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

PRODUCTION: Going Vertical Filming in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Nikita Mikhalkov‘s Russian production company Three T Production and local coproducer Artbox are currently shooting the feature film Going Vertical by Anton Megerdichev in Lithuania. The film tells the…
30-09-2016

Lithuania Selects Seneca‘s Day as Oscar Bid

VILNIUS: Lithuanian Oscar Committee has decided that Seneca‘s Day by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas will be the country‘s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. The third film…
15-09-2016

PRODUCTION: Giedrė Beinoriūtė Shoots Her Debut Feature

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Giedrė Beinoriūtė is currently shooting Breathing into Marble, a Lithuanian/Croatian coproduction based on a novel by Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė. This is the debut feature of Beinoriūtė, whose…
31-08-2016

PRODUCTION: Swedish/Lithuanian SF 2060 Wraps Shooting in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Henrik Hellstrom‘s futuristic drama 2060, a Swedish/Lithuanian coproduction, was shot in Lithuania from 10 to 19 August 2016. The tragicomic story takes place in 2060, in a nursing home…
26-08-2016

PRODUCTION: Emilis Vėlyvis in Postproduction with The Night Guards

VILNIUS: Popular Lithuanian director Emilis Vėlyvis is completing postproduction on the thriller The Night Guards a.k.a. Wings. The film is a Russian production starring Leonid Yarmolnik and Ivan Yankovsky.
17-08-2016

PRODUCTION: Second Hand in Production

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Arturas Jevdokimovas is in production with the docudrama Second Hand, a Lithuanian/Irish/Swiss coproduction. Principal photography is expected to wrap on 30 November 2017.
16-08-2016

PRODUCTION: Sharunas Bartas Shooting a New Feature Film

VILNIUS: The most esteemed Lithuanian filmmaker, Sharunas Bartas, is in production with Dovydo akmuo, a drama about love, hate and hope. This Lithuanian/French/Ukrainian coproduction is currently shooting in Lithuania with…
02-08-2016

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Grants for 2016

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed 316,060 EUR in grants to 17 films in its 2016 grants round. The grants will go to 14 projects for preproduction, two films…
27-06-2016

EAVE Workshop Heads to Lithuania

VILNIUS: The second workshop of the EAVE Producers Workshop programme 2016 will take place in Druskininkai, Lithuania, 13-20 June 2016. The workshop, which is organised in partnership with the Lithuanian…
09-06-2016