VILNIUS: Eglė Vertelytė‘s feature film Miracle / Stebuklas won four awards, for the Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Script, at the 11th Lithuanian Film and TV Silver Crane Awards held on 13 June 2018.
The awards are presented by the Lithuanian Film Academy and the awards ceremony was broadcast by Lithuanian National Television.
The nominees and winners of the Silver Crane Awards were selected by leading cinema professionals, including professor and member of the European Film Academy Gražina Arlickaitė, cinematographer Ramūnas Greičius, film critic Živilė Pipinytė, film theoretician, professor Natalija Arlauskaitė and film director Andrius Blaževičius.
During the awards ceremony Lithuanian filmmakers as well as guests Sergei Loznitsa and Krzysztof Zanussi joined a call for release of Ukrainian filmmaker Oleg Sentsov.
The Golden Crane Award for a distinguished filmmaker for lifetime achievement in Lithuanian filmmaking was presented to cinematographer Algimantas Mockus, who shot numerous Lithuanian films and TV series including Žalčio žvilgsnis (1990) directed by Gytis Lukšas, Turtuolis vargšas (1982) directed by Arūnas Žebriūnas, Riešutų duona (1977) directed by Arūnas Žebriūnas, The Devil‘s Bride / Velnio nuotaka (1974) directed by Arūnas Žebriūnas, Virto ąžuolai (1976) directed by Gytis Lukšas and Adomas nori būti žmogumi (1959) directed by Vytautas Žalakevičius.
The complete list of winners follows:
Best Feature FilmMiracle / Stebuklas (Lithuania, Bulgaria)Directed by Eglė VertelytėProduced by In ScriptCoproduced by GeopolySupported by the Lithuanian Film Centre
Best Short FilmBy the Pool / Pirtis (Lithuania)Directed by Laurynas BareišaProduced by Klementina Remeikaitė, „Afterschool“
Best Documentary FilmWonderful Losers: A Different World / Nuostabieji lūzeriai. Kita planeta (Lithuania, Italia, Belgium, Switzerland, Ireland, Britain, Spain, Latvia)Directed by Arūnas MatelisProduced by Studio NominumCoproduced by VFS FILMS, Stefilm International, Associate Directors, DOKMobile, Dearcán Media, Planet Korda Pictures and SUICASupported by the Lithuanian Film Centre
Best DirectingMiracleDirected by Eglė Vertelytė
Best CinematographerMindaugas SurvilaThe Ancient Woods / Sengirė (Lithuania, Germany, Estonia)Directed by Mindaugas SurvilaProduced by Sengirė Coproduced by Ma.ja.de Filmproduktions and OU Vesilind Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre
Best ComposerAlberto LucendoWonderful Losers: A Different World
Best ActorGiedrius SavickasThree Million Euros / Trys milijonai Eurų (Lithuania)Directed by Tadas VidmantasProduced by Vabalo filmai
Best Actress Eglė MikulionytėMiracle
Best Supporting ActorJoris BaltrūnasBreathing into Marble / Kvėpavimas į marmurą (Lithuania, Croatia)Directed by Giedrė BeinoriūtėProduced by Just a momentCo-produced by Aning Film D.O.O.Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre
Best ScriptEglė VertelytėMiracle
The Audience AwardWonderful Losers: A Different WorldDirected by Arūnas Matelis
Best Professional Work AwardSaulius Urbanavičius and Jonas MaksvytisThe Ancient Woods
Crane Egg for Best Student FilmThe Last Day / Paskutinė dienaDirected by Klaudija MatvejevaitėProducer: Veronika Cicėnaitė