FESTIVALS: Scanorama 2020 Goes Online

VILNIUS: The European Film Forum Scanorama 2020, which opened as planned on 4 November in Vilnius, will transfer to the virtual Scanorama cinema platform on 7 November.

PRODUCTION: Uljana Kim Coproduces Sergei Loznitsa‘s The Natural History of Destruction

VILNIUS: Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa is starting production on his archive documentary project The Natural History of Destruction / Natūrali naikinimo istorija. The film is produced by Germany‘s LOOKS Filmproduktionen…

PRODUCTION: Lithuania's A Butterfly‘s Heart in Postproduction

VILNIUS: Director Inesa Kurklietyte has moved into post-production with her feature film A Butterfly‘s Heart / Drugelio širdis produced by Živilė Gallego for Lithuania‘s Fralita Films.

Baltic Pitching Forum 2020 Announces Winners

VILNIUS: Short film projects from each of the four participating countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and 2020 guest country Poland) won the awards handed out at the conclusion of the Eighth…

Lithuanian Film Centre Supports Cinemas and Film Distributors With 2.8m EUR for COVID Losses

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre granted support of 2.8 m EUR for cinemas and film distributors to compensate for losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In all, 18 cinemas, operating…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian 9th Step in Production

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Irma Pužauskaitė is currently shooting her debut feature 9th Step / 9-as žingsnis. The shooting should have started in April, but was postponed due Covid-19 until September,…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Family Moves Into Postproduction

VILNIUS: Austėja Urbaitė has completed shooting on her debut feature film Family / Šeima, which is produced by the Lithuanian production company Fralita Films, under producer Živilė Gallego.

Baltic Pitching Forum 2020 Announces Participants

VILNIUS: Poland will be the guest country at the eighth edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum (BPF), taking place 8 – 10 October 2020. A total of 12 projects have…

Lithuanian Classic Film Opens in France

VILNIUS: A recently restored version of the 1964 film The Girl and the Echo directed by Arūnas Žebriūnas opened in 16 cinemas in France on 2 September 2020. It will…

PRODUCTION: Swedish Crime Series With One Eye Open Shoots in Lithuania

VILNIUS. The Swedish production company Nice Drama, in coproduction with UK-based Twelve Town and with support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond, are shooting the eight-part action thriller With One…

Laimonas Ubavičius Appointed New Head of Lithuanian Film Centre

VILNIUS: Laimonas Ubavičius, the Chancellor of the Ministry of Culture, has been apppointed as the new head of the Lithuanian Film Centre for the next five years. Starting November 2020…

Saulius Lukoševičius Wins Best Cinematography Award at Rhode Island IFF

VILNIUS: Lithuanian cinematographer Saulius Lukoševičius won the best Cinematography Award for the Italian/Lithuanian short film Unfolded, directed by Cristina Picchi, at Oscar Qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival.

PRODUCTION: Spanish /French/Lithuanian Coproduction Three in Preparation

VILNIUS: Lithuania’s Čiobreliai/M-Films is coproducing Juanjo‘s Gimenez debut feature Three / Tres, which will start shooting in Spain in September 2020. The film is a Spanish/French/Lithuanian coproduction. Juanjo Gimenez won…

Reel Suspects Picks up Lithuanian Debut Feature Headed for Venice’s Critics’ Week

VILNIUS: Marat Sargsyan’s first feature The Flood Won’t Come has been acquired by the Paris-based sales agent Reel Suspects. The film will have its world premiere in the Critics’ Week…

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.