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A former Lukiskes prison complex is now open to filmmakers

A former Lukiskes prison complex is now open to filmmakers

A former Lukiskes prison complex in Vilnius is catching the attention of filmmakers and may attract even more international film and TV projects to Lithuania. The prison complex consists of six buildings which incorporates a prison, a hospital, administration buildings and the Saint Nicholas Orthodox Church and is located in the city centre of Vilnius. The last inmates were moved out of Lukiskes in late June, 2019. The former prison building occupying an area of almost 2 hectares and now open for filmmakers. For more photos, please contact the Vilnius... Continue reading

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

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