The 6th festival edition is in the starting blocks!
From 7th – 10th October the 6th edition of the Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin will again present highlights of current Lithuanian cinema in Berlin.
In addition to the film screenings you can look forward to exciting side events. Get to know more on our website soon and like our Facebook page for our regular news and program updates: http://www.facebook.com/LitauischesKinoGoesBerlin
It’s the only film festival outside the home country that showcases Lithuanian cinema, it presents young filmmakers as well as renowned film classics. In its sixth year, its growth continues and therefore we are looking forward to your support!
Become part of our team
Do you want to gain insights in the festival work or learn more about Lithuanian film? We are looking for volunteers who want to support us before and during the festival. Knowledge of Lithuanian is a plus, but not necessary.
Get in touch with festival director Giedrė Simanauskaitė: email@example.com
Become a sponsor or partner
Our festival offers young and well-known filmmakers from Lithuania the opportunity to present their work to international culture enthusiasts and thus to participate in a cultural dialogue. If you want to support us with a donation, want to sponsor certain events or awards or present them as a partner, get in touch with our marketing manager Aistė Povilaikaitė to get more details: firstname.lastname@example.org
Still not sure what you could do, but you would love to devote some time to Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin? We look forward to your message at email@example.com
Our detailed program is out!
We have 23 short and three feature films of all genres by up-and-coming and renowned filmmakers, among them are many award-winning films which received prizes at the Lithuanian Film Award “Silver Crane”, at the Sundance Film Festival and many more.
You can find the film synopses and awards lists here:
In addition to the film program, the festival will present an opening party with concert and DJs, an exhibition and a talk by renowned author and screenwriter Kristupas Sabolius about the successful Lithuanian film The Gambler.
Find more details here:
Our festival trailer is out!
Music: Without Letters
Festival opening party with concert
The 6th edition of Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin will be celebrated on October 7 at 10 pm with a concert by the popular Lithuanian electro band “Without Letters“ at Urban Spree!
“Without Letters” gained an international audience with their extraordinary, mostly instrumental music which is inspired by different genres like techno, post-rock and krautrock. Formed when they were still in high school, the group developed into one of the best electronic bands in the Baltics. With their strong live shows, they convinced audience and critics at some of the most important Baltic musical events like the Positivus Festival and the Tallinn Music Week.
This is how the band describes their music:
Without Letters aim to redefine how a band can sound when the guitar became a non-rebellious instrument. The group’s most recent material is inspired by the increasingly virtual and anxious feeling of the now. Techno and footwork among other electronic influences offer an underlying dark and frantic pace to the band’s live set. Trance inducing rhythmical structures and the outbursts of sharp vocals invoke krautrock inspired blissful harmonies while avoiding escapism to a time and place that has passed or never even existed.
You can listen to their music here:
Advance ticket sales have started!
Find out more about the advance ticket sales, where to buy and reserve tickets, and the ticket prices.
You can get your tickets for Sputnik Kino screenings here: https://www.sputnik-kino.com/program/movies
You can also already reserve tickets for the ACUDkino screenings on their website:
And even easier, you can find ticket links and program information on our Facebook event pages: https://www.facebook.com/LitauischesKinoGoesBerlin/events
Regular ticket prices for all screenings and the opening event, including the short film screening, concert and party, are 7€ (reduced 6€). Tickets for the opening party (concert and DJs) cost 5€.
This year, we offer a festival pass for only 35€ (reduced: 30€) which gives you access to all Sputnik Kino screenings and the opening event at Urban Spree!
Successful festival opening!
Last festival day!
The Winner of Our Short Film Competition
The heart of the festival program is our short film program. For the second time, we held a competition where the audience chose the Best Short Film. So, drumroll, please… your favorite films were:
3rd place: IFT (ICE FISHING TRIP) / KŽŽ (KALĖDINIS ŽIEMOS ŽYGIS) by Lina Margaitytė and Marius Krivičius
2nd place: THE TROLLEYBUS MAN / ŽMOGUS VIELABRAUKIS by Jonas Trukanas
And the winner of the Audience Award is IGLOO / IGLU by Marija Kavtaradzė and Vytautas Katkus!
Thank you to all the filmmakers who let us show their films at our festival and everyone who voted!
Lithuanian Documentary in Berlin
Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin invites you to see a new Lithuanian documentary at DokuMontag – a program for years presenting European films, that talk about socially engaging themes or human right’s subjects.
This time we invite you to see the documentary Aš už tave pakalbėsiu / When We Talk About KGB, made by Virginija Vereikytė and Maximilien Dejoie. The film will be screened on December 5th at 19 o’clock, Q&A will follow.
