FILMS

FEATURE FILMS FESTIVAL PEARLS

FROST / ŠERKŠNAS

Drama / War, D: Šarūnas Bartas, 120′, LT/FR/UA/PL, 2017

Director: Šarūnas Bartas
Screenwriter: Šarūnas Bartas, Anna Cohen-Yanay
Editor: Dounia Sichov
Director of Photography: Eitvydas Doškus
Composer: Pawel Mykietyn
Sound designers: Aline Huber, Nicolas D’Halluin, Benoît Gargonne, Jean-Guy Véran
Set design: Oleg Dorychenko
Production: Studija Kinema, KinoElektron, Reborn Production, Insightmedia Ltd/Tato Film, Donten&Lacroix, KNM
Co-production: Reborn Production
Contact: Luxbox / info@luxboxfilms.com
Main Actors: Mantas Jančiauskas, Lyja Maknavičiūtė , Vanessa Paradis, Andrzej Chyra

Rokas and Inga, a young Lithuanian couple, volunteer to drive a cargo van with aid to Ukraine. When plans change and they find themselves left to their own devices, they go deeper into Donbass region, drifting into the lives of those affected by the war.

Awards:
Academy Award 2017 – Official Lithuanian candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film

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SENECA’S DAY / SENEKOS DIENA

Drama / Romance, D: Kristijonas Vildžiūnas, 106′, LT, 2016

Director / Screenwriter: Kristijonas Vildžiūnas
Director of Photography: Audrius Kemežys
Editor: Danielius Kokanauskis
Art Director: Galius Kličius
Producers: Uljana Kim
Production: Studio Uljana Kim
Contact: Studio Uljana Kim / kim@lfc.lt
Cast: Dainius Gavenonis, Elžbieta Latėnaitė, Marijus Mažūnas, Ina Marija Bartaitė, Pranciškus Brazdžiūnas, Arūnas Storpirštis, Arūnas Sakalauskas, Vesta Grabštaitė

It’s 1989, the final year of the Soviet era in Vilnius. A few 18 year-olds establish the Seneca Society. A love triangle breaks up the fellowship right when they feel the most united. 25 years have passed and only disillusionment is left.

Awards:
Lithuanian Film Awards Silver Crane 2017 – Best Artwork

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THE SAINT / ŠVENTASIS

Drama, D: Andrius Blaževičius, 96′, LT/PL, 2016

Director:  Andrius Blaževičius
Screenwriter: Andrius Blaževičius, Marija Kavtaradzė, Teklė Kavtaradzė
Director of Photography: Linas Dabriška
Editor: Silvija Vilkaitė
Composer: Vytautas Rasimavičius
Producer: Marija Razgutė / m-films
Contact: m-films / marija@m-films.lt
Cast: Marius Repšys, Indrė Patkauskaitė, Gelminė Glemžaitė, Valentinas Krulikovskis, Lukas Malinauskas

A Lithuanian provincial town is facing an economic crisis in 2008. Vytas, a father of two and a loving husband, gets fired from the factory. Immediately he starts looking for a new job, but slowly drifts into the limbo of unemployment where he faces his personal crisis.

DIRECTOR’S STATEMENT:
Financial crisis – compared to other personal crises in life – is nothing. My intent was to make a film about a man who is looking for ways to overcome all the obstacles in his life, or in other words, learns how to act as a responsible grown-up man.

Awards:
Minsk IFF Listapad, 2016 –  Special Jury Mention
Vilnius IFF Kino pavasaris –  Best Actor
Lithuanian Film Awards Silver Crane 2017 –  Best Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actress: Gelminė Glemžaitė, Best Supporting Actor: Valentinas Krulikovskis

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TOGETHER FOR EVER / AMŽINAI KARTU

Family Drama, D: Lina Lužytė, 98′, LT/RO, 2016

Director / Screenwriter: Lina Lužytė
Director of Photography: Oleg Mutu
Editor: Benjamin Mirguet, Lina Lužytė, Stefan Tatu
Composer: Jonas Jurkūnas
Producer: Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė / Just a Moment
Co-production: Alien Films
Contact: Just a Moment / dagne@justamoment.lt
Cast: Gabija Jaraminaitė, Dainius Gavenonis, Elia Grybinaitė, Giedrius Savickas, Rasa Samuolytė

A family of three seems idyllic from the outside. The mother knows exactly how a perfect family should be, so she takes control and fixes everything and everyone. In her vision, there is no place for unhappy people, nor weakness.

