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.

FESTIVALS: Lithuanian Short Wins Scanorama New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian short The Last Day / Paskutinė diena (2017) by Klaudija Matvejevaitė won the two best film prizes at the Scanorama film festival. Five Lithuanian shorts, three Estonian…

TV Series Shot in Lithuania Gets Emmy Nomination

VILNIUS: Lithuanian production company Artbox is celebrating the nomination of Tokyo Trial for an International Emmy. Artbox provided services for the four-part historical series, which was shot mainly in Lithuania.

The Saint Stays on Top at Lithuanian Box Office

VILNIUS: Andrius Blaževičius’ drama The Saint remained in first place for its second week in release in Lithuania, where it opened at the end of September 2017. The Lithuanian/Polish coproduction…

PRODUCTION: TV drama Kruso Shoots in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The German production company Ufa Fiction (producers Benjamin Benedict, Nico Hofmann and Martin Bromber) and local service producer Ramūnas Škikas (production company Ahil) are shooting the TV drama Kruso …

PRODUCTION: Ignas Jonynas Shoots Lithuanian/Ukrainian/Latvian Coproduction

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Ignas Jonynas is currently shooting his new feature film Invisible / Nematoma. The shooting of this Lithuanian/Ukrainian/Latvian coproduction started on 4 September 2017 and is scheduled to…

Lithuania Selects Frost as Oscar Candidate

VILNIUS: Frost / Šerkšnas by Sarunas Bartas has been chosen as the official candidate from Lithuania for an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nomination in the Best Foreign…

PRODUCTION: Marija Kavtaradzė Shoots Summer Survivors

VILNIUS: Marija Kavtaradzė, one of the most promising young Lithuanian directors and scriptwriters, will start shooting her debut feature Summer Survivors / Vasara on 24 August 2017.

PRODUCTION: Raimundas Banionis Returns to Film with The Purple Fog

VILNIUS: Acclaimed film, theatre and TV director Raimundas Banionis is returning to film directing after 25 years with The Purple Fog / Purpurinis rūkas. This historical drama is currently in…

Lithuania Starts First Minority Coproductions with Georgia and Cyprus

VILNIUS: Lithuanian Film Centre distributed 811,701 EUR to 21 film projects in production and preproduction, including five minority coproductions with France, Italy, Russia and for the first time with Georgia…

PRODUCTION: Creative Doc Greimas. The System of Bolts in Production

VILNIUS: A creative documentary by director Saulius Beržinis, Greimas. The System of Bolts / Greimas. Varžtų sistema is in production. Principle photography began in April 2017 and will wrap in…

The Saint is Blessed with Six Silver Crane Awards

VILNIUS: Andrius Blaževičius‘ feature film The Saint / Šventasis dominated the Lithuanian Film and TV Silver Crane Awards,winning in six categories. The film took the Best Feature, Best Director, Best…

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month, Kino Pasaka, Lithuania

FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section. In the coming months we will talk with European distributors about their lineup, their…

PRODUCTION: Feature documentary The L-Team in Production

VILNIUS: A partially animated feature documentary The L-Team / L-Komanda by director Andrius Lekavicius is in production. Principle photography in Lithuania began on 15 May 2017 and will wrap at…

PRODUCTION: Creative Documentary The Jump Completes Production

VILNIUS: The Jump / Šuolis, a creative documentary by director Giedrė Žickytė, is nearing the end of its production phase. Principle photography began in December 2015 in the USA and…

FNE at Cannes 2017: Lithuanian Cinema in Cannes

Lithuania welcomes you at Pavilion NO.219, Village International Pantiero

FNE at Vilnius Meeting Point 2017: The Horizons

VILNIUS: The Serbian film The Horizons / Horizonti, Svetislav Dragomirović’s debut feature, is expected to complete postproduction in July 2017. The film was presented at the “Coming Soon New Talents”…

FNE at Vilnius Meeting Point 2017: To Be Continued

VILNIUS: Legendary Latvian helmer Ivars Seleckis is close to completing production on the documentary To Be Continued / Turpinajums. The project was presented at the “Coming Soon from Baltics” pitching…

PRODUCTION: Creative Documentary Hello, Dear Granny! in Postproduction

VILNIUS: A Lithuanian/German documentary coproduction Hello, Dear Granny!/ Liebe Oma, Guten Tag! directed by two sisters, Jūratė Samulionytė and Vilma Samulionytė, is in postproduction. The release is planned for November…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian/Latvian Creative Documentary Baltic New Wave

VILNIUS: The prominent Lithuanian documentarian Audrius Stonys is in production with Baltic New Wave, working together with Latvian director Kristine Briede. Their new film about Baltic documentary filmmakers from the…