The festival is unquestionably one of the most anticipated annual cultural events in Lithuania – perhaps even the one. It is the largest cinematic event in the country, known and loved for its high quality film programme and rich accompanying package of cinema-related events, workshops, and special initiatives. Festival's mission is to provide audiences with the most powerful, most intriguing, least expected independent cinema from all around the world and engage and inspire the next generation of filmmakers.
Vilnius IFF successfully cooperates with various other international film festivals as well as film companies, distributors, and independent producers. Festival's membership of CICAE and the long-lasting partnership with the EU’s Media programme is yet another sign of its dedication to showcase only the best of independent cinema.
New Europe — New Names:
Grand Prix, Sunny statue and 5,000 Euro shared equally by the director and the producer of the winning film;
Sunny statue for the Best Director and 1000 Euro;
Sunny statue for the Best Actress and 1000 Euro;
Sunny statue for the Best Actor and 1000 Euro.
STUDENT FILM COMPETITION for short films created by Lithuanian students studying filmmaking in Lithuania or Abroad.
Award selected by an international jury:
Best Student Film Award, 1,000 EUR for the director of the winning film.
Eligible for the "New Europe – New Names" are:
Eligible for the "Baltic Gaze" are:
Eligible for the "Short Competition" are:
Documents and Other Requisite Items
Selection results will be announced not later than 45 days before the festival. Only entrants whose films were selected will be informed.
A selected film cannot be withdrawn from the programme after January 15th, 2015.
DVD's sent to the pre-selection will not be returned and will be added to the festival's archive.
The prints should reach the Festival Office in Vilnius by March 14th, 2015 or one week before first scheduled screening.
If not agreed otherwise, the festival covers the transportation of prints to and from Lithuania, if the print is transported from and to the lending company (Producer/Sales Agent), and one way (to Lithuania only), if the print is transported along a chain of festivals.
All prints will be returned by April 21st, 2015 at the latest.
The organizer is responsible for the prints from the moment of pick-up from the shipper (when importing) to the moment of giving them to the shipper (when re-exporting). The festival's responsibility for damage or loss of the print is limited to the cost of making a new print according to the present laboratory rate for making a standard print.
Damage to the film print must be reported within a month after return and prior to any following screening.
Audio language: original
Subtitles language: English
No premiere requirement
Vilnius International Film Festival KINO PAVASARIS
Lithuanians Abroad programme
Gedimino av. 50, 5th floor
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