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For films shot in Lithuania – prestigious International Emmy nomination and success at International Film Festivals

For films shot in Lithuania – prestigious International Emmy nomination and success at International Film Festivals

Lithuania is an attractive destination for those foreign filmmakers who come here seeking not only flexible prices for film production and services but also a professional crew and suitable locations. Last year, Lithuania attracted the highest number of foreign productions since the introduction of its 20 percent tax incentive in 2014. Worldwide known directors, actors and producers work with the projects partly shot in Lithuania. Films produced in this country have also been noticed on the international film market. The Founder and producer of a Lithuanian production company, Artbox, Kestutis... Continue reading

Filming Europe-Eufcn Launches The European Film Location Award

Filming Europe-Eufcn Launches The European Film Location Award

11 fantastic locations will compete for the European Location Award, created by Filming Europe - theEuropean Film Commissions Network, in collaboration with Cineuropa. The shortlist of the best European locations is the result of a two-step nominating process: first the Film Commissions belonging to the European Film Commissions Network chose and proposed their locations (a specific place used in films or Tv fictions); after that a group of experts and movie critics from Cineuropa, selected the final shortlist. Cities, fortresses, islands, historical and archeological sites, spectacular mountain valleys: the landscapes... Continue reading

Chernobyl drama with Jared Harris to film in Lithuania

The first high-end TV drama co-production between Sky and HBO is a mini-series based on the real-life nuclear plant disaster at Chernobyl which will film in Lithuania next spring. “Chernobyl” is a five-part look at the scientists and others who sacrificed to spare the world from a broader disaster in April 1986 when a reactor exploded at the Chernobyl nuclear power plant in the Ukraine. Craig Mazin (“The Huntsman: Winter’s War”) penned the scripts and Johan Renck (“Breaking Bad”) is directing. Jared Harris will play Valery Legasov, the scientist chosen... Continue reading

Cannes Film Festival: ‘The Square’ Wins the Palme d’Or

The 70th annual Cannes Film Festival came to a close Sunday night with the main competition awards ceremony at the Palais des Festivals. The Square, by Swedish writer-director Ruben Ostlund, won the top prize, the Palme d'Or. The satire, the follow-up to Ostlund's 2014 international hit Force Majeure, explores Swedish art, commerce, politics and national identity stars Claes Bang and Elisabeth Moss. Sofia Coppola became only the second woman to win the prize for best director for her film The Beguiled, starring Nicole Kidman and Colin Farrell. Maren Ade accepted... Continue reading

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Jūratė Pazikaitė

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