Lithuania to Resume Film Production

VILNIUS: Lithuania permits the continuation of film production that was suspended on 16 March 2020, along with the re-opening of cafes and other businesses as of 18 May and the…

Lithuania Prepares to Resume Filming

VILNIUS: The Independent Producers Association of Lithuania (NPA) and LAPA Lithuania have developed guidelines to resume filming in Lithuania. The Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania approved them…

Baltic Pitching Forum Accepts Short Film Projects Applications

VILNIUS: The 8th Baltic Pitching Forum announced its call for short film projects, which will be accepted until 2 August 2020. The forum will take place 8 to 10 October…

Baltic Shorts Residency Announces Selection Results

VILNIUS: The second edition of the Baltic short film script development residency Baltic Shorts Residency has announced the selection of three short film projects from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.

Lithuania Supports Hard Hit Cultural Sector with Over 68 m EUR

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Government has provided extra funds of 16.7 m EUR within the Economic Stimulus and Coronavirus (COVID-19) Mitigation Action Plan.

FESTIVALS: Vilnius International Short Film Festival Open for Submissions

VILNIUS: The Vilnius International Short Film Festival is now inviting filmmakers to submit films to the 14th edition and its two competition programmes – International and National. Filmmakers can submit…

Vilnius IFF Opens First Drive-in Cinema at the Airport

VILNIUS: The Vilnius IFF is going digital and will also present a new experiential film season Aerokinas - the journey begins at the first drive-in cinema, which will open at…

Lithuanian Film Centre Allocates Largest Funding for New Content

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Government has allocated additional resources of 2 m EUR to the Lithuanian film sector to support cinemas, new productions, distribution, individual filmmakers, TV and audiovisual content. The…

Lithuanian Film and TV Industry Adapt to COVID-19 Crisis

VILNIUS: Film premieres have been postponed and the production of some films has stopped in Lithuania due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Lithuania Opens First Drive-in Cinema

VILNIUS: Traditional cinemas remain closed, but one Lithuanian company has found an alternative way to keep film in the public eye. Lithuania‘s first drive-in cinema ŽMONĖS Cinema Drive-in opens on…

Lithuania Proposes Additional Crisis Funding for Culture

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Parliament approved an additional 5 m EUR in assistance to artists, culture professionals and cultural organisations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis on 8 April 2020. The film…

FESTIVALS: The Metamorphosis of Birds Wins Vilnius IFF

VILNIUS: The Metamorphosis of Birds / A Metamorfose dos Pássaros from Portuguese director Catarina Vasconcelos, an engaging portrait of a family, was awarded Best Film in the European Debut Competition…

Vilnius IFF Goes Online And Cinemas Close In Lithuania

VILNIUS: Lithuanian government has decided to close cinemas from 13 to 27 March 2020. Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris will be held online from 19 March to 2 April…

Vilnius Film Festival-Kino Pavasaris To Take Place Despite Cancellation of Industry Event Meeting Point Vilnius

VILNIUS: Meeting Point Vilnius, which was scheduled to take place 30 March – 1 April 2020 has been cancelled to protect the safety of participants amid coronavirus threat. However, the…

GRANTS: Lithuanian Film Centre Announces First Production Grants for 2020

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre distributed 2,681,096 EUR among 48 film projects in the first session of production and development grants contest for 2020.

FNE at Berlinale 2020: Lithuanian Film in Berlin

Lithuania celebrates 10-year anniversary at EFM - Lithuanian Film Centre will once again represent Lithuanian Cinema at Berlin International Film Festival and European Film Market with 6 films in screens…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Director Romas Zabarauskas Completes The Lawyer

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Romas Zabarauskas has completed postproduction on his third feature film, the gay romantic drama The Lawyer / Advokatas, which was shot on location in Vilnius and Belgrade.…

CAT&Docs Picks Up Ukrainian/Lithuanian Doc The Earth Is Blue As An Orange

VILNIUS: The documentary The Earth Is Blue as an Orange by Iryna Tsilyk, which received the Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, has been picked…

FNE Market Analysis 2019: LITHUANIA

VILNIUS: It was another great year for Lithuanian cinema, which continued to garner international attention. World premieres of Lithuanian films took place at internationally acclaimed festivals, including Cannes, Busan, Hot…

BOX OFFICE: Great Year at the Box Office for Lithuanian Films

VILNIUS: The comedy Fake Millionaire / Pats Sau Milijonierius from Lithuanian writer/director Tadas Vidmantas was the most profitable Lithuanian film at the box office in Lithuania in 2019. The film,…