The Summer of Sangaile
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Lithuania submits The Summer of Sangaile for foreign language Oscar nomination

The Lithuanian Oscar Committee has decided that Alantė Kavaitė’s film The Summer of Sangaile (Sangailės vasara) will be Lithuania’s official candidate for the Oscar-nominations as Best Foreign-Language Feature. […]

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Gems of Lithuanian cinema to screen in Wrocław Film Festival

The 15th T-Mobile New Horizons film festival opens in Wrocław on July 23. Among other films it will feature the most distinct Lithuanian films created from 1959 to 2015. The special film programme Focus on Lithuania includes a record number of 30 features tracing the complex history and culture of the country during the Soviet period, the path to independence, and the decades of sovereignty. […]

Film Box LT. Photo by Augustas Didžgalvis
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Lithuanian films to be screened for passengers at Vilnius Airport

Vilnius Airport has launched an airport movie theatre Film Box LT. Now passengers waiting for their flights can spend time watching films by Lithuanian filmmakers free of charge. […]

Jonas Mekas in his loft   Photo Ludo Segers
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Out-take of a diary. Interview with Jonas Mekas

Lithuania and the world lost one of the most talented film makers of our times. The New York Times wrote in its obituary: ‘It is rare to have consensus on the pre-eminence of any person in the arts. But few would argue that Mr. Mekas, who was often called the godfather or the guru of the New American Cinema — his name for the underground film movement of the 1950s and ’60s — was the leading champion of the kind of film that doesn’t show at the multiplex.’ Please, read an interview with Jonas Mekas done in his home in New York. Let’s remember one of the greatest Lithuanians of our times.

Here is a interview with Jonas Mekas in March 2015. Jonas speaks speaks about how the art scene changes and benefits from technological changes. He also answers some questions from prominent Lithuanians. […]

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Lithuanian filmmaker secures funding for superhero short about public transport

A film alumnus from the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Farnham, UK, has been given a welcome boost after the Lithuanian government agreed to invest €45,000 in his latest production. […]