MIDPOINT Intensive Lithuania Calls for Applications

KAUNAS: MIDPOINT and the Lithuanian Film Centre are organising a workshop for first or second Lithuanian feature film projects in Kaunas from 5 to 8 May 2019. The deadline for…

Ashes in the Snow Is Highest Grossing Release of All Time in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Ashes in the Snow / Tarp pilkų debesų by Marius Markevičius became the highest grossing release of all time in Lithuania, with more than 265,000 admissions and more than…

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces First Batch of Grants for 2019

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed 2,910,817 EUR to 43 film projects at its first session of financing for 2019. Among these 43 film projects are seven minority coproductions,…

FNE Market Analysis 2018: LITHUANIA

It has been a great year for the Lithuanian film industry. The expenditure on film production reached a total of 45 m EUR, with more than 5 m EUR coming…

Habit & Armour to Be Released in Lithuania on 1 March 2019

VILNIUS: Paweł Pitera’s documentary Habit & Armour will hit Lithuanian cinemas on 01 March 2019. The film is a Polish/Lithuanian coproduction narrated by Stacey Keach.

Two Domestic Titles Top 2018 Box Office in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The market share of domestic films increased in Lithuania to 28%, compared to 22% in 2017, while two domestic titles topped the box office in 2018

PRODUCTION: Šarūnas Bartas Shoots In The Dusk

VILNIUS: The acclaimed Lithuanian director Šarūnas Bartas is currently shooting a new historical drama In The Dusk / Sutemose, focusing on the Lithuanian partisan war, which took place after WWII.…

Lithuania to Raise Tax Incentives to 30%

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian parliament has approved an increase in tax incentives from 20 to 30% starting 1 January 2019 as the legislation has been renewed for the next five years.

Lithuania Raises Tax Incentives to 30%

TALLINN: Lithuania will increase its film tax incentives to 30% in 2019, up from the current 20%, for a five-year period.

CAT&Docs Picks Up Lithuania’s I’ll Stand by You

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian/Italian documentary about the epidemic of suicides in rural areas, I’ll Stand by You written and directed by Virginija Vareikyte and Maxi Dejoie, has been picked up for…

Lithuanian Worm Opens at Number One at Local Box Office

VILNIUS: Domestic films continue to do well in Lithuania, with Worm / Sirdys directed by Justinas Kristiunas opening in the top spot on the 23-25 November 2018 weekend.

FESTIVALS: Estonia Wins Scanorama New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: Five Lithuanian shorts, four Estonian shorts and two Latvian shorts vied in the New Baltic Cinema competition of the European Film Forum Scanorama, which opened on 8 November 2018.

Lithuanian Moonmakers with Two Films in Post-production

VILNIUS: Moonmakers producer/director Giedre Zickyte, who participated in Emerging Producers at the recent Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, is completing her film The Jump, a Lithuanian/Latvian/French/US coproduction, at the end…

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers: Giedrė Žickytė, Lithuania

VILNIUS: Giedrė Žickytė from Moonmakers is representing Lithuania at Jihlava IDFF's Emerging Producers programme. FNE spoke with Žickytė about the current situation for documentary filmmaking in Lithuania.

LIM Partners with Lithuania and Macedonia

VILNIUS: LIM (Less is More), the European development programme for limited budget feature films, has announced new partnerships with the Lithuanian Film Center and the Macedonian Film Agency, as well…

Lithuania Selects Documentary Wonderful Losers: A Different World as Oscar Bid

VILNIUS: Arūnas Matelis’ documentary Wonderful Losers: A Different World has been selected as Lithuania’s entry for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ award in the best foreign language…

Lithuanian Classic The Beauty by Arūnas Žebriūnas in French Cinemas

VILNIUS: A restored 1969 classic The Beauty by the Lithuanian director Arūnas Žebriūnas was released in French cinemas on 22 August 2018. This is the first time that a Lithuanian…

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Film Production and Development Grants

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre distributed 781,153 EUR at its second grants session for 2018. There are six minority coproductions, directed by Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, Jivan Avetisyan, Dāvis Sīmanis, Davit Abramishvili,…

Lithuanian Cinema and Documentary Thrive in First Half of 2018

VILNIUS: The box office of Lithuanian films reached almost 60% of last year’s total in the first half of 2018. Admissions were 500,000 compared to 860,000 in 2017.