Nova Lituania Sails Off with Six 2020 Silver Crane Awards

VILNIUS: Karolis Kaupinis's feature film Nova Lituania won awards for the Best Feature, Best Director, Best Script, Best Art Direction, Best Supporting Actress and Best Supporting Actor at the Lithuanian…

FESTIVALS: Germany's A Blink of an Eye Wins Scanorama New Baltic Cinema Short Film Competition

VILNIUS: The German animated short film A Blink of an Eye / Augenblicke by Kiana Naghshineh won the best film prize in the New Baltic Cinema competition of the European…

FNE at Baltic Event 2020: Lithuanian Director Ernestas Jankauskas in Postproduction with I Am Fine, Thanks

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Ernestas Jankauskas is in postproduction with his second fiction feature I Am Fine, Thanks / Man viskas gerai, produced by Gabija Siurbytė and Greta Akcijonaitė at DANSU.…

FNE Oscar Watch 2021: Lithuania Selects Nova Lituania as Oscar Bid

VILNIUS: The historical drama Nova Lituania, the debut feature by Karolis Kaupinis, is Lithuania's candidate for the 93rd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the best international…

Cinemas in Lithuania Close Again

VILNIUS: Cinemas in Lithuania, which were re-opened on 5 June 2020, are closing again for three weeks starting on 7 November 2020, in an effort to contain the spread of…

FESTIVALS: Scanorama 2020 Goes Online

VILNIUS: The European Film Forum Scanorama 2020, which opened as planned on 4 November in Vilnius, will transfer to the virtual Scanorama cinema platform on 7 November.

PRODUCTION: Uljana Kim Coproduces Sergei Loznitsa‘s The Natural History of Destruction

VILNIUS: Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa is starting production on his archive documentary project The Natural History of Destruction / Natūrali naikinimo istorija. The film is produced by Germany‘s LOOKS Filmproduktionen…

PRODUCTION: Lithuania's A Butterfly‘s Heart in Postproduction

VILNIUS: Director Inesa Kurklietyte has moved into post-production with her feature film A Butterfly‘s Heart / Drugelio širdis produced by Živilė Gallego for Lithuania‘s Fralita Films.

Baltic Pitching Forum 2020 Announces Winners

VILNIUS: Short film projects from each of the four participating countries (Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and 2020 guest country Poland) won the awards handed out at the conclusion of the Eighth…

Lithuanian Film Centre Supports Cinemas and Film Distributors With 2.8m EUR for COVID Losses

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre granted support of 2.8 m EUR for cinemas and film distributors to compensate for losses caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. In all, 18 cinemas, operating…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian 9th Step in Production

VILNIUS: Lithuanian director Irma Pužauskaitė is currently shooting her debut feature 9th Step / 9-as žingsnis. The shooting should have started in April, but was postponed due Covid-19 until September,…

PRODUCTION: Lithuanian Family Moves Into Postproduction

VILNIUS: Austėja Urbaitė has completed shooting on her debut feature film Family / Šeima, which is produced by the Lithuanian production company Fralita Films, under producer Živilė Gallego.

Baltic Pitching Forum 2020 Announces Participants

VILNIUS: Poland will be the guest country at the eighth edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum (BPF), taking place 8 – 10 October 2020. A total of 12 projects have…

Lithuanian Classic Film Opens in France

VILNIUS: A recently restored version of the 1964 film The Girl and the Echo directed by Arūnas Žebriūnas opened in 16 cinemas in France on 2 September 2020. It will…

PRODUCTION: Swedish Crime Series With One Eye Open Shoots in Lithuania

VILNIUS. The Swedish production company Nice Drama, in coproduction with UK-based Twelve Town and with support from Nordisk Film & TV Fond, are shooting the eight-part action thriller With One…

Laimonas Ubavičius Appointed New Head of Lithuanian Film Centre

VILNIUS: Laimonas Ubavičius, the Chancellor of the Ministry of Culture, has been apppointed as the new head of the Lithuanian Film Centre for the next five years. Starting November 2020…

Saulius Lukoševičius Wins Best Cinematography Award at Rhode Island IFF

VILNIUS: Lithuanian cinematographer Saulius Lukoševičius won the best Cinematography Award for the Italian/Lithuanian short film Unfolded, directed by Cristina Picchi, at Oscar Qualifying Rhode Island International Film Festival.

PRODUCTION: Spanish /French/Lithuanian Coproduction Three in Preparation

VILNIUS: Lithuania’s Čiobreliai/M-Films is coproducing Juanjo‘s Gimenez debut feature Three / Tres, which will start shooting in Spain in September 2020. The film is a Spanish/French/Lithuanian coproduction. Juanjo Gimenez won…

Reel Suspects Picks up Lithuanian Debut Feature Headed for Venice’s Critics’ Week

VILNIUS: Marat Sargsyan’s first feature The Flood Won’t Come has been acquired by the Paris-based sales agent Reel Suspects. The film will have its world premiere in the Critics’ Week…

GRANTS: The Lithuanian Film Centre Announces Second Production Grants for 2020

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed 2,515,685 EUR at its second session of financing for 2020. In all, 59 projects received funding for production and development. The government has…