Lithuania and Eight EU Member States Call for Protection of European Film Festivals

VILNIUS: Lithuania’s Minister of Culture Simonas Kairys has teamed up with his counterparts from the Czech Republic, Estonia, Cyprus, Latvia, Poland, Malta, Slovakia and Slovenia to appeal to European Union’s…
07-04-2021

Vilnius IFF 2021 Opens Drive-in Cinema in Kaunas

VILNIUS: The Vilnius IFF, which is going virtual, presents drive-in film screenings for its physical visitors in Kaunas. The KINO PAVASARIS Drive-In will take place 2-5 April 2021 on two…
01-04-2021

Second Season of State of Happiness Films in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Norway’s leading production house Maipo Film is shooting the second season of State of Happiness / Lykkeland in Lithuania. Principle photography in Vilnius began on 16 March 2021 and…
26-03-2021

E-Meeting Point – Vilnius 2021 Announces Lineup

VILNIUS: The 2021 digital edition of e-Meeting Point – Vilnius (eMPV), to be held 14 - 16 April 2021, will present 24 projects and eight screenings.
26-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Cecilie Mosli's Three Wishes for Cinderella Films in Lithuania

VILNIUS. The award-winning Norwegian actress and TV director Cecilie Mosli (Emmy-winning Mammon and the TV series Thin Ice) will start shooting her feature film debut Three Wishes for Cinderella /…
16-03-2021

Baltic Shorts 2021 Calls for Projects

VILNIUS: Directors and writers are invited to apply for the third edition of the Baltic Shorts Residency, taking place 1 – 20 June 2021 in Lithuania.
16-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Vilnius Film Festival 2021 Holds Screenings in Hotels

VILNIUS: The 26th Vilnius International Film Festival will take place 18 March – 24 April 2021 in the Lithuanian capital‘s six top hotels, complete with red carpets and step-and-repeat marketing…
15-03-2021

Lithuania Wins Best European Film Location in 2020

VILNIUS: The Pažaislis Church and Monastery Complex was awarded Best European Film Location in 2020 at an online Berlinale ceremony on 2 March 2021.
04-03-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: LITHUANIA

VILNIUS: The Coronavirus pandemic was challenging for the Lithuanian film industry as limitations were imposed upon all culture and film events in the whole country.
02-02-2021

Lithuanian Film Tax Incentives Programme Flourished in 2020

VILNIUS: Producers taking advantage of Lithuania’s eight-year-old Film Tax Incentive received 11.3 m EUR for film production in 2020, according to the Lithuanian Film Centre. International film productions spent almost…
26-01-2021

PRODUCTION: Swedish Crime Series Clark Shoots in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The Swedish production company Scandinavian Content Group is currently shooting the six-part series Clark in Lithuania for Netflix. The local production company is Dansu, and the series is the…
03-12-2020

Nova Lituania Sails Off with Six 2020 Silver Crane Awards

VILNIUS: Karolis Kaupinis's feature film Nova Lituania won awards for the Best Feature, Best Director, Best Script, Best Art Direction, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor at the Lithuanian…
25-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Germany's A Blink of an Eye Wins Scanorama New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: The German animated short film A Blink of an Eye / Augenblicke by Kiana Naghshineh won the best film prize in the New Baltic Cinema competition of the European…
24-11-2020

FNE at Baltic Event 2020: Lithuanian Director Ernestas Jankauskas in Postproduction with I Am Fine, Thanks

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Ernestas Jankauskas is in postproduction with his second fiction feature I Am Fine, Thanks / Man viskas gerai, produced by Gabija Siurbytė and Greta Akcijonaitė at DANSU.…
18-11-2020

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Lithuania Selects Nova Lituania as Oscar Bid

VILNIUS: The historical drama Nova Lituania, the debut feature by Karolis Kaupinis, is Lithuania's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international…
18-11-2020

Cinemas in Lithuania Close Again

VILNIUS: Cinemas in Lithuania, which were re-opened on 5 June 2020, are closing again for three weeks starting on 7 November 2020, in an effort to contain the spread of…
05-11-2020

FESTIVALS: Scanorama 2020 Goes Online

VILNIUS: The European Film Forum Scanorama 2020, which opened as planned on 4 November in Vilnius, will transfer to the virtual Scanorama cinema platform on 7 November.
05-11-2020

PRODUCTION: Uljana Kim Coproduces Sergei Loznitsa‘s The Natural History of Destruction

VILNIUS: Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa is starting production on his archive documentary project The Natural History of Destruction / Natūrali naikinimo istorija. The film is produced by Germany‘s LOOKS Filmproduktionen…
20-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Lithuania's A Butterfly‘s Heart in Postproduction

VILNIUS: Director Inesa Kurklietyte has moved into post-production with her feature film A Butterfly‘s Heart / Drugelio širdis produced by Živilė Gallego for Lithuania‘s Fralita Films.
16-10-2020

Baltic Pitching Forum 2020 Announces Winners

VILNIUS: Short film projects from each of the four participating countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and 2020 guest country Poland) won the awards handed out at the conclusion of the Eighth…
13-10-2020