The Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC) granted €32,700 of state funding for the pre-production of two films. This concludes the first competition for state funding of 2015.
€20,000 were given for the pre-production of the full-feature Jellyfish on the Moon (Medūza mėnulyje) directed by Ernestas Jankauskas and produced by VšĮ “Dansu Films”. The total budget of the pre-production is €63,000.
Another €12,700 were secured for the pre-production of the full-feature Chess-player (Šachmatininkas) directed by Linas Ryškus and produced by VšĮ “Kino kultas”. The overall pre-production budget of the film amounts to €17,500.
Earlier this year €1,703,547 was distributed among 21 film project in production. A total of €1,751,047 of state funding was distributed among 24 film projects (production and development) during the first competition of this year. The exhaustive list of the supported projects can be found here: http://www.lkc.lt/en/financing/state-support/state-support-for-film-development-and-production/
According to the new film funding regulations, another film funding competition will be launched in April this year. A total of €2,190,226 will be allocated for the support of film projects from the LFC’s budget, during the two competitions in 2015.