FESTIVALS: Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris Competition Announced

    Eva Nova by Marko Skop Eva Nova by Marko Skop

    VILNIUS: The 21st Vilnius IFF, running 31 March – 14 April 2016, will screen 47 films in three competition sections.

    Ten films will screen in the New Europe – New Names competition of films from Central and Eastern Europe, and ten films will screen in the Baltic Gaze competition. The remainder will screen in the short film competition.

    Poland, Slovakia and the Czech Republic will have a strong presence in the New Europe – New Names competition. Lithuania, Latvia and Poland have selections in the Baltic Gaze competition.

    The list of feature competition films follows.

    New Europe – New Names Competition:

    A Good Wife (Serbia, Croatia)
    Directed by Mirjana Karanovic
    Produced by This&That Productions, Deblokada, Nukleus Film , Cineplanet
    Supported by Province of Vojvodina film fund, Film Center Serbia, Fund for an Open Society, National Endowment for democracy, Royal Norwegian Embassy in Belgrade, Film Fund Sarajevo, SEE Cinema Network and RTV Vojvodina.

    Family Film by Olmo OmerzuEva Nova (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Marko Skop
    Produced by Artileria, Sirius Films
    Supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Slovak Ministry of Culture, Czech State Cinematography Fund

    Family Film (Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France, Slovakia)
    Directed by Olmo Omerzu
    Produced by Endorfilm , Rouge International, 42film, Arsmedia , Punkchart films (SK), Czech Television
    Supported by The State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovenian Film Center, MDM Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung

    Our Everyday Life (Bosnia and Herzegovia, Croatia, Germany, Slovenia)
    Directed by Ines Tanovic
    Produced by Dokument Sarajevo , Spiritus Movens and Studio Maj
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Center, the Croatian Audiovisual Center, Film Fund Sarajevo, Sarajevo Canton Ministry of Culture, Municipality of Stari Grad Sarajevo

    These Daughters of Mine by Kinga DębskaI, Olga Hepnarova (Czech Republic, Poland, France, Slovakia)
    Directed by Tomas Weinreb, Petr Kazda
    Produced by Black Balance , Media Brigade, Alef Film and Media Group, Love.FRAME, Ace Prague, Barrandov Studios, Michael Samuelson Lighting Prague, FAMU
    Supported by Polish Film Institute , Lower Silesia Film Fund , The State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic and the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

    These Daughters of Mine (Poland)
    Directed by Kinga Debska
    Produced by Kalejdoskop Film Studio
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    The Lure (Poland)
    Directed by Agnieszka Smoczyńska
    Produced by WFDiF
    Coproduced by HBO Poland, Telewizja Polska
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    The Lure by Agnieszka SmoczyńskaNoc Walpurgi (Poland)
    Directed by Marcin Bortkiewicz
    Produced by PS Film
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    Thirst (Bulgaria)
    Directed by Svetla Tsotsorkova
    Produced by Front Film
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center

    Baltic Gaze Competition:

    A War (Denmark)
    Directed by Tobias Lindholm

    Dawn / Ausma (Latvia, Estonia, Poland)
    Directed by Laila Pakalnina
    Produced by Hargla Company
    Coproduced by Digitalne Sputnik

    Dawn by Laila PakalninaDon Juan (Sweden, Finland)
    Directed by Jerzy Sladkowski

    Granny’s Dancing on the Table (Sweden, Denmark)
    Directed by Hanna Skold

    Kings’ Shift (Lithuania, Latvia)
    Directed by Ignas Miskinis
    Produced by Tremora, Film Angels
    Supported by Lithuanian Film Centre

    Mariupolis (France, Lithuania, Ukraine, Germany)
    Directed by Mantas Kvedaravicius
    Produced by Studio Uljana Kim, Extimacy Films

    My Good Hans (Russia, Germany, UK)
    Directed by Alexander Mindadze

    The Commune (Denmark, Sweden, Netherlands)
    Directed by Thomas Vinterberg

    Under the Sun (Russia, Germany, Czech Republic, North Korea)
    Directed by Vitaly Mansky
    United States of Love by Tomasz Wasilewski, photo: Tomek Tyndyk MANANAProduced by Hypermarket Film

    United States of Love (Poland, Sweden)
    Directed by Tomasz Wasilewski
    Produced by Manana and VP SA, Film i Väst and Common Ground Pictures
    Supported by Polish Film Institute