Lithuania Raises Tax Incentives to 30%

TALLINN: Lithuania will increase its film tax incentives to 30% in 2019, up from the current 20%, for a five-year period.
29-11-2018

CAT&Docs Picks Up Lithuania’s I’ll Stand by You

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian/Italian documentary about the epidemic of suicides in rural areas, I’ll Stand by You written and directed by Virginija Vareikyte and Maxi Dejoie, has been picked up for…
29-11-2018

Lithuanian Worm Opens at Number One at Local Box Office

VILNIUS: Domestic films continue to do well in Lithuania, with Worm / Sirdys directed by Justinas Kristiunas opening in the top spot on the 23-25 November 2018 weekend.
27-11-2018

FESTIVALS: Estonia Wins Scanorama New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: Five Lithuanian shorts, four Estonian shorts and two Latvian shorts vied in the New Baltic Cinema competition of the European Film Forum Scanorama, which opened on 8 November 2018.
20-11-2018

Lithuanian Moonmakers with Two Films in Post-production

VILNIUS: Moonmakers producer/director Giedre Zickyte, who participated in Emerging Producers at the recent Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, is completing her film The Jump, a Lithuanian/Latvian/French/US coproduction, at the end…
16-11-2018

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers: Giedrė Žickytė, Lithuania

VILNIUS: Giedrė Žickytė from Moonmakers is representing Lithuania at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Žickytė about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in Lithuania.
18-10-2018

LIM Partners with Lithuania and Macedonia

VILNIUS: LIM (Less is More), the European development programme for limited budget feature films, has announced new partnerships with the Lithuanian Film Center and the Macedonian Film Agency, as well…
08-10-2018

Lithuania Selects Documentary Wonderful Losers: A Different World as Oscar Bid

VILNIUS: Arūnas Matelis’ documentary Wonderful Losers: A Different World has been selected as Lithuania’s entry for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ award in the best foreign language…
24-08-2018

Lithuanian Classic The Beauty by Arūnas Žebriūnas in French Cinemas

VILNIUS: A restored 1969 classic The Beauty by the Lithuanian director Arūnas Žebriūnas was released in French cinemas on 22 August 2018. This is the first time that a Lithuanian…
23-08-2018

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Film Production and Development Grants

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre distributed 781,153 EUR at its second grants session for 2018. There are six minority coproductions, directed by Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, Jivan Avetisyan, Dāvis Sīmanis, Davit Abramishvili,…
20-07-2018

Lithuanian Cinema and Documentary Thrive in First Half of 2018

VILNIUS: The box office of Lithuanian films reached almost 60% of last year’s total in the first half of 2018. Admissions were 500,000 compared to 860,000 in 2017.
16-07-2018

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian/Irish Drama The Castle Starts Shooting

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Lina Lužytė began shooting her second feature film The Castle / Pilis on 28 June 2018. The coming-of-age drama is the first Lithuanian/Irish coproduction.
29-06-2018

Lithuanian Series Wins NATPE Pitch & Play Live!

BUDAPEST: In the Dark (LNK), a reality format series, won the third edition of Pitch & Play Live! at the 2018 edition of NATPE Budapest on 27 June 2018.
28-06-2018

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian/Latvian/German/Greek Coproduction Motherland in Postproduction

VILNIUS: American Film Institute graduate Tomas Vengris, the son of Lithuanian immigrants living in the US, has begun postproduction on his debut feature Motherland / Gimtinė.
20-06-2018

Miracle Tops 2018 Silver Crane Awards

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…
14-06-2018

Romanian and Lithuanian Films Have Strong Box Office Results

VILNIUS: Sobibor, a Russian/German/Lithuanian/Polish coproduction filmed in Lithuania, opened in the second place in Lithuania.
15-05-2018

FNE at Cannes 2018: Lithuanian Cinema in Cannes

Lithuania at the Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film (Pavilion #211, Village International Pantiero) - During the 71st Cannes International Film Festival, taking place on May 8–19, Lithuania will…
13-05-2018

EFP Producer on the Move: Lukas Trimonis, Lithuania

VILNIUS: Lukas Trimonis represents Lithuania at the European Film Promotion’s 2018 Producers on the Move event taking place 10-14 May during the Cannes Film Festival.
08-05-2018

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian/Ukrainian/Polish Coproduction Isaac Wraps Shooting

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian historical psychological drama Isaac directed by Jurgis Matulevičius will wrap shooting at the end of April 2018.
19-04-2018

FESTIVALS: Winter Brothers Win Kino Pavasaris

VILNIUS: The Danish psychological drama Winter Brothers directed by Hlynur Pálmason received the main prize in the newly established European Debut competition of the 23rd edition of the Vilnius Film…
03-04-2018