Awards:
Vienna LET’S CEE IFF 2017 – Jury’s Special Mention
Lithuanian Film Awards Silver Crane 2017 – Best Actress

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SHORT FILM COMPETITION

A FRIEND WITHIN / VIDINIS DRAUGAS

Comedy / Drama, D: Tadas Vidmantas, 11′, LT, 2016

Director / Screenwriter: Tadas Vidmantas
Director of Photography: Ronaldas Buožis
Producers: Monika Gelažnikaitė
Production: Sleepthinker
Contact: Tadas Vidmantas
Cast: Mark Sweeney, Owyn Stephens, Fraser Burrows, Tom Bonington, Danielle Stagg, Lina Vidmantė

Young, overworked web programmer Mark starts hearing a voice in his head. Naturally he tries to get rid of it, but this voice has different plans for him.

AFTER DEATH, BEFORE HELL / PO MIRTIES, PRIEŠ PRAGARĄ

Animation, D: Tomas Ramanauskas, 11′, LT, 2017

Director / Screenwriter / Director of Photography: Tomas Ramanauskas
Editor: Skirmanta Jakaitė, Tomas Ramanauskas
Composer: Manfredas Bajelis, Vytas Rasimavičius
Production: Art shot
Producer: Agnė Adomėnė
Contact: Art shot / agne@artshot.lt

Elmer McCurdy, the most unfortunate criminal of all times, starts to live after his death. Although he is dead for most of the film, he is having a spectacular afterlife.

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ALL IS NATURE / VISKAS YRA GAMTA

Drama, D: Gerda Krutaja, 20′, LT, 2016

Director: Gerda Krutaja
Screenwriter: Dangiras Bugas
Director of Photography: Eitvydas Doškus
Editor: Ieva Veiverytė
Music Composer: Matas Labasauskas
Producers: Jurga Dikčiuvienė
Production: Kinema
Contact: Kinema / Jurga Dikčiuvienė
Cast: Vytautas Anužis, Gražina Baikštytė

One of those characters in one of those Eastern European towns and their neighborhoods. This regular Man yet has a secret mission – a personal quest against Nature.

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BLUEBEARD/ MĖLYNBARZDIS

Animation / Fantasy, D: Giedrė Narušytė Boots, 4′, LT, 2016

Director / Screenwriter / Art Director: Giedrė Narušytė Boots
Producer: Rasa Miškinytė
Production: ERA FILMS, KASK School of Arts Gent
Contact: Giedrė Narušytė Boots

A forbidden door in Bluebeard’s castle can only be opened with a bloody key. What dark secrets are kept there? Interpretation of a fairy-tale Bluebeard, described in Clarissa Pinkola Estés’s book Women Who Run with the Wolves.

CONVERSATIONS / POKALBIAI

Animation, D: Emilija Juzeliūnaitė, 3′, LT, 2016

Director / Screenwriter / Director of Photography / Editor / Music Composer / Art Director: Emilija Juzeliūnaitė
Production: Vilnius Art Academy
Contact: Emilija Juzeliūnaitė

A study of various non-verbal conversations between people, the rituals and quirkiness of everyday interactions.

COSMIC RABBIT / KOSMINIS TRIUŠIS

Drama / Romance, D: Vismantė Ruzgaitė, 17′, LT, 2016

Director: Vismantė Ruzgaitė, Simona Ruočkutė
Director of Photography / Editor: Vismantė Ruzgaitė
Screenwriter: Simona Ruočkutė
Sound Designer: Džiugas Antulis
Production Designers: Emilys Šilys, Dovilė Gecaitė
Producers: Monika Daukšaitė
Production: LMTA
Contact: Vismantė Ruzgaitė
Cast: Paulina Taujanskaitė, Rokas Misikonis

He leaves – she stays. Just a few hours of the film characters’ life reveals us a complicated path of separation of two each other loving people.

DAS AUTO / DAS AUTO

Drama / Relationship / Crime, D: Silvestras Polinauskas, 17′, LT, 2017

Director: Silvestras Polinauskas
Director of Photography: Zbigniev Bartoševič
Editor: Silvestras Polinauskas, Zbigniev Bartoševič
Sound Designers: Paulius Bučius
Producers: Pavel Michalovski
Contact: Pavel Michalovski / p.michalovski@gmail.com
Cast: Laurynas Jurgelis, Eglė Ancevičiūtė

Lena and Vytas are constantly broke and always fighting about it. One day they get a hold of an expensive car and decide to experience the comfort of the luxurious life style.

Director‘s Statement:
All my life I‘ve felt that my days are being spent for nothing, that life is going on in places that I‘m not present. Sometimes I imagine myself truly living to the fullest, but that vision always ends in darkness. I begin to realize that it‘s not the end goal that should matter, but the journey itself. DAS AUTO,  on the other hand, symbolizes the end.

