FNE in KVIFF: Lithuanian Film Industry Struggles With Major Funding Cuts and Stalled Film Law

KARLOVY VARY: Lithuanian filmmakers are facing major obstacles with government funding cut from 2m Euros last year to just over 1m Euros this year. Adding to the small film industry's…
06-07-2009 m

SNORAS announces media investment

The Lithuanian SNORAS Group announced that it acquired a 34% stake in Lietuvos rytas, the largest Lithuanian mass media group.
29-06-2009

Lithuanian box office in decline

Lithuania‘s movie theatres have posted 12.8 million Litas (3.7 million Euros) in box-office revenues in the first quarter of 2009, down 5% from the 13.5 million Litas (3.9 million Euros)…
16-06-2009

Decline in ad revenues hits Lithuania

The Radio and Television Commission of Lithuania (www.rtk.lt) reported that advertising revenues at commercial televisions in the first quarter of 2009 decreased by 14.7 million Litas ( €4.3 million) or…
04-06-2009

Production: Excursionist filming in Lithuania

Director Audrius Juzėnas is shooting the Lithuanian feature film The Excursionist (Ekskursantė) through May 23 in Vilnius.
11-05-2009

Lithuanian Farewell in postproduction

The Lithuanian-Polish-Dutch co-production feature film Farewell (Atsisveikinimas) directed by Tomas Donela is now in postproduction.
31-03-2009

First Lithuanian film goes online

Cinema Spring film festival launched the first Lithuanian film online, Jurate Samulionyte's stop-motion film No Routine on March 30.
30-03-2009

Lithuanian documentary gets cinema distribution

Agne Marcinkeviciute's documentary Dance in thte Desert premieres on February 18 in Vilnius with nation-wide distribution beginning on February 19
17-02-2009

Lithuanian films travel to short film fest

Two Lithuanian short films, Two Cups of Yoghurt by Audrius Mickevicius and Bridges by Jurate Samulionyte, will participate at the 1st European Short Film Co-production Forum Euro Connection at the…
01-02-2009

Box Office National Hit: Lithuanias' Loss

Maris Martinsons' Loss (www.lossmovie.com), a drama dealing with the problems of emigration, adoption and guardianship, scored the top spot at the Lithuanian box office for 2008.
18-12-2008

Lithuanian Break-out director of 2008: Kristina Buozyte

Kristina Buozyte introduced herself both in Lithuania and on the international circuit with her film school graduation directing debut, The Collectress (www.collectress.lt).
17-12-2008

Marius Jampolskis - Lithuanian Actor in the Spotlight

Marius Jampolskis was awarded Lithuania's 2008 Silver Crane for best actor in Kristina Buozyte's Collectress.
16-12-2008

Lithuania plans new Film Centre

The Lithuanian government has approved a plan to create a National Film Centre, which set to open in 2009.
09-12-2008

MEDIA doc seminars at Vilnius festival

The MEDIA Programme Division of the International Cultural Programme Centre is offering seminars and discussions for documentary filmmakers during the Vilnius Documentary Film Festival.
08-12-2008

Six Lithuanian documentary premieres at Vilnius Documentary Film Festival

The fifth edition of the Vilnius Documentary Film Festival (December 5-14 2008) will host six Lithuanian documentary premieres.
07-12-2008

Bug Trainer premieres November 15 in Lithuania

Creative documentary The Bug Trainer (www.thebugtrainer.com/pressb.php) about Ladislas Starewitch, the pioneer of puppet animation, premieres on November 15 in Vilnius, at the SCANORAMA International Film Festival.
13-11-2008

Scanorama opens in Vilius

The Nordic cinema festival Scanorama (www.scanorama.lt) opened November 13 in Vilnius, and continues November 20 in Klaunas and Klaipeda.
13-11-2008

Eurimages seminar in Lithuania

The seminar EURIMAGES Fund: Support for European Film Industry will introduce the fund to filmmakers in Vilnius, Lithuania on November 7.
06-11-2008

Baltic media company increase local investment

Baltic Media Alliance has invested over €3 million into development in the Baltic States.
04-11-2008

Perpetuum Mobile premieres in Lithuania

Valdas Navasaitis' new feature film Perpetuum mobile premieres on November 4 in Vilnius, with nation-wide distribution beginning on November 7.
02-11-2008