TEO LT Announces $125 Million Investment

Lithuanian telecom company TEO LT has announced plans to invest over LTL 325 million ($125 million) in next-generation services in Lithuania in 2011. TEO LT (www.teo.lt) is the country's largest…

Lithuania‘s Box Office National Hits

VILNIUS: Emilis Velyvis' crime comedy Zero 2 (http://www.zero2.lt) about mafia wars and family dramas has become the most profitable Lithuanian movie at the national box office since 1993. Zero 2,…

FNE Polish Film Institute 5th Anniversary Special: Back to Your Arms Premieres in Lithuania

The Lithuanian/Polish co-production Back To Your Arms (http://www.kaiapkabinsiutave.lt/) directed by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas with funding from the Polish Film Institute will premiered 17 November 2010 in Lithuania. Polish producer Krzysztof Zanussi…

PRODUCTION: Sweet Smoke finishes shooting in Lithuania

Director Masha Novikova has completed filming her documentary triptych under the working title Sweet Smoke (OF FATHERLAND/ OF HOMELAND) in Lithuania. The release of the film is planned for 2011.

PRODUCTION: Book Smugglers in Postproduction

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian-Irish co-production Book Smugglers (Smuigléirí Leabhar, Knygnešiai), a creative documentary bydirector Jeremiah Cullinane, is now in postproduction. The film will be completed in both 72 and 52 minute…

PRODUCTION: Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies in production

Lithuanian filmmaker Algimantas Puipa is shooting a new feature film Fortress of Sleeping Butterflies (Miegančių drugelių tvirtovė) based on the novel by the famous Lithuanian writer Jurga Ivanauskaitė.

PRODUCTION: Vanishing Waves filming in Lithuania

Rising young Lithuanian director Kristina Buožytė is currently working on her second feature film, Vanishing Waves (Aurora). Buožytė‘s first feature, The Collectress, won the Lithuanian national cinema award "Silver Crane"…

Amaya premieres in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Latvian director, screenwriter and producer Maris Martinsons will premiere his new film Amaya on 17 September in Lithuania. Amaya (www.amaya.lt ). The story of hard-working Japanese woman Amaya a…

Anarchy in Žirmūnai premieres in Lithuania

Saulius Drunga's debut feature Anarchy in Žirmunai (Anarchija Žirmūnuose) premiered on 9 September in Vilnius, kicking off nationwide distribution. The project, written by Saulius Drunga, won the MEDIA New Talent…

LithuanianTV channel faces lawsuit

Lithuanian TV channel TV3 (www.tv3.lt) has been sued over a Mrs. Universe contest held on August 21. The Miss Universe Organization in the U.S. filed a lawsuit on August 24…

FESTIVALS: Šarūnas Bartas’ Eastern Drift will premiere in Kaunas Film Festival

The 4th Kaunas International Film Festival will be opened with Eastern Drift (Indigène d'Eurasie) - the best Lithuanian film of 2010. The Lithuanian premiere of the latest film by Šarūnas…

Documentary Afghan Freedom is shooting in Lithuania

Director Juozas Koreivais shooting the documentary film Afghan Freedom („Afganų laisvė"). Filming is scheduled tp be completed by the beginning of November.

Kaunas International Film Festival announces Silver Audience Award

Lithuanian movie channel "Silver" has become an official partner of Kaunas International Film Festival (www.kinofestivalis.lt). The 4th edition of the festival, October 1-10, will introduce the "Silver Audience Award," with…

Surviving D-Day winds up Lithuanian shoot

British film company Dangerous films (http://www.dangerous.co.uk) and Lithuanian company Baltijos filmų paslaugos are finishing shooting of the TV film Surviving D-Day in Klaipėda, Lithuania.

Lietuvos Kinas sale suspended

The planned sale of real estate properties by Lithuanian distribution company Lietuvos Kinas (www.lietuvoskinas.lt) has been suspended by the Ministry of Culture.

Lietuvos Kinas sells properties

Lietuvos Kinas (www.lietuvoskinas.lt ), which maintains an archive of Lithuanian films, will sell several pieces of real estate, company director Juozas Koreiva confirmed.

Bartas wins top Lithuanian awards

Šarūnas Bartas won the best director and best film awards for Eastern Drift at the Lithuanian Film and TV industry Silver Crane Awards held in Vilnius on May 28. For…

Cutbacks at Lithuanian National Radio and TV

Public broadcaster Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT, www.lrt.lt ) saw revenues losses climb in 2009, to 10.565 million Litas.

FNE at Vilnius IFF: Winners 2010

VILNIUS: The 15th annual Vilnius International Film Festival (18 March-2 April) sent a new record with 54, 000 admissions to this year's event and a strong showing of films from…

Lithuania presents first Cinematographer awards

Cinematographer Viktoras Radzevičius received the first Lithuanian Cinematographers award "The Oak" (www.azuolai.lt) for the film Vortex (Duburys, director Gytis Lukšas).