DOWNFALL / NUOPUOLIS

Puppet Animation, D: Urtė Oettinger, Johan Oettinger 8′, LT/DE, 2016

Directors / Screenwriters: Urtė Oettinger, Johan Oettinger
Director of Photography: Johan Oettinger
Editor: Johan Oettinger
Composer: Nicolas Vetterli
Production: Art shot, WiredFly
Producer: Agnė Adomėnė, Johan Oettinger
Contact: Art shot / agne@artshot.lt

During his last journey, the Eagle must face a battle between good and evil as well as the temptation to give up.

Awards:
Lithuanian Film Awards Silver Crane 2016 – Best Animated Film
Finland FF Blue Sea 2017 – Mention of Honor

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I’M NOT FROM HERE / ČIA AŠ TIK SVEČIAS

Documentary, D: Maite Alberdi, Giedrė Žickytė, 26′, CL/LT, 2016

Directors: Maite Alberdi, Giedrė Žickytė
Screenwriters: Maite Alberdi, Giedrė Žickytė
Director of Photography: Pablo Valdes
Editor: Juan Eduardo Murillo
Sound Designers: Mauricio Lopez
Producers: Patricio Gajardo, Maite Alberdi, Giedrė Žickytė
Production: Micromundo Producciones, Moonmakers
Contact: Micromundo Producciones / pato.r.gajardo@gmail.com

Day after day, an elderly woman recalls the Spanish Basque country of her youth, oblivious that she is consigned to a retirement home in Chile.

Awards:
Madrid Documentary FF Dokumentamadrid 2017 – Best Short Film Audience Award
Vision de Réel IFF 2016 – Best Short Film

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LION / LION

Mystery / Music Video, D: Justas Ramanauskas, 8′, LT, 2016

Director / Screenwriter: Justas Ramanauskas
Director of Photography: Feliksas Abrukauskas
Editor: Kostas Radlinskas, Jonė Zakaraitė
Music Composer: Beissoul & Einius
Sound Designers: Sigitas Kondratas
Art Director: Gediminas Gerulis
Producers: Dmitrij Radin, Monika Malinauskaitė, Milda Vaičiūnaitė
Production: Legal Guns
Contact: Justas Ramanauskas / www.justasramanauskas.com
Cast: Žana Gončar, Edward Saszko, Valentin Kirejev, Tomas Šečkus, Jelena Jusčenko

Three strangers with incurable diseases are driven to a remote countryside. The bizarre journey will change their lives forever. The official music video for Beissoul & Einius.

NIGHT HAS A DAY OFF / PONO NAKTIES LAISVADIENIS

Animation/ Fantasy, D: Ignas Meilūnas, 2′, LT, 2016

Director / Screenwriter / Producers: Ignas Meilūnas
Music Composer: Marius Meilūnas
Sound Designers: Kipras Dominas
Contact: Ignas Meilūnas

What happpens when the Night gets a day off?

NOBODY LOVES ME LIKE YOU / NOBODY LOVES ME LIKE YOU

Drama / Romance / Music video, D: Saulius Baradinskas, 9′, LT, 2016

Director / Screenwriter / Editor: Saulius Baradinskas
Director of Photography: Vytautas Katkus
Music: Low Roar
Sound Designers: Aivaras Žydelis
Art Director: Stanislovas Marmokas
Producers: Stasys Baltakis, Scarlett May, Justinas Piliponis, Viktorija Seniut, Laura Ūsaitė
Cast: Aistė Diržiūtė, Paulius Markevičius 

Lithuania in the 50s. Their love is stronger than their life – when Joseph, a partisan, attempts to return to Anne, the love of his life, he faces a fatal ambush. The film is based on a true story.

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ROOMMATES / KAMBARIOKAI

Comedy / Crime, D: Titas Laucius, 7′, LT, 2016

Director / Screenwriter: Titas Laucius
Director of Photography: Vytautas Katkus
Production designer Vladas Dautartas
Producers: Klementina Remeikaitė
Production: After school
Contact: After school / k.remeikaite@gmail.com
Cast: Danas Kamarauskas, Artūras Dubaka, Rimantas Šavelis

A calm night in a hospital ward turns into an endless nightmare when a patient in a coma suddenly starts to snore. The other patients must either accept this eternal purgatory or join forces.

Awards:
Porto Film School IFF 2017 – Special Jury Award

RUNNING LIGHTS / KAUKAI

Animation / Fairy-Tale, D: Gediminas Šaulys, 11′, LT, 2017

Director: Gediminas Šiaulys
Screenwriters: Gediminas Šiaulys, Andrius Kirvela
Director of Photography: Darius Petrulaitis
Editor: Ieva Veiverytė
Music: Fusedmarc, Eglė Sirvydytė, Jurga Šeduikytė, Mixtapeclub
Production: PetPunk
Producer: Miglė Pelakauskė
Contact: PetPunk / migle@petpunk.com

A fairy-tale about the eternal miracle of life and death. The wild hare dies and his life fades away, but it is magically reborn in the plants and animals around.

