VILNIUS: Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 19 March to 2 April 2015.
Ten films will vie in the New Europe-New Names competition and eight in a new competition Baltic Gaze. Four programmes are dedicated to Lithuanian films, including 12 premieres (mostly short films). Antanas Mockus, son of Lithuanian immigrants in Colombia and former mayor of Bogota, is one of the guests of the festival.
The New Europe – New Names jury is composed of: Paolo Bertolin (Italy), Vlad Ivanov (Romania), Esin Kucuktepepinar (Turkey), Christian Jimenez (Chile) and Hadas Yaron (Israel).
The Baltic Gaze jury is composed of: Jerome Baron (France), Ahmet Boyacioglu (Turkey), Susanna Harutyunyan (Armenia), Maya Vitkova (Bulgaria) and Marketa Hodouskova (Czech Republic).
Kino Pavasaris is the largest cinematic event in Lithuania with more than 200 films screened every year. Almost 100,000 people attended the festival in 2014, which is really impressive for a country with less than three million people.
New Europe- New Names lineup:
Calling (Poland)Directed by Marcin DudziakProduced by A Son Image
Koza (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Ivan OstrochovskyProduced by sentimentalfilm and endorfilmCoproduced by Czech Television, RTVS and Punkchart FilmsSupported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Czech Film Fund
Afterlife (Hungary)Directed by Virág ZomboráczProduced by: KMH Film
For Some Inexplicable Reason (Hungary)Directed by Gábor ReiszProduced by Proton Cinema
In the Crosswind (Estonia)Directed by Martti HeldeProducted by AllfilmSupported by Estonian Film Institute
Modris (Latvia, Greece, Germany)Directed by Juris KursietisProduced by Red Dot MediaCoproduced by Boo Company, Sutor KolonkoSupported by the Latvian Film Centre
No One's Child (Serbia, Croatia)Directed by Vuk RšumovićProduced by Art & PopcornCoproduced by Baboon Production, KinoramaSupported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre
The Lesson (Bulgaria)Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar ValchanovProduced by Abraxas FilmCoproduced by Graal Film
The Tribe (Ukraine)Directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytshiy
The Summer of Sangailė (Lithuania, France, Netherlands)Directed by Alantė KavaitėProduced by Fralita Films and Les Films d’AntoineCoproduced by Viking FilmSupported by the Lithuanian Film Centre
Baltic Gaze lineup:
Angels of Revolution (Russia)Directed by Aleksey Fedorchenko
Body (Poland)Directed by Malgorzata SzumowskaProduced by Nowhere Sp. z o.o.Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Phoenix (Germany)Directed by Christian Petzold
Pioneer Heroes (Russia)Directed by Natalya Kudryashova
Rocks in My Pockets (Latvia, USA)Directed by Signe BaumaneProduction: LocomotiveSupported by National Film Centre of Latvia
Silent Heart (Denmark)Directed by Bille August
The Look of Silence (Denmark, Indonesia, Norway, Finland, UK)Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous
The Queen of Silence (Germany, Poland, Italy)Directed by Agnieszka ZwiefkaProduced by ma.ja.de FilmproduktionsIn coproduction with HBO Poland, Chilli Productions, Stefilm International, Odra Film
Victoria (Germany)Directed by Sebastian Schipper
They Have Escaped (Finland, Netherlands)Directed by Jukka Pekka Valkeapää
Underdog (Sweden)Directed by Ronnie Sandahl