FNE - Step In - Locarno Country Report: Lithuania

With the Lithuanian Film Centre (www.lfc.lt) beginning operations on 1 May 2012, the local film industry has received a strong and much-needed boost.
31-07-2012

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.
27-07-2012

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

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian production company Tremora (www.tremora.com) sends it newly completed film Vanishing Waves to compete in the East of the West section of the Karlovy Vary IFF (www.kviff.com), running…
03-07-2012

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…
20-05-2012

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…
20-04-2012

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.
10-04-2012

FESTIVALS: Polish Courage Wins Vilnius Main Prize

{mosimage}VILNIUS: The Polish film Courage (www.opusfilm.com) directed by Greg Zglinski won the New Europe-New Names competition of the Vilnius IFF (15-29 March 2012, www.kinopavasaris.lt).
31-03-2012

Kvedaravicius Takes Top Lithuanian Cinematographers Award

{mosimage}VILNIUS: Lithuanian director and cinematographer Mantas Kvedaravicius received the annual Lithuanian Cinematographers award "The Oak"(www.azuolai.lt) for the documentary film Barzakh.
29-03-2012

Lithuanian Film Released Online

VILNIUS: Porno Melodrama, the first gay-themed Lithuanian film, has been release via free online distribution.
26-03-2012

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.
14-03-2012

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…
27-02-2012

FESTIVALS: Vilnius IFF Opens with Carnage

{mosimage}VILNIUS: 17th Vilnius International Film Festival "Kino Pavasaris" (http://kinopavasaris.lt) will open on 15 March 2012 with Roman Polanski's Carnage and hold its gala closing on 29 March.
21-02-2012

FNE at Berlinale 2012: Only premiere of a Lithuanian film at Berlinale 2012 screens tonight

{mosimage}BERLIN: The Lithuanian feature film Restricted Sensation by a Lithuanian artist Deimantas Narkevicius will take place tonight at the 62nd Berlin International Film Festival. It is important to note that…
17-02-2012 m

The top 10 things you didn't know about Lithuanian films

{mosimage}How much do you know about Lithuania and its film industry? That it is a small country near the Baltic Sea, creating a record low amount of films? Unfortunately we…
11-02-2012

Lithuania Launch Berlin EFM Stand

VILNIUS: Lithuania announces its film comeback with a stand at the European Film Market in Berlin, celebrating the golden age of Lithuanian film.
06-02-2012

Lithuania Picks Up My Man Can

Lithuanian commercial TV broadcaster LNK (lnk.lt) has acquired the competitive game show My Man Can from German sales company SevenOne International. The show will debut on LNK in January 2012.
05-12-2011

Lithuania 2011 Country Profile

{mosimage}VILNIUS: Lithuania‘s recent struggles for the survival of its film industry appear to be ending at last. Lithuania continues to produce a low number of films. In 2010 there were…
01-12-2011

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Doc Father in Postproduction

VILNIUS: Father, a 70,000 euro Lithuanian documentary directed by Marat Sargsyan, is in the final stages of production in preparation for a March 2012 release. The 52 minute film is…
17-11-2011

Finns Fund Lithuanian Film

The Finnish Film Foundation announced 150,000 euros in grant support for the Finnish/Lithuanian coproduction Santa co-produced by Lithuanian company ArtBox (www.artbox.lt).
14-11-2011

Lithuania Awaits New Film Law

JIHLAVA: Lithuanian filmmakers are hopeful that a new film law will finally establish a national film center and provide guaranteed financial support for the domestic film industry. Parliamentary discussions begin…
03-11-2011