In 2013 – support for film production, distribution and education

Director of Lithuanian Film Centre Rolandas Kvietkauskas

In the press conference held today, 29th of January, 2013, Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC) has announced the main plans of the year 2013. The Centre will allocate State support and will be focusing on film production, distribution and education projects.

‘This year the State support for Lithuanian film industry is 9.5 million litas. We hope that increased funding will encourage the revival of Lithuanian film industry and will help successfully implement more diverse projects’, – the head of LFC Roland Kvietkauskas said.

Besides Annual State Funding competition, in 2013 LFC will also concentrate on preservation of Lithuanian film heritage, systematic collection of statistical data as well as film education projects – areas that were left behind so far. Currently the Centre is preparing national film education guidelines and is cooperating with organizations that have already been active in the field.

In order to attract additional funds, Lithuanian Film Centre plans to play an active role in promoting Lithuanian films and industry in Lithuania and abroad. LFC has applied for sponsorship that would partially cover the costs of participation in international fairs. As a result, it is planned that in 2013 Lithuanian film industry will have an opportunity to participate in Cannes (France), Sheffield (United Kingdom) and Annecy (France) film markets.

Next month Lithuanian Film Centre, in cooperation with a non-profit agency ‘Enterprise Lithuania’ and the representatives of Lithuanian film industry, will participate in the European Film Market. Six Lithuanian films will be screened at the festival.