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).

FESTIVALS: Vilnius fest screens 28 Lithuanian films

Vilnius international film festival (VIFF) "Kino pavasaris" (www.kinopavasaris.lt) is presenting 28 films by Lithuanian artists, including eight premieres.

Vilnius fest host eight Lithuanian premieres

The 15th Vilnius International Film Festival Kino pavasaris (March18 - April 2, 2010) will host eight Lithuanian film premieres, including the debut from Marius Ivaškevičius, Our father (Tėve mūsų).

Film will challenge new Lithuanian law

A 19-year old Lithuanian filmmaker is ready to challenge Lithuania's new Protection of Minors law with plans to make a gay-themed short film.

PRODUCTION: Tadas Blinda will shoot in Lithuania

A historical adventure drama about a Lithuanian folk hero Tadas Blinda. Pradzia (www.tadasblinda.lt) directed by Donatas Ulvydas is shooting on locations throughout Lithuania.

PRODUCTION: Journey through Lithuania sets premiere

The full length documentary Journey through Lithuania (Kelionė per Lietuvą) premieres on March 4 in Vilnius with nation-wide distribution.

PRODUCTION: Bartas documentary in postproduction

The Lithuanian-French documentary film Sharunas Bartas, an Army of One directed by Guillaume Coudray is now in postproduction.

Zero 2 premieres in Lithuania

Emilis Velyvis' second feature film Zero 2 (www.zero2.lt) premieres on January 20 in Vilnius, with nation-wide distribution beginning on January 22.

MoMA spotlights new Lithuanian film

The New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is festuring a series on Lithuanian cinema since 1990 in a retrospective funning December 4-14.

PRODUCTION: Anarchy in Zirmunai in post-production

Lithuanian director Saulius Drunga is in the post-production with his feature film debut, Anarchy in Zirmunai, planned for completion by March 2010 and spring distribution in Lithuania.

Lithuania nominates Vortex for foreign-language Oscar

Gytis Lukšas feature film Vortex (Duburys), recipient of the the Silver Crane award in Lithuania for best actress Oksana Borbat, and best supporing actors Vladimiras Jefrenovas and Jūratė Onaitytė, has…