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VILNIUS: Marius Markevičius began shooting the WWII drama Ashes in the Snow / Pelenai Sniege in Lithuania. The film is an American/Lithuanian coproduction based on the bestseller Between Shades of Gray by Rūta Šepetys.

VILNIUS: One of the main goals of the Lithuanian Film Centre in 2016 is to increase cooperation with the Baltic states. The centre is also launching a new programme to support the distribution of domestic films in Lithuanian cinemas.

VILNIUS: British miniseries War and Peace by Andrew Davies, which was partly shot in Lithuania, is expected to boost tourism in Lithuania, since its first part had 6.3 m viewers on BBC One on 3 January 2016.

VILNIUS: Finnish production company Fisher King Production wraps shooting for the crime series Bordertown / Sorjonen in Lithuania on 15 January 2016.

The Lithuanian film industry had a number of successes in 2015 with films selected for major festivals such as Cannes, Berlin and Sundance, and international productions flocking to the country after the launch of the tax incentives scheme in 2014.

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian short Bridges (2015) by director Austėja Urbaitė won the best film prize in the New Baltic Cinema competition of the Scanorama film festival which concluded in Vilnius on 15 November 2015.

VILNIUS: Director Kristijonas Vildžiūnas is completing work on his fourth feature film Seneca’s Day / Senekos Diena‚ a journey into the past as a man tries to change his present.

VILNIUS: Director Donatas Ulvydas and producer Živilė Gallego are shooting the feature film Emilia on location in Lithuania. The theatrical release is planned for 2017.

VILNIUS: Ignas Miškinis' Deadweight / Dedveitas, aLithuanian / Latvian coproductionis currently shooting in Vilnius. The premiere is set for 2016.

VILNIUS: Giedrė Žickytė won best documentary film, best cinematography, best editing and best director for the documentary Master and Tatyana at the eigth Lithuanian Film and TV Silver Crane Awards held on 30 May 2015. The Lithuanian/French coproduction Summer of Sangaile by Alantė Kavaitė won in three categories.