SOFA – School of Film Agents launches pilot workshop in Vilnius, focusing on public-private project financing and investment
In addition to its existing workshops in Tbilisi (Georgia) and Warsaw (Poland), SOFA – School of Film Agents is launching a third workshop in Vilnius, Lithuania. Between 11 and 15 September 2018, selected SOFA alumni will get the chance to present their projects in front of experienced private investors and representatives of European public film funds. With this new workshop, SOFA offers its participants and their cultural projects direct access to potential financing partners from the public and private sector.
Lithuanian documentary “Wonderful Losers: A Different World” submitted for best foreign language film Oscar nomination
Arūnas Matelis’ feature documentary Wonderful Losers: A Different World has been selected as Lithuania’s entry for the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences’ award – the Oscar – in the best foreign language film category. This is Matelis’ second film with a shot at an Oscar nomination. In 2008, the Lithuanian jury picked his documentary Before Flying Back to Earth to submit to the Academy.
The Lithuanian filmmaker Arūnas Žebriūnas’ restored 1969 classic The Beauty is opening across cinemas in France today. The film’s premiere in Paris is to be attended by Žebriūnas’ daughter, the artist Monika Edgar, accompanied by Paris based Lithuanian director Alantė Kavaitė. It is the first time that a Lithuanian classic film runs in multiple cinemas outside the country. The classic story of a girl will screen in over dozen cinemas in Paris and double to that across France.read more
Second Baltic Film days will be held this week in Vilnius, Riga and Tallinn to popularize Baltic cinema. In each capital Baltic films from the recent years as well as classic gems are shown to the public for free.read more
The 71st Locarno International Film Festival, which kicks off today, is exceptionally rich in Lithuanian accents. Three Lithuanian films or co-productions have been selected to participate in the festival’s programmes and will have their world premieres in Locarno, to be presented by their filmmakers. In addition to film screenings, three promising Lithuanian producers will represent their country at the festival’s industry days.