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Contents 5

What Others Have to Say About Us

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Letter from the Minister of Culture of Lithuania

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Letter from the Mayor of Vilnius

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Letter from the Vilnius Film Office

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Foreign Productions

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Why Lithuania?

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Facts and Figures About Lithuania

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles

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Location, Location, Location

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When to Come on Over

32

Film Financing in Lithuania

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Production Companies

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Post-Production Companies

43

Rental and Services

46

Cinema Admissions

47 Distributors 48

Film Festivals

57 Contacts 58

Embassies in Lithuania

59 Ads

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What Others Have to Say About Us: “Everything is Possible!“ MICHAEL ROBINS PIETER JAN BRUGGE

Producer: “9/11 – The Twin Towers“, “Moonshot“,

Producer: ‘’Defiance“

“Surviving D-Day“,

“Being in Lithuania has restored my faith in film-mak-

“Dangerous Films have shot almost 8 hours of television

ing. In Hollywood everything is more about the logistics

in Lithuania. The projects have been both scripted drama

- how to get the coolest plane or the coolest car for a

as well as dramatic reconstructions for drama documen-

film, whereas here often you have to make things and the

taries. Our commissioning broadcasters have included

physical skills of people are extraordinary in some cases.“

BBC 1, Discovery Channel US, ITV, Prosieben, Discovery Europe, France 2 and BBC Worldwide. 2 of our shows have

JEAN-FRANÇOIS DELASSUS

had Primetime Emmy nominations plus Bafta and Royal

Director: “Les dernières heures du mur”, “L’Affaire Farewell”

Television Society Craft nominations and awards.

“I have shot films in Lithuania twice and hope that this

We have always found the Lithuanian crews enthusiastic

will occur again.

and professional. The wide range of skills available has

The people are professional, efficient, dedicated. And

meant that our productions have always been confident of

truly reliable. They are also very polite and civilized which

delivering the quality demanded by our international co-

adds to the smoothness of the job and of daily life.

producing partners. Our productions have always met their

As for locations, you can find almost everything. Or you

tight schedules on time and on budget. We have found

make it exist.

shooting Lithuania extremely good value for money, with-

They made a superb 150m long Berlin wall and its check-

out compromising the artistic integrity of the projects.

point for me at a very reasonable price.

Besides the artistic, technical, and financial stability that

After decades of dullness under Soviet rule, Lithuania is

filming in Lithuania has brought to our shows, our cast and

in full Renaissance.

crews have always found Lithuania a pleasant and enjoy-

This is a place to be if you like the freshness of spring.”

able place to work.“

MOONSHOT 5


BARNEY REISZ

JEREMIAH CULLINANE

Producer: Elizabeth I

Director: “Book Smugglers“

“Everything is possible in Lithuania! There are wonder-

“I spent four weeks shooting in Lithuania, in various lo-

ful locations and highly capable construction crews. They

cations throughout the country, with a small crew, all of

built us a staggering 16 Century Whitehall Palace set,

whom proved to be dedicated, hard-working, competent

interior and exterior. They made us some fantastic period

in their field, conscientious, and very supportive to me as

costumes and the local crew and facilities are excellent.

a director. While it’s true that the Lithuanian rates were

It’s a really good shooting option in Europe.“

significantly lower than in Ireland, I would not hesitate to

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use the same crew again, regardless of rates. I also found GUIDO SIMONETI

the general public - the people of the countryside and of

Producer: “Circles in the Water“

the cities - upon whose support we were often depend-

“Palomar Spa spent over seven months last year in Vil-

ent, to be wholly receptive and helpful to our presence

nius preparing and shooting a four part television series

and willing to help out whenever they could. The entire

for our National network Mediaset, directed by Umberto

experience was thoroughly positive, and I look forward to

Marino. We came from Italy to Vilnius with a very small

returning for another project in Lithuania.“

Italian crew and group of actors and were provided with local crew, actors, stunt, technical equipment and locations. The city itself is very charming and the fifteen weeks of shooting went very smoothly. The whole experience can be absolutely considered a great success due the great cooperation and professionalism of our Lithuanian collaborators, crew members and actors.“

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DEFIANCE


Letter from the Minister of Culture of Lithuania Dear Filmmakers, It is with great pleasure that I invite you to choose Lithu-

This catalog will acquaint you with some of the work that

ania for your next production. We deeply value the film

has been produced in Lithuania.

profession and the work that you do. As a country with a deeply ingrained and respected film culture, we under-

Lithuania has much to offer and we hope that you will

stand your needs and requirements and look forward to

provide us with the opportunity to share our outstanding

your choice of Lithuania for filming.

locations, resources and creative talent with you.

