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…

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Grants for 2016

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed 316,060 EUR in grants to 17 films in its 2016 grants round. The grants will go to 14 projects for preproduction, two films…

EAVE Workshop Heads to Lithuania

VILNIUS: The second workshop of the EAVE Producers Workshop programme 2016 will take place in Druskininkai, Lithuania, 13-20 June 2016. The workshop, which is organised in partnership with the Lithuanian…

Jack The Ripper filming in Lithuania

VILNIUS: German production company Pantaleon Pictures GmbH (producers Dan Maag, Matthias Schweighöfer, Marco Beckmann) and local coproducer Lithuanian Film Studioio are shooting the German TV film Jack The Ripper about…

FNE at Silver Crane 2016: Bartas Film Takes Five Awards

VILNIUS: Sharunas Bartas‘ film Peace to Us in Our Dreams won awards in five categories, including Best Feature, Best Director, Best Cinematographer, Best Editing and Best Supporting Actress at the …

FNE at Cannes 2016: Lithuanian Cinema in Cannes

Let's meet in 'Lithuanian Films' Pavilion No 219 at Cannes

PRODUCTION: First Lithuanian/Brazilian Doc in Production

VILNIUS: The documentary El Padre Medico by director Vytautas Puidokas is in production. Principle photography began in March 2016 and will wrap in September.

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kauno Kino Centras Romuva, Lithuania

This month we speak with Monika Inčerytė, the acting director of Kauno Kino Centras Romuva, the oldest working cinema in Lithuania and a new member of Europa Cinemas.

Pope Versus Hitler filming in Lithuania

VILNIUS: Castle Pictures of New York and local coproducer Baltic Film Services have started principle photography on the docudrama Pope Versus Hitler on locations around Vilnius for National Geographic.

FNE at Cannes 2016: EFP Producer on the Move: Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė

VILNIUS: Lithuania’s European Film Promotion (EFP) Producer on the Move Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė is a graduate of EAVE 2012, Ex Oriente 2011 and EURODOC 2010, and she holds a B.A. in…

FESTIVALS: I, Olga Hepnarova and Thirst Win Kino Pavasaris

VILNIUS: I, Olga Hepnarova, the debut feature by Petr Kazda and Tomáš Weinreb, and Thirst by Svetla Tsotsorkova, won Best Film ex-aequo in the New Europe – New Names Competition…

Lithuanian Domestic Film Market on the Rise

VILNIUS: Lithuanian film industry experienced some positive changes over the past five years, the biggest one being the increased popularity of domestic films. Although the domestic market share dropped from…

GRANTS: Lithuania Announces Production Grants for 2016

VILNIUS: The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed to 22 projects production grants for 2016 totalling 1,840,756 EUR.

MEETING POINT – VILNIUS Announced Projects

VILNIUS: Twenty four projects from six countries will be presented during the Coming Soon session and Industry screenings at the 7th MEETING POINT – VILNIUS on 12-14 April 2016, during…

US Film to Be Shot in Lithuania

VILNIUS: American producers Sriram Das and Steve Shapiro from Das Films are planning to shoot a feature film entirely in Vilnius. The shooting dates are not known yet.

FESTIVALS: Vilnius IFF Announces Lineup

VILNIUS: Ten films will compete in the international competition New Europe – New Names of the 21th Vilnius International Film Festival which kicks off on 31 March 2016.

US Cobbler Films in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The American film and TV production company Kaleidoscope Pictures is shooting the television film The Cobbler/Batsiuvys based on a story by Leo Tolstoy in Vilnius, Lithuania.

FNE at Berlinale 2016: Lithuanian Film in Berlin

From 11 to 19 February meet the Lithuanian team at the European Film Market hosted at the Marriot hotel (Inge-Beisheim-Platz 1) during the 66th Berlin International Film Festival. At the…