Kaunas International Film Festival

Years running: 16 (since 2007)

Kaunas International Film Festival

International short and feature film festival.


Kaunas International Film Festival was established as a public act seeking to draw attention of audiences and decision makers towards homogenization of film culture in Lithuania and seeking to save the oldest cinema theater in Lithuania, called "Romuva".

Today, Kaunas IFF is one of Lithuania’s most appreciated film festivals and the main film event in Kaunas. It presents films which have been acclaimed worldwide and also looks for new discoveries. The main priority of the festival is a combination of the artistic and social statements in film. And it continues its strategy to present exclusively Lithuanian or Baltic premiers.

Kaunas IFF is the official festival and distribution partner of the innovative network "Eye on Films", supported by MEDIA Mundus, a member of the CICAE network, and the Lithuanian representative organisation in the European Network of Young Cinema — Nisi Masa


  • Feature films — equal or more than 60 minutes
  • Shorts — under 60 minutes
  • Films must be completed after January 1st 2018 and must not have been previously screened in Lithuania.
  • Films must be the original work of the submitter or submitters.
  • Films must not be works in progress.
  • None of the submission enclosures will be returned.
  • Selected films will either be included in the main festival programmes, or screened at warm-up and club events before and during the KIFF, up to 3 screenings.
  • The filmmaker must have the right or permission to use all music, images, graphics, footage, etc. within the film.

Films should fit into the descriptions of the sections below:

  • «Wide Angle» This section aims to present worldwide-acclaimed feature films as well new discoveries which reflect contemporary tendencies in the film art.
  • «Identity» Films included in «Identity» section are looking for inovative angles on identity matters.
  • «Music Moves the world» In this section film meets music. It is dedicated to exploration of creative and participatory process in music.
  • «All the Muses» This section is presenting includes films about arts.

Selection Media Type: online
Screening Media Type: DCP

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

National premiere required.




Official Website




Kaunas International Film Festival
Submission to [please, insert the section title]
Laisves al. 13A
Kaunas LT-44238

Email: info@kinofestivalis.lt

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Deadline
    July 01, 2019
  • Event Dates
    26 September — 6 October 2019
Categories & Fees

Fiction and documentary over 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — €30

Fiction and documentary under 60 minutes.

  • Deadline — €15

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