VILNIUS: The 21st Vilnius IFF, running 31 March – 14 April 2016, will screen 47 films in three competition sections.
Ten films will screen in the New Europe – New Names competition of films from Central and Eastern Europe, and ten films will screen in the Baltic Gaze competition. The remainder will screen in the short film competition.
Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic will have a strong presence in the New Europe – New Names competition. Lithuania, Latvia and Poland have selections in the Baltic Gaze competition.
The list of feature competition films follows.
New Europe – New Names Competition:
A Good Wife (Serbia, Croatia)Directed by Mirjana KaranovicProduced by This&That Productions, Deblokada, Nukleus Film , CineplanetSupported by Province of Vojvodina film fund, Film Center Serbia, Fund for an Open Society, National Endowment for democracy, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade, Film Fund Sarajevo, SEE Cinema Network and RTV Vojvodina.
Eva Nova (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Marko SkopProduced by Artileria, Sirius FilmsSupported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Slovak Ministry of Culture, Czech State Cinematography Fund
Family Film (Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France, Slovakia)Directed by Olmo OmerzuProduced by Endorfilm , Rouge International, 42film, Arsmedia , Punkchart films (SK), Czech TelevisionSupported by The State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovenian Film Center, MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung
Our Everyday Life (Bosnia and Herzegovia, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia)Directed by Ines TanovicProduced by Dokument Sarajevo , Spiritus Movens and Studio MajSupported by the Slovenian Film Center, the Croatian Audiovisual Center, Film Fund Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Stari Grad Sarajevo
I, Olga Hepnarova (Czech Republic, Poland, France, Slovakia)Directed by Tomas Weinreb, Petr KazdaProduced by Black Balance , Media Brigade, Alef Film and Media Group, Love.FRAME, Ace Prague, Barrandov Studios, Michael Samuelson Lighting Prague, FAMUSupported by Polish Film Institute , Lower Silesia Film Fund , The State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund
These Daughters of Mine (Poland)Directed by Kinga DebskaProduced by Kalejdoskop Film StudioSupported by the Polish Film Institute
The Lure (Poland)Directed by Agnieszka SmoczyńskaProduced by WFDiFCoproduced by HBO Poland, Telewizja PolskaSupported by the Polish Film Institute
Noc Walpurgi (Poland)Directed by Marcin BortkiewiczProduced by PS FilmSupported by the Polish Film Institute
Thirst (Bulgaria)Directed by Svetla TsotsorkovaProduced by Front Film Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center
Baltic Gaze Competition:
A War (Denmark)Directed by Tobias Lindholm
Dawn / Ausma (Latvia, Estonia, Poland)Directed by Laila PakalninaProduced by Hargla CompanyCoproduced by Digitalne Sputnik
Don Juan (Sweden, Finland)Directed by Jerzy Sladkowski
Granny’s Dancing on the Table (Sweden, Denmark)Directed by Hanna Skold
Kings’ Shift (Lithuania, Latvia)Directed by Ignas MiskinisProduced by Tremora, Film AngelsSupported by Lithuanian Film Centre
Mariupolis (France, Lithuania, Ukraine, Germany)Directed by Mantas KvedaraviciusProduced by Studio Uljana Kim, Extimacy Films
My Good Hans (Russia, Germany, UK)Directed by Alexander Mindadze
The Commune (Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands)Directed by Thomas Vinterberg
Under the Sun (Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, North Korea)Directed by Vitaly ManskyProduced by Hypermarket Film
United States of Love (Poland, Sweden)Directed by Tomasz WasilewskiProduced by Manana and VP SA, Film i Väst and Common Ground PicturesSupported by Polish Film Institute