A Retrospective of Baltic Documentaries and Premieres of Latest Lithuanian Productions at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival
The name of Lithuania will be reiterated louder than ever at this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival which opens today. After a 15-year hiatus the audiences will have an opportunity to see a retrospective of classics from the Baltic countries titled “Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary”. World premieres of two renowned Lithuanian filmmakers will take place at the festival with both films participating in the competition programmes. Lithuanians will also actively take part in industry events.
Two Lithuanian Producers Among Participants at the Locarno Film Festival Industry Programme “Match Me!“
The organisers of “Match Me!”, an industry programme at the Locarno International Film Festival to be held in August, have announced the results of this year’s selection. Producers participating in the programme, which will pay special attention to the Baltic countries this year, include Ieva Biliūnaitė, from the production company “In Script“, who worked as a line producer for Miracle (dir. E. Vertelytė) and Together For Ever (dir. L. Lužytė) and as an executive producer for Radviliada (dir. R. Rakauskaitė), and Medeina Birgilaitė, from the production company “Artbox“, coordinator of many co-productions (Tulip, Love, Honor & Bicycle, Foam at the Mouth and TokyoTrial ).
On June 13, Eglė Vertelytė’s debut film Miracle – first screened at the Toronto International Film Festival – was awarded the Silver Crane for the best feature film of the year at the 11th Lithuanian Film Academy Awards. Vertelytė also received the prizes for the best writing and directing, while the award for the best acting went to Eglė Mikulionytė who appeared as the lead actress in the Miracle.
On June 2–10, seven Capital Star Art Film theatres in the Chinese capital welcomed cinema-goers to 21 screenings of Lithuanian film. They had a chance to meet a delegation of the Lithuanian film industry – representatives of the Lithuanian Film Centre and producers of the films selected to be screened at the event – who came to Beijing for the Lithuanian film week.