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Winners of the 7th Baltic Pitching Forum announced

Winners of the 7th Baltic Pitching Forum announced

The 7th edition of “Baltic Pitching Forum”, which took place on 10–12th of October in Vilnius, has come to an end. This year the Forum expanded its horizons by inviting Finland as a Guest Country. Three Finnish short film projects participated at the Forum alongside Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian filmmakers and presented their newest short film ideas in front of the International Panel and Lithuanian Producers’ Jury. Latvian director Kristīne Vītola and producer Lelde Prūse won an invitation to participate in the European Short Film Co-Production Forum Euro Connection as... Continue reading

Behind The Scenes of New HBO’s Historic Epic Catherine the Great Filming in Vilnius

Behind The Scenes of New HBO’s Historic Epic Catherine the Great Filming in Vilnius

The star of the show, Dame Helen Mirren, was excited to be working in Vilnius again, fifteen years after the filming of Elizabeth I. Vilnius managed to portray various locations of the former Russian Empire. Catherine the Great, the new Sky and HBO's TV series depicting the latter years of the Empress of Russia debuted this October. The four-part 18th-century epic with the Academy Award winner Helen Mirren as its star depicts the latter stage of the 34-year-long reign of the famous Russian ruler. Even though the events in the... Continue reading

Netflix’s Young Wallander, Based on Famous Swedish Detective Character, Started Filming in Vilnius

Netflix’s Young Wallander, Based on Famous Swedish Detective Character, Started Filming in Vilnius

Vilnius and its 1970s-built residential district of Šeškinė will double as the Swedish city of Malmö, where the protagonist, detective Kurt Wallander, lived. The producers behind the show praised Vilnius and Šeškinė for huge cinematic potential, diverse settings and landscapes, and a film-friendly environment The filming of Young Wallander, an upcoming Netflix Original series, started in Vilnius, Lithuania at the end of this August. The show is based on the best-selling books by Henning Mankell, a popular Swedish author. The Lithuanian capital is to be reimagined as the Swedish city... Continue reading

Success Of HBO’s Chernobyl Puts Vilnius In Spotlight As Prime Location For Filming In Region

Success Of HBO’s Chernobyl Puts Vilnius In Spotlight As Prime Location For Filming In Region

Tax incentive, welcoming approach by the government, and big talent pool made Vilnius an attractive filming destination The last episode of HBO’s miniseries Chernobyl aired this week, ending the bone-chilling historical drama. As of today, the show stands as the highest-rated TV series on IMDB. Contrary to the public belief, Chernobyl was not filmed only in Ukraine – the bigger part of the show was shot in Lithuania. Extensive parts of the show were shot in Vilnius, and the Lithuanian capital established itself as one of the regional leaders for... Continue reading

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Jūratė Pazikaitė

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