Lithuanian films in spotlight at the International Film Festival for Young Audiences – Filem‘On


Today for the 14th time begins the International Film Festival for Young Audiences Filem‘On, in Brussels, and this year it is particularly welcoming to Lithuanian filmmakers’ films. Lithuania is the featured guest at the festival and as many as seven Lithuanian films for younger viewers will be screened at the festival this year.

Lithuanian film director’s Lina Lužytė’s film The Castle (2020) will be competing for the ECFA Feature Award and for the Filem’On Teen Screen Award. In a touching coming of age story the sensitive tale of Monika and her family’s search for happiness in Ireland and their dreams is revealed.

In the programme further six animated films for children from the most recent decades will be presented. The young viewers will see: Ilja Bereznickas’s The Goat Luck, Bad Luck (2017), Gediminas Šiaulys’s Running Lights (2014), Rasa Joni’s The Tail (2006), Ignas Meilūnas’s Mr Night Has a Day Off (2016), Mainardas Valkevičius’s Look (2017), and Darius Jaruševičius’s Stop. The Kiss (2009).

On 18 October – 7 November the International Film Festival for Young Audiences Filem’On will be taking place for the 14th year and it will present in its programme more than 130 films of various genre for children and young viewers from the ages 2 to 16 years old. The festival’s films normally spread across the whole country – they are screened in 7 different cinemas and community centres across the two cities of Belgium – Brussels and Gent. However, this year, due to COVID-19 pandemic, the festival in Brussels will only take place online.

The presentation of the Lithuanian films at the Filem’On Festival is supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre.