GRANTS: The Lithuanian Film Centre Announces Second Production Grants for 2020

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed 2,515,685 EUR at its second session of financing for 2020. In all, 59 projects received funding for production and development. The government has…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian/Norwegian Burial in Production

VILNIUS: Just a Moment is producing Burial, the debut feature length creative documentary from the internationally awarded Lithuanian artist Emilija Škarnulytė. The project participated in the Eurimages Lab Project Award…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian/Czech Runner Presented at First Cut+ Works in Progress

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Andrius Blaževičius is in postproduction with his second feature film Runner. The Lithuanian/Czech coproduction, which was previously titled Paralysis, was introduced on 6 July 2020 at First…

FNE at Cannes Online 2020: Lithuanian Film

Lithuanian Films celebrate 10th anniversary at the Marché du Film this year with the biggest line-up of 10 new exciting stories in the market: the newest film by Šarūnas Bartas…

Lithuanian Cinemas Start to Reopen

VILNIUS: Lithuania saw the first reopening of a cinema on 5 June 2020, with the Polish-owned multiplex Multikino, which has seven screens with 1,673 seats. The move comes as the…

FESTIVALS: Scanorama 2020 Accepts Submissions

VILNIUS: The European Film Forum Scanorama 2020 has announced that it will proceed as scheduled and opened its call for submissions. The festival will take place 5-22 November 2020.

Lithuanian Analysis Of Tax Incentive Results

VILNIUS: An analysis of the impact of the Lithuanian tax incentives shows that five films have benefited from the Lithuanian Film Tax Incentive in 2020, despite the COVID-19 crisis. They…

Lithuania Tallies COVID-19 Box Office Losses

VILNIUS: Lithuanian cinemas are expected to lose 8 m EUR in ticket sales and another 4 m in additional income in 2020 as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, according…

PRODUCTION: Giedre Zickyte Preps New French/Lithuanian/Latvian Doc MASHA

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Giedre Zickyte is currently in preproduction with a new documentary MASHA / Maša. Main photography will take place in the autumn of 2020.

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…