Box Office National Hit: Lithuanias' Loss

Maris Martinsons' Loss (, a drama dealing with the problems of emigration, adoption and guardianship, scored the top spot at the Lithuanian box office for 2008.

Lithuanian Break-out director of 2008: Kristina Buozyte

Kristina Buozyte introduced herself both in Lithuania and on the international circuit with her film school graduation directing debut, The Collectress (

Marius Jampolskis - Lithuanian Actor in the Spotlight

Marius Jampolskis was awarded Lithuania's 2008 Silver Crane for best actor in Kristina Buozyte's Collectress.

Lithuania plans new Film Centre

The Lithuanian government has approved a plan to create a National Film Centre, which set to open in 2009.

MEDIA doc seminars at Vilnius festival

The MEDIA Programme Division of the International Cultural Programme Centre is offering seminars and discussions for documentary filmmakers during the Vilnius Documentary Film Festival.

Six Lithuanian documentary premieres at Vilnius Documentary Film Festival

The fifth edition of the Vilnius Documentary Film Festival (December 5-14 2008) will host six Lithuanian documentary premieres.

Bug Trainer premieres November 15 in Lithuania

Creative documentary The Bug Trainer ( about Ladislas Starewitch, the pioneer of puppet animation, premieres on November 15 in Vilnius, at the SCANORAMA International Film Festival.

Scanorama opens in Vilius

The Nordic cinema festival Scanorama ( opened November 13 in Vilnius, and continues November 20 in Klaunas and Klaipeda.

Eurimages seminar in Lithuania

The seminar EURIMAGES Fund: Support for European Film Industry will introduce the fund to filmmakers in Vilnius, Lithuania on November 7.

Baltic media company increase local investment

Baltic Media Alliance has invested over €3 million into development in the Baltic States.

Perpetuum Mobile premieres in Lithuania

Valdas Navasaitis' new feature film Perpetuum mobile premieres on November 4 in Vilnius, with nation-wide distribution beginning on November 7.

Celebrity political party enters ruling coalition

The newly-founded National Resurrection Party ( headed by TV star Arunas Valinskas entered into four-party ruling coalition in the 141-member Seimas, the Lithuanian parliament.

Eurimages supports Lithuanian-Latvian co-production

The European Cinema Support Fund Eurimages has awarded €350,000 to a Lithuanian/Latvian co-production, the animated feature The Golden Horse.

The Balcony opens theatrically across Lithuania

Film and theatre director Giedre Beinoriute's new film The Balcony ( opened in the four biggest Lithuanian cities: Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipeda, and Siauliai.

Lithuanian TV to mortgage Vilnius TV tower

Lithuanian Radio and Television Centre LRTC plans to mortgage Vilnius TV tower to fund an upgrade in services.

Lithuania scores with basketball

The Lithuanian incumbent telco TEO LT has become the first broadcaster in the Baltic Republics to offer its TV subscribers the US sports channel NBA TV.

Lithuania sends Loss to Oscar race

Lithuania has chosen Maris Martinsons' Loss as its first feature film to compete for selection the Best Foreign Language category.

Lithuanian distributor Greta Akcijonaite, Skalvija

As managing director of Skalvija since 2005, Greta Akcijonaite oversees a company that has become one of the main players in cinema policies, discussions, and initiative in Lithuania.

Film financing in Lithuania: Rasa Miskiniyte

Producer Rasa Miskiniyte's 600,000 euro documentary The Bug Trainer is a tribute to persistence and diligence in the face of limited national funding resources.