Awards:
Lithuanian Film Awards Silver Crane 2017 – Best Animation, Best Soundtrack
Vilnius IFF Kino pavasaris 2017 – Best Short Film Audience Award
Brooklyn FF Animation Block Party 2017 – Best Original Design

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THE CAMEL / KUPRANUGARIS

Kafkaesque-Drama, D: Laurynas Bareiša, 14′, LT, 2016

Director / Screenwriter / Editor: Laurynas Bareiša
Directors of Photography: Martynas Norvaišas, Vytautas Katkus
Sound designer: Iveta Macevičiutė
Producer: Klementina Remeikaitė / Afterschool
Contact: Afterschool
Cast: Paulius Markevičius, Indrė Patkauskaitė

A camel dies in a local zoo. Zoo keepers Paulius and Indrė spot the dead animal and try to dispose of it. It turns out to be a much harder task than they have imagined.

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THE FISH OF MY LIFE / MANO GYVENIMO ŽUVIS

Drama / Comedy / Horror, D: Julius Sičiūnas, 5′, LT, 2015

Director / Director of Photography: Julius Sičiūnas
Screenwriter: Julius Sičiūnas, Andrius Baltrušiūnas
Sound designer: Julius Grigelionis
Producer / Contact: Dagnė Puodžiūnaitė
Cast: Darius Miniotas, Edita Zizaitė

An elderly couple lives in a farmhouse in the middle of nowhere burdened by routine. He’s grim, she’s disillusioned; and every day they have pancakes. Otherwise, there’s silence. Based on a true story.

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THE RAP OF LITHUANIAN HISTORY / LIETUVOS ISTORIJOS REPAS

Animation / Music video, D: Aistė Papartytė, Andrius Alčiauskas, Lukas Šidlauskas, 6′, LT, 2016

Directors: Aistė Papartytė, Andrius Alčiauskas, Lukas Šidlauskas
Editor: Eugenijus Konstantinovas
Music: Šventinis Bankuchenas
Producer: Lukas ŠIdlauskas
Animator: Andrius Alčiauskas.
Contact: Lukas Šidlauskas

Lithuanian history –  from the roots to our days – in rap rhyme of Šventinis Bankuchenas.

Awards:
Vilnius IFF Kino pavasaris 2017 – Best Music Video Audience Award,  Unique Vision Jury Award
Klipvid Competition 2017 – 2nd place
Lithuanian music awards M.A.M.A. 2016 – Best Music video & Best SongLOGIN conference – Viral Video 2016
Riga IFF – Special Mention
LIJOT awards 2016
Boating Knots awards of the National Defense System

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THE ROOTS ARE BITTER / ŠAKNYS KARČIOS

Comedy / Relationship Drama, D: Domas Petronis, 17′, LT, 2016

Director / Screenwriter / Editor: Domas Petronis
Director of Photography: Zbigniev Bartoševič
Music Composer: Ariel Pink
Sound Designers: Gabrielė Griciūtė, Neringa Raudoniūtė
Art Director: Dravis Kavaliauskas
Producers: Giedrė Burokaitė, Paulius Michalovskis
Contact: Giedrė Burokaitė
Cast: Justina Nemanytė, Darius Meškauskas, Giedrius Kiela 

A couple is desperately trying to conceive a baby. Unfortunately, Vytas is infertile. They look for solutions till their methods get too bizarre, just to unveil their relationship issues.

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THE SHOE / BATAS

Comedy / Relationship Drama, D: Airidas Janušauskas, 8′, LT, 2016

Director: Airidas Janušauskas
Screenwriters: Airidas Janušauskas, Miglė Križinauskaitė-Bernotienė
Director of Photography / Editor: Evaldas Arlauskas
Production Designer: Živilė Minkutė
Costume Designer: Rūta Lendraitytė
Composer: Audrius Černiauskas
Producer: Avelina Markevičiūtė
Contact: Avelina Markevičiūtė
Cast: Nojus Matkevičius, Miglė Rudminaitė, Darius Meškauskas

Love can be challenging. First love can require extraordinary skills. However, there must be a way  to satisfy the whims of the beloved Valentina.

 

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TOO GOOD FOR HOLLYWOOD / HOLIVUDAS PASIŪLĖ PER MAŽAI

Documentary / Portrait, D: Rimantas Oičenka, 26′, LT, 2017

Director: Rimantas Oičenka
Screenwriters: Rimantas Oičenka, Romanas Muravjovas
Director of Photography: Rimantas Oičenka, Romanas Muravjovas
Editor: Mikas Žukauskas, Rimantas Oičenka
Composer: Gediminas Jakubka
Production: Studija Kinema
Producers: Jurga Dikčiuvienė, Rimantas Oičenka
Contact: Rimantas Oičenka

Valdemaras Isoda has been hooked on cinema since he was five. This addiction never went away. Embracing it, he runs a niche cinema in Vilnius – to cultivate the taste for fine cinema.

