FNE Cannes 2015: EFP Producer on the Move: Zivile Gallego

VILNIUS: Zivile Gallego has received her MA degree in European Affaires Management at South Bank University, London and Leonardo da Vinci University, Paris. She took filmmaking course at New York…

FNE at Cannes FF 2015: Lithuania’s Sarunas Bartas in Quinzaine Line-up

CANNES: Veteran Lithuanian director Sarunas Bartas has scored a slot in 47th annual Quinzaine des Réalisateurs programme at the Cannes Film Festival with his new feature, the Lithuanian/French/Russian coproduction, Peace…
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Vilnius Film Cluster Plans to Digitalise 20 Abandoned Cultural Houses in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Vilnius Film Cluster opened the biggest sound stage in the Baltics in 2014 and plans the digitalisation of 20 abandoned cultural houses in the regions of Lithuania, as well…

Lithuania’s Teo Channel Starts Cinema Club

VILNIUS: Lithuanian telco Teo has launched a new TV movie service called Cinema Club. Teo is owned by TeliaSonera.

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

FNE together with Europa Distribution is launching a new chapter of the Distributor of the Month section. This time we focus on new strategies in film distribution and the importance…

Lithuania's Rolandas Kvietkauskas: “We should concentrate on distribution and access to films”

VILNIUS: Rolandas Kvietkauskas, the head of the Lithuanian Film Centre spoke with FNE about the results of the tax incentives scheme launched in January 2014, projects to improve distribution, digitalisation…

FNE at Vilnius Film Festival: Koza Wins Best Film in New Europe-New Names Competition

VILNIUS: The 20th Vilnius Film Festival wrapped on 2 April 2015 with Slovak director Ivan Ostrochowsky's Koza receiving Best Film award in New Europe-New Names competition and Sebastian Schipper's Victoria…

FNE at Meeting Point Vilnius: 2 Nights Till Morning, 23 East. 23 West, Alexander the Grand (Caritas et Amor)

VILNIUS: Lithuanian love story 2 Nights Till Morning, and documentaries 23 East. 23 West and Alexander the Grand (Caritas at Amor) were presented at Meeting Point Vilnius (31 March -2…

FNE at Meeting Point Vilnius 2015: Remission, Sleeping Lessons, Ursus. The Caucasian Brown Bear

VILNIUS: Armenian/Bulgarian drama Remission, Rusudan Pirveli's Georgian love story Sleeping Lessons and the Bulgarian/Georgian/Ukrainian/German coproduction Ursus. The Caucasian Brown Bear were presented at Meeting Point Vilnius (31 March -2 April…

FNE at Meeting Point Vilnius: The Moon Hunter, Secret Society of Souptown, Chronicles of Melanie

VILNIUS: Documentary The Moon Hunter, children's action movie Secret Society of Souptown, and the historical drama Chronicles of Melanie, all in postproduction, are all participating in Meeting Point Vilnius, running…

FNE at Meeting Point Vilnius: The King's Ring, Mellow Mud, Romeo n'Juliet

VILNIUS: Latvia's historical adventure film The King's Ring, contemporary drama Mellow Mud and love story Romeo n'Juliet were presented at Meeting Point Vilnius (31 March -2 April 2015), in the…

FESTIVALS: Vilnius' Sixth Meeting Point Attended by Oppenheimer and Hazanavicius

VILNIUS: The sixth Meeting Point – Vilnius conference has begun. One of the biggest film industry events in the Baltic region, it invites participants to discuss current topics in the…

GRANTS: Lithuania Concludes Funding Competition for 2015

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre will grant 32,700 EUR for the preproduction of two feature films directed by Ernestas Jankauskas and Linas Ryškus.

Saulius and Paulius Robbed Them All Tops Lithuanian Box Office

VILNIUS: The comedy Saulius and Paulius Robbed Them All by Simonas Aškelavičius and Ričardas Marcinkus has become the most profitable Lithuanian movie in 2015 with 90,876 admissions and 423,199 EUR…

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Production Grants

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Center allotted 479,030 EUR for nine projects. One of them is Andrius Blaževičius's Lithuanian/Polish coproduction Crisis /Krizė.

FESTIVALS: Vilnius International Film Festival Ready to Kick Off

VILNIUS: Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris will celebrate its 20th anniversary from 19 March to 2 April 2015.

War and Peace Filming in Lithuania

VILNIUS: A six-part television series based on Leo Tolstoy‘s novel War and Peace has begun filming in Vilnius. The series is being made by BBC Cymru Wales Drama, in partnership…

PRODUCTION: Tragicomedy Miracle in Production

VILNIUS: A tragicomic drama with flourishes of magical realism Miracle/Stebuklas written and directed by Eglė Vertelytė is in production.

PRODUCTION: The Ancient Forest in Postproduction

VILNIUS: Feature documentary The Ancient Forest by Mindaugas Survila (The Field of Magic, Monoklis Studio) is currently in postproduction with the premiere set for the end of 2016.

GRANTS: Lithuanian Film Centre Distributes over 1.2m EUR

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre has allocated a total of 1,239,567 EUR for the production of fiction features, shorts, micro-budget films and a minority coproduction.