimage}VILNIUS: Lithuania‘s recent struggles for the survival of its film industry appear to be ending at last. Lithuania continues to produce a low number of films. In 2010 there were…
01-12-2011

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Doc Father in Postproduction

VILNIUS: Father, a 70,000 euro Lithuanian documentary directed by Marat Sargsyan, is in the final stages of production in preparation for a March 2012 release. The 52 minute film is…
17-11-2011

Finns Fund Lithuanian Film

The Finnish Film Foundation announced 150,000 euros in grant support for the Finnish/Lithuanian coproduction Santa co-produced by Lithuanian company ArtBox (www.artbox.lt).
14-11-2011

Lithuania Awaits New Film Law

JIHLAVA: Lithuanian filmmakers are hopeful that a new film law will finally establish a national film center and provide guaranteed financial support for the domestic film industry. Parliamentary discussions begin…
03-11-2011

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian documentary Zone in Postproduction

The Lithuanian documentary film Zone (Nebalta drobė) directed by Jurga Naraškevičiūtė is now in postproduction.
31-10-2011

Lithuanian documentary Zone in Postproduction

The Lithuanian documentary film Zone (Nebalta drobė) directed by Jurga Naraškevičiūtė is now in postproduction.
31-10-2011

PRODUCTION: Siberian Education filming in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Italian director Gabriele Salvatores is shooting English language feature film Siberian Education (Educazione Siberiana) in Vilnius, Lithuania. The film is a coproduction between Italian film company Cattleya S.r.l. (http://www.cattleya.it/home/)…
25-09-2011

FNE at KVIFF: Tremora Reveals Production Plans

KARLOVY VARY: Lithuanian producer Ieva Norviliene of the production company Tremora (www.tremora.com) told FNE that she has one film in postproduction and four more films in development for production over…
06-07-2011

Siberian Education to Shoot in Lithuania

John Malkovich is set to star in Siberian Education which is scheduled to begin filming in Lithuania at the end of August.
05-07-2011

Lithuania to Open Vilnius Film Office

The mayor of Vilnius, Artūras Zuokas, met with the head of the Independent Producers Association (NPA) Rasa Miškinytė, the NPA and the representatives of the Lithuanian film industry to discus…
05-06-2011

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Lithuania

VILNIUS: Lithuanian television survived the onslaught of foreign programming beginning in the 1990‘s and is pulling out of the financial crisis of 2009. The result is a return to domestic…
02-06-2011

Vildžiūnas Wins Top Lithuanian Awards

VILNIUS: Kristijonas Vildžiūnas won the best director and best film awards for the Lithuanian-Polish-German coproduction Back To Your Arms (www.kaiapkabinsiutave.lt) at the Lithuanian Film and TV industry's Silver Crane Awards…
30-05-2011

Obituary: Lithuanian Director Marijonas Giedrys

VILNIUS: Lithuanian feature film and documentary director Marijonas Giedrys has died at age 78. His death came after a long illness, according to the Lithuanian Filmmakers Union.
30-05-2011

FNE at Cannes IFF 2011: Lithuanians make Cannes debut

CANNES: Lithuania has made its Cannes IFF debut with its first-ever market stand organized by the newly restructured Lithuanian Independent Producers Association. The stand provided an umbrella for 18 Lithuanian…
21-05-2011 m

FESTIVALS: Kaunas Partners with NISI MASA

The Kaunas International Film Festival ( www.kinofestivalis.lt) announced that it has become the official representative of the European network of film associations NISI MASA in Lithuania.
17-05-2011

Lithuania Announces 2011 Grants

Lithuania has announced LTL 4,166,000 in grants for films in 2011, including LTL 1,071,000 for documentaries, animation films, and development funding for feature films.
03-05-2011

Lithuanian Producers Promote Film Tax Incentive

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Producers Association is planning to discuss a tax incentives scheme for the film industry with government representatives, according to local reports.
28-04-2011

Kaunas Announces Plans for New Film Studio

KAUNAS: The Kaunas City Municipality (www.kaunas.lt) has approved the establishment a new film studio in Kaunas. The founders of the public institution will be the city municipality, businessman Edvinas Bindokas…
14-04-2011

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Co-production Blood in the Snow Wraps Shoot

VILNIUS: The Spanish-Lithuanian co-production Blood in the Snow (Sangre en la nieve) from director Gerardo Herrero will complete filming by 15 April 2011.
10-04-2011

Greičius Receives Lithuanian Cinematographers Award

VILNIUS: Cinematographer Ramūnas Greičius has received the annual Lithuanian Cinematographers award "The Oak" (www.azuolai.lt) for the short feature film Our Father (Tėve mūsų, director Marius Ivaškevičius). The ceremony was organized…
03-04-2011