FNE at Vilnius IFF: Winners 2010

VILNIUS: The 15th annual Vilnius International Film Festival (18 March-2 April) sent a new record with 54, 000 admissions to this year's event and a strong showing of films from…

Lithuania presents first Cinematographer awards

Cinematographer Viktoras Radzevičius received the first Lithuanian Cinematographers award "The Oak" (www.azuolai.lt) for the film Vortex (Duburys, director Gytis Lukšas).

FESTIVALS: Vilnius fest screens 28 Lithuanian films

Vilnius international film festival (VIFF) "Kino pavasaris" (www.kinopavasaris.lt) is presenting 28 films by Lithuanian artists, including eight premieres.

Vilnius fest host eight Lithuanian premieres

The 15th Vilnius International Film Festival Kino pavasaris (March18 - April 2, 2010) will host eight Lithuanian film premieres, including the debut from Marius Ivaškevičius, Our father (Tėve mūsų).

Film will challenge new Lithuanian law

A 19-year old Lithuanian filmmaker is ready to challenge Lithuania's new Protection of Minors law with plans to make a gay-themed short film.

PRODUCTION: Tadas Blinda will shoot in Lithuania

A historical adventure drama about a Lithuanian folk hero Tadas Blinda. Pradzia (www.tadasblinda.lt) directed by Donatas Ulvydas is shooting on locations throughout Lithuania.

PRODUCTION: Journey through Lithuania sets premiere

The full length documentary Journey through Lithuania (Kelionė per Lietuvą) premieres on March 4 in Vilnius with nation-wide distribution.

PRODUCTION: Bartas documentary in postproduction

The Lithuanian-French documentary film Sharunas Bartas, an Army of One directed by Guillaume Coudray is now in postproduction.

Zero 2 premieres in Lithuania

Emilis Velyvis' second feature film Zero 2 (www.zero2.lt) premieres on January 20 in Vilnius, with nation-wide distribution beginning on January 22.

MoMA spotlights new Lithuanian film

The New York Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) is festuring a series on Lithuanian cinema since 1990 in a retrospective funning December 4-14.

PRODUCTION: Anarchy in Zirmunai in post-production

Lithuanian director Saulius Drunga is in the post-production with his feature film debut, Anarchy in Zirmunai, planned for completion by March 2010 and spring distribution in Lithuania.

Lithuania nominates Vortex for foreign-language Oscar

Gytis Lukšas feature film Vortex (Duburys), recipient of the the Silver Crane award in Lithuania for best actress Oksana Borbat, and best supporing actors Vladimiras Jefrenovas and Jūratė Onaitytė, has…

Historic cinema re-opens in Kaunas

The oldest cinema in Lithuania, Romuva, reopened it doors on October 1, for the Kaunas film festival.

Financial trouble at LRT

Public broadcaster Lithuanian National Radio and Television (LRT, www.lrt.lt ) has accumulated some 3 million Litas (860,000 Euros) in debts for broadcasting services, reflecting the financial problems in the media…

Art Cinema opens in Vilnius

A new arthouse cinema, Theater Pasaka, opened in the Lithuanian capital Vilnius with a screening of the Lithuanian documentary Traukinys stovi penkias minutes directed by Janina Lapinskaitė.

TeliaSonera moves forward in plan to acquire TEO LT

The board of TEO LT announced that it has determined that TeliaSonera presented a fair price in its purchase offer for the telecommunications company.

Lithuania announces grants

The Lithuanian Cultural State Support Fund has announced its second stage of grants.

Lithuanian box office sets record

Lithuanian cinemas was 4.53 million Litas (€1.31 million) in box office in July, 2009, the country's biggest revenues in a one month period.

Production Vortex prepares September release

Film studio Studija 2 is preparing the theatrical release of the Lithuanian feature film Vortex (Duburys) on September 4, 2009..

FNE in KVIFF: Lithuanian Film Industry Struggles With Major Funding Cuts and Stalled Film Law

KARLOVY VARY: Lithuanian filmmakers are facing major obstacles with government funding cut from 2m Euros last year to just over 1m Euros this year. Adding to the small film industry's…
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