FESTIVALS: Vilnius 2017 Competition Announced

VILNIUS: Films from Central and Eastern Europe as well as the Baltic region will be screened in the New Europe – New Names, Baltic Gaze and Short Films competition programmes…

Zero III Breaks Opening Record in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Domestic black comedy Zero III by Emilis Vėlyvis set a 2-year opening record in Lithuania, surpassing another film by Vėlyvis, that was holding a 20-year opening record.

Market Share of Domestic Productions Increased by 5.5% in Lithuania in 2016

VILNIUS: The domestic market share increased in Lithuania from 14% in 2015 to 19.5% in 2016 with 13 domestic films seen by almost 700,000 viewers and cashing in 3.46 m…

PRODUCTION: Audrius Juzėnas Shoots Owl Mountain

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Audrius Juzėnas is currently shooting his third feature film, Owl Mountain / Pelėdų kalnas. The release of this historical drama is planned for 16 February 2018, the…

European Film Forum Comes to Vilnius

VILNIUS: The European Film Forum (EFF), which has already visited Cannes, Berlin, Venice and other major film festivals, will be held at the Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris on…

Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson Appointed Lithuania’s Minister of Culture

VILNIUS: Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson was appointed Minister of Culture in Lithuania. She was previously the head of Department of Film Promotion, Information and Heritage in the Lithuanian Film Centre.

PRODUCTION: Waiting for Invasion Shooting

VILNIUS: Documentary Waiting for Invasion by Neringa Medutyte will wrap shooting in December 2016, with the premiere set for the first quarter of 2017. The film is a coming-of-age story…

FNE Europa Distribution: Distributor of the Month: Greta Akcijonaite, Kino Pasaka

FNE and Europa Distribution are launching a new chapter in our Distributor of the Month section focusing on new trends and challenges of film distribution. In the coming months we…

PRODUCTION: Docudrama Leningrad Symphony in Production

VILNIUS: Leningrad Symphony, a docudrama by director Christian Frey for Beetz Filmproduktion Hamburg, begins principle photography in Lithuania on 29 November 2016. Shooting wil wrap on 4 December.

FNE at Scanorama 2016: Estonia Wins New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: The Estonian short The Mousoleum by director Lauri Randla won the New Baltic Cinema competition of the European Film Forum Scanorama, with the winners announced on 13 November 2016.…

I‘m Not from Here Goes to EFA

VILNIUS: Short film I‘m Not from Here by Maite Alberdi and Giedrė Žickytė is nominated in the Best European Short Film category of the European Film Awards after receiving the…
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PRODUCTION: Sequel To Lithuanian Box Office Hit Zero 2 In Production

VILNIUS: Director Emilis Vėlyvis started shooting the third part of his famous trilogy Zero III with Kino Kultas producing. The previous film in the trilogy, Zero 2 (2010) is the…

FESTIVALS: Inconvenient Films Festival Ready to Kick Off

VILNIUS: Inconvenient Films International Human Rights Film Festival will celebrate its 10th edition with a competition programme almost entirely composed of debut documentaries by female filmmakers. The festival will run…

PRODUCTION: Going Vertical Filming in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Nikita Mikhalkov‘s Russian production company Three T Production and local coproducer Artbox are currently shooting the feature film Going Vertical by Anton Megerdichev in Lithuania. The film tells the…

Lithuania Selects Seneca‘s Day as Oscar Bid

VILNIUS: Lithuanian Oscar Committee has decided that Seneca‘s Day by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas will be the country‘s entry for Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Academy Awards. The third film…

PRODUCTION: Giedrė Beinoriūtė Shoots Her Debut Feature

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Giedrė Beinoriūtė is currently shooting Breathing into Marble, a Lithuanian/Croatian coproduction based on a novel by Laura Sintija Černiauskaitė. This is the debut feature of Beinoriūtė, whose…

PRODUCTION: Swedish/Lithuanian SF 2060 Wraps Shooting in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Henrik Hellstrom‘s futuristic drama 2060, a Swedish/Lithuanian coproduction, was shot in Lithuania from 10 to 19 August 2016. The tragicomic story takes place in 2060, in a nursing home…

PRODUCTION: Emilis Vėlyvis in Postproduction with The Night Guards

VILNIUS: Popular Lithuanian director Emilis Vėlyvis is completing postproduction on the thriller The Night Guards a.k.a. Wings. The film is a Russian production starring Leonid Yarmolnik and Ivan Yankovsky.

PRODUCTION: Second Hand in Production

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Arturas Jevdokimovas is in production with the docudrama Second Hand, a Lithuanian/Irish/Swiss coproduction. Principal photography is expected to wrap on 30 November 2017.

PRODUCTION: Sharunas Bartas Shooting a New Feature Film

VILNIUS: The most esteemed Lithuanian filmmaker, Sharunas Bartas, is in production with Dovydo akmuo, a drama about love, hate and hope. This Lithuanian/French/Ukrainian coproduction is currently shooting in Lithuania with…