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.
VILNIUS: Zivile Gallego has received her MA degree in European Affaires Management at South Bank University, London and Leonardo da Vinci University, Paris. She took filmmaking course at New York Film Academy branch in Los Angeles.
VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre will grant 32,700 EUR for the preproduction of two feature films directed by Ernestas Jankauskas and Linas Ryškus.
VILNIUS: The comedy Saulius and Paulius Robbed Them All by Simonas Aškelavičius and Ričardas Marcinkus has become the most profitable Lithuanian movie in 2015 with 90,876 admissions and 423,199 EUR in box office.
VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Center allotted 479,030 EUR for nine projects. One of them is Andrius Blaževičius's Lithuanian/Polish coproduction Crisis /Krizė.
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