FESTIVALS: Vilnius IFF Announces Lineup

    Family Film by Olmo Omerzu Family Film by Olmo Omerzu

    VILNIUS: Ten films will compete in the international competition New Europe – New Names of the 21th Vilnius International Film Festival which kicks off on 31 March 2016.

    The biggest film festival in Lithuania also organizes the Baltic Gaze Competition with 10 films and the Short Films Competitions with 27 films. The festival will launch a new programme I Am a Hybrid, with films blurring the line between documentary and fiction, while the Comedy Programme will show six comedies dealing with complicated issues using sharp humour.

    On the occasion of the 400th anniversary of William Shakespeare’s death, Kino Pavasaris together with the British Chamber of Commerce and the British Council in Lithuania organizes the retrospective Shakespeare Lives with six British films.

    The festival will host the seventh international conference Meeting Point Vilnius, the festival's film industry networking event designed to promote the Baltic film industry.

    The 21th edition of Vilnius IFF/Kino Pavasaris will wrap on 14 April 2016.

    New Europe - New Names Line up:

    A Good Wife / Dobra zena (Serbia, Bosnia, Croatia)
    Directed by Mirjana Karanovic
    Produced by This&That Productions
    Coproduced by Deblokada, Nukleus Film , Cineplanet
    Supported by Film Fund Sarajevo

    Eva Nova (Slovakia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Marko Škop
    Produced by Artileria
    Coproduced by Sirius Films
    Supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovak Ministry of Culture and the Czech State Cinematography Fund

    Family Film / Rodinny film (Czech Republic, Germany, Slovenia, France, Slovakia)
    Directed by Olmo Omerzu

    Produced by Endorfilm
    Coproduced by Arsmedia, Punkchart films, Czech Television
    Supported by The State Cinematography Fund – Czech Republic, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Slovenian Film Center

    Humidity / Vlaznost (Serbia, Netherlands, Greece)
    Directed by Nikola Ljuca

    Our Everyday Life / Naša Svakodnevna Priča (Bosnia, Croatia, Slovenia)
    Directed by Ines Tanović
    Produced by Dokument Sarajevo
    Coproduced by Spiritus Movens and Slovenia's Studio Maj.
    Supported by the Slovenian Film Center , the Croatian Audiovisual Center, Film Fund Sarajevo

    I, Olga Hepnarova / Ja, Olga Hepnarova (Czech Republic, Poland, Slovakia)
    Directed by Petr Kazda, Tomáš Weinreb
    Produced by Black Balance
    Coproduced by Media Brigade, Alef Film and Media Group, Love.FRAME, Ace Prague, Barrandov Studios, Michael Samuelson Lighting Prague, FAMU
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute , the Czech Film Fund, the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

    These Daughters of Mine / Moje Córki Krowy (Poland)
    Directed by Kinga Dębska
    Produced by Kalejdoskop Film Studio
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

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

    Walpurgis Night / Noc Walpurgii (Poland)

    Directed by Marcin Bortkiewicz
    Production: PS Film
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    Thirst / Jajda (Bulgaria)

    Directed by Svetla Tsotsorkova
    Produced by Front Film
    Supported by the Bulgarian National Film Center