FESTIVALS: Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris Competition Announced

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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 Karanovic
Produced by This&That Productions, Deblokada, Nukleus Film , Cineplanet
Supported 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.

Family Film by Olmo OmerzuEva Nova (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
Directed by Marko Skop
Produced by Artileria, Sirius Films
Supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Slovak Ministry of Culture, Czech State Cinematography Fund

Family Film (Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France, Slovakia)
Directed by Olmo Omerzu
Produced by Endorfilm , Rouge International, 42film, Arsmedia , Punkchart films (SK), Czech Television
Supported 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 Tanovic
Produced by Dokument Sarajevo , Spiritus Movens and Studio Maj
Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, the Croatian Audiovisual Center, Film Fund Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Stari Grad Sarajevo

These Daughters of Mine by Kinga DębskaI, Olga Hepnarova (Czech Republic, Poland, France, Slovakia)
Directed by Tomas Weinreb, Petr Kazda
Produced by Black Balance , Media Brigade, Alef Film and Media Group, Love.FRAME, Ace Prague, Barrandov Studios, Michael Samuelson Lighting Prague, FAMU
Supported 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 Debska
Produced by Kalejdoskop Film Studio
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

The Lure (Poland)
Directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska
Produced by WFDiF
Coproduced by HBO Poland, Telewizja Polska
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

The Lure by Agnieszka SmoczyńskaNoc Walpurgi (Poland)
Directed by Marcin Bortkiewicz
Produced by PS Film
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Thirst (Bulgaria)
Directed by Svetla Tsotsorkova
Produced 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 Pakalnina
Produced by Hargla Company
Coproduced by Digitalne Sputnik

Dawn by Laila PakalninaDon 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 Miskinis
Produced by Tremora, Film Angels
Supported by Lithuanian Film Centre

Mariupolis (France, Lithuania, Ukraine, Germany)
Directed by Mantas Kvedaravicius
Produced 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 Mansky
United States of Love by Tomasz Wasilewski, photo: Tomek Tyndyk MANANAProduced by Hypermarket Film

United States of Love (Poland, Sweden)
Directed by Tomasz Wasilewski
Produced by Manana and VP SA, Film i Väst and Common Ground Pictures
Supported by Polish Film Institute