Attracting more than 200 film professionals, the industry conference Meeting Point – Vilnius is a part of Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris. Submissions for debuting filmmakers as well as established directors are open until February 1st.
This year in its 23rd edition, Kino Pavasaris has become a vital destination for European filmgoers and filmmakers. The international film industry conference Meeting Point – Vilnius has become a part of the festival’s identity, establishing a milieu for finding and encouraging new talents.
The essence of the conference is to serve as a starting point for valuable partnerships. Thus, the leading events are Coming Soon Session and private Industry Screenings. Here, upcoming features, documentaries and animated full-length films are presented to festival curators, film producers, agents and distributors.
Many projects presented at Meeting Point – Vilnius continue to thrive in international film festivals and the distribution circuit. For instance, Arūnas Matelis documentary Wonderful Losers: A Different Worldhas won awards for best documentary at both Warsaw and Minsk festivals. Likewise, Falling by Marina Stepanska was nominated at Karlovy Vary and Stockholm; Miracle by Eglė Vertelytė was screened at Toronto International Film Festival.
Earlier success stories of Meeting Point – Vilnius collaborations include the Academy Award nominee Tangerines by Zaza Urushadze and the Sundance-winning The Summer of Sangaile by Alantė Kavaitė.
The submissions for the 9th international industry conference Meeting Point – Vilnius are open until February 1st. More information and submission form is at: bit.ly/MPVsubmissions
The 2018 edition of Kino Pavasaris will take place on March 19–29 in 5 biggest cities in Lithuania.