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…

FESTIVALS: The Metamorphosis of Birds Wins Vilnius IFF

VILNIUS: The Metamorphosis of Birds / A Metamorfose dos Pássaros from Portuguese director Catarina Vasconcelos, an engaging portrait of a family, was awarded Best Film in the European Debut Competition…

Vilnius IFF Goes Online And Cinemas Close In Lithuania

VILNIUS: Lithuanian government has decided to close cinemas from 13 to 27 March 2020. Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris will be held online from 19 March to 2 April…

Vilnius Film Festival-Kino Pavasaris To Take Place Despite Cancellation of Industry Event Meeting Point Vilnius

VILNIUS: Meeting Point Vilnius, which was scheduled to take place 30 March – 1 April 2020 has been cancelled to protect the safety of participants amid coronavirus threat. However, the…

GRANTS: Lithuanian Film Centre Announces First Production Grants for 2020

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre distributed 2,681,096 EUR among 48 film projects in the first session of production and development grants contest for 2020.

FNE at Berlinale 2020: Lithuanian Film in Berlin

Lithuania celebrates 10-year anniversary at EFM - Lithuanian Film Centre will once again represent Lithuanian Cinema at Berlin International Film Festival and European Film Market with 6 films in screens…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Director Romas Zabarauskas Completes The Lawyer

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Romas Zabarauskas has completed postproduction on his third feature film, the gay romantic drama The Lawyer / Advokatas, which was shot on location in Vilnius and Belgrade.…

CAT&Docs Picks Up Ukrainian/Lithuanian Doc The Earth Is Blue As An Orange

VILNIUS: The documentary The Earth Is Blue as an Orange by Iryna Tsilyk, which received the Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, has been picked…

FNE Market Analysis 2019: LITHUANIA

VILNIUS: It was another great year for Lithuanian cinema, which continued to garner international attention. World premieres of Lithuanian films took place at internationally acclaimed festivals, including Cannes, Busan, Hot…

BOX OFFICE: Great Year at the Box Office for Lithuanian Films

VILNIUS: The comedy Fake Millionaire / Pats Sau Milijonierius from Lithuanian writer/director Tadas Vidmantas was the most profitable Lithuanian film at the box office in Lithuania in 2019. The film,…

Stranger Things Season 4 To Be Shot in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The fourth season of the Netflix drama Stranger Things starring Winona Ryder will be shot in Vilnius with Baltic Film Services servicing.

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Andrius Blaževičius in Postproduction with Paralysis

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Andrius Blaževičius is in postproduction with his second feature film Paralysis / Paralyžius. Principle photography in Lithuania started on 15 July 2019 and wrapped on 25 August…

FESTIVALS: Denmark Wins Scanorama New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: This year the European Film Forum Scanorama, which took place in Vilnius 7 - 17 November 2019, extended its competition programme to cover the whole Baltic sea region. A…

Lithuanian Comedy Opens in Top Spot

VILNIUS: Fake Millionaire / Pats Sau Milijonierius from Lithuanian writer/director Tadas Vidmantas had a strong opening weekend in Lithuania, taking in 311,000 USD / 280,000 EUR since its opening on…