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25th Vilnius IFF Goes Digital

25th Vilnius IFF Goes Digital

Vilnius IFF is adapting to the latest measures enacted by the Lithuanian government to combat the spread of coronavirus, including the cancellation of all public events. The festival will take place March 19–April 2 as scheduled, with more than half of its programme moving to streaming platforms, making Vilnius IFF the first digital festival in Lithuania. “When we announced that the 25th edition of Vilnius IFF will look to the future and its numerous scenarios, we could not have predicted the one that came to pass. Our team is doing... Continue reading

Stranger Things Season 4 Filming wraps in Vilnius

Stranger Things Season 4 Filming wraps in Vilnius

The crew of the hit Netflix series Stranger Things was in Vilnius filming part of the show’s fourth season. Shooting took place at locations around the Lithuanian capital, including the recently closed century-old former prison. Season four of the critically acclaimed Stranger Things was being shot in Vilnius, Lithuania. Preparations for the production started last November and filming ended on 14 February. The crew, along with some of the show’s fan-favourite actors, have been busy filming episodes for the upcoming season, which still has no official release date. The show... Continue reading

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

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