We have highly talented professionals in every aspect of

We look forward to welcoming you and your entire team

filmmaking who will be able to provide you with every-

in Lithuania.

thing that you need for a successful shoot. We are proud our film-makers, actors and crews who have received international acclaim for both local and foreign productions. And graduates of the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, as well as the Vilnius Academy of Art successfully follow that good tradition.

Ar큰nas Gel큰nas Minister of Culture

The latest in technology and highly competitive costs are

Republic of Lithuania

not the only economic reasons to come to Lithuania. We are poised to become even more attractive as a location for foreign filmmakers through the introduction of film tax incentives which are currently under consideration.

VILNIUS 9


Letter from the Mayor of Vilnius Dear Film, Video and Television Professionals, Lithuania has always had a flair for the dramatic and Vil-

We have a lot to offer and I would bet that Lithuania will

nius as the country’s capital has seen its share of wars,

exceed any and all expectations. The fact that Lithuani-

mergers and acquisitions as well as hostile takeovers by

ans are highly educated counts for a lot, but the fact that

some of our neighbors. Today, Vilnius is at peace and is a

they have a great sense of humor and intrinsic skills that

vibrantly creative city of highly skilled film professionals.

are demonstrated many times a day is extraordinary.

I would like to invite you to consider Vilnius for your

The Vilnius Film Office will help every producer identify

next production. We have incredible talent, human and

the best resources for you. The positive feedback of those

natural resources that are outstanding and locations that

who have worked here is the most important recommen-

you won’t find anywhere else. We can provide you with

dation we can provide. Lithuanians positively love the

elegant and conservative sites, as well as glittering sky-

challenges that movie makers can provide.

scrapers and also slummy parts of town if that’s what you need. We even have bits of vintage Soviet architecture.

When you make plans to shoot your next blockbuster, remember that Vilnius is the only city in the world where locations and parking spaces that you will get free of charge will be secured by a tank that I ride personally. Very truly yours, Arturas Zuokas Mayor of the City of Vilnius

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Letter from the Vilnius Film Office Dear Filmmakers,

We are available 24/7 to provide you with: • Comprehensive information about locations, logistics, crew,

Vilnius is a captivating location and the most film friendly

accommodations, technical support and special supplies

of cities. You will find the best professionals and most

• Assistance with obtaining shooting permits

optimal working conditions here for shooting movies, tel-

• Free locations that are administered by the City of Vilnius

evision dramas and all types of audiovisual productions.

authorities

Your work will go smoothly in Vilnius whether you are

• Free parking in the city

shooting a big budget or a small scale production with the

• Contacts in every sector, whether public or private

Vilnius Film Office here to help you every step of the way.

• Information about the rules and regulations of shooting in

Let us help to make your next successful film in Vilnius and enjoy a smooth production shoot in the city that welcomes every single filmmaker from around the world.

Vilnius • Information about Lithuanian laws, taxes, visa issues, insurance • City events calendar

Looking forward to seeing you in Vilnius!

VILNIUS 12

Author: Andrius Ufartas/BFL

Jurate Pazikaite Director of the Vilnius Film Office

Vilnius film office | www.filmvilnius.com | film@vilnius.lt | M: +370 614 04696 | Skype: film vilnius 13


Foreign Productions SIBERIAN EDUCATION (2011 Italy)

GEORGE CROSS HEROES (2010 UK)

Production Company: Cattleya srl

Production Company: Dangerous Films / Discovery Channel

Producer: Marco Chimenz

Producer: Mark Hedgecoe

Director: Gabriele Salvatores

Director: Charlie Smith, Harry Hewland

Cast: John Malkovich, Eleanor Tomlinson KRONJUVELERNA (2010 Sweden) Blood in the Snow (2011 Spain)

Production Company: Freelance International AB,

Production Company: Tornasol films, Castafiore films, Ze-

Svenska Filminstitutet

bra productions, Lithuanian film studios.

