PRODUCTION: Lithuanian/Latvian Creative Documentary Baltic New Wave

VILNIUS: The prominent Lithuanian documentarian Audrius Stonys is in production with Baltic New Wave, working together with Latvian director Kristine Briede. Their new film about Baltic documentary filmmakers from the…
24-04-2017

FNE at Vilnius: The Last Family Wins Kino Pavasaris

VILNIUS: The Last Family, the debut feature by Jan P. Matuszyński, won Best Film in the New Europe – New Names Competition of the 22nd Vilnius International Film Festival Kino…
07-04-2017

Meeting Point – Vilnius Presents 25 Projects

VILNIUS: A total of 25 film projects from 21 countries are being presented at the 8th international film industry event Meeting Point – Vilnius, taking place on 5 April 2017.
05-04-2017

PRODUCTION: Mantas Kvedaravičius Shoots Stasis

VILNIUS: Lithuanian filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravičius is currently shooting his debut feature, the psychological drama Stasis, which is a coproduction between Lithuania, the Ukraine and France. Shooting takes place in the…
15-03-2017

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Production and Preproduction Grants for 2017

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed 2,010,200 EUR as production and preproduction grants for 2017. New projects from Laila Pakalnina, Sergei Loznitsa, Inara Kolmane and Krzysztof Zanussi received grants.
08-03-2017

LITHUANIA: Country Report 2016

Lithuanian film industry was well in 2016 with films selected for major festivals such as IDFA, Berlin, Busan, Karlovy Vary, Visions du Réel, and international productions flocking in after the…
27-02-2017

FNE at Berlinale 2017: Lithuanian Film in Berlin

Lithuania is hosting a stand at the European Film Market, an international film industry event that takes place during the Berlin International Film Festival and opens on 9 February 2017.
12-02-2017

FESTIVALS: Vilnius 2017 Competition Announced

VILNIUS: Films from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Baltic region will be screened in the New Europe – New Names, Baltic Gaze and Short Films competition programmes…
09-02-2017

Zero III Breaks Opening Record in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Domestic black comedy Zero III by Emilis Vėlyvis set a 2-year opening record in Lithuania, surpassing another film by Vėlyvis, that was holding a 20-year opening record.
03-02-2017

Market Share of Domestic Productions Increased by 5.5% in Lithuania in 2016

VILNIUS: The domestic market share increased in Lithuania from 14% in 2015 to 19.5% in 2016 with 13 domestic films seen by almost 700,000 viewers and cashing in 3.46 m…
03-02-2017

PRODUCTION: Audrius Juzėnas Shoots Owl Mountain

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Audrius Juzėnas is currently shooting his third feature film, Owl Mountain / Pelėdų kalnas. The release of this historical drama is planned for 16 February 2018, the…
31-01-2017

European Film Forum Comes to Vilnius

VILNIUS: The European Film Forum (EFF), which has already visited Cannes, Berlin, Venice and other major film festivals, will be held at the Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris on…
23-01-2017

Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson Appointed Lithuania’s Minister of Culture

VILNIUS: Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson was appointed Minister of Culture in Lithuania. She was previously the head of Department of Film Promotion, Information and Heritage in the Lithuanian Film Centre.
14-12-2016

PRODUCTION: Waiting for Invasion Shooting

VILNIUS: Documentary Waiting for Invasion by Neringa Medutyte will wrap shooting in December 2016, with the premiere set for the first quarter of 2017. The film is a coming-of-age story…
07-12-2016

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Greta Akcijonaite, Kino Pasaka

FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section focusing on new trends and challenges of film distribution. In the coming months we…
06-12-2016

PRODUCTION: Docudrama Leningrad Symphony in Production

VILNIUS: Leningrad Symphony, a docudrama by director Christian Frey for Beetz Filmproduktion Hamburg, begins principle photography in Lithuania on 29 November 2016. Shooting wil wrap on 4 December.
29-11-2016

FNE at Scanorama 2016: Estonia Wins New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: The Estonian short The Mousoleum by director Lauri Randla won the New Baltic Cinema competition of the European Film Forum Scanorama, with the winners announced on 13 November 2016.…
14-11-2016

I‘m Not from Here Goes to EFA

VILNIUS: Short film I‘m Not from Here by Maite Alberdi and Giedrė Žickytė is nominated in the Best European Short Film category of the European Film Awards after receiving the…
14-10-2016 m

PRODUCTION: Sequel To Lithuanian Box Office Hit Zero 2 In Production

VILNIUS: Director Emilis Vėlyvis started shooting the third part of his famous trilogy Zero III with Kino Kultas producing. The previous film in the trilogy, Zero 2 (2010) is the…
13-10-2016

FESTIVALS: Inconvenient Films Festival Ready to Kick Off

VILNIUS: Inconvenient Films International Human Rights Film Festival will celebrate its 10th edition with a competition programme almost entirely composed of debut documentaries by female filmmakers. The festival will run…
05-10-2016