Lithuanian films travel to short film fest

By Auksė Kancerevičiūtė
    Two Lithuanian short films, Two Cups of Yoghurt by Audrius Mickevicius and Bridges by Jurate Samulionyte, will participate at the 1st European Short Film Co-production Forum Euro Connection at the Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival.

    Presented by the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market, in association with the MEDIA Desk France and the Centre National de la Cinématographie, and with the support of the MEDIA programme and the PROCIREP, Euro Connection will take place on Tuesday, February 3, during the Short Film Market.

    Twenty projects from ten countries are participating in the Clermont-Ferand festival's (http://www.clermont-filmfest.com/) short film market, including projects from Estonia, Poland, and Romania, along with the Lithuanian selections.The market is intended to encourage co-financing between countries with existing co-production links and new EU countries.

    Two Cups of Yoghurt by Audrius Mickevicius tells about alienation between family members in contemporary western world. The film is produced by the production company Fralita (www.fralita.com).

    Jurates Samulionyte's Bridges is a sensitive story about the search for a soul mate. Her debut film Non-Routine was awarded the Silver Crane award as the best Lithuanian short film in 2008.