PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Director Romas Zabarauskas In Postproduction with Feature Film The Writer

VILNIUS: The new project by Lithuanian director/writer/producer Romas Zabarauskas is the feature film The Writer, which is currently in postproduction. The first film in English by Zabarauskas is a coproduction…

Baltic Pitching Forum 2023 Launches Call for Applications

VILNIUS: Applications for the 11th edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum (BPF) are now open. The event will be held in Vilnius 10 - 13 October 2023, and filmmakers from…

PRODUCTION: Algimantas Puipa Preps Lithuanian Midnight Show

VILNIUS: Acclaimed Lithuanian director/writer Algimantas Puipa’s new project is the feature film Midnight Show / Vidurnakčio seansas, whose filming is due to start in September 2023.

Nominations Announced for Lithuanian National Silver Crane Awards 2023

VILNIUS: Debut features Remember to Blink / Per arti by Austeja Urbaite and Parade / Paradas by Titas Laucius, as well as The Poet / Poetas by Giedrias Tamoševičius &…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Director Karolis Kaupinis Wraps Shooting Sophomore Feature

VILNIUS: After his successful debut with Nova Lituania (2019) Lithuanian director Karolis Kaupinis has started the filming of his second feature film Hunger Strike Breakfast / Badautojų namelis on 13…

FESTIVALS: Kino Pavasaris 2023 Announces Winners

VILNIUS: Ukrainian film La Palisiada directed by Philip Sotnychenko was awarded Best Film in the main competition of the 28th Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, which was held 16…

FNE at Meeting Point Vilnius 2023: Winners of MPV Awards

VILNIUS: Nobody Likes Me directed by Tomas Weinreb and Petr Kazda received the Lithuanian Film Centre Award at Meeting Point – Vilnius, which was held 20 – 22 March 2023…

FNE at Meeting Point Vilnius 2023: Four Lithuanian Projects Pitched at Coming Soon

VILNIUS: Four Lithuanian projects, including a Lithuanian minority coproduction, were pitched in the Coming Soon pitching session at Meeting Point – Vilnius, which was held 20 – 22 March 2023…

FNE Podcast: Alessandra Pastore: Head of Industry at MPV

VILNIUS: FNE correspondent and film critic Alexander Gabelia spoke to Alessandra Pastore, head of industry of Meeting Point Vilnius, about the general goals and activities of the MPV industry platform…

FESTIVALS: Meeting Point - Vilnius 2023 Announces Projects Selected for Coming Soon Pitching Session

VILNIUS: Twenty projects (including a guest project) have been selected for the Coming Soon pitching session at Meeting Point – Vilnius, which will be held 20 – 22 March 2023…

FESTIVALS: Kino Pavasaris 2023 Announces Lineup

VILNIUS: Ten films have been selected for the Competition of the 28th Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, which will be held 16 – 26 March 2023.

Cinedigm Acquires North American Rights to Lithuanian Horror Pensive

VILNIUS: Lithuania’s first slasher horror Pensive / Rupintojelis directed by Jonas Trukanas will be released in North America by Cinedigm on its horror streaming platform SCREAMBOX, which is powered by…

GRANTS: Lithuanian Film Centre Announces First Grants for 2023

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre (LKC) has distributed 2,883,700 EUR for 43 film projects in production and development.

Twentyfour Seven and Radioaktive Open Office in Vilnius

VILNIUS: Production service partners Twentyfour Seven and Radioaktive Film expand into Lithuania, where they plan to work on commercials and feature films.

BOX OFFICE: The Generation of Evil Exceeds 1 m EUR Gross in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The Generation of Evil / Piktųjų karta directed by Emilis Vėlyvis has reached 1,001,225 EUR gross and 143,702 admissions in Lithuania.

Netflix Adds Lithuanian Sci-fi Drama Vesper to Lineup

VILNIUS: Lithuanian sci-fi drama Vesper by Lithuanian director Kristina Buožytė and French director Bruno Samper is available on Netflix in the UK and Ireland.

BOX OFFICE: Admissions and Box Office Increased in Lithuania in 2022

VILNIUS: General admissions have soared from 1,337,598 in 2021 to 2,993,864 in 2022, and the total gross rose from 7,754,385 EUR in 2021 to 18,103,404 EUR in 2022, according to…

Cultural Collaboration Between Lithuanian and Latvian Public Broadcasters

VILNIUS: Lithuania’s LRT PLIUS and Latvia’s LTV have launched a collaboration, and their cultural programmes Culture Day (Kultūros diena) and Culture News (Kultūras zinas) respectively will exchange stories every two…

PRODUCTION: Tomas Vengris in Postproduction with Five and a Half Love Stories in an Apartment in Vilnius

VILNIUS: Lithuanian/ American filmmaker Tomas Vengris is currently in postproduction with his sophomore feature Five and a Half Love Stories in an Apartment in Vilnius / Penkios su puse meilės…

Totem Films Picks Up Marija Kavtaradze’s Slow

VILNIUS: The French outfit Totem Films has acquired Marija Kavtaradze’s sophomore feature Slow ahead of its premiere in Sundance’s World Dramatic Competition 2023.