Lithuanian Series Wins NATPE Pitch & Play Live!

BUDAPEST: In the Dark (LNK), a reality format series, won the third edition of Pitch & Play Live! at the 2018 edition of NATPE Budapest on 27 June 2018.

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian/Latvian/German/Greek Coproduction Motherland in Postproduction

VILNIUS: American Film Institute graduate Tomas Vengris, the son of Lithuanian immigrants living in the US, has begun postproduction on his debut feature Motherland / Gimtinė.

Miracle Tops 2018 Silver Crane Awards

VILNIUS: Eglė Vertelytė‘s feature film Miracle / Stebuklas won four awards, for the Best Feature, Best Director, Best Actress and Best Script, at the 11th Lithuanian Film and TV Silver…

Romanian and Lithuanian Films Have Strong Box Office Results

VILNIUS: Sobibor, a Russian/German/Lithuanian/Polish coproduction filmed in Lithuania, opened in the second place in Lithuania.

FNE at Cannes 2018: Lithuanian Cinema in Cannes

Lithuania at the Cannes Film Festival and Marché du Film (Pavilion #211, Village International Pantiero) - During the 71st Cannes International Film Festival, taking place on May 8–19, Lithuania will…

EFP Producer on the Move: Lukas Trimonis, Lithuania

VILNIUS: Lukas Trimonis represents Lithuania at the European Film Promotion’s 2018 Producers on the Move event taking place 10-14 May during the Cannes Film Festival.

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian/Ukrainian/Polish Coproduction Isaac Wraps Shooting

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian historical psychological drama Isaac directed by Jurgis Matulevičius will wrap shooting at the end of April 2018.

FESTIVALS: Winter Brothers Win Kino Pavasaris

VILNIUS: The Danish psychological drama Winter Brothers directed by Hlynur Pálmason received the main prize in the newly established European Debut competition of the 23rd edition of the Vilnius Film…

Christmas Special Hopscotch and the Christmas Tree Scores Television Pre-Sales

VILNIUS: London-based Meta Media Entertainment presold the Christmas special Hopscotch and the Christmas Tree to several television broadcasters, and will be presenting it at MIPTV in Cannes (9-12 April 2018).…

PRODUCTION: Marat Sargsyan Shoots The Flood Won‘t Come

VILNIUS: Lithuanian writer/director Marat Sargsyan is currently shooting his debut feature The Flood Won‘t Come / Tvano nebus. The project is supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre.

Meeting Point – Vilnius Conference Speakers and Programme Announced

VILNIUS: The 9th edition of Meeting Point – Vilnius will focus on how to find alternative ways to distribute films and to create marketing strategies for independent cinema. The industry…

PRODUCTION: Algimantas Puipa Shoots Bumblebee Honey

VILNIUS: One of the most famous Lithuanian film directors Algimantas Puipa is currently shooting his new drama, Bumblebee Honey / Kamanių medus.

Norwegian TV Series Produced by Harald Zwart Shoots in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Norwegian production company Zwart Arbeid is currently shooting the 10-episode TV series The Oil Fund / Oljefonde in the capital city of Lithuania. This comedy drama following the inner…

FESTIVALS: New Competition Programme for Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris

VILNIUS: Thirteen debut features were selected for the new competition programme European Debuts of the 23rd Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, running from 15 to 29 March 2018.

Three Lithuanian Films in Box Office Top Ten

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian comedy I Am A Star / Aš žvaigždė directed by Robert Kuliunas debuted in the number one spot in Lithuania and racked up 22,500 admissions with 127,000…

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Five Film Production Grants

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre distributed 815,763 EUR to five feature film productions.

FNE at Berlinale 2018: Lithuanian Film in Berlin

Lithuania to Present Its History and Culture in VR at Berlinale - The 68th Berlin International Film Festival and the European Film Market, an industry event, kicks off this week…

FNE Country Report 2017: LITHUANIA

VILNIUS: Lithuanian film industry had a good year in 2017, with films made with the support of the Lithuanian Film Centre and selected for major festivals – Cannes, Toronto, Locarno,…

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Production Grants

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre distributed 2,094,460 EUR to 26 film projects, including 11 projects dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Lithuanian state, five minority coproductions and ten national…

FNE at Scanorama 2017: FNE TV: Gražina Arlickaitė, Director Film Festival Scanorama

VILNIUS: FNE asked Gražina Arlickaitė about the 15th edition of the film festival Scanorama, how it has developed and how innovation is shaping its programmes.