Awards:
European FF Go Debut 2017 –  Best Lithuanian Debut Short Film

TREASURE / LOBIS

Drama, D: Martynas Valius, 30′, LT, 2017

Director / Editor: Martynas Valius
Director of Photography: Ugnius Tuleikis
Composer: Pranciškus Brazdžiūnas
Producers: Eglė Zdanavičiūtė, Unė Liandzbergytė
Contact: Unė Liandzbergytė
Cast: Aurimas MeliešIus, Matas Dovydėnas, Danas Kavaliauskas, Darius Auželis, Elzė Gudavičiūtė, Domas Raibys

30-year-old Jeronimas can not find much to live for. One day he spots a clue leading to a treasure of his childhood friend. One sometimes must make up a fairy-tale so that things move forward.

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WATCHKEEPING / BUDĖJIMAS

Drama, D: Karolis Kaupinis, 15′, LT/BE, 2017

Director / Screenwriter: Karolis Kaupinis
Director of Photography: Simonas Glinskis
Editor: Ieva Veiverytė
Composer: Julius Grigelionis
Production Designer: Aurimas Akšys
Producer: Marija Razgutė
Productions: m-Films
Co-production: Sireal Films
Contact: m-Films / marija@m-films.lt
Cast: Donatas Želvys, Darius Meškauskas, Šarūnas Puidokas, Dovilė Šilkaitytė

During a hot summer, father and son spend the last days at the hospital with the terminally-ill mother. The two men would do everything not to face the reality.

WHERE THINGS, WHERE PEOPLE DISAPPEAR / KUR DINGSTA DAIKTAI, KUR DINGSTA ŽMONĖS

Drama / Romance, D: Jorė Janavičiūtė, 22′, LT, 2017

Director / Screenwriter / Producers: Jorė Janavičiūtė
Screenwriters: Jorė Janavičiūtė, Anelė Kerpauskaitė
Director of Photography: Zbigniev Bartoševič
Editor: Urtė Aškelovičiūtė
Sound Designers: Paulius Ivanauskas, Kipras Dominas
Contact: Jorė Janavičiūtė / jore.janaviciute@gmail.com
Cast: Justina Nemanytė, Laurynas Jurgelis

Domas works at a sports club, Simona is a doctor. They meet at his work when her purse gets stolen. He helps her to look for her things, and they set on a journey through the night in Vilnius.

BALTIC ANIMATIONS KIDS MATINEE

CARROT! / PORGAND!

Animation, D: Pärtel Tall, 7′, EE, 2003

Director: Pärtel Tall
Screenwriter: Peep Pedmanson
Director of Photography: Ragnar Neljandi, Urmas Sepp
Editors: Pärtel Tall, Priit Tender, Urmas Sepp
Producers: Arvo Nuut
Production / Contact: Nukufilms / nukufilm@nukufilm.ee

The Hare runs out of carrots, but he spots that the Snowman has one. The Snowman must flee and hide, but the carrot gives him away each and every time.

Awards:
Bratislava IFF VIII Biennial of Animation 2006 – Unicef Prize, Best Film Audience Award
Buenos Aires Childrens and Youth IFF 2004 – The Best Children Short Film
Aubagne IFF 2004 – Best Animation Short Film
Sancy FF 2004 – Special mention
Oberhausen Short IFF 2004  – Special mention

CARROT ON THE BEACH / PORGAND SUVITAB

Animation, D: Pärtel Tall, 6′, EE, 2008

Director: Pärtel Tall
Screenwriter: Peep Pedmanson, Pärtel Tall
Director of Photography: Ulvi Tiit
Music Composer:  Tiit Kikas
Art Director: Pärtel Tall
Animators: Andres Tenusaar, Marili Toome, Triin Sarapik-Kiwi, Märt Kivi
Producers: Arvo Nuut
Production / Contact: Nukufilms / nukufilm@nukufilm.ee

The Snowman’s dream has been fulfilled: He has become non-meltable, thus he can finally see the summer. But soon his joy is cut short when many chasers go after his nose and there is no snow to hide.

