FESTIVALS: Vilnius International Film Festival Ready to Kick Off

    Calling by Marcin Dudziak Calling by Marcin Dudziak

    VILNIUS: Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 19 March to 2 April 2015.

    Ten films will vie in the New Europe-New Names competition and eight in a new competition Baltic Gaze. Four programmes are dedicated to Lithuanian films, including 12 premieres (mostly short films). Antanas Mockus, son of Lithuanian immigrants in Colombia and former mayor of Bogota, is one of the guests of the festival.

    The New Europe – New Names jury is composed of: Paolo Bertolin (Italy), Vlad Ivanov (Romania), Esin Kucuktepepinar (Turkey), Christian Jimenez (Chile) and Hadas Yaron (Israel).

    The Baltic Gaze jury is composed of: Jerome Baron (France), Ahmet Boyacioglu (Turkey), Susanna Harutyunyan (Armenia), Maya Vitkova (Bulgaria) and Marketa Hodouskova (Czech Republic).

    Kino Pavasaris is the largest cinematic event in Lithuania with more than 200 films screened every year. Almost 100,000 people attended the festival in 2014, which is really impressive for a country with less than three million people.

    New Europe- New Names lineup:

    Calling (Poland)Koza by Ivan Ostrochovsky, Photo: Martin Kollar
    Directed by Marcin Dudziak
    Produced by A Son Image

    Koza (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Ivan Ostrochovsky
    Produced by sentimentalfilm and endorfilm
    Coproduced by Czech Television, RTVS and Punkchart Films
    Supported by the Slovak Audiovisual Fund and the Czech Film Fund

    Afterlife (Hungary)
    Directed by Virág Zomborácz
    Produced by: KMH Film

    In the Crosswind by Martti HeldeFor Some Inexplicable Reason (Hungary)
    Directed by Gábor Reisz
    Produced by Proton Cinema

    In the Crosswind (Estonia)
    Directed by Martti Helde
    Producted by Allfilm
    Supported by Estonian Film Institute

    Modris (Latvia, Greece, Germany)
    Directed by Juris Kursietis
    Produced by Red Dot Media
    Coproduced by Boo Company, Sutor Kolonko
    Supported by the Latvian Film Centre

    Modris by Juris KursietisNo One's Child (Serbia, Croatia)
    Directed by Vuk Ršumović
    Produced by Art & Popcorn
    Coproduced by Baboon Production, Kinorama
    Supported by the Croatian Audiovisual Centre

    The Lesson (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Kristina Grozeva and Petar Valchanov
    Produced by Abraxas Film
    Coproduced by Graal Film

    The Tribe (Ukraine)
    Directed by Myroslav Slaboshpytshiy

    The Summer of Sangailė (Lithuania, France, Netherlands)
    Directed by Alantė Kavaitė
    The Lesson by Kristina Grozeva and Petar ValchanovProduced by Fralita Films and Les Films d’Antoine
    Coproduced by Viking Film
    Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre

    Baltic Gaze lineup:

    Angels of Revolution (Russia)
    Directed by Aleksey Fedorchenko

    Body (Poland)
    Directed by Malgorzata Szumowska
    Produced by Nowhere Sp. z o.o.
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    The Summer of Sangaile by Alante Kavaite; Julija Steponaitytė and Aistė DižiūtėPhoenix (Germany)
    Directed by Christian Petzold

    Pioneer Heroes (Russia)
    Directed by Natalya Kudryashova

    Rocks in My Pockets (Latvia, USA)
    Directed by Signe Baumane
    Production: Locomotive
    Supported by National Film Centre of Latvia

    Silent Heart (Denmark)
    Directed by Bille August

    The Look of Silence (Denmark, Indonesia, Norway, Finland, UK)
    Directed by Joshua Oppenheimer, Anonymous

    The Queen of Silence (Germany, Poland, Italy)
    Directed by Agnieszka ZwiefkaThe Queen of Silence by Agnieszka Zwiefka
    Produced by ma.ja.de Filmproduktions
    In coproduction with HBO Poland, Chilli Productions, Stefilm International, Odra Film

    Victoria (Germany)
    Directed by Sebastian Schipper

    They Have Escaped (Finland, Netherlands)
    Directed by Jukka Pekka Valkeapää

    Underdog (Sweden)
    Directed by Ronnie Sandahl