The eighth edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum (BPF) has announced the panelists that will be assessing and providing feedback for 12 short film projects pitched by talented filmmakers from Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and – this year’s guest country – Poland.
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic did not conquer one of the most important European film celebrations – San Sebastian Film Festival has begun and invites audiences to cinemas until 26th September. Lithuanian films as well as Lithuanian co-productions were selected as part of the film programmes in these difficult times, despite competition numbering in thousands. This year actor Aistė Diržiūtė will not be competing for the awards, but rather will be evaluating the first creations of the new film creators in the New Directors competition.
The Lithuanian Film Center has joined the Vilnius University, along with partners the Vytautas Magnus University and The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, in a project dedicated to “Encouragement of collaboration between International Baltic Study Centres and Lithuanian Academic Research Institutions”. From now own, classic Lithuanian films will be used for teaching Lithuanian to speakers of other languages.
The eighth edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum (BPF) has announced the 12 projects that will be pitched at its renowned industry event between 8th and 10th October. Moving completely online due to the current pandemic, the BPF will be available to industry professionals across the globe who will get to see some of the brightest young filmmaking talents in the Baltics and Poland.
A restored 1964 classic “The Girl and the Echo” (lit. Paskutinė atostogų diena) by the Lithuanian director Arūnas Žebriūnas is opening across French cinemas today. This month, the film will be available to viewers in 24 French cities. This is the second Lithuanian classic film released in France. The classic story of a girl and dreamy summer holidays will screen in 16 cinemas in Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Marseille, Grenoble, Toulousse and other cities.