The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed € 5 19 990 at its second session of financing for 2021. In all, 32 film projects received funding for production and development.
Yesterday, the 74th International Cannes Film Festival and fair Marché du Film began in Cannes, France. Even though we won’t be seeing any Lithuanian films at the competition programme, the name of Lithuania will echo at the Marché du Film fair which attracts film industry representatives from around the globe.
The Lithuanian Film Centre has distributed €1 804 491 at its first session of financing for 2021. In all, 34 film projects received funding for production and development.
The Lithuanian Film Centre reveals local box office results of 2020. Lithuanian cinemas, which received an average of 30 000 visitors a month before the pandemic, will remember the year 2020 as one of the worst – the closed doors due to lockdowns resulting in almost three times less footfall and revenue.
Even though 2020 will enter the pages of the history books as one of the most difficult years for the film industry, it was record breakingly successful year for the Film Tax Incentive for fostering film production which has been in place for eight years. Investments by production companies also rose significantly, as well as the number of the film projects that took advantage of the incentive.