Lithuanian Films will celebrate 10-year anniversary at European Film Market 2020!


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Lithuanian Films will celebrate 10th anniversary of presence in European Film Market!
6 films in screens for public and market and newest film catalogues of films in production and coming soons. Visit Lithuanian Films stand at EFM / Marriott Hotel stand no 132. Representatives from the Lithuanian Film Centre, as well as over 70 Lithuanian film professionals (producers, directors, critics) will be available for meetings February 20 – 27.

WHAT’S NEW FROM LITHUANIA?

Our new film catalogues will give a good overview of the films produced in 2019-2020. Paper copies will be available at our stand but you are welcome to read them online as well:

 

Lithuanian Film Centre at European Film Market:
Rolandas Kvietkauskas (Director) r.kvietkauskas@lkc.lt
Irma Šimanskytė (Head of Department of Film Production) i.simanskyte@lkc.lt
Dovilė Butnoriūtė (Head of Department of Film Promotion, Information and Heritage) d.butnoriute@lkc.lt
Simona Gaidytė (Film Programming and Promotion) s.gaidyte@lkc.lt
Deimantas Saladžius (Film Tax Incentive) d.salazdius@lkc.lt
Austėja Milvydaitė (Creative Europe Desk Lithuania MEDIA Office) a.milvydaite@lkc.lt

OFFICIAL SELECTION

For the first time in history, a Lithuanian short film will compete for the Golden Bear in the main short film program Berlinale Shorts. The 13-minute story “Dummy” (lit. “Atkūrimas”) will be presented to festival guests by director Laurynas Bareiša. Lithuanian short films have made it to the festival’s program in the past as well, but it’s the first time when it is selected for the main competition.

Screenings:
23.02.2020 14:00 Cubix 6 (Press Screening)
25.02.2020 21:30 Cubix 9 (Premiere)
27.02.2020 17:00 Colosseum 1
27.02.2020 21:00 Moviemento (Berlinale Shorts Go Kiez)
28.02.2020 13:30 Zoo Palast 3
28.02.2020 16:30 CinemaxX 3

Dummy

Lithuanian-Ukrainian co-production “Earth Is Blue as an Orange” (lit. “Mėlyna kaip apelsinas žemė”), directed by Ukrainian Iryna Tsilyk and produced by Lithuanian Giedrė Žickytė will have its premiere at Berlinale Generations. The documentary won the Best Director award in Sundance’s World Cinema Documentary Competition.

Screenings:
25.02.2020 14:30 Zoo Palast 1 (Premiere)
27.02.2020 16:15 Zoo Palast 2
28.02.2020 17:00 CinemaxX 1
01.03.2020 17:00 Cubix 8

The earth is blue like an orange

LITHUANIA AT EUROPEAN FILM MARKET

This year Lithuania celebrates a decade at EFM and greets its visitors with a slogan Challenge Accepted! The main message focuses on benefits of shooting in Lithuania and a successful tax incentives scheme. In 2019 Lithuania extended the scheme for another five years and increased the incentive up to 30%. It has already attracted such industry giants as HBO and Netflix. The award-winning miniseries “Chernobyl” has also contributed to promoting Lithuania as a great shooting location.

LITHUANIAN FILMS AT MARKET SCREENINGS

“Motherland” (lit. “Gitminė”)
by Tomas Vengris
Lithuania / Latvia / 90 min.

 

Screening:
20.02 13:10 CinemaxX 12

Sales agent: ALPHA VIOLET, +33 1 4797 3984

Gimtinė

“Issak” (lit. “Izaokas”)
b y Jurgis Matulevičius
Lithuania / 104 min.

Screening:
24.02.2020 18:30 CinemaxX 15

Sales agent: FILM JAM, stasys@filmjam.eu, +370 605 07 462

Izaokas

“The Castle” (lit. “Pilis”)
by Lina Lužytė
Lithuania / Ireland / 90 min.

Screening:
22.02.2020 14:10 CinemaxX 18

Sales agent: WIDE, infos@widemanagement.com, +33 153 95 04 64

Pilis

“The Lawyer” (lit. “Advokatas”)
by Romas Zabarauskas
Lithuania / 97 min.

Screening:
22.02 10:50 CinemaxX 15

Sales agent: WIDE, infos@widemanagement.com, +33 153 95 04 64

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LITHUANIANS AT BERLINALE TALENTS
Mantas Zemleckas (actor and composer);
Saulius Baradinskas (director and screenwriter);
Iveta Macevičiūtė (sound designer).

For more information visit Lithuanian Films stand at EFM / Marriott Hotel stand no 132.