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Lithuanian Film Week pays tribute to Lithuanian cinema in Warsaw

The Lithuanian Film Week, the most extensive presentation project of Lithuanian cinema in Poland over the last few years, kicked off Friday night in Warsaw’s Iluzjon cinema. The occasion crowns the year-long series of events celebrating Lithuanian cinema and the centenary of Lithuanian statehood. The opening of the Lithuanian Film Week invited members of Poland’s cultural community, film lovers and representatives of foreign diplomatic missions residing in Warsaw to see Mindaugas Survila’s celebrated documentary The Ancient Woods. The guests were greeted by the Lithuanian Minister of Culture Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson, a press release from the Lithuanian Film Centre states. […]

Ernestas Jankauskas
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World premiere of Ernestas Jankauskas’ Sasha Was Here to crown Lithuanian programme at Tallinn Film Festival

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (or PÖFF), the biggest international film event in the Baltics, kicks off today. This year, the A class festival is exceptionally rich in Lithuanian offerings: as the Baltic states are celebrating the centenary of their statehood, PÖFF features the biggest programme of Lithuanian cinema in the festival’s history along with two Lithuanian films to have their world premieres in Tallinn, a Lithuanian Film Centre press release states. […]

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Lithuanian Film Summer Survivors by Marija Kavtaradzė to World Premiere at Toronto Film Festival

For the second year in a row Lithuania has been included in the Toronto International Film Festival – one of the key events of the industry across the globe. The 43rd edition of the film festival will run for eleven days and include the world premiere of Marija Kavtaradzė’s debut feature Summer Survivors (orig. “Išgyventi vasarą”), which is taking place today, September 7. Authors of the film will hold a meeting with the audience after the screening. The national film industry will be represented at the EUROPE! Umbrella of the TIFF Industry Centre by the Lithuanian Film Centre as the official member of the European Film Promotion (EFP), a press release from the Lithuanian Film Centre states. […]

Owl Mountain
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Lithuanian cinema and documentary thrive in first half of 2018

Over the first six months of this year, national cinema in Lithuania has seen a significant rise in attendance, as evidenced by box office returns: ticket sales of Lithuanian films have almost reached 60% of last year’s total (€2.6 million, compared to €4.5 million in 2017), attracting 500,000 viewers (compared to 860,000 for the whole 2017). National cinema has also increased its share in theatre programming to unprecedented 28% of the market, a significant rise from 22% last year, a press release from the Lithuanian Film Centre states. […]

Karlovy Vary festival
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A retrospective of Baltic documentaries and premieres of latest Lithuanian productions at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival

The name of Lithuania will be reiterated louder than ever at this year’s Karlovy Vary International Film Festival which opens today. After a 15-year hiatus the audiences will have an opportunity to see a retrospective of classics from the Baltic countries titled “Reflections of Time: Baltic Poetic Documentary”. World premieres of two renowned Lithuanian filmmakers will take place at the festival with both films participating in the competition programmes. Lithuanians will also actively take part in industry events, a press release from the Lithuanian Film Centre states. […]

Rolandas Kvietkauskas
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Kvietkauskas re-appointed to head Lithuanian Film Centre

Rolandas Kvietkauskas has been re-appointed as director of the Lithuanian Film Centre for a second four-year term, the Ministry of Culture has said. […]

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Lithuanian month on Eurochannel

Eurochannel and Lithuanian film centre presents “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. […]

The Summer of Sangaile
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Two Lithuanian films recommended for nomination in European Film Awards 2015

Organizers of the European Film Academy awards have announced the titles of the 52 films on this year’s selection list. Two Lithuanian titles made into the list – Peace to Us in Our Dreams directed by Šarūnas Bartas and The Summer of Sangaile directed by Alantė Kavaitė, the Lithuanian Film Centre reports. […]

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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. […]

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Two Lithuanian co-productions receive Eurimages funding

Eurimages, the Council of Europe‘s film support fund, extended a grant of EUR 50,000 to the film Deadweight directed by Ignas Miškinis. The film is produced by Tremora (Lithuania) and coproduced by Film Angels Productions (Latvia), reports the Lithuanian Film Centre. […]