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Articles, interviews, news, analysis on the Lithuanian audiovisual sector.

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Country profile: Lithuania

Country profile: Lithuania

27 December 2020

Lithuania: a powerful attraction

Industry - Lithuania

Lithuania: a powerful attraction

Favourable tax incentives as well as young and exciting talent have made the Baltic country a “go to” destination for foreign productions  

30 May 2016

REPORT: Baltic Pitching Forum 2021

Baltic Pitching Forum 2021

REPORT: Baltic Pitching Forum 2021

We present a rundown of the selected projects, along with the main award winners of this year’s edition, which ran in Vilnius from 7-9 October  

12 October 2021

The E-Meeting Point – Vilnius is supporting the local industry

Vilnius 2021 - Meeting Point Vilnius

The E-Meeting Point – Vilnius is supporting the local industry

Vilnius IFF’s industry event will welcome 24 European debut film projects in development and 8 films in post-production, a series of other sections and its Talents Nest for emerging professionals  

24 March 2021

The Pažaislis Church and Monastery complex is the winner of the 2020 EUFCN Location Award

EUFCN Location Award 2020

The Pažaislis Church and Monastery complex is the winner of the 2020 EUFCN Location Award

The site in Kaunas (Lithuania) has scooped the fourth edition of the award for best European location in the film and TV industries organised by EUFCN, in collaboration with Cineuropa  

03 March 2021

The e-Meeting Point – Vilnius is expecting its new projects

Vilnius 2021 – Meeting Point Vilnius

The e-Meeting Point – Vilnius is expecting its new projects

Running from 14-16 April as a digital version, the leading industry event is looking for upcoming European and Lithuanian films and emerging talents from the region and beyond  

17 February 2021

The Lithuanian box office sees a drastic reduction in admissions in 2020

Box Office - Lithuania

The Lithuanian box office sees a drastic reduction in admissions in 2020

The cataclysmic effect of the pandemic resulted in a very poor year for film exhibitors, with only 1.5 million tickets sold, while two local titles topped the list of most-seen movies  

12 February 2021

The Lithuanian Film Centre supports the European Women’s Audiovisual Network

Industry / Market - Lithuania

The Lithuanian Film Centre supports the European Women’s Audiovisual Network

With this partnership, the LFC supports both the presence of its local members in the network and the initiatives organised by the EWA in Lithuania  

19 November 2020

The Lithuanian film sector gets a €6.2 million boost to fight the pandemic

Industry / Market - Lithuania

The Lithuanian film sector gets a €6.2 million boost to fight the pandemic

By launching a series of multifaceted support grants and extra funding, the Lithuanian Film Centre aims to help the local industry overcome the losses and challenges it is still facing  

12 October 2020

Lithuania celebrates its tenth time at Cannes’ Marché du Film

Cannes 2020 – Marché du Film

Lithuania celebrates its tenth time at Cannes’ Marché du Film

With the upcoming Šarūnas Bartas movie in the Official Selection and 9 more films getting market screenings, the Baltic country is bringing its biggest line-up ever to the Marché du Film Online  

18 June 2020

Will Lithuanian cinemas overcome the pandemic?

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Lithuania

Will Lithuanian cinemas overcome the pandemic?

A piece of research commissioned by the Lithuanian Film Centre outlines the current situation for national cinema operators, forecasts the future and suggests potential solutions  

27 May 2020

The Pop Up Film Residency expands to Northern Europe

Industry / Market - France/Denmark/Lithuania

The Pop Up Film Residency expands to Northern Europe

Four new hosts from the Nordic countries and the Baltics are joining the film residency network and are raring to welcome the new participants  

13 May 2020

The MEDIA Desks of the Baltic countries, Croatia and Slovenia join forces for Europe Day

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Croatia/Estonia/Latvia/Lithuania/Slovenia

The MEDIA Desks of the Baltic countries, Croatia and Slovenia join forces for Europe Day

Under the "Big Stories from Small Countries" banner, the desks will make four MEDIA-supported films available to audiences in their territories, free of charge for 48 hours  

06 May 2020

Lithuania’s Ministry of Culture backs the local film sector with €2 million

Industry / Market - Lithuania

Lithuania’s Ministry of Culture backs the local film sector with €2 million

The national government has granted the Lithuanian Film Centre additional resources to tackle the ongoing coronavirus crisis  

