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Animation Industry Profile LITHUANIA

2017-12-02

Courtesy of Creative Europe Desk LITHUANIA

OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY Lithuania (LT)
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME Lithuanian Film Centre 
ADDRESS Z. Sierakausko str. 15, Vilnius
WEBPAGE www.lkc.lt/en/
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Rolandas Kvietkauskas
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS 4 619 000
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION 6%
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN €:  
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM ~10 000 Eur per min. 2017 m. AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET - 86610, if 2013-17 - 137283 eur. 
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM N/A
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES N/A
TAX INCENTIVES YES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE 20
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS YES
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT)
ADDRESS S.Konarskio 49, LT-03123 Vilnius, Lithuania 
WEBPAGE http://www.lrt.lt/en/news_in_english 
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION Mrs. Junita Budvytiene
Head of TV Acquisition;
Mr. Viktoras Snarskis
TV Programming Director ;
 Lolita Bytautaitė, producer. 
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS NO INFO but does „pre-buy“ / „Letter  of Commitment“, 
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 0
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 0
  2013 m.  173 hours of animation screened;
2014 m.  262 hours of animation screened
2017 m.  289 hours of animation screened.
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 3668370
NUMBER OF SCREENS 79
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 4,83
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE 77.2 % 
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS 1
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 0
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 11 produced with the support of LFC (more independant)
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 11
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 10
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 0
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS Vilnius Academy of Arts; VILNIUS GEDIMINAS TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY; VILNIUS COLLEGE OF TECHNOLOGIES AND DESIGN
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES 24
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM Lithuanian Animation Association (Agnė Adomėnė); ASIFA Lithuania- International Animated Film Association (Valentas Aškinis)
- OFFICIAL NAME  
- WEBPAGE  
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE  
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 2
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS Blon | Animation and Video games festival - blon.lt ; International Animated Film Festival "Tindirindis" www.tindirindis.lt
   
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  he 1909 experiments of independent film pioneers mark the beginning of the Lithuanian animation. The first animators had innovative ideas and various techniques. Mostly self-taught, working with a team of enthusiasts they interpreted film making via their own personal experience. In the beginning of the Soviet era, amateur Lithuanian animation was replaced with a more professional approach and a new generation of animators emerged. Some filmmakers graduated from various Russian film schools, others attended animators’ courses in Lithuania. These animation films were usually produced using a classical hand draw technique, though not exclusively. Since the beginning of Lithuanian animation, there is at least one significant amateur animator with an outstanding film style. The collapse of the USSR resulted in a cut of funding from Moscow. As a result classical animation encountered great difficulties. Fewer animations were produced and the quality suffered. Filmmakers started looking for cheaper, more diverse film techniques.  (https://mubi.com/lists/lithuanian-animation)

„Golden Horse” is the second Lithuanian feature-length animated film that premiered in 2014. It is a co-production with Lithuania,Latvia, Luxembourg and Denmark and directed by Valentas Aškinis and Reinis Kalnaellis in 2015 the animation and video games festival Beautiful Land of Nevermind (BLON) took place for the first time.  Lithuanian animation was featured in several important international events. At the Fredrikstad Animation Festival in Norway, the filmmaker Ilja Bereznickas received an award for lifetime achievements and contribution to the animation of Nordic and Baltic countries. The Lithuanian Animation Association represented national industry at the Visegrad Animation Forum, and the meeting for international cooperation showcasing Poland and Baltic countries organised by the German Producers Alliance.

2016, Lithuanian animation enjoys two international co-production premieres: the short film 3D animation film Junction, co-produced by Lithuania, Canada and Australia; and the short stop-motion puppet film Downfall. The best Lithuanian animation features at a number of European film festivals.