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It has been a great year for the Lithuanian film industry. The expenditure on film production reached a total of 45 m EUR, with more than 5 m EUR coming…
VILNIUS: Paweł Pitera’s documentary Habit & Armour will hit Lithuanian cinemas on 01 March 2019. The film is a Polish/Lithuanian coproduction narrated by Stacey Keach.
VILNIUS: The market share of domestic films increased in Lithuania to 28%, compared to 22% in 2017, while two domestic titles topped the box office in 2018
VILNIUS: The acclaimed Lithuanian director Šarūnas Bartas is currently shooting a new historical drama In The Dusk / Sutemose, focusing on the Lithuanian partisan war, which took place after WWII.…
VILNIUS: The Lithuanian parliament has approved an increase in tax incentives from 20 to 30% starting 1 January 2019 as the legislation has been renewed for the next five years.
TALLINN: Lithuania will increase its film tax incentives to 30% in 2019, up from the current 20%, for a five-year period.
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…
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.
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.
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…
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.
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…
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…
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…
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,…
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.
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.
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.
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.
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…

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