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2017

  • Watch trailer Film Little Jerusalem

    Little Jerusalem

    Monika Navickaite

    It’s difficult to explain what kind of relationship you have with your family and siblings, especially when you are a teenager. And one of them now is Vytautas, the main character of the short film Little Jerusalem.

    Watch 6 min
  • Watch trailer Film Idea

    Idea

    Pijus Maciulskis

    The film, heavily influenced by film noir, tells us about one professor’s experiments on young men and women in a quest to find out how to generate ideas mechanically. It talks about ideas and their development, questioning what they are and where do they come from.

    Watch 12 min
  • Watch trailer

    Uroda

    Ugne Zemaityte

    The film questions the whole definition of beauty and its temporary nature. As the main character evolves and eventually destructs herself with guitar playing in the background, we are invited to get over ourselves and forget about how others perceive us for a minute.

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  • Watch trailer Film Cake is Cake

    Cake is Cake

    Ugne Balsyte

    As they say it’s a piece of cake for pies to get a reputation. “A pie is a pie for one great day. Last week, / It was Jell-O. Tomorrow, it’ll be cake.” Great pace of the life of a pie raises question about our overthinking, disapproval, low self-confidence. I tell you everything is great, says a pie.

    Watch 2 min
  • Watch trailer Films The Portrait of Fear

    The Portrait of Fear

    Auguste Kuneviciute

    This film centers around a young cosmetic consultant Victoria (played by Elenah Kruk). When a woman collapses in front of her eyes, Victoria starts to hear a voice in her head that tries to manipulate on her fears.

    Watch 8 min
  • Watch trailer Film Fish

    Fish

    Meida Lileikyte and Rokas Kaminskas

    Beautifully shot wide images of the nature and a single figure standing on the shore by the water, strengthens the feeling of loneliness which is felt in the whole film.

    Watch 6 min
  • Watch trailer Film Layers

    Layers

    Alanas Gurinas

    Short documentary depicts three different perspectives of being a skateboarder. Vilnius as seen through the eyes of skaters is very dreamy. But using footage, spanning 3 years, the film shows not only a romantic side of skating but also uncovers a range of stereotypes and conflicts.

    Watch 13 min
  • Watch trailer Film Collector

    Collector

    Vytenis Jankauskas

    While having his casual morning coffee the protagonist (played by Adomas Juska) finds a strange advert on the paper. ‘Sunsets for sale’ is written on it. Driven by curiosity the boy decides to check it out. Surprisingly, he finds more than he could ever expect.

    Watch 7 min
  • Watch trailer Film The Invisible Front

    The Invisible Front

    Vincas Sruoginis and Jonas Ohman

    In 1944, Soviet forces occupied Lithuania for a second time in less than five years. This time the youth of the nation chose to fight back and formed a guerrilla army of partisans called the Forest Brothers. Among them was a charismatic leader named Juozas Luksa who joined the resistance with his three brothers.

    Watch 1 h 26 min
  • Watch trailer Film Back

    Back

    Gabriele Urbonaite

    BACK follows Ieva who comes back to her hometown Vilnius from Hollywood and discovers how much both the city and its people have changed.

    Watch 19 min
  • Watch trailer Film Why So Far

    Why So Far

    Tadas Slajus

    A laconic yet tender story about the fragility of human communication and connection.

    Watch 15 min
  • Watch trailer Film Fellow Travelers

    Fellow Travelers

    Linas Mikuta

    In the middle of December, on a snowy and grim day, three frozen fellow travelers reveal hidden corners of their soul to a passing driver, who stops to give a ride. Their shared stories overlap in one's mind, even though they don't know each other and maybe will never meet.

    Watch 17 min
  • Watch trailer Film Hilda

    Hilda

    Jaak Kilmi and Aleksandr Heifets

    "Hilda" is a charming portrayal of a way of life that is rapidly disappearing. It has universal appeal and is visually appealing. Hilda herself is an engaging character, whose story reflects the passing of an important Estonian generation who got us to where we are today.

