Obituary: Lithuanian Director Marijonas Giedrys

VILNIUS: Lithuanian feature film and documentary director Marijonas Giedrys has died at age 78. His death came after a long illness, according to the Lithuanian Filmmakers Union.

FNE at Cannes IFF 2011: Lithuanians make Cannes debut

CANNES: Lithuania has made its Cannes IFF debut with its first-ever market stand organized by the newly restructured Lithuanian Independent Producers Association. The stand provided an umbrella for 18 Lithuanian…
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FESTIVALS: Kaunas Partners with NISI MASA

The Kaunas International Film Festival ( announced that it has become the official representative of the European network of film associations NISI MASA in Lithuania.

Lithuania Announces 2011 Grants

Lithuania has announced LTL 4,166,000 in grants for films in 2011, including LTL 1,071,000 for documentaries, animation films, and development funding for feature films.

Lithuanian Producers Promote Film Tax Incentive

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Producers Association is planning to discuss a tax incentives scheme for the film industry with government representatives, according to local reports.

Kaunas Announces Plans for New Film Studio

KAUNAS: The Kaunas City Municipality ( has approved the establishment a new film studio in Kaunas. The founders of the public institution will be the city municipality, businessman Edvinas Bindokas…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Co-production Blood in the Snow Wraps Shoot

VILNIUS: The Spanish-Lithuanian co-production Blood in the Snow (Sangre en la nieve) from director Gerardo Herrero will complete filming by 15 April 2011.

Greičius Receives Lithuanian Cinematographers Award

VILNIUS: Cinematographer Ramūnas Greičius has received the annual Lithuanian Cinematographers award "The Oak" ( for the short feature film Our Father (Tėve mūsų, director Marius Ivaškevičius). The ceremony was organized…

FESTIVALS: Romania's Outbound Wins Vilnius Festival

Outbound" (Periferic) by Romanian director Bogdan George Apetri was announced the winner of competition programme „New Europe - new names" at the closing ceremony of the 16th Vilnius international film…

PRODUCTION: Narcissus in Production

VILNIUS: Young Lithuanian film director Dovilė Gasiūnaitė is working on her first feature film, Narcissus, a modern-day version of the ancient Greek myth.

Lithuanian Advertising Market Begins to Stabilize

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian market research and consulting company TNS LT reports that media advertising in Lithuania fell 1.5 % in 2010. Media advertising totaled 324.6 Million LTL. In 2009 media…

Lithuania Sees Mixed 2011 Q4 Telecoms Results

Broadband penetration and subscribers rose in Lithuania during the fourth quarter of 2011, but a decrease in fixed and mobile telephone subscribers led to an overall decline in the telecoms…


Lithuanian -Finnish co-production Barzakh ( opens the Berlinale Panorama Dokumente on 10 February 2011. The directorial debut of Lithuanian director Mantas Kvedaravicius follows the families of missing Chechens.

Lithuania Announces Documentary Competition

The Lithuanian Ministry of Culture and Ministry of Education and Science has announced a competition for €300,000 (1 million LTL) to be granted for a film in honor of the…

TEO LT Announces $125 Million Investment

Lithuanian telecom company TEO LT has announced plans to invest over LTL 325 million ($125 million) in next-generation services in Lithuania in 2011. TEO LT ( is the country's largest…

Lithuania‘s Box Office National Hits

VILNIUS: Emilis Velyvis' crime comedy Zero 2 ( about mafia wars and family dramas has become the most profitable Lithuanian movie at the national box office since 1993. Zero 2,…

FNE Polish Film Institute 5th Anniversary Special: Back to Your Arms Premieres in Lithuania

The Lithuanian/Polish co-production Back To Your Arms ( directed by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas with funding from the Polish Film Institute will premiered 17 November 2010 in Lithuania. Polish producer Krzysztof Zanussi…

PRODUCTION: Sweet Smoke finishes shooting in Lithuania

Director Masha Novikova has completed filming her documentary triptych under the working title Sweet Smoke (OF FATHERLAND/ OF HOMELAND) in Lithuania. The release of the film is planned for 2011.

PRODUCTION: Book Smugglers in Postproduction

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian-Irish co-production Book Smugglers (Smuigléirí Leabhar, Knygnešiai), a creative documentary bydirector Jeremiah Cullinane, is now in postproduction. The film will be completed in both 72 and 52 minute…

PRODUCTION: Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies in production

Lithuanian filmmaker Algimantas Puipa is shooting a new feature film Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies (Miegančių drugelių tvirtovė) based on the novel by the famous Lithuanian writer Jurga Ivanauskaitė.