Lithuanian Film Centre Allocates Largest Funding for New Content

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Government has allocated additional resources of 2 m EUR to the Lithuanian film sector to support cinemas, new productions, distribution, individual filmmakers, TV and audiovisual content. The…

Lithuanian Film and TV Industry Adapt to COVID-19 Crisis

VILNIUS: Film premieres have been postponed and the production of some films has stopped in Lithuania due to the COVID-19 crisis.

Lithuania Opens First Drive-in Cinema

VILNIUS: Traditional cinemas remain closed, but one Lithuanian company has found an alternative way to keep film in the public eye. Lithuania‘s first drive-in cinema ŽMONĖS Cinema Drive-in opens on…

Lithuania Proposes Additional Crisis Funding for Culture

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Parliament approved an additional 5 m EUR in assistance to artists, culture professionals and cultural organisations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis on 8 April 2020. The film…

FESTIVALS: The Metamorphosis of Birds Wins Vilnius IFF

VILNIUS: The Metamorphosis of Birds / A Metamorfose dos Pássaros from Portuguese director Catarina Vasconcelos, an engaging portrait of a family, was awarded Best Film in the European Debut Competition…

Vilnius IFF Goes Online And Cinemas Close In Lithuania

VILNIUS: Lithuanian government has decided to close cinemas from 13 to 27 March 2020. Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris will be held online from 19 March to 2 April…

Vilnius Film Festival-Kino Pavasaris To Take Place Despite Cancellation of Industry Event Meeting Point Vilnius

VILNIUS: Meeting Point Vilnius, which was scheduled to take place 30 March – 1 April 2020 has been cancelled to protect the safety of participants amid coronavirus threat. However, the…

GRANTS: Lithuanian Film Centre Announces First Production Grants for 2020

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre distributed 2,681,096 EUR among 48 film projects in the first session of production and development grants contest for 2020.

FNE at Berlinale 2020: Lithuanian Film in Berlin

Lithuania celebrates 10-year anniversary at EFM - Lithuanian Film Centre will once again represent Lithuanian Cinema at Berlin International Film Festival and European Film Market with 6 films in screens…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Director Romas Zabarauskas Completes The Lawyer

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Romas Zabarauskas has completed postproduction on his third feature film, the gay romantic drama The Lawyer / Advokatas, which was shot on location in Vilnius and Belgrade.…

CAT&Docs Picks Up Ukrainian/Lithuanian Doc The Earth Is Blue As An Orange

VILNIUS: The documentary The Earth Is Blue as an Orange by Iryna Tsilyk, which received the Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary at the 2020 Sundance Film Festival, has been picked…

FNE Market Analysis 2019: LITHUANIA

VILNIUS: It was another great year for Lithuanian cinema, which continued to garner international attention. World premieres of Lithuanian films took place at internationally acclaimed festivals, including Cannes, Busan, Hot…

BOX OFFICE: Great Year at the Box Office for Lithuanian Films

VILNIUS: The comedy Fake Millionaire / Pats Sau Milijonierius from Lithuanian writer/director Tadas Vidmantas was the most profitable Lithuanian film at the box office in Lithuania in 2019. The film,…

Stranger Things Season 4 To Be Shot in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The fourth season of the Netflix drama Stranger Things starring Winona Ryder will be shot in Vilnius with Baltic Film Services servicing.

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Andrius Blaževičius in Postproduction with Paralysis

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Andrius Blaževičius is in postproduction with his second feature film Paralysis / Paralyžius. Principle photography in Lithuania started on 15 July 2019 and wrapped on 25 August…

FESTIVALS: Denmark Wins Scanorama New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: This year the European Film Forum Scanorama, which took place in Vilnius 7 - 17 November 2019, extended its competition programme to cover the whole Baltic sea region. A…

Lithuanian Comedy Opens in Top Spot

VILNIUS: Fake Millionaire / Pats Sau Milijonierius from Lithuanian writer/director Tadas Vidmantas had a strong opening weekend in Lithuania, taking in 311,000 USD / 280,000 EUR since its opening on…

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2019: Emerging Producer Giedrė Burokaitė, Lithuania

VILNIUS: Giedrė Burokaitė from Meno Avilys has been selected to participate in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme for documentary film producers, which kicks off at the 23rd edition of the…

Miniseries Catherine the Great Benefits from Lithuanian Film Incentives

VILNIUS: The miniseries Catherine the Great / Jekaterina didžioji is one of the most high profile examples of productions filmed in Lituania partly because of its film incentives. The film…

FESTIVALS: Lithuanian Other Side of Silence Competes at Riga IFF

VILNIUS: One of the most famous Lithuanian film directors, Algimantas Puipa will show his new drama Other Side of Silence / Kita tylos pusė in the Baltic Sea Region competition…