02-08-2010

Kaunas International Film Festival announces Silver Audience Award

Quality movie channel "Silver" has become an official partner of Kaunas International Film Festival. This October, during the 4th edition of the festival, NonStop Television will establish the prize "Silver Audience Award", where the festival audience in Kaunas will vote for their favourite film. The winning film will receive the "Silver Audience Award" cup and substantial marketing on NonStop Television's channels.

"Silver" is a channel for cineastes which puts the spotlight on much talked about and critically acclaimed films produced outside the Hollywood studios. Focusing on contemporary film and its creators‚ "Silver" continuously highlights new directors‚ actors and film genres‚ giving the viewers a feeling of a film festival in their living room. In Lithuania, Silver is available through TEO, among various other cable TV providers.

"Kaunas International Film Festival is pleased to present the "Silver Audience Award" together with NonStop Television," said Ilona Jurkonytė, director of Kaunas International Film Festival. "We share the same goals - bringing quality films to film lovers. The prize provided by "Silver" is important for the filmmakers: it will bring a possibility for a film to be kept in the spotlight of even wider audience."

"Providing a platform for quality independent film from all over the world is Silver's and Kaunas International Film Festival's shared purpose.", says Ignas Scheynius, CEO at NonStop Television. "The Silver Audience Award, now present at film festivals all over the Baltic region as well as Scandinavia, plays an important part in realising that vision, offering film makers well needed marketing support"

Kaunas International Film Festival is one of Lithuania's most appreciated film festivals and the main film event in Kaunas City. It presents films that have received worldwide critical acclaim and also looks for new discoveries. The main priority of Kaunas IFF is a combination of the artistic and social statements in film.

Festival will be held for the 4th time this October. It will take place in Kaunas from October 1 to October 10. The festival will move to Vilnius for one week from October 11 to 17. More information about the festival: www.kinofestivalis.lt.

More information about Silver: http://www.nonstop.tv/silver/index.asp.

Last modified on 03-08-2010