    Watch 7 min
  • Watch trailer Film Mr Night Has a Day Off

    Mr Night Has a Day Off

    Ignas Meilunas

    "Mr Night Has a Day Off" ("Pono Nakties Laisvadienis") shows the shift between day and night set in Vilnius, the Lithuanian capital. Mr Night, a malevolent creature of the sky, suddenly gets bored of seeing everything in bright and sunny colours - and, with a wink towards the audience, sets out to change it...

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  • Watch trailer Film Cats of Amber Bay

    Cats of Amber Bay

    Egle Burbaite

    There is a bay in Juodkrantė, Lithuania, named after amber, but it has been a while since amber was found there. Instead we find cats - a lot of cats without homes. "Cats of Amber Bay" (2015) follows their daily co-existence with the fellow humans of Amber Bay.

    Watch 7 min
  • Watch trailer Film Conversations

    Conversations

    Emilija Juzeliunaite

    "Conversations" (2016) premiered at the Student Film Competition of Vilnius International Film Festival in 2017. The film showcases multiple non-verbal conversations between people - overlapping, overwhelming, silent.

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  • Watch trailer Film Inaudible

    Inaudible

    Gints Zilbalodis

    A musician loses his hearing and struggles to adapt to a new life. According to the director, Gints Zilbalodis, the film is "about confidence and self-esteem. It’s about difficulties people face when communicating verbally and through art. It’s about the necessity of self-expression every human has".

    Watch 7 min
  • Watch trailer Film Fake Me a Happy New Year

    Fake Me a Happy New Year

    Liene Linde

    What does it really take to celebrate New Year's Eve with your family? Anita and her two children, daughter Santa and son Kristaps, live in an apartment in Riga, the capital of Latvia. Every year, they celebrate New Year’s Eve with grandma, uncle Peter and a feast fit for kings. As the years go by, the children grow up and life goes on.

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  • Watch trailer Film The Swimmer

    The Swimmer

    Gabriele Urbonaite

    "The Swimmer" is a short film about small and big fears, friendship and passion for swimming, stronger than anything. Ariel, young and promising swimmer, spends her summer preparing for the upcoming Olympics. In the pool, she meets Grete who has just started swimming lessons...

    Watch 28 min
  • Watch trailer Film Aqua

    Aqua

    Gints Zilbalodis

    A cat wakes up surrounded by water and must learn to survive.

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  • Watch trailer Film To Saaremaa

    To Saaremaa!

    Jaak Kilmi and Aleksandr Heifets

    Summer is here! The film displays pathos and humour in a recognisable Estonian setting – the ferry dock to Saaremaa, the popular Estonian summer island. The film received the 1st Place award at EstDocs 2016 Short Film competition in Toronto, Canada.

    Watch 6 min
  • Watch trailer Film Alone

    Alone

    Audrius Stonys

    A sad child is going to pay a visit to her mother in prison. Her solitude is immense. Sitting in the backseat, she looks on in silence outside the window while the landscape passes in front of her eyes.

    Watch 18 min
  • Watch trailer Film I love Head Teacher

    I Love Head Teacher

    Viktoras Starosas

    This is a story about meritorious educator Viktorija Kaupeliene, a head teacher of Vilnius Children Care Home No.1 and her colleagues who replace family to the children neglected, left without love and care from their parents.

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  • Watch trailer Film Strays

    Strays

    Sutharsan Bala

    Nazeeya is a 24 year old immigrant girl from the Caucasus who lives in Estonia with her grandfather Jassim and younger brother Emir. Nazeeya has one day to find a man to marry in Estonia, before her grandfather, a devout Muslim man, marries her away to his friend back home.

    Watch 38 min
  • Watch trailer Film Father

    Father

    Marat Sargsyan

    Vidas Zenonas Antonovas stole around a million rubles from the state’s institutions and has been recorded in the book of the most interesting criminals of Soviet Union. Together with his accomplices he hijacked a plane with passengers in order to split for Africa. 20 years of his time he did in 15 different prisons. Now he is 71 and has a big family – 10 children, 2 grandchildren and a newborn son.

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  • Watch trailer Film My Husband Andrei Sakharov

    My Husband Andrei Sakhorov

    Ināra Kolmane

    How does the “brains” of the Soviet regime, an academician, the “father” of hydrogen bomb, an outstanding intellectual for whom even in the Kremlin all the doors were open can become an irreconcilable champion of human rights and prisoners of conscience and an internationally renown enemy of this system? The film My Husband Andrey Sakharov answers to this question in an intriguing yet subdued, even intimate form.

    Watch 52 min
  • Watch trailer FIlm Conversations on Serious Topics

    Conversations on Serious Topics

    Giedre Beinoriute

    A film without exterior action, props, landscapes or special effects. Its main characters are children and teenagers with a special ability to describe the surrounding world.

    Watch 1 h 5 min
  • Watch trailer Film Alcofootball

    Alcofootball

    Kestutis Gudavicius

    The film is following Lithuanian national football team, consisting of alcohol and drug addicts, participating in Homeless World Cup. Besides football, the main fight is happening just outside the pitch. Four different characters struggle their own way through temptations, and choose whether to stay alive, and sober, or loose themselves into the alcohol and go down.

    Watch 56 min
  • Watch trailer Film Beyond the Fear

    Beyond the Fear

    Maria Kravchenko

    The main characters of the film have made choices, which change their lives forever. A young man Yigal Amir assassinates the Prime Minister of Israel and becomes the most hated prisoner in the country. Larissa, who emigrated from Russia, mother of four divorces her first husband, marries the assassin and gives birth to his son. For many years the film authors have been trying to solve and perceive this complicated story. One of them, Hertz Frank, passes away during the shootings remaining on the threshold of the eternal mystery - life, death and love...

    Watch 1 h 20 min
  • Watch trailer Film Pizzas

    Pizzas

    Laila Pakalnina

    People do strange things and call them “Pizzas”. Oskars, who is almost 18 years old, and Matiss, who is already 18, work as pizza bakers. It’s a temporary job for them. They have great plans for their future – for example to study at Oxford. But in one evening they turn their lives upside down. It is almost certain that they will both be proven guilty of kidnapping a child...

    Watch 1 h 3 min
  • Watch trailer Film The New World

    The New World

    Jaan Tootsen

    How to create an urban living space? How to change the world/your neighborhood? How to make the revolution? This film is about the New World Society, a citizens’ initiative in Tallinn, Estonia. The New World is an observational documentary. It follows the main characters and the dynamics of their revolution from the very beginning of it - four years ago. We see euphoria, passion, compromises, frustration, hurt feelings and broken hearts. It is the anatomy of one revolution.

    Watch 1 h 29 min
  • Watch trailer Film About Jonas

    About Jonas

    Jokubas Vilius Turas

    Artist Jonas Vaitkus speaks of his career, his projects and ideas. He knows ins and outs of theater like no one else, and shares what he has learned and sometimes tought throughout the years. He does it so openly. Vaitkus recalls the years passed just as they were: ugly, raw, and yet with moments of pure bliss. And thus it went, from the opening night till the curtains fell.

    Watch 1 h 11 min
  • Watch trailer Film Arvydas Sabonis

    Arvydas Sabonis 11′

    Rimvydas Cekavicius

    A nation idolized him. A beauty queen married him. Millions were offered to him. Two American secretaries of state petitioned a Soviet premier on behalf of this... basketball player. One of the greatest Lithuanians ever Arvydas Sabonis is larger than life in his own country. “Arvydas Sabonis. 11' shows legendary Sabas, his family, and their daily life from unseen perspective.

    Watch 1 h 38 min
  • Watch trailer Film The Bug Planner

    The Bug Trainer

    Rasa Miskinyte

    The Bug Trainer was created by several directors, although it remains essentially Rasa Miškinytė’s film, born of a personal passion to celebrate the pioneering puppet animator Wladyslaw Starewicz (1882-1965), and to bring his work “back to the film world and the audience.”

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  • Watch trailer Films Klucis

    Klucis: The Deconstruction of an Artist

    Peteris Krilovs

    This film is a deeply personal view on the life of artist Gustav Klucis, one of the foremost representatives of early 20th century Russian avant-garde art, whose life drama reflects the tragedy of a whole nation during the years of Stalin’s repressions. It is a story about boundless ambitions, hope, love and artist’s responsibility that continues haunting him after his death.

