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

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 already built a strong reputation as a film-friendly city and is especially valued for its huge cinematic potential, exceptional local crews and a diversity of settings and landscapes. Offering an abundance of compelling locations, from... Continue reading

EUFCN spotlight on Vilnius

EUFCN spotlight on Vilnius

Spotlight on Vilnius: European Film Commissions Network published how the capital of Lithuania is becoming an increasingly popular shooting destination among filmmakers globally, due to its multifaceted history, ability to provide backdrops representing different historical periods, a highly skilled film industry workforce and tax incentives. The biggest foreign production shooting in Vilnius before the pandemic was Netflix series Stranger Things. The crew was filming part of the show’s fourth season. Shooting took place at locations around the Lithuanian capital, including the recently closed century-old former Lukiskes prison. While working in... Continue reading

Lithuania to renew film production

Lithuania to renew film production

As the Lithuanian Government continues to ease the quarantine restrictions, the borders of Lithuania are slowly opening up. From 15th May, by general decision residents of the Baltic states can move freely from one state to another. Thus, individuals who have arrived in Lithuania from Estonia or Latvia, do not have to self-isolate for 14 days. From 13th May, Vilnius International Airport has begun partial operations again. Presently regular flights are going to Frankfurt and Riga airports, from 25th May there will be daily flights to Tallinn and regular flights... Continue reading

Baltic Pitching Forum 2020: new call for short film projects

Baltic Pitching Forum 2020: new call for short film projects

Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event „Baltic Pitching Forum” announces its new call for short film projects. This year a Guest Country of the Forum will be Poland. The event will invite twelve short film projects – three from each Baltic country of Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania, and three from Poland — to come and pitch in front of a panel of invited experts. The eighth edition of the Baltic Pitching Fo-rum will take place in Vilnius, Lithuania on 8th-10th October 2020. Application deadline – 2nd of Au-gust. Eligible applicants for... Continue reading

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