QUARANTINE ANNOUNCED throughout the territory of the Republic of Lithuania
To control the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), the Government decided to declare quarantine on the entire territory of the Republic of Lithuania. The quarantine regime shall be effective from 16 March 2020, 00:00, until 30 March 2020, 24:00.
More at: Government of the Republic of Lithuania
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In response to this situation, we would like to share info about film festival and various film initiatives happening at the moment. We hope this helps brighten the mood in difficult time facing all of us (information is being constantly updated).
VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL AT HOME
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.
Learn more at Kinopavasaris.lt
For two weeks, enjoy the most anticipated films on four platforms: TELIA TV movie rentals, Žmonės Cinema online home cinema platform, Go3 content platform on TV3 Group and the film platform Kinofondas.
LITHUANIAN SHORTS INVITES
Talking Shorts presents film industry response to the current situation – My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival! Throughout the quarantine, seven dystopian short films will be presented weekly at www.talkingshorts.com and the audience will be able to select their favourite. Lithuanian Shorts invites you to join this unique festival not only by watching films, but also by supporting the international organization Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) and the cultural organizations most affected by the COVID-19! For more information about the festival and support options, please, find HERE.
LEGAL FILM PLATFORMS
The list is in Lithuanian, but it’s easy to use as all the links of legal film platforms are given.
Prepared by Jorė Janavičiūtė.
Prepared on the basis of information from the Intellectual Property Protection Center (INAC), Association LATGA, KINFO, cinema house “Pasaka”.
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