FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Greta Akcijonaite, Kino Pasaka

FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section focusing on new trends and challenges of film distribution. In the coming months we…

PRODUCTION: Docudrama Leningrad Symphony in Production

VILNIUS: Leningrad Symphony, a docudrama by director Christian Frey for Beetz Filmproduktion Hamburg, begins principle photography in Lithuania on 29 November 2016. Shooting wil wrap on 4 December.

FNE at Scanorama 2016: Estonia Wins New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: The Estonian short The Mousoleum by director Lauri Randla won the New Baltic Cinema competition of the European Film Forum Scanorama, with the winners announced on 13 November 2016.…

I‘m Not from Here Goes to EFA

VILNIUS: Short film I‘m Not from Here by Maite Alberdi and Giedrė Žickytė is nominated in the Best European Short Film category of the European Film Awards after receiving the…
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PRODUCTION: Sequel To Lithuanian Box Office Hit Zero 2 In Production

VILNIUS: Director Emilis Vėlyvis started shooting the third part of his famous trilogy Zero III with Kino Kultas producing. The previous film in the trilogy, Zero 2 (2010) is the…

FESTIVALS: Inconvenient Films Festival Ready to Kick Off

VILNIUS: Inconvenient Films International Human Rights Film Festival will celebrate its 10th edition with a competition programme almost entirely composed of debut documentaries by female filmmakers. The festival will run…

PRODUCTION: Going Vertical Filming in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Nikita Mikhalkov‘s Russian production company Three T Production and local coproducer Artbox are currently shooting the feature film Going Vertical by Anton Megerdichev in Lithuania. The film tells the…

Lithuania Selects Seneca‘s Day as Oscar Bid

VILNIUS: Lithuanian Oscar Committee has decided that Seneca‘s Day by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas will be the country‘s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. The third film…

PRODUCTION: Giedrė Beinoriūtė Shoots Her Debut Feature

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Giedrė Beinoriūtė is currently shooting Breathing into Marble, a Lithuanian/Croatian coproduction based on a novel by Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė. This is the debut feature of Beinoriūtė, whose…

PRODUCTION: Swedish/Lithuanian SF 2060 Wraps Shooting in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Henrik Hellstrom‘s futuristic drama 2060, a Swedish/Lithuanian coproduction, was shot in Lithuania from 10 to 19 August 2016. The tragicomic story takes place in 2060, in a nursing home…

PRODUCTION: Emilis Vėlyvis in Postproduction with The Night Guards

VILNIUS: Popular Lithuanian director Emilis Vėlyvis is completing postproduction on the thriller The Night Guards a.k.a. Wings. The film is a Russian production starring Leonid Yarmolnik and Ivan Yankovsky.

PRODUCTION: Second Hand in Production

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Arturas Jevdokimovas is in production with the docudrama Second Hand, a Lithuanian/Irish/Swiss coproduction. Principal photography is expected to wrap on 30 November 2017.

PRODUCTION: Sharunas Bartas Shooting a New Feature Film

VILNIUS: The most esteemed Lithuanian filmmaker, Sharunas Bartas, is in production with Dovydo akmuo, a drama about love, hate and hope. This Lithuanian/French/Ukrainian coproduction is currently shooting in Lithuania with…

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Grants for 2016

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed 316,060 EUR in grants to 17 films in its 2016 grants round. The grants will go to 14 projects for preproduction, two films…

EAVE Workshop Heads to Lithuania

VILNIUS: The second workshop of the EAVE Producers Workshop programme 2016 will take place in Druskininkai, Lithuania, 13-20 June 2016. The workshop, which is organised in partnership with the Lithuanian…

Jack The Ripper filming in Lithuania

VILNIUS: German production company Pantaleon Pictures GmbH (producers Dan Maag, Matthias Schweighöfer, Marco Beckmann) and local coproducer Lithuanian Film Studioio are shooting the German TV film Jack The Ripper about…

FNE at Silver Crane 2016: Bartas Film Takes Five Awards

VILNIUS: Sharunas Bartas‘ film Peace to Us in Our Dreams won awards in five categories, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editing and Best Supporting Actress at the …

FNE at Cannes 2016: Lithuanian Cinema in Cannes

Let's meet in 'Lithuanian Films' Pavilion No 219 at Cannes

PRODUCTION: First Lithuanian/Brazilian Doc in Production

VILNIUS: The documentary El Padre Medico by director Vytautas Puidokas is in production. Principle photography began in March 2016 and will wrap in September.

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kauno Kino Centras Romuva, Lithuania

This month we speak with Monika Inčerytė, the acting director of Kauno Kino Centras Romuva, the oldest working cinema in Lithuania and a new member of Europa Cinemas.