Awards:
Zlin Children and Youth IFF 2009 – Best Animated Film Audience Award

GHOST HOUR / SPOKU STUNDA

Animation, D: Nils Skapāns, 7′, LV/EE, 2014

Director / Screenwriter / Designer / Animator / Art Director: Nils Skapāns
Director of Photography: Valdis Celmiņš
Editor / Computer Graphics: Uldis Janpavlis
Character Designers: Elīna Poikāne, Vita Valdmane
Puppets: Elīna Poikāne, Vita Valdmane
Original Music: Edgars Mākens
Sound Designers: Ernests Ansons
Producer: Roberts Vinovskis
Production: Locomotive Productions
Co-production: Jarve Studio
Contact: Locomotive Productions / office@locomotive.lv

As every evening, the Ghost goes to work – to haunt and to frighten. But it’s different this time. Even in his worst nightmares he hadn’t imagined he would meet such a terrible girl who just does not take him seriously.

GUARDS OF THE FOREST / MEŽA SARGI

Puppet Animation, D: Māris Brinkmanis, 10′, LV, 2015

Director: Māris Brinkmanis
Screenwriter / Character Designer: Māris Putniņš
Director of Photography: Ēvalds Lācis
Designer / Producers: Māris Putniņš
Animators: Māris Brinkmanis, Inese Neija
Character Designer: Māris Putniņš
Sound Designers: Anrijs Krenbergs
Production / Contact: Animācijas Brigāde / ab.studija@apollo.lv

The peaceful life of the Forester and his friends is disrupted by the villain Burgher littering the forest. The Forester feels powerless, so the Dog, the Cat and the Mouse rally the forest animals to teach the Villain a lesson.

HUNT / MEDŽIOKLĖ

Animation / Adventure, 1′, LT, 2015

Directors / Screenwriters: Meinardas Valkevičius, Sigitas Mikūta
Animators: Sigitas Mikūta, Meinardas Valkevičius, Ainis Karpavicius
Illustrator: Milda Karpavičiūtė
Storyboard: Darija Čiuželytė
Composer: Martynas Radavičius
Sound Designer: Sigitas Mikūta
Producer: Meinardas Valkevičius
Production / Contact: MeinArt / info [at] meinart.lt

A wildlife hunter learns a lesson about the cycle of hunting.

LIMONADE TALE / LIMONAADILUGU

Puppet Animation, D: Vallo Toomla, 9′, EE, 2013

Director: Vallo Toomla
Screenwriter: Vallo Toomla
Director of Photography: Urmas Jõemees
Music Composer: Liisa Hirsch
Art Director: Anu-Laura Tuttelberg
Producers: Kerdi Oengo, Andrus Raudsalu
Production / Contact: Nukufilms / nukufilm@nukufilm.ee

A Boy in a shop wants some lemonade, but Mom refuses to buy it. When he disobeys and nevertheless takes a bottle off the shelf, he gets sucked into a dark-green bubble soda ocean.

LITTLE RUDY / SĀRTULIS

Puppet Animation, D: Dace Rīdūze, 10′, LV, 2013

Director / Screenwriter: Dace Rīdūze
Director of Photography:  Ēvalds Lācis
Designer: Ilze Kiršteina
Animator: Inese Neija
Sound designers: Anrijs Krenbergs
Producers: Māris Putniņš
Production: Animācijas Brigāde
Contact: Animācijas Brigāde / ab.studija@apollo.lv

The coloring pencils’ work is interrupted by an uninvited and mischievous fly. Chasing it, Sārtulis, the red color pencil, ends up in the garden and has to find his way back. Based on Margarita Stāraste’s fairy-tale.

LITTLE TIGER / TĪĢERIS

Puppet Animation, D: Jānis Cimermanis , 8′, LV, 2010

Director: Jānis Cimermanis
Screenwriter: Māris Putniņš
Director of Photography: Ēvalds Lācis
Animators Māris Brinkmanis, Jānis Cimermanis
Editor: Ēvalds Lācis, Jānis Cimermanis
Original Music Mārtiņš Brauns
Sound Designer: Anrijs Krenbergs
Producer: Māris Putniņš
Production / Contact: Animācijas Brigāde

 A caravan arrives in the city during the night. The next morning, a big box is found left on the street. Strange sounds come from this box, so the Rescue Team is called in for help.

Awards:
Bradford Animation FF 2011 – Best Children Film

MIRIAM’S HEN’S DREAM / MIRIAMI KANA UNISTUS

Puppet Animation, D: Andres Tenusaar, 5′, EE, 2016

Director: Andres Tenusaar
Screenwriter: Leelo Tungal, Peep Pedmanson
Director of Photography: Sergei Kibus
Music Composer: Tiit Kikas
Art Director: Ivika Luisk
Producers: Kerdi Oengo
Production / Contact: Nukufilms / nukufilm@nukufilm.ee

Miriam’s hen has a dream: She wants to fly away to the South – just like the cranes in the autumn sky. Miriam’s whole family gets busy to make her dream come true.

