FESTIVALS: Meeting Point - Vilnius 2023 Announces Projects Selected for Coming Soon Pitching Session

VILNIUS: Twenty projects (including a guest project) have been selected for the Coming Soon pitching session at Meeting Point – Vilnius, which will be held 20 – 22 March 2023…

FESTIVALS: Kino Pavasaris 2023 Announces Lineup

VILNIUS: Ten films have been selected for the Competition of the 28th Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, which will be held 16 – 26 March 2023.

Cinedigm Acquires North American Rights to Lithuanian Horror Pensive

VILNIUS: Lithuania’s first slasher horror Pensive / Rupintojelis directed by Jonas Trukanas will be released in North America by Cinedigm on its horror streaming platform SCREAMBOX, which is powered by…

GRANTS: Lithuanian Film Centre Announces First Grants for 2023

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre (LKC) has distributed 2,883,700 EUR for 43 film projects in production and development.

Twentyfour Seven and Radioaktive Open Office in Vilnius

VILNIUS: Production service partners Twentyfour Seven and Radioaktive Film expand into Lithuania, where they plan to work on commercials and feature films.

BOX OFFICE: The Generation of Evil Exceeds 1 m EUR Gross in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The Generation of Evil / Piktųjų karta directed by Emilis Vėlyvis has reached 1,001,225 EUR gross and 143,702 admissions in Lithuania.

Netflix Adds Lithuanian Sci-fi Drama Vesper to Lineup

VILNIUS: Lithuanian sci-fi drama Vesper by Lithuanian director Kristina Buožytė and French director Bruno Samper is available on Netflix in the UK and Ireland.

BOX OFFICE: Admissions and Box Office Increased in Lithuania in 2022

VILNIUS: General admissions have soared from 1,337,598 in 2021 to 2,993,864 in 2022, and the total gross rose from 7,754,385 EUR in 2021 to 18,103,404 EUR in 2022, according to…

Cultural Collaboration Between Lithuanian and Latvian Public Broadcasters

VILNIUS: Lithuania’s LRT PLIUS and Latvia’s LTV have launched a collaboration, and their cultural programmes Culture Day (Kultūros diena) and Culture News (Kultūras zinas) respectively will exchange stories every two…

PRODUCTION: Tomas Vengris in Postproduction with Five and a Half Love Stories in an Apartment in Vilnius

VILNIUS: Lithuanian/ American filmmaker Tomas Vengris is currently in postproduction with his sophomore feature Five and a Half Love Stories in an Apartment in Vilnius / Penkios su puse meilės…

Totem Films Picks Up Marija Kavtaradze’s Slow

VILNIUS: The French outfit Totem Films has acquired Marija Kavtaradze’s sophomore feature Slow ahead of its premiere in Sundance’s World Dramatic Competition 2023.

BOX OFFICE: Lithuanian Crime Drama Exceeds 125,000 Admissions Domestically

VILNIUS: The Generation of Evil / Piktųjų karta directed by Emilis Vėlyvis is a domestic success in Lithuania with 125,419 admissions and 882,589 EUR gross after six weeks in cinemas.…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Director Ignas Jonynas Shoots Border Wall

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Ignas Jonynas is currently filming his third feature film Border Wall / Siena, which is supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre.

FESTIVALS: European Film Forum Scanorama 2022 Kicks Of with New Competition Section

VILNIUS: Nine titles including seven feature films and two long documentaries have been selected for the new Main Competition of the 20th edition of the European Film Forum Scanorama, which…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Director Eglė Vertelytė Shoots Sophomore Feature Tasty

VILNIUS: Lithuanian writer/director Eglė Vertelytė started shooting her sophomore feature after her successful debut with Miracle / Stebuklas (2018). The comedy drama Tasty / Gardutė has already been acquired by…

Two More Lithuanian Films Vie for Academy Award Nominations

VILNIUS: Sergei Loznitsa’s Mr Landsbergis and Saulė Bliuvaitė’s Limousine are eligible for Oscar nominations in the Best Documentary Feature Film and Best Documentary Short Film categories, respectively.

FESTIVALS: Scanorama Presents Its Revamped Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: The European Film Forum Scanorama has replaced its regional short film competition New Baltic Cinema with the Glimpses of Europe short film competition, which will screen new talents from…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Directors Duo Lina Lūžytė and Nerijus Milerius Shoot Debut Feature Jōhatsu

VILNIUS: Film director Lina Lūžytė and philosopher & film director Nerijus Milerius make their debut as a directors duo with feature drama Jōhatsu, which is currently shooting as a Lithuanian/Latvian/French…

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: Lithuania Selects Pilgrims as Oscar Bid

VILNIUS: Laurynas Bareiša’s debut feature Pilgrims / Piligrimai has been selected as Lithuania’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International Feature…

Tenth Baltic Pitching Forum Announces Selected Projects

VILNIUS: Twelve projects have been selected for the 10th edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum, set to take place in Vilnius 5 – 8 October 2022. The forum welcomes participants…