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  • Watch trailer Film Monument to Remember

    A Monument to Please Everyone

    Kristina Norman

    In an atmosphere ripe with nationalism, two young engineers are commissioned by the Estonian Ministry of Defence to erect the country’s most important monument – a statue commemorating the War of Independence. With strong political and social pressure, the main characters of the film find themselves in many tragicomic situations and a constant row of ordeals. All of this paints a colourful and unique picture of the creation of a symbol during a time of financial crisis in Estonia.

    Watch 1 h 28 min
  • Watch trailer Film How We Played the Revolution

    How We Played the Revolution

    Giedre Zickyte

    This is the story about the small country that in the certain period of history managed to overshadow all the other news headlines in the world. This is the story about the people who raised their independence with the smiles and songs regardless of the danger of the situation.

    Watch 1 h 9 min
  • Watch trailer Film Ivans

    Ivans

    Andrejs Verhoustinskis

    The documentary “Īvāns” is a story about Dainis Īvāns, leader of the National Awakening movement between late 1980s and early 1990s, a human symbol of the recent history of Latvia who embodies all hope, idealism, disappointment, choices, compromises, wins and losses. Eventually, he finds strength within himself to return to his roots, rather than let grindstones of history crush him, to be more than just an accidental figure in the big plan of destiny.

    Watch 1 h 21 min
  • Watch trailer Film Temporary

    Temporary

    Jurate Samulionyte

    Saule (15) and Liucija (6) are two sisters living alone, waiting for their parents who have temporarily gone to London in search of work. The biggest responsibility falls on older Saule’s shoulders – she must take care of Liucija, look after home while dealing with the usual issues of a teenager’s life. With so much on her plate and the huge stress Saule is unable to fit in with her peers. The girls do their best to live on their own and struggle with reality but sometimes being a grown-up is just too hard.

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  • Watch trailer Film The Balcony

    The Balcony

    Giedre Beinoriute

    An undistinguished province town of the 80’s. After parents’ divorce, 11-year-old Rolanas and his dad move in next door to same-aged Emilija. Friendship is born between the kids, however, shyness or fear of opening-up makes them communicate through the wall, sitting in their own balconies, o through a socket connecting their flats.

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  • Watch trailer Film Land of Soul

    Land of Soul

    Kullar Viimne and Erik Norkroos

    In a forgotten countryside, six hours drive from Chicago, near Gleason village there is an alley called Estonian Church Road. In the end of this alley or more like a road between fields there stands a little wooden church and an abandoned graveyard allegedly with a dozen graves next to it. This building with a broken roof and a leaning tower is the first church in America built by Estonians. It was built a hundred years ago and is desperately in need of repair.

    Watch 1 h 9 min
  • Watch trailer Film Dreaming the Path

    Dreaming the Path

    Jokubas Vilius Turas

    "Dreaming the Path" is a road movie about self-discovery and a quest for lost faith, during which the author undertakes a gruelling journey by foot from his home in Vilnius to join the "camino" to Santiago de Compostela. Braving the harsh Polish and German winter, marvelling at the French spring and enduring the hot Spanish summer, the author must also find inner strength and courage to overcome hardship, frustration, and the self-destructive lifestyle he engaged in during his youth.

    Watch 1 h 23 min
  • Watch trailer Film The Green Musketeers

    The Green Musketeers

    Jonas Ohman

    On the brink of collapse of the Soviet Union a charismatic engineer, Saulius Gricius, initiated a movement of young people in Lithuania. The members of the movement were passionate about reviving the country. They exited the reality formed by the Soviet society, into the realm of nature, history and national heritage, forming personal bonds that in turn provided a formidable informal infrastructure for courageous actions. The movement rapidly evolved into a vanguard for a national revival, eventually encouraging political action and bringing the country to the “Singing Revolution”, which marked the end of the Soviet era. Sadly, as a result of the political victory, Saulius' life, too, came to its end. A moving tale about the formation of a new country, and the inevitable costs of such an undertaking.

    Watch 1 h 25 min