TAIL / UODEGA

Animation, D: Rasa Joni, 5′, LT, 2007
Director / Screenwriter / Art Director: Rasa Joni
Music Composer: Jonas Jurkūnas
Contact: Rasa Joni / info@rasajoni.com

The Wolf ate the fish of the Fox, and he has to catch new ones. Based on a well-known folk tale.

Awards:
Lithuanian Amateur FF 2007 – Best Lithuanian Animation

THE BUTTON /SAGA

Animation, R: Ieva Miškinytė, 6′, LT 2012

Director / Scriptwriter / DOP / Editor: Ieva Miškinytė
Animators: Ieva Miškinytė, Darija Čiuželytė, Gabrielė Baltrušaitytė
Composer / Sound disigner: Egidija Medekšaitė
Producer: Valentas Aškinis
Contact: Ieva Miškinytė

The path of the button shows the invisible yarns, the world is connected with.

Awards:
Vilnius Animation IFF Tindirindis 2012 – Best Debut

BALTIC SHORT FILM NIGHT AFTER DARK

2H_TWO HOURS / 2H_DVI VALANDOS

Drama / Romance, D: Ramunė Čekuolytė, 15′, LT, 2010

Director / Screenwriter / Editor: Ramunė Čekuolytė
Director of Photography: Jaroslavas Gavrinas
Music Composer: Titas Petrikis
Contact: Ramunė Čekuolytė
Cast: Severija Janušauskaitė, Dmitrijus Turčaninovas

Two lovers meet in Moscow for two hours – to break up in a hotel room surrounded by neighbors making love.

BODY MEMORY / KEHA MÄLU

Animation, D: Ülo Pikkov, 9′, EE, 2016

Director / Screenwriter / Editor: Ülo Pikkov
Director of Photography: Raivo Möllis
Producers: Arvo Nuut
Production: Nukufilm
Contact: Nukufilm / nukufilm@nukufilm.ee

Our body remembers more than we can expect or imagine, our body also remembers the sorrow and pain of its ancestors and sustains their life stories. But how far is it possible to go back in your bodily memory?

CASTRATUS THE BOAR / KASTRĀTS KUILIS

Drama, D: Lauris Ābele, Raitis Ābele, 22′, LV, 2016

Directors / Screenwriters: Lauris Ābele, Raitis Ābele

Director of Photography: Gatis Grīnbergs
Editor: Raitis Ābele
Sound designers: Verners Biters
Original Music Choir Sola
Costume Designer Lote Eglīte
Producers: Dace Siatovska, Thom Palmen
Production: Tritone Studio
Contact: Tritone Studio / raitis.abele@gmail.com
Cast: Kaspars Kārkliņš, Anete Saulīte

Valters breeds pigs and sings in the local church choir. His secret however keeps him from integrating in the community. After his father’s death, he gets closer to Aija, but this is not the beginning of an ordinary couple’s love story.

CROCODILE / KROKODILL

Animation, D: Kaspar Jancis, 13′, EE, 2009

Director / Screenwriter / Editor: Kaspar Jancis
Producers: Kalev Tamm
Production: Eesti Joonisfilm
Contact: Eesti Joonisfilm / info@joonisfilm.ee

Having lost his grandeur, a former opera star is forced to work in a crocodile costume amusing children. The demeaning work and his unsatisfactory private life lead him into a dark depression, until suddenly a woman enters his life…

EXISTENCE / EGZISTENCIJA

Comedy, D: Giedrė Bienoriūtė, 23′, LT, 2004

Director / Screenwriter / Editor: Giedrė Bienoriūtė
Director of Photography: Rytis Kurkulis
Music Composer: Indrė Stakvilė
Sound designers: Algimantas A. Apanavičius, Jonas Maksvytis
Art Director: Anželika Šulcaitė
Producers: Valdas Navasaitis
Production: Vaizdo ir garso studija
Contact: Monoklis / jurga@monoklis.lt
Cast: Birutė Didžgalvytė, Elena Gaigalaitė, Vilma Raubaitė, Eimutis Kvoščiauskas

Life and human nature can be unpredictable. While energetic grannies expect impending death, the young ones ruminate about eternal love and blinding passion. But not everything can be foreseen in life.

Awards:
Lithuania’s Ministry of Culture 2006 – Debut prize
France FF Les Lutins 2005 – Nomination for the Best European Short Film Award

HOW I GAVE UP SMOKING / KĀ ES ATMETU SMĒĶĒŠANU

Animation / Irony, D: Jurģis Krāsons, 11′, LV, 2016

Director / Screenwriter / Editor / Producer: Jurģis Krāsons
Director of Photography:  Mārtiņš Veļa
Animator: Marina Trēde
Music: Andris Barons
Sound Designer: Normunds Kļaviņš
Production: Krasivo Limited
Contact: Krasivo Limited / jurgis@department.lv

Society has conspired against smokers to make their life unbearable.

