Lithuanian film to be screened at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival


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Lithuanian animated film Non-Euclidean Geometry (Neeuklidinė geometrija) by Skirmanta Jakaitė and Solveiga Masteikaitė will be screened at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival. “Films and festivals are like paper boats in a river. You make one and let it float. Your eyes follow it for a while and then it’s gone. But other people may spot it down the river and admire it for a moment, or maybe have an idea or a memory,” S. Masteikaitė and S. Jakaitė, the directors of Non-Euclidean Geometry, said.

Non-Euclidean Geometry is an intimate and intuitive story about the laws of love that are obvious while we are in love, but incomprehensible when love is gone. It speaks about the logic of the heart, which has nothing to do with the conventional logic, just like the non-Euclidean geometry denies and surpasses the Euclidean geometry. The film was produced by a non-profit organisation Nerutina.

Non-Euclidean Geometry will be screened in an out-of-competition programme of animated shorts. More information about the screenings can be found here.

The International Animation Film Market (MIFA) which takes place during the festival will host a Lithuanian pavilion No. 5005. “We assessed the last year’s achievements and are happy to promote Lithuanian animation industry and animators at the MIFA again,” Rolandas Kvietkauskas, the director at the Lithuanian Film Centre, said. “The fact that the Lithuanian film was selected to the festival for the second year in a row shows that Lithuanian animators are gaining a foothold in the international scene and their work is getting recognition. We hope that participation in the MIFA will help our directors and producers to present their works, make contacts and launch new projects.”

The Lithuanian Films pavilion will provide information on Lithuanian animation industry – operating production companies and studios; services they provide; as well as contacts of Lithuanian animators, their works and projects. A special publication was prepared for the MIFA introducing Lithuanian animation industry and filmmakers. The digital version of the book can be found at the LFC website www.lkc.lt.