At the today commencing 63rd DOK Leipzig festival, Lithuanian filmmakers will present themselves once more. The world premiere of Roman’s Childhood (dir. Linas Mikuta ) will take place at the festival. Also, the industry professionals will take advantage of the international distribution opportunity at the festival’s industry programme DOK Industry and the DOK Co-Pro Market.read more
Today begins the 7th Riga International Film Festival. Due to the worldwide COVID-19 pandemic the festival is organised in a hybrid manner and will also present the newest Lithuanian filmmakers’ films: they will compete in competition programmes, will invite viewers to their premieres.
6.2 million euros funding distributed to film sector in Lithuania for losses experienced due to COVID-19
In the face of the Coronavirus the Lithuanian film industry has encountered and still encounters serious challenges. Thanks to close collaboration with the film industry, Lithuanian Film Centre has efficiently identified the most affected areas and their needs. In an attempt to counter the problems created by the COVID-19 pandemic the film sector was provided with 6.2 million euros funding, which was distributed by the Lithuanian Film Centre. Such multifaceted support for the film sector is the only one in the Baltic States.
The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic did not conquer one of the most important European film celebrations – San Sebastian Film Festival has begun and invites audiences to cinemas until 26th September. Lithuanian films as well as Lithuanian co-productions were selected as part of the film programmes in these difficult times, despite competition numbering in thousands. This year actor Aistė Diržiūtė will not be competing for the awards, but rather will be evaluating the first creations of the new film creators in the New Directors competition.
The Lithuanian Film Center has joined the Vilnius University, along with partners the Vytautas Magnus University and The Institute of Lithuanian Literature and Folklore, in a project dedicated to “Encouragement of collaboration between International Baltic Study Centres and Lithuanian Academic Research Institutions”. From now own, classic Lithuanian films will be used for teaching Lithuanian to speakers of other languages.