PRODUCTION: Feature documentary The L-Team in Production

VILNIUS: A partially animated feature documentary The L-Team / L-Komanda by director Andrius Lekavicius is in production. Principle photography in Lithuania began on 15 May 2017 and will wrap at…

PRODUCTION: Creative Documentary The Jump Completes Production

VILNIUS: The Jump / Šuolis, a creative documentary by director Giedrė Žickytė, is nearing the end of its production phase. Principle photography began in December 2015 in the USA and…

FNE at Cannes 2017: Lithuanian Cinema in Cannes

Lithuania welcomes you at Pavilion NO.219, Village International Pantiero

FNE at Vilnius Meeting Point 2017: The Horizons

VILNIUS: The Serbian film The Horizons / Horizonti, Svetislav Dragomirović’s debut feature, is expected to complete postproduction in July 2017. The film was presented at the “Coming Soon New Talents”…

FNE at Vilnius Meeting Point 2017: To Be Continued

VILNIUS: Legendary Latvian helmer Ivars Seleckis is close to completing production on the documentary To Be Continued / Turpinajums. The project was presented at the “Coming Soon from Baltics” pitching…

PRODUCTION: Creative Documentary Hello, Dear Granny! in Postproduction

VILNIUS: A Lithuanian/German documentary coproduction Hello, Dear Granny!/ Liebe Oma, Guten Tag! directed by two sisters, Jūratė Samulionytė and Vilma Samulionytė, is in postproduction. The release is planned for November…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian/Latvian Creative Documentary Baltic New Wave

VILNIUS: The prominent Lithuanian documentarian Audrius Stonys is in production with Baltic New Wave, working together with Latvian director Kristine Briede. Their new film about Baltic documentary filmmakers from the…

FNE at Vilnius: The Last Family Wins Kino Pavasaris

VILNIUS: The Last Family, the debut feature by Jan P. Matuszyński, won Best Film in the New Europe – New Names Competition of the 22nd Vilnius International Film Festival Kino…

Meeting Point – Vilnius Presents 25 Projects

VILNIUS: A total of 25 film projects from 21 countries are being presented at the 8th international film industry event Meeting Point – Vilnius, taking place on 5 April 2017.

PRODUCTION: Mantas Kvedaravičius Shoots Stasis

VILNIUS: Lithuanian filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravičius is currently shooting his debut feature, the psychological drama Stasis, which is a coproduction between Lithuania, the Ukraine and France. Shooting takes place in the…

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Production and Preproduction Grants for 2017

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed 2,010,200 EUR as production and preproduction grants for 2017. New projects from Laila Pakalnina, Sergei Loznitsa, Inara Kolmane and Krzysztof Zanussi received grants.

LITHUANIA: Country Report 2016

Lithuanian film industry was well in 2016 with films selected for major festivals such as IDFA, Berlin, Busan, Karlovy Vary, Visions du Réel, and international productions flocking in after the…

FNE at Berlinale 2017: Lithuanian Film in Berlin

Lithuania is hosting a stand at the European Film Market, an international film industry event that takes place during the Berlin International Film Festival and opens on 9 February 2017.

FESTIVALS: Vilnius 2017 Competition Announced

VILNIUS: Films from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Baltic region will be screened in the New Europe – New Names, Baltic Gaze and Short Films competition programmes…

Zero III Breaks Opening Record in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Domestic black comedy Zero III by Emilis Vėlyvis set a 2-year opening record in Lithuania, surpassing another film by Vėlyvis, that was holding a 20-year opening record.

Market Share of Domestic Productions Increased by 5.5% in Lithuania in 2016

VILNIUS: The domestic market share increased in Lithuania from 14% in 2015 to 19.5% in 2016 with 13 domestic films seen by almost 700,000 viewers and cashing in 3.46 m…

PRODUCTION: Audrius Juzėnas Shoots Owl Mountain

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Audrius Juzėnas is currently shooting his third feature film, Owl Mountain / Pelėdų kalnas. The release of this historical drama is planned for 16 February 2018, the…

European Film Forum Comes to Vilnius

VILNIUS: The European Film Forum (EFF), which has already visited Cannes, Berlin, Venice and other major film festivals, will be held at the Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris on…

Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson Appointed Lithuania’s Minister of Culture

VILNIUS: Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson was appointed Minister of Culture in Lithuania. She was previously the head of Department of Film Promotion, Information and Heritage in the Lithuanian Film Centre.

PRODUCTION: Waiting for Invasion Shooting

VILNIUS: Documentary Waiting for Invasion by Neringa Medutyte will wrap shooting in December 2016, with the premiere set for the first quarter of 2017. The film is a coming-of-age story…