Norwegian TV Series Produced by Harald Zwart Shoots in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Norwegian production company Zwart Arbeid is currently shooting the 10-episode TV series The Oil Fund / Oljefonde in the capital city of Lithuania. This comedy drama following the inner…

FESTIVALS: New Competition Programme for Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris

VILNIUS: Thirteen debut features were selected for the new competition programme European Debuts of the 23rd Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris, running from 15 to 29 March 2018.

Three Lithuanian Films in Box Office Top Ten

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian comedy I Am A Star / Aš žvaigždė directed by Robert Kuliunas debuted in the number one spot in Lithuania and racked up 22,500 admissions with 127,000…

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Five Film Production Grants

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre distributed 815,763 EUR to five feature film productions.

FNE at Berlinale 2018: Lithuanian Film in Berlin

Lithuania to Present Its History and Culture in VR at Berlinale - The 68th Berlin International Film Festival and the European Film Market, an industry event, kicks off this week…

FNE Country Report 2017: LITHUANIA

VILNIUS: Lithuanian film industry had a good year in 2017, with films made with the support of the Lithuanian Film Centre and selected for major festivals – Cannes, Toronto, Locarno,…

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Production Grants

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre distributed 2,094,460 EUR to 26 film projects, including 11 projects dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Lithuanian state, five minority coproductions and ten national…

FNE at Scanorama 2017: FNE TV: Gražina Arlickaitė, Director Film Festival Scanorama

VILNIUS: FNE asked Gražina Arlickaitė about the 15th edition of the film festival Scanorama, how it has developed and how innovation is shaping its programmes.

FESTIVALS: Lithuanian Short Wins Scanorama New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian short The Last Day / Paskutinė diena (2017) by Klaudija Matvejevaitė won the two best film prizes at the Scanorama film festival. Five Lithuanian shorts, three Estonian…

TV Series Shot in Lithuania Gets Emmy Nomination

VILNIUS: Lithuanian production company Artbox is celebrating the nomination of Tokyo Trial for an International Emmy. Artbox provided services for the four-part historical series, which was shot mainly in Lithuania.

The Saint Stays on Top at Lithuanian Box Office

VILNIUS: Andrius Blaževičius’ drama The Saint remained in first place for its second week in release in Lithuania, where it opened at the end of September 2017. The Lithuanian/Polish coproduction…

PRODUCTION: TV drama Kruso Shoots in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The German production company Ufa Fiction (producers Benjamin Benedict, Nico Hofmann and Martin Bromber) and local service producer Ramūnas Škikas (production company Ahil) are shooting the TV drama Kruso …

PRODUCTION: Ignas Jonynas Shoots Lithuanian/Ukrainian/Latvian Coproduction

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Ignas Jonynas is currently shooting his new feature film Invisible / Nematoma. The shooting of this Lithuanian/Ukrainian/Latvian coproduction started on 4 September 2017 and is scheduled to…

Lithuania Selects Frost as Oscar Candidate

VILNIUS: Frost / Šerkšnas by Sarunas Bartas has been chosen as the official candidate from Lithuania for an Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences nomination in the Best Foreign…

PRODUCTION: Marija Kavtaradzė Shoots Summer Survivors

VILNIUS: Marija Kavtaradzė, one of the most promising young Lithuanian directors and scriptwriters, will start shooting her debut feature Summer Survivors / Vasara on 24 August 2017.

PRODUCTION: Raimundas Banionis Returns to Film with The Purple Fog

VILNIUS: Acclaimed film, theatre and TV director Raimundas Banionis is returning to film directing after 25 years with The Purple Fog / Purpurinis rūkas. This historical drama is currently in…

Lithuania Starts First Minority Coproductions with Georgia and Cyprus

VILNIUS: Lithuanian Film Centre distributed 811,701 EUR to 21 film projects in production and preproduction, including five minority coproductions with France, Italy, Russia and for the first time with Georgia…

PRODUCTION: Creative Doc Greimas. The System of Bolts in Production

VILNIUS: A creative documentary by director Saulius Beržinis, Greimas. The System of Bolts / Greimas. Varžtų sistema is in production. Principle photography began in April 2017 and will wrap in…

The Saint is Blessed with Six Silver Crane Awards

VILNIUS: Andrius Blaževičius‘ feature film The Saint / Šventasis dominated the Lithuanian Film and TV Silver Crane Awards,winning in six categories. The film took the Best Feature, Best Director, Best…

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month, Kino Pasaka, Lithuania

FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section. In the coming months we will talk with European distributors about their lineup, their…