The Team Behind Lithuania’s Short Film at This Year’s Cannes Film Festival: It’s Hard to Make It Internationally, but Nothing Is Impossible

At the upcoming 77th Cannes Film Festival, the achievements of Lithuanian filmmakers will be showcased as well. The film “Ootid” by young director Eglė Razumaitė (produced by Lineta Lasiauskaitė) has been selected for the main competitive short film program. The film selected from more than 4 thousand films will compete for the prestigious “Short Film […]

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 […]

Creative dou: director Marija Kavtaradze and producer Marija Razgute tell us about the collaboration lessons learned and upcoming premiere

After traveling to many festivals around the world, the romantic film “Slow” is coming back home. Lithuanian cinema-goers will finally have the chance to watch it in cinema theaters. The film’s story centers on the relationship between a contemporary dance performer and a sign language interpreter, which is profoundly changed by the protagonist’s confession of […]

Production Manager Ieva Svitojūtė: Some People Do Skydiving and Others Work in the Cinema

“Some people do skydiving, while others work in the cinema,” laughs Svitojūtė, who has been working on TV series and feature films shot in Lithuania for more than a decade, and contributed to such projects as “Chernobyl”, “Paradise”, “Stranger Things”, “Young Wallander” and others. The former production coordinator, currently  production manager admits: working in cinema […]

Cinematographer Feliksas Abrukauskas: Not All Shots Have to be Beautiful

Feliksas Abrukauskas is a well-known cinematographer whose professional excellence has been recognized with the highest national awards. He contributed to such Lithuanian and foreign film projects as “Agent Hamilton”, “Chernobyl”, “War and Peace”, “Vesper”, “Cinephilia”, “The Generation of Evil”, etc. About the discovered world of cinema, connections with creative teams and influential films – in […]