IFT ( ICE FISHING TRIP) / KŽŽ (KALĖDINIS ŽIEMOS ŽYGIS)

Documentary / Mockumentary / Comedy, D: Lina Margaitytė, Marius Krivičius, 12′, LT, 2016

Director: Lina Margaitytė, Marius Krivičius
Director of Photography: Marius Krivičius
Editor: Lina Margaitytė
Music: W. A. Mozart Rondo Alla Turca
Contact: Marius Krivičius / mkrivicius@gmail.com
Protagonist: Andrej Polukord

Every winter, best friends Andrius and Rokas go on an ice fishing trip. This year Rokas has decided to travel the world, so Andrius sets off on the trip on his own.

Trailer

IT’S ABOUT TIME / LAIKS IET

Puppet Animation / Drama, D: Ivo Briedis, 6′, LV, 2015

Director / Screenwriter: Ivo Briedis
Animator: Olga Bulgakova
Editor: Edmunds Jansons
Music: Colin Stetson
Sound Designer: Ģirts Bišs
Set Designers: Anu-Laura Tuttelberg, Valdis Brože
Producer: Edmunds Jansons, Sabine Andersone
Production: Atom Art
Contact: Atom Art / Sabine Andersone / sabine@atomart.lv

A message brought by the wind urges a lonely man to go out into the city, but there is someone who does not want him to leave the room.

Trailer

MAI / MAI

Drama, D: Maria Reinup, 16′, EE, 2013

Director / Screenwriter: Maria Reinup
Director of Photography: Ivar Taim
Editor: Jaak Ollino
Producers: Evelin Soosaar
Production: Allfilm
Contact: Allfilm / allfilm@allfilm.ee
Cast: Saara Kadak, Aleksandr Zhilenko, Stas Kljutsnik, Pääru Oja, Indrek Taalmaa

In the last bus to downtown, Mai finds herself next to two drug addicts – one of them being in a quickly deteriorating state of health. Failing to win the attention of the driver or the fellow passengers, she decides to intervene herself.

MATVAJU / MATVAJU

Drama / Black Comedy / Thug-Life, D: Emilis Vėlyvis, 13′, LT, 2005

Director / Screenwriter: Emilis Vėlyvis
Director of Photography: Viktoras Radzevičius
Editor: Ričardas Matačius
Sound Designer: Ruslanas Peliušenko
Music: Šiaurės Kryptis, Requem, G&G Sindikatas
Art Director: Laimis Didžiunaitis
Producers: Darius Klimas, Tomas Kondratavičius
Production: AXX
Contact: Mindaugas Vosylius

Cast: Adomas Stancikas, Algis Ramanauskas, Gediminas Vilaniškis, Vaida Narkevičiūtė, Tomas Krivickas, Mindaugas Ancevičius

It starts like a regular night for a couple of thugs in Vilnius, but it soon takes a very unexpected turn.

SHIFT / VAHETUS

Drama, D: Anu Aun, 15′, EE, 2010

Director / Screenwriter: Anu Aun
Director of Photography: Mart Taniel
Editor: Margo Siimon
Producers: Laura Talvet, Margo Siimon, Anu Aun
Production: Luxfilm
Contact: Luxfilm / luxfilm@luxfilm.ee
Cast: Mait Malmsten, Mari Abel, Katariina Lauk

When Miina, a seemingly well-off woman, is caught shoplifting, the female officer takes the chance to demonstrate her contempt. Both women meet again just a few hours later in a situation where they have to become partners in crime.

SHORT FILM ABOUT LIFE / ĪSFILMA PAR DZĪVI

Documentary, D: Laila Pakalniņa, 2′, LV, 2014

Director / Screenwriter / Producer: Laila Pakalniņa
Director of Photography: Uldis Jancis
Editor: Kaspar Kallas
Sound designers: Anrijs Krenbergs
Production: Hargla
Contact: Hargla / laila.pakalnina@inbox.lv

A story about life, told in 2 minutes.

THE WATER / UDENS

Thriller, D: Laila Pakalniņa, 12′, LV, 2006

Director / Screenwriter / Producer: Laila Pakalniņa
Director of Photography: Gints Bērziņš
Editor: Kaspar Kallas
Sound designers: Anrijs Krenbergs
Costume Designer: Līga Krāsone
Production: Hargla
Contact: National Film Center of Latvia / nkc@nkc.gov.lv
Cast: Emīls Elnionis, Irina Jegorova, Guna Zariņa, Gundars Āboliņš

Maria goes for a swim in the pool, even though it looks deserted and she’s warned not to do so. When she gets into the water, she is not only faced with the cold, but also with her own fears.

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