Film projects receive €357,000 from the Lithuanian Film Centre


The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed €357,000 of state funding among 6 film projects.

€58,500 went to the ongoing project of the full-length documentary Thanksgiving Day (Padėkos diena) by Giedrė Žickytė and Jaak Kilmi. The film council recommended giving additional €31,500 to the project produced by “Moonmakers” next year. The overall budget of the film is €337,250.

Thanksgiving Day (Padėkos diena) by Giedrė Žickytė and Jaak Kilmi

Thanksgiving Day (Padėkos diena) by Giedrė Žickytė and Jaak Kilmi

The short film Where hearts are cold, laughter has to go by Janina Lapinskaitė received €25,000. The film is produced by “Studija 2” with a total budget of €39,588. The TV documentary I Remember the Voice of My Mother (Prisimenu motinos balsą) directed by Agnė Marcinkevičiūtė and produced by “Lietuvos kinas” was supported with €10,000. The overall film budget amounts to €14,344.

Funding was also granted to three projects in the category of debut film. The ongoing project of the full-feature film Crisis (Krizė) directed by Andrius Blaževičius and produced by “Čiobreliai” was given €180,000 with a recommendation to allocate another €45,000 next year. The total budget of the film is €450,000. €60,000 were granted to the ongoing project of the full-length documentary Alexander the Grand (Aleksandras Didysis) by Vytautas Puidokas. The film council recommends granting a total of €90,000 to the film produced by “Filmuva” during this year and the next year. The overall budget of the project is €181,900. The full-length documentary Acid Forest (Rūgštus miškas) by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė received €24,000. The film is produced by “A Laukas” and has a budget of €52,797.