VILNIUS: Thirteen debut features were selected for the new competition programme European Debuts of the 23rd Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, running from 15 to 29 March 2018.
European Debuts combines the previous competition programmes New Europe – New Names and Baltic Gaze.
Closeness (Russia)Directed by Kantemir Balagov
Scary Mother (Georgia, Estonia) Directed by Ana Urushadze Produced by Studio Artizm Coproduced by Allfilm Produced by the Georgian National Film Center
Ravens (Sweden)Directed by Jens Assur
Winter Brothers (Iceland)Directed by Hlynur Palmason
The Return (Denmark) Directed by Malene Choi Jensen
Silent Night / Cicha noc (Poland)Directed by Piotr DomalewskiProduced by Munk Studio- Polish Filmmakers AssociationSupported by the Polish Film Institute, the Warmia and Mazury Film Fund
Charleston (Romania, France)Directed by Andrei CrețulescuProduced by Icon ProductionCoproduced by Les films du tambour in association with Kinosseur
Taksim Hold‘em (Turkey)Directed by Michael Onder
Damned Summer (Portugal)Directed by Pedro Cabeleira
The Wild Boys (France)Directed by Bertrand Mandico
Lots of Kids, a Monkey and a Castle (Spain) DocumentaryDirected by Gustavo Salmeron
Happy Winter (Italy) DocumentaryDirected by Giovanni Totaro
Over the Limit (Poland) DocumentaryDirected by Marta Prus