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 GmbH in coproduction with Lithuania‘s Studio Uljana Kim and Atoms & Void (the Netherlands).

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.

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 71 screens in Lithuania, received 2.24 m EUR.

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, 2020. The shooting is expected to wrap in October.

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.

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 Eye Open / Neprarask budrumo in Lithuania.

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 he will replace Rolandas Kvietkauskas, who has been managing the Lithuanian Film Center since 2012.

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 the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival with his short film Timecode (2016).

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 allocated 1,861,695 EUR for the production of 31 films, including three feature films, five documentaries, 14 short films and five minority coproductions.

The following grants were announced by the Lithuanian Film Centre on 22 July 2020.

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