VILNIUS: Ten films will compete in the international competition New Europe – New Names of the 21th Vilnius International Film Festival which kicks off on 31 March 2016.
The biggest film festival in Lithuania also organizes the Baltic Gaze Competition with 10 films and the Short Films Competitions with 27 films. The festival will launch a new programme I Am a Hybrid, with films blurring the line between documentary and fiction, while the Comedy Programme will show six comedies dealing with complicated issues using sharp humour.
On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Kino Pavasaris together with the British Chamber of Commerce and the British Council in Lithuania organizes the retrospective Shakespeare Lives with six British films.
The festival will host the seventh international conference Meeting Point Vilnius, the festival's film industry networking event designed to promote the Baltic film industry.
The 21th edition of Vilnius IFF/Kino Pavasaris will wrap on 14 April 2016.
New Europe - New Names Line up:
A Good Wife / Dobra zena (Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia)Directed by Mirjana KaranovicProduced by This&That ProductionsCoproduced by Deblokada, Nukleus Film , CineplanetSupported by Film Fund Sarajevo
Eva Nova (Slovakia, Czech Republic)Directed by Marko ŠkopProduced by ArtileriaCoproduced by Sirius FilmsSupported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovak Ministry of Culture and the Czech State Cinematography Fund
Family Film / Rodinny film (Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France, Slovakia)Directed by Olmo Omerzu
Produced by Endorfilm Coproduced by Arsmedia, Punkchart films, Czech Television Supported by The State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovenian Film Center
Humidity / Vlaznost (Serbia, Netherlands, Greece)Directed by Nikola Ljuca
Our Everyday Life / Naša Svakodnevna Priča (Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia)Directed by Ines TanovićProduced by Dokument Sarajevo Coproduced by Spiritus Movens and Slovenia's Studio Maj.Supported by the Slovenian Film Center , the Croatian Audiovisual Center, Film Fund Sarajevo
I, Olga Hepnarova / Ja, Olga Hepnarova (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia)Directed by Petr Kazda, Tomáš WeinrebProduced by Black Balance Coproduced by Media Brigade, Alef Film and Media Group, Love.FRAME, Ace Prague, Barrandov Studios, Michael Samuelson Lighting Prague, FAMUSupported by the Polish Film Institute , the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund
These Daughters of Mine / Moje Córki Krowy (Poland) Directed by Kinga Dębska Produced by Kalejdoskop Film Studio Supported by the Polish Film Institute
The Lure / Córki Dancingu (Poland) Directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska Produced by WFDiF Coproduced by HBO Poland, Telewizja Polska Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Walpurgis Night / Noc Walpurgii (Poland)
Directed by Marcin Bortkiewicz Production: PS Film Supported by the Polish Film Institute
Thirst / Jajda (Bulgaria)
Directed by Svetla Tsotsorkova Produced by Front Film Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center