28 April 2020

SOFA showcases the six projects taking part in its seventh edition

SOFA 2020

SOFA showcases the six projects taking part in its seventh edition

We profile the projects of the 2019/2020 edition of the School for Film Advancement, which were presented online on 26 April  

27 April 2020

Norway’s Filmweb Drive-In Cinema proves successful in the time of the coronavirus

Distribution / Releases / Exhibitors - Norway/Lithuania

Norway’s Filmweb Drive-In Cinema proves successful in the time of the coronavirus

The drive-in cinema, based just outside of Oslo, hosted 28 sold-out screenings between 7 and 14 April, attracting nearly 10,000 viewers; Lithuania is following suit  

17 April 2020

Meeting Point – Vilnius explores the challenges of realising a digital festival during the coronavirus pandemic

Vilnius 2020 – Meeting Point Vilnius

Meeting Point – Vilnius explores the challenges of realising a digital festival during the coronavirus pandemic

The recent experiences of the Vilnius IFF and CPH:DOX were analysed during a webinar organised with the support of Creative Europe Desk Lithuania  

10 April 2020

Meeting Point – Vilnius cancelled due to coronavirus

Vilnius 2020 – Meeting Point Vilnius

Meeting Point – Vilnius cancelled due to coronavirus

The Vilnius IFF’s industry event will not be held this year, but the festival will run as scheduled, according to the latest announcement  

10 March 2020

Lithuania brings “only good news” to Berlin

Berlinale 2020 – EFM

Lithuania brings “only good news” to Berlin

With its first-ever film in the Berlinale Shorts competition, a co-production in Generation and four movies getting market screenings, the Baltic country is revving its engines for Berlin  

18 February 2020

Less Is More reveals details of its methodology

LIM 2020

Less Is More reveals details of its methodology

The European development programme for limited-budget features is in constant research mode to boost script development; this year, it will also benefit from the impulse of a brand-new Think Tank for fiction storytelling: the StoryTANK  

30 September 2019

Less Is More 2020 ready to host new projects

LIM 2020

Less Is More 2020 ready to host new projects

Up-and-coming filmmakers are welcome to apply to become one of the 16 selected to develop and produce their next limited-budget feature film  

23 September 2019

SOFA selects participants for its Vilnius workshop

Industry / Market - Lithuania

SOFA selects participants for its Vilnius workshop

Five alumni will get the chance to present their projects in front of private investors and European public film-fund representatives from 17-21 September  

17 September 2019

Lithuanian animation poised to make an impact at Annecy

Annecy 2019

Lithuanian animation poised to make an impact at Annecy

With two films in the official selection and a delegation of 15 Lithuanian animation and VR professionals, the Baltic country is aiming high at the leading French gathering  

06 June 2019

MIDPOINT wraps its second Feature Launch module in Kaunas

MIDPOINT 2019

MIDPOINT wraps its second Feature Launch module in Kaunas

The second residential workshop took place from 3-9 May and included guest lectures by Christina Pelekani, Amanda Livanou, Gabriele Brunnenmeyer, Alessandro Gropplero and Marcin Luczaj  

14 May 2019

MIDPOINT announces Intensive Lithuania project selection

MIDPOINT 2019

MIDPOINT announces Intensive Lithuania project selection

Four projects will take part in a four-day workshop in Kaunas, Lithuania, from 5-8 May  

18 April 2019

The 10th Meeting Point – Vilnius rewards ambitious projects and new talent

Vilnius 2019 – Meeting Point Vilnius

The 10th Meeting Point – Vilnius rewards ambitious projects and new talent

Continuing its focus on emerging European talent, the leading Lithuanian industry event presented awards to five in-development projects by debutant filmmakers and big names of the future  

08 April 2019

The 10th Meeting Point – Vilnius set to welcome emerging directors

Vilnius 2019 – Meeting Point Vilnius

The 10th Meeting Point – Vilnius set to welcome emerging directors

Vilnius IFF’s industry event will host 17 European debut film projects, a new talent initiative and a series of panels with film professionals focusing on emerging filmmakers  

25 March 2019

Lithuanian films break all the records at the local box office in 2018

Box office – Lithuania

Lithuanian films break all the records at the local box office in 2018

Four local productions drew in close to 645,000 viewers in the best year for Lithuanian cinema for the past 28 years  

17 January 2019

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