AŠ UŽ TAVE PAKALBĖSIU / WHEN WE TALK ABOUT KGB
Directors: Virginija Vareikytė, Maximilien Dejoie, 73 Min, 2015, Lithuania & Italy
The headquarters and the prison of Lithuanian KGB – Committee for State Security of the SSRS – stand in the central avenue of Vilnius as a memento of the events and tensions that occurred in Lithuania in everyday life during the Soviet Regime. A documentary created over a period of three years evolves around that building as well as the well-structured apparatus of surveillance which it served for. The film follows the stories of seven people who took different stands and therefore became either victims or servants of the Regime. At the end they all just made the choices that they believed were right or best…
When We Talk About KGB is a deeply involving and though-provoking documentary, which remains free from self-righteousness or rectifying conclusions.
The film mastered by a director duo: Lithuanian Virginija Vareikytė and Italian Maximilien Dejoie, started its festival-life a year ago in Vilnius during “Inconvenient Films” Human Rights Film Festival, had been screened in numerous festivals around the world: Nordische Filmtage Lübeck in Germany, Document Human Rights Festival in Scotland, Docs MX in Mexico, AegeanDocs in Greece, Full Frame Documentary Film Festival in USA, Salaya International Film Festival in Thailand, Norwegian Documentary Film Festival “Dokfilm”, Piemonte Movie Festival and Trieste International Film Festival in Italy, etc.
Film trailer: https://vimeo.com/148422336
At the end of the screening the Q&A with the filmmakers will be held.
The screening organized by Czech Center and the “Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin” with the support of Lithuanian Embassy.
A documentary of Mantas Kvedaravičius Mariupolis screened during DokuMontag on April 24th
Dir: Mantas Kvedaravičius, 96 min, Lithuania, Ukraine, France and Germany 2016, OV with English subtitles
Mariupol is a city of half million and the industrial port in the Donetsk Region. Clear signs of current insoluble conflict between pro-Russians and pro-Ukrainians lurk around while the life goes on. The poetic film-essay observes and accompanies the inhabitants of the city in their everyday lives of the constant anticipation, proximity and normality of war.
Mariupolis is the second feature documentary of Mantas Kvedaravičius whose filmmaking style is characterized by his academic background. Once more with the tenderness of the cultural anthropologist he witnesses the life of people on a conflict zone. The film among others was screened in Berlinale, Göteborg and Hong Kong Film Festivals and received the Lithuanian National Award Silver Crane 2016 for the Best Documentary and achieved the recognition of his first documentary feature award-winning Barzakh (2011).
The film program DokuMontag introduces European documentaries that talk about socially engaging themes and human right’s subjects. The Lithuanian DokuMontags are taking place twice a year, organized by the Lithuanian Film Festival Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin in collaboration with Czech Center and with the support of the Lithuanian Embassy.
After the screening the Q&A with the filmmaker Mantas Kvedaravičius will be held.
Lithuanian Film Festival “Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin” presents a new film of an award-winning director – an audience-darling EMILIJA in it's Summer Screening in Berlin
The director won Berliners’ hearts in year 2013 with his previous film “Tadas Blinda. The Legend is Born” and now comes back to personally introduce his new film, a heartfelt drama and a love story “Emilija”. The film is loosely based on the real time events and takes place in the beginning of the 70s in the backdrops of the crumbling Soviet Lithuanian. The most attended Lithuanian film of 2017 “Emilija” takes the viewer for a journey into the recent past and offers the insight into the times gone by as well as into the universal themes of the human heart.
“Emilija” is a suspense drama based on the actual events that happened in Lithuania in the early 70s during the times of no freedom of speech. The film centers around Emilija, a promising theatre actress, who has to walk a fine line between love, passion, intrigue, and betrayal. The feature film gives a tender and inspiring look into the lives of people under crushing conditions and unveils the destroyed destinies that had been paid for the unconditional love…
The film will be screened in Lithuanian language with English subtitles. The director Donatas Ulvydas will introduce the film as well as hold a Q&A after the screening, moderated by the head of the festival Giedrė Simanauskaitė.
“Litauisches Kino Goes Berlin” is an annual Lithuanian Film Festival, held in Berlin since 2011, and will be taking place for the 7th time this year in November 2-6 in various venues in Berlin.
The screening was made possible with the support of Lithuanian Culture Institute, Lithuanian Cultural Ministry, Lithuanian Council of Culture, the Program “Global Lithuania” and the Lithuanian Embassy.
The screening and the Q&A will take place in July 21, 21:30 at open-air Cinema “Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia” (Revaler Str. 99, 10245 Berlin).
Ticket: 7,5 €, 5 € (for BerlinPass holders)
EMILIA / EMILIJA IŠ LAISVĖS ALĖJOS
Dir. Donatas Ulvydas, 120 min., Lithuania, 2017, OV with English subtitles.