PRODUCTION: Vinnie Jones in Lithuania UK coproduction Flight Redirected

VILNIUS: Controversial director Emilis Velyvis is working on his new action-comedy-thriller Flight Redirected, the story of four friends turned first-time robbers, who get stranded in an Eastern Europe and have…

Anna Karenina shooting in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Canadian director Christian Duguay is shooting the TV film Anna Karenina in Vilnius and surrounding locations. Principal photography started 25 October 2012 and will finish on 15 December.

Vanishing Waves Shores up Foreign Sales

VILNIUS: Lithuanian film director Kristina Buožytė‘s third film Vanishing Waves (Aurora), produced by Ieva Norviliene through her company Tremora ( has been sold to the US, Australia, South Korea, Sweden,…

FESTIVALS: Scanorama 2012 winners

VILNIUS: Estonian director Ivan Pavljutskov won the Best Baltic Short prize for his film White Square as the Scanorama Film Festival (8-18 November 2012, wrapped up its 10 days…
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FNE AVP Live ! Rolandas Kvietkauskas Director of Lithuanian Film Centre

Scanorama Ontente: UK Baltic States CoProduction Forum. FNE asks the director of the newly established Lithuanian Film Centre ( about the challenges ahead for the EU’s newest national film body. …

PRODUCTION: Vilnius-to-London Road Movie Documentary Starts Pre-production

VILNIUS: Lida, Vanda, Liusia, an Anglo-Lithuanian coproduction documentary about three Lithuanian grandmothers who make a road journey from Vilnius to London, has started pre-production.

Era Film in Development with Mixed Slate of Films

COTTBUS: Lithuanian producer Rasa Miskinyte is in development with the feature film Escaping Sunshine and in early development with two animated films and two documentaries.

FESTIVALS: Lithuanian Films Debut at Scanorama

VILNIUS: Four Lithuanian films will have their world premieres at the Scanorama Film Festival ( which opens in Vilnius on 8 November 2012.

FESTIVALS: Debut Film Wins Kaunas Audience Award

KAUNAS: Lithuanian filmmaker Dovilė Gasiūnaitė’s first feature film Narcissus ( won the Audience Award at the Kaunas International Film Festival (

FNE - Step In - Locarno Country Report: Lithuania

With the Lithuanian Film Centre ( beginning operations on 1 May 2012, the local film industry has received a strong and much-needed boost.

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Cult Film Director Shooting Flight Redirected

VILNIUS: Emilis Velyvis, director of the Lithuanian cult film hit Zero 2, is in production with Flight Redirected, a Lithuanian/UK coproduction.

PRODUCTION: Vanishing Waves in KVIFF’s East of the West

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian production company Tremora ( sends it newly completed film Vanishing Waves to compete in the East of the West section of the Karlovy Vary IFF (, running…

Lithuanian Film in Cannes: Presentation of the newly established film centre

The national Lithuanian Films stand begins its work at the film market The Marché du Film at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival. Throughout 10 days of the film market…

Lithuania Approves National Film Centre

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian government approved the formation of a Lithuanian Film Centre on 19 April 2012, following upon the December 2011 passage of a new film law which paved the…

Lithuanian Director Starts Online Funding Campaign

VILNIUS: Lithuanian filmmaker Romas Zabaraukas launched a 25-day online campaign on Kickstarter to fund his low-budget feature film debut, We Will Riot.

FESTIVALS: Polish Courage Wins Vilnius Main Prize

{mosimage}VILNIUS: The Polish film Courage ( directed by Greg Zglinski won the New Europe-New Names competition of the Vilnius IFF (15-29 March 2012,

Kvedaravicius Takes Top Lithuanian Cinematographers Award

{mosimage}VILNIUS: Lithuanian director and cinematographer Mantas Kvedaravicius received the annual Lithuanian Cinematographers award "The Oak"( for the documentary film Barzakh.

Lithuanian Film Released Online

VILNIUS: Porno Melodrama, the first gay-themed Lithuanian film, has been release via free online distribution.

Lithuania Announces 2012 Film Grants

The Lithuanian Ministry of Culture has announced 4,233,360 LT (1.22 million EUR) in film grants for 14 feature, documentary and animated films.

Foreign Sales for Anarchy in Zirmunai

{mosimage}Lithuanian director Saulius Drunga's debut feature Anarchy in Zirmunai has been sold to over ten foreign territories. The film has been sold to Atlantide (Italy), Peccadillo (UK and Ireland), Kamer…