Vilnius International Short Film Festival: submit films for 2021

Vilnius International Short Film Festival is now inviting to submit films for the upcoming 14th edition and its two competition programmes – International and National. Filmmakers can submit fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and hybrid genre films up to 30 min. which are completed after January 2019. Submission deadline: 31 July 2020. Vilnius International Short Film […]

Aerocinema: A Drive-In Movie Theatre Lands at Vilnius Airport

Vilnius, 29 April: For the first time in history, a drive-in cinema has been set up in an airport apron area, where planes are usually parked, unloaded, refuelled and boarded. The ‘Aerocinema – The Journey Begins’ project, which kicked off on Wednesday, April 29th at Vilnius International Airport and will run until the end of […]

Inside the Cinematic City Where Netflix’s Young Wallander Was Filmed

The Lithuanian capital of Vilnius has just collected another significant film title under its belt. Young Wallander, a new Netflix original series based on Henning Mankell’s best-selling novels about detective Kurt Wallander, came to life in, among other locations, Šeškinė—a residential neighborhood turned into the Swedish city of Malmö. According to the producers, Vilnius has […]

KFTV spotlight on Vilnius

KFTV Talks to international production figures on big projects from Netflix, HBO and Sky about why they’ve chosen to film in the Lithuanian capital. Vilnius, the capital of the small country of Lithuania, situated in northern Europe along the south-east shore of the Baltic sea, has moved into the spotlight since it doubled for 1980‘s […]

2020 the year of the pandemic – the most successful for the Film Tax Incentive

Even though 2020 will enter the pages of the history books as one of the most difficult years for the film industry, it was a record-breakingly successful year for the Film Tax Incentive for fostering film production which has been in place for eight years, the Lithuanian Film Centre says. Investments by production companies also […]

Bringing the second season of Young Wallander to life in Vilnius

Credits: Ahil After the astounding success of the first season of the Netflix original series ‘Young Wallander’, the international cast and crew have returned to Lithuania. The second season of the series will be wrapping up its production in Vilnius in a few short weeks, bringing the beloved character’s journey to our screens once more. […]

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 […]

Meeting Point – Vilnius: The European Film Forum and a Krzysztof Zanussi seminar

New projects from the rising stars of cinema, the most important film industry conference in Europe, and discussions about cinema in Eastern and Central Europe are all part of Meeting Point – Vilnius. The industry conference will take place April 4th – 6th, during Vilnius IFF. Zero Day will also see seminars on the discovery […]