‘Vanishing Waves’ (dir. Kristina Buožytė) received the best film award at The Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, Ireland.
Festival is Ireland‘s premier feature film festival and takes place in Ireland‘s capital city. Eleven days and nights each February, JDIFF presents over 120 films from all over the world to the Irish Audience.
Since its inauguration the festival has prided itself on creating a unique forum of exchange between the public and the film-making community. Audiences and industry members have been delighted to meet widely diverse range of luminaries and gain insights in to every area of the film world including perspectives from directors, producers, screenwriters and critics such as Mike Leigh, John Sayles, Quentin Tarantino, Martin Mc Donagh, Jeremy Thomas, Wim Wenders, Neil Gaiman, Jan Troell, Sarah Polley, Frederic Raphael, Todd McCarthy and many others.
‘Vanishing Waves’ by Kristina Buožytė, has already received ‘East of the west’ special mention at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2012, special mention in Neutchatel film festival 2012 and in Palic Film Festival in Serbia. It won several prizes including Emeric Pressburger prize at Miscolci film festival; Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Film, Best Actress at Fantasticfest (USA, Austin) festival; Méliès d’Argent at Lund international film festival; Méliès d’Or prize at Sitges fantastic film festival; was announced as the Best film at Vancouver’s Rio Grind FF.
The film was also selected by Busan Film festival (South Korea), Leeds film festival, Muces FF, Malaga FFF, Trieste FFf, Gerardmer FF, Istanbul FF. The future screenings will be at Fantasporto Film Festival, Brussels IFF, CPH PIX FF and Fantaspoa (Brazil) Film Festival.
‘Vanishing Waves’ was produced by independent Lithuanian film company ‘Tremora’ together with ‘Acajou Films’ (France) and ‘Les Films De Cinema’ (Belgium). It was funded by Lithuanian Ministry of Culture, European film fund EURIMAGES and MEDIA programme.
You can also read about Vanishing Waves’ success at cineuropa.org.