Producer: Leif Mohlin

Producer: Mariela Besuievski

Director: Ella Lemhagen

Director: Gerardo Herrero

Cast: Bill Skarsgård, Michalis Koutsogiannakis,

Cast: Juan Diego Botto, Carmelo Gomez, Francesc Orella

Tomas von Brömssen

GENERATIONS (2011 Germany)

I CERCHI NELL’ACQUA (2010 Italy)

Production Company: teamWorx

Production Company: Palomar

Producer: Katrin Goetter

Producer: Carlo Degli Esposti

Director: Philipp Kadelbach

Director: Umberto Marino

Cast: Miriam Stein, Tom Schilling, Volker Bruch

Cast: Alessio Boni, Vanessa Incontrada, Giovanni Calcagno

SURVIVING D-DAY (2010 UK)

MERRY WIDOW (2009 Ukraine, UK)

Production Company: Dangerous Films / Discovery Chan-

Production Company: Tanarm Picrures

nel / France 2

Producer: Vladimir Horunzhy

Producer: Tim Goodchild

Director: Leonid Gorovitz

Director: Richard Dale

Cast: Kamaliya, Marchin Mroczek, Dmitrij Nagiev,

Cast: Michael Ashcroft, Hal Baumgarten, William Bodette,

Aleksandr Semchev, Jevgenij Voskresenskij

Robert Sales 14

ELIZABETH I


LES DERNIÈRES HEURES DU MUR (2009 France)

MOONSHOT 2008 (UK/USA)

ICE KISS (2007 Norway)

Producer: Ferdinand Dohna, Chris Grabowski, Slawomir

Production Company: Maximal Productions, FR2

Production Company: Dangerous Films,

Production Company: Filmhuset Produksjoner AS

Józwik, Fanio Petrocchi, Sergey Shumakov, Nicolas Traube,

Producer:  Jérôme Bellay

History Channel, ITV

Producer: Alf R. Jacobsen

Luca Bernabei, Matilde Bernabei, Andrew Colton

Director: Jean- François Delassus

Producer: Michael Robins / Tim Goodchild

Director: Knut Erik Jensen

Director: Robert Dornhelm

Cast: André Dussollier, Féodor Atkine, Karim Belkhadra,

Director: Richard Dale

Cast: Ellen Dorrit Petersen, Aleksander Bukharov, Per Egil

Cast: Alexander Beyer, Clémence Poésy, Alessio Boni

Grégoire Gros

Cast: Daniel Lapaine, James Marsters, Andrew Lincoln

Aske, Evgeny Sidikhin

SNAPPHANAR (2006 Sweden)

THE COURAGEOUS HEART OF IRENA SENDLER

THE BRIDGE (2008 Germany)

L’AFFAIRE FAREWELL, L’ESPION DE LA VENGEANCE

Production Company: Filmlance International AB

(2009 USA)

Production Company: Herold Productions, Lionheart En-

(2007 France)

Producer: Lars Blomgren

Production Company: Baltmedia, CBS, Hallmark Hall of

tertainment

Production Company: Roche Productions, ZDF, ARTE

Director: Bjorn Stein, Mans Marlind

Fame Productions, Jeff Most Productions, K&K Selekt,

Producer: Guido Gerold, Jurgen Hebstreit, Marian Redmann

G.E.I.E., YLE

Cast: Andre Sjoberg, Tuva Novotny, Anders Ekborg,.

Most/Rice Productions, Telekompanija Forma Pro

Director: Wolfgang Panzer

Producer: Dominique Tibi

Producer: Jeff Most, Brent Shields

Cast: François Goeske, Franka Potente, Lars Steinhöfel

Director: Jean- François Delassus

9/11 - THE TWIN TOWERS (2006 USA/UK)

Director: John Kent Harrison

Cast: Tomasz Bialkowski

Production Company: Dangerous Films / BBC / Discovery

Cast: Anna Paquin, Marcia Gay Harden, Goran Visnjic

WINTER IN WARTIME (2008 Netherlands, Belgium)

Channel

Production Company: Isabella Films B.V., Fu Works, Isa-

DEFIANCE (2007 USA)

Producer: Tim Goodchild

TRANSSIBERIAN EXPRESS

bella Films, Max TV, Prime Time

Production Company: GHM Films / Tuvia Productions /

Director: Richard Dale

(2008 Spain, Germany, UK, Lithuania)

Producer: San Fu Maltha, Els Vandevorst

Paramount Vantage

Cast: William Hope, Robert Ash

Production Companies: Filmax International, Canal+ Es-

Director: Martin Koolhoven

Producer: Edward Zwick / Pieter Jan Brugge

paña, Filmax Group, Castelao Producciones, Universum

Cast: Martijn Lakemeier, Jamie Campbell Bