The first ever New York Baltic Film Festival comes with 18 film screenings over a four-day period at Scandinavia House from October 18 through October 21. The festival will feature 7 U.S. premiere screenings and 9 NYC premieres.
New York audiences will have an opportunity to watch the notable classic films that have rarely been seen outside of Europe, the latest features, documentaries and animation films from some of the best established and upcoming filmmakers from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia.
Cinema spreads the word about Lithuania across the world – four months, four continents, leading festivals
From the early summer cinema has spread the word about the centenary of the restoration of Lithuania across four continents. With the support from the Lithuanian Film Centre films and projects have been presented in almost 20 countries across the world from the Baltic countries to South Korea, China, Australia and Canada.
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“My films are the celebration of reality, of life, of my friends, of actual daily life that passes and is gone tomorrow. We don’t pay attention to it when it happens.”
DAFilms.com present an extensive retrospective of Jonas Mekas, 95-year-old director straddled between Europe and the US, documentary and the avant-garde. Discover the work of the Lithuanian-American director, poet and visual artist often called the godfather of American avant-garde cinema and founder of the diary genre in documentary film.
The 15th Reykjavik International Film Festival in Iceland is dedicating part of its programme to the cinemas of Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia on the occasion of the centenary of the Baltic nations’ statehood. The special programme “In Focus: Baltic Countries”, put together in cooperation with the national film centres of the three countries, comprises nearly 30 works representing Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian filmmaking.
The centrepiece of the programme is a retrospective dedicated to the legendary Lithuanian filmmaker Jonas Mekas, the guest of honour at this year’s festival. Lithuanian cinema will also be represented by two young-generation directors, Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė and Marija Kavtaradzė, and their debut feature films, in addition to a programme of Lithuanian shorts.
San Sebastian International Film Festival welcomes Lithuanian filmmakers and offers wider cooperation opportunities
The 66th San Sebastian International Film Festival, which kicked off on Friday, is featuring not only a number of co-productions with Lithuania, but also a large delegation representing the country. This year, unlike before, the core of the Lithuanian delegation, along with colleagues from Latvia and Estonia, came to San Sebastian to present films still in production stage and to seek cooperation opportunities with Latin American and European film industry professionals. The festival, in cooperation with the Baltic national film institutions, is offering the production partnership promoting programme to filmmakers from Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia for the first time.