Promotion


2017

Lithuania participates in Berlinale at the European Film Market / February

Lithuaniae hosted a stand at the European Film Market, an international film industry event that takes place every year during the Berlin International Film Festival.. The stand presented Lithuanian film industry, tax concession for film production, and the latest Lithuanian projects. Two feature films supported by Lithuania was screened for foreign film professionals, and a Lithuanian project was introduced in the special “Berlinale Talents” programme.

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2016

Lithuania participates in Berlinale at the European Film Market / February

During the 10-day event, around fifty professionals representing the Lithuanian film industry shared news and experience; introduced local festivals, market advantages and projects; explored networking opportunities; and participated in companion events.

Read more – here.

The world premiere of Mantas Kvedaravičius’ documentary Maryupol screened in the “Panorama Dokumente” category. See review – here.

Exclusive showcase of Lithuanian productions at the leading Swiss documentary film festival / April

Special focus was given to Lithuania at the biggest Swiss documentary film festival Visions du Réel. The festival presented a retrospective of films by Audrius Stonys, held a world premiere of the film I’m Not from Here by Giedrė Žickytė and Maite Alberdi, and screened the film Mariupol by Mantas Kvedaravičius.

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Lithuanian film industry showcased in Cannes / May

Representatives of the Lithuanian film industry attended the film market Le Marché du Film within the scope of the Cannes Film Festival.

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Lithuanian film in the focus of Romania / May

At the 15th Transylvanian International Film Festival Lithuania showcased as a guest country.  The Lithuanian film programme consisted of 13 works representing a variety of genres:  Barzakh (directed by Mantas Kvedaravičius, 2011), Igrushki (directed by Lina Lužytė, 2012), Master and Tatyana (directed by Giedrė Žickytė, 2014), When We Talk About KGB (directed by Virginija Vareikytė, Maxi Dejoie, 2015), and Prison made by Jonas Mekas in 1964. Gambler (directed by Ignas Jonynas, 2013), Vanishing Waves (directed by Kristina Buožytė, 2012), the Lithuanian and Finish co-production 2 Nights Till Morning which was shot in Vilnius (directed by Mikko Kuparinen, 2015), and the restored and digitised classical films The Beauty (directed by Arūnas Žebriūnas, 1969) and Feelings (directed by Alamntas Grikevičius and Algirdas Dausa, 1968).

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Seven Lithuanian films at the European Film Festival Palić / July

European Film Festival Palić presented the Baltic Focus. Seven Lithuanian films screened at the festival:  „The Summer of Sungaile“, directed by Alantė Kavaitė and classic Lithuanian 1968 film „Feelings“ by Algirdas Dausa and Almantas Grikevičius. Also the documentary by Maxì Dejoie and Virginija Vareikytė „Let‘s talk about KGB“, two short films „The Amateurs“ by Audrius Antanavičius and „Tilde“ by Vytautas Plukas. Lithuanian film program also includes two animation films – „Woods“ by Ignas Meilūnas and „Non-euclidean geometry“ by Skirmanta Jakaitė and Solveiga Masteikaitė.

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Selection for the Oscar nominee announcement / September

The Lithuanian Oscar Committee has decided that the film Seneca‘s Day by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas is Lithuania’s official candidate for the Oscar-nominations as Best Foreign-Language Feature.

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Selection for the European Film Awards announcement / October

The European Film Academy and EFA Productions presented this year’s short film nominations with the film I‘M NOT FROM HERE (by Maite Alberdi and Giedrė Žickytė) in the nomination list.

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Focus on Lithuanian film in Ukraine / October

The 46th Kiev International Film Festival ‘Molodist‘ begun with the participation of Lithuania as a guest country. The programme of the festival included the latest Lithuanian films and a special section dedicated to the filmmaker Vytautas Žalakevičius. Films screened during the festival: Feelings (directed by A. Grikevičius and A. Dausa, written by V. Žalakevičius, 1968), Saduto tuto (directed by A. Grikevičius, written by V. Žalakevičius, 1974),  Nobody Wanted to Die (directed by V. Žalakevičius, 1965),  Kings’ Shift (directed by I. Miškinis, 2016), Peace to Us in Our Dreams (directed by Š. Bartas, 2015), The Gambler (directed by I. Jonynas, 2013), Non-Present Time (directed by Vildžiūnas, 2014), Vanishing Waves (directed by K. Buožytė, 2012), How We Played the Revolution (directed by G. Žickytė, 2011).

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2015

Lithuanian films were presented at 39 international events, festivals and markets

MARKETS:

  • European Film Market | Berlinale (Germany)
  • „Marché du Film“ | Festival de Cannes (France)
  • MIFA | International festival of animation Ansi ( France)
  • Asian Film Market | Busan International film festival (Pietų Korėja)
  • American Film Market (Jungtinės Amerikos Valstijos)

HIGHLIGHTS:

International Short Film Festival – Go Short (Netherlands) / April

Together with Lithuanian Short Film Agency „Lithuanian Shorts“ were presented 5 Lithuanian shorts: „The Noicemaker“ (d. K. Kiaupinis), „After Rave“ (d. K. Milašiūtė), „Dog‘s days“ (d. I. Veiverytė), „Lisa, go home!”(d. O. Buraja), “We may meet, we may not”(d. S. Jakaitė).

The opening of FilmBox LT / May

FilmBox LT – the first airport cinema hall in the Eastern and Northern Europe at Vilnius Airport. The idea of FilmBox LT was initiated by Lithuanian Film Centre and was implemented in cooperation with International Vilnius Airport. Read more – here.

„Focus on Lithuania“ program at the 55th Krakow Film Festival (Poland) / June

 Lithuania presented a special program of 15 documentary and short films released in the last three years.  Read more – here.

„Focus on Lithuania“ program at the 15th T-Mobile New Horizons film festival (Poland) /July

 During the festival were  featured the most distinct Lithuanian films created from 1959 to 2015. The special film programme „Focus on Lithuania“ also included a record number of 30 features following the complex history and culture of the country during the Soviet period, the path to independence, and the decades of sovereignty. Read more – here.

The expedition across the Baltic Sea of Lithuanian and Polish film professionals / September

 Twelve film producers from Lithuania and Poland actively working in the area of international co-production on the deck of one of the most beautiful sailing vessels “Brabander” embark on a voyage from the seaport of Klaipėda to Gdynia. The sailing boat reached the Polish coast just before the opening ceremony of the 40th Gdynia Film Festival. Read more – here.

Selection for the Oscar nominee announcement / September

The Lithuanian Oscar Committe announced that Alantes Kavate‘s film „The summer of Sangaile“ is the candidate for the Oscar-nominations as Best Foreign-Language Feature. Read more – here.

Selection for the European Film Awards announcement / September

EFA announced that two Lithuanian films that are selected for the nominees at European Film Awards. Among 52 best films of the year THE SUMMER OF SANGAILE and PEACE TO US IN OUR DREAMS are the part of European Film Academy Selection 2015 Read more – here.

Lithuanian days at Moscow and Saint Petersburg / October
Sixteen Lithuanian films were screened during the event

Lithuanian month on Eurochannel / November

Eurochannel and Lithuanian film centre present “Lithuanian Month” in November. Eurochannel, the award-winning television channel, presents its first Lithuanian Month supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre. During the entire month of November, Eurochannel viewers will enjoy a curated selection of Lithuanian feature films, documentaries, shorts, and musical artists to showcase Lithuania’s dynamic cinematic culture. Read more – here.

International short film festival „Interfilm Berlin“ (Germany) / November

Together with Lithuanian Short Film Agency „Lithuanian Shorts“ were presented 10 Lithuanian shorts.