The Lithuanian filmmaker Lina Lužytė has been selected to take part in the CPH:LAB 2014 programme under the Copenhagen International Documentary Film Festival CPH:DOX. Together with a co-producer she will have a year to make a film that will be presented during the next CPH:DOX 2015.
“I am very excited to find out how CPH:LAB 2014 works”, said Lužytė. “I can barely imagine two strangers from different parts of the world meeting for the first time and setting out to create a film together. It is a kind of experiment for me, so I am curious about the result.”
This spring, the Lithuanian Film Centre announced the call for proposals for the young Lithuanian filmmakers to participate in the programme. The final selection was made by the organisers of CPH:LAB.
“After the successful collaboration with the Copenhagen Documentary Film Festival last year, we are glad that one more Lithuanian filmmaker will be able to take part in the programme”, said Rolandas Kvietkauskas, the Director of the LFC.
CPH:LAB is a training programme selecting 20 filmmakers from different countries each year. Lužytė will be provided with an opportunity to take part in training events and workshops, and to pitch her project at co-production fairs. There are no limitations on the genre, duration or format of the film, but it must be completed within a year.
Lužytė is the second Lithuanian filmmaker to participate in the programme. Last year, the country was represented by Giedrė Žickytė. She has teamed up with Maite Alberdi from Chile and has been working on the film Do you remember.