How will Lithuanian cinemas survive?


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How will Lithuanian cinemas survive?

In an attempt to evaluate the long-term effects of Covid-19 on cinema operators,  the LFC has requested that law firm Sorainen conduct an economic analysis of the situation. 

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RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE MANAGEMENT METHODS OF COVID-19 DURING FILMING

Ministry of Health of the Republic of Lithuania, in response to the unfavourable conditions of COVID-19 epidemic situation, and in regard to the quarantine declared in the territory of Lithuania is providing recommendations for the filming crews and subcontractors regarding organisation of operations during the quarantine:

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Baltic Pitching Forum 2020: new call for short film projects and the guest country Poland

Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event Baltic Pitching Forumannounces its new call for short film projects. This year a Guest Country of the Forum will be Poland. The event will invite twelve short film projects three from each Baltic country of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and three from Poland — to come and pitch in front of a panel of invited experts. The eighth edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 8th-10th October 2020. Application deadline 2nd of August.

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COVID-19 Measures for film sector in Lithuania

To reduce the negative consequences for artists, culture professionals and cultural organisations due to the declared state-level emergency and quarantine, the Lithuanian Parliament approved financial support to artists, culture professionals and cultural organisations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The film sector received 3.4 mln EUR for national film development, production and distribution, to compensate for the losses incurred due to closed cinema halls and film culture events in Lithuania. LFC will also provide additional funding for film projects already in production.

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Film clubs in Lithuanian schools motivate to study and improve relationships with teachers

According to a survey carried out by the Lithuanian Film Center, the film education project Film Clubs, which is taking place in Lithuanian schools for the fourth year already, motivates to study and improves student-teacher relationships. The project is constantly expanding and currently involves over 200 schools from over 40 cities and towns throughout the country. Schools can to join the project anytime throughout the year.

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