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FNE at Cannes 2016: Lithuanian Cinema in Cannes Featured

Lithuanian Film Centre 2016-05-15

Let's meet in 'Lithuanian Films' Pavilion No 219 at Cannes

Come 11-20 May At Marche du Film Village International Pantiero ‘Lithuanian Films’ Pavillion No 219

Watch 102 minutes of the newest short films from Lithuania 16-22 May at Short Film Corner

Anthology of the Plot / Suokalbio Antologija by Arturas Jevdokimovas, 26 min, documentary, 2015
Bridges / Tiltai by Austeja Urbaite, 26 min, fiction, 2015
Drought / Sausra by Agne Kupsyte, 5min, animation, 2015
Igloo / Iglu by Marija Kavtaradze, 20 min, fiction, 2015
Cold Springs / Salti Saltiniai by Giedre Narusyte Boots, 5 min, animation, 2015
Back / Namo by Gabriele Urbonaite, 20 min, fiction, 2016

Contact: Lithuanian Short Film Agency, +370 673 16548, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

See at Market Screening

King’s Shift,  a film by Ignas Miskinis, 2016 / 102 minKings Shift by Ignas Miskinis

17th May / Tuesday / 16:00 / Gray 5

A rookie policeman is left alone in a private clinic to guard a comatose suspect of World War II war crimes. His shift is long over, yet nobody comes to replace him. However, the youngster is determined not to leave his post until he gets permission from his authorities to do so. Lack of sleep, loneliness, hunger and the persistence to serve his duty turn the young man into a ticking time bomb at the very wrong time. He must decide how far he can go guarding this suspect who is hated to death by everyone.

Sales Agent: REEL SUSPECTS, +33 6 95 49 65 63, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To request a meeting with us, please contact:

Rolandas Kvietkauskas This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Director of Lithuanian Film Centre (15th-19th)
Liana Ruokyte-Jonsson This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Film Promotiona, International Relations (11th-18th)
Irma Simanskyte This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Film Production, Financing (11th-20th)
Eva Brazdzionyte This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. / Creative Europe Desk Lithuania MEDIA Office (12th-18th)

Lithuanian film industry to be showcased in Cannes

Representatives of the Lithuanian film industry will attend the film market Le Marché du Film that will take place on May 11–20 within the scope of the Cannes Film Festival.

The Lithuanian pavilion will showcase the advantages of the corporate tax exemption and filming opportunities in Lithuania and facilitate networking with potential partners from Lithuania. Scenes and trailers from national films will be screened in the pavilion. Visitors will find publications Shoot in Lithuania and Lithuanian Films from the Lithuanian Film Centre that contain additional useful information about film projects and production services. Representatives of the Lithuanian film industry at the Cannes film market will present their projects and services, look for international business partners, and organise business meetings in the pavilion.

Lith pavillion cannes 2016At the networking platform Producers on the Move organised by the European Film Promotion, Lithuania will be represented by the producer Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė who will introduce her latest projects – Lithuanian and Romanian co-production Together Forever (directed by Lina Lužytė), Lithuanian and Croatian project Breathing Into Marble (directed by Giedrė Beinoriūtė), and film project People We Know Are Confused (directed by Tomas Smulkis).

The Producers on the Move platform is attended by 20 most active producers from across the Europe who have passed a unique selection and have expertise in international cooperation. Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė was nominated for the programme by the Lithuanian Film Centre.

The special screenings for film industry professionals at the Cannes Film Festival will include the Kings’ Shift by Ignas Miškinis. The film was premiered at the Lithuanian film festival “Kino pavasaris” this year. The authors hope to pitch their work to international distributors, sales agents, festival programmers and other film professionals at the screening.

The exclusive Short Film Corner open from May 16 to 22 will include a programme of Lithuanian shorts with six films created from 2015 to 2016 – Anthology of the Plot (directed by Artūras Jevdokimovas), Bridges (directed by Austėja Urbaitė), Drought (directed by Agnė Kupšytė), Igloo (directed by Marija Kavtaradzė), Cold Springs (directed by Giedrė Narušytė Boots), and Back (directed by Gabrielė Urbonaitė). Programmes prepared by the Lithuanian short film agency Lithuanian Shorts have been screened at the Short Film Corner every year since 2013.

Senior programmer of International Vilnius Film festival ‘Kino pavasaris‘ Edvinas Pukšta will be as jury member of the Director‘s fortnight section. Edvinas Pukšta is the member of CICAE association.

The showcase of Lithuanian film industry at the Cannes Film Festival is organised and funded by the Lithuanian Film Centre.

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