FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kino Pasaka, Vilnius, Lithuania

This month we speak with Andre Balzekiene, the manager of Kino Pasaka from Vilnius, Lithuania.

FESTIVALS: Ray & Liz Wins Kino Pavasaris

VILNIUS: Richard Billingham’s autobiographical drama Ray & Liz was awarded best film in the European Debut Competition of the 24th Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, which took place from…

PRODUCTION: BBC Series The Rise of the Nazis Filming in Vilnius

VILNIUS: Vilnius and Kaunas stand for one German city in the BBC series The Rise of the Nazis / Nacių iškilimas, which is currently filming in Lithuania. The series has…

Photo Gallery: Vilnius Premiere of Polish Lithuanian Coproduction Habit and Armour

VILNIUS: The Vilnius premiere of the Polish/Lithuanian coproduction Habit and Armour drew a crowd of local celebrities for the red carpet event.

PRODUCTION: Donatas Ulvydas in Postproduction with Doc About Lithuanian President

VILNIUS: The acclaimed Lithuanian director Donatas Ulvydas is currently in postproduction with the documentary The State Secret / Valstybės paslaptis on the Lithuanian president Dalia Gybauskaitė. The premiere of this…

Meeting Point Vilnius 2019 Announces Lineup

VILNIUS: Debut projects from the Czech Republic, Latvia, Poland, Lithuania and Romania are among the 17 projects selected for the 10th edition of Meeting Point Vilnius, set to take place…

FESTIVALS: The 24th Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris Announces Lineup

VILNIUS: Thirteen feature, documentary and animated films have been selected for the main European Debut Competition of the 24th Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris. The biggest film festival in Lithuania runs…

MIDPOINT Intensive Lithuania Calls for Applications

KAUNAS: MIDPOINT and the Lithuanian Film Centre are organising a workshop for first or second Lithuanian feature film projects in Kaunas from 5 to 8 May 2019. The deadline for…

Ashes in the Snow Is Highest Grossing Release of All Time in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Ashes in the Snow / Tarp pilkų debesų by Marius Markevičius became the highest grossing release of all time in Lithuania, with more than 265,000 admissions and more than…

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces First Batch of Grants for 2019

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed 2,910,817 EUR to 43 film projects at its first session of financing for 2019. Among these 43 film projects are seven minority coproductions,…

FNE Market Analysis 2018: LITHUANIA

It has been a great year for the Lithuanian film industry. The expenditure on film production reached a total of 45 m EUR, with more than 5 m EUR coming…

Habit & Armour to Be Released in Lithuania on 1 March 2019

VILNIUS: Paweł Pitera’s documentary Habit & Armour will hit Lithuanian cinemas on 01 March 2019. The film is a Polish/Lithuanian coproduction narrated by Stacey Keach.

Two Domestic Titles Top 2018 Box Office in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The market share of domestic films increased in Lithuania to 28%, compared to 22% in 2017, while two domestic titles topped the box office in 2018

PRODUCTION: Šarūnas Bartas Shoots In The Dusk

VILNIUS: The acclaimed Lithuanian director Šarūnas Bartas is currently shooting a new historical drama In The Dusk / Sutemose, focusing on the Lithuanian partisan war, which took place after WWII.…

Lithuania to Raise Tax Incentives to 30%

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian parliament has approved an increase in tax incentives from 20 to 30% starting 1 January 2019 as the legislation has been renewed for the next five years.

Lithuania Raises Tax Incentives to 30%

TALLINN: Lithuania will increase its film tax incentives to 30% in 2019, up from the current 20%, for a five-year period.

CAT&Docs Picks Up Lithuania’s I’ll Stand by You

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian/Italian documentary about the epidemic of suicides in rural areas, I’ll Stand by You written and directed by Virginija Vareikyte and Maxi Dejoie, has been picked up for…

Lithuanian Worm Opens at Number One at Local Box Office

VILNIUS: Domestic films continue to do well in Lithuania, with Worm / Sirdys directed by Justinas Kristiunas opening in the top spot on the 23-25 November 2018 weekend.

FESTIVALS: Estonia Wins Scanorama New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: Five Lithuanian shorts, four Estonian shorts and two Latvian shorts vied in the New Baltic Cinema competition of the European Film Forum Scanorama, which opened on 8 November 2018.