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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

Lithuanian 30% Tax Incentive Scheme is Now Active

Lithuanian 30% Tax Incentive Scheme is Now Active

The Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC) announces that the upgraded Lithuanian 30% Tax Incentive scheme is now active. The incentive came into effect in January 2014 as a new policy measure to foster local and foreign film production in Lithuania. As of 2019, the incentive provides an opportunity to save up to 30% of the film’s production budget through a private investment scheme. The legislation has been renewed for the next five-year period. The tax incentive scheme is managed by the LFC and is available for the productions of feature films,... Continue reading

Meeting point – Vilnius to focus on the Baltics and challenges facing the film industry

Meeting point – Vilnius to focus on the Baltics and challenges facing the film industry

For the 10th time, film industry professionals from all over Europe will take part in the audiovisual industry event Meeting Point – Vilnius (MPV), taking place April 2–4. This year’s programme will include new initiatives, such as Talents Nest and individual meetings for professionals, as well as traditional Coming Soon and private Industry screening sessions. The brand new initiative Talents Nest will take place on the first day of MPV. It aims to explore, nurture and offer industry and networking opportunities to emerging professionals from the Baltics, former Soviet and... Continue reading

Announcing start of Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris

Announcing start of Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris

Starting March 21st, festivalgoers will be able to meet with renowned filmmakers visiting Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris. The impressive guestlist includes Russian director Vitaly Mansky, English photographer and artist Richard Billingham, Polish film legend Krzysztof Zanussi, Golden Bear winner Adina Pintilie, experimental filmmaker Jeremy Shaw, and more. Longtime friend of the festival Krzysztof Zanussi will present his most recent film “Ether” and receive a lifetime achievement award for his contribution to cinema. Documentarian Vitaly Mansky will visit Vilnius with his newest work “Putin’s Witnesses”, portraying the Russian president’s rise to... Continue reading

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Jūratė Pazikaitė

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