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.
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.