Cinematic places of Vilnius: luxurious and unique Vaidilos Theatre

Vaidilos Theater, located near Gediminas Avenue, on A. Jakšto Street, is characterized by neo-Gothic architecture and has a very unique history. These spaces are often chosen for filming. The house was built in the 19th century and was designed by the architect Mikhail Prozorov, who later settled here with his family. The architect’s family owned […]

Lithuanian artists who painted “The Peasants”: A separate story could be created about the behind-the-scenes of this film

At the 29th Vilnius International Film Festival the animated film “The Peasants” by directors DK Welchman and Hugh Welchman was presented to the Lithuanian audience. A group of professionals from the country’s cinema industry made a significant contribution to one of the most successful works by Polish filmmakers. In collaboration with artists from other countries, […]

Cinematic Locations in Vilnius: the Street Where Filmmakers Discover Scandinavia

For quite a few years, Kaštonų Street has undoubtedly been one of the filmmakers’ favorite locations in Vilnius. This is where the Lithuanian Library of Medicine, the country’s largest library of biomedicine and related sciences, is located. “Agent Hamilton”, “Young Wallander”, “The Generation of Evil”, “Kompromat”, and “Hilma” are just a few films and series […]

Cinematic locations: the Town Hall of Vilnius, which changes its costumes on screens

Didžioji Street, with a Catholic church, three Orthodox churches, and lots of museums, is one of the most prominent streets in Vilnius. Many houses on this street used to be inhabited by the intelligentsia: professors, nobles, or successful businessmen. In 1522, in house No. 19 Pranciškus Skorina printed the first printed book in the territory […]

Film critic I. Šukytė: „There is no single correct evaluation of the film”

What does it take to become a film critic? Why do professionals often have such different opinions, and what were the changes that 2023 brought to the film industry? Ieva Šukytė, a film journalist and critic who has been traveling around the world’s film festivals for many years, answers these questions in her conversation with […]

Vilnius Short Film Festival Organizers: “Short Films Are Always One Step Ahead”

“Short, yet films”—this  is the motto of the Vilnius Short Film Festival, one of the biggest festivals in the Baltic countries, dedicated exclusively to short films. Rimantė Daugėlaitė-Cegelskienė, founder of the “Lithuanian Shorts” agency, head of the festival, and Gabrielė Cegialytė, the festival’s managing director, are at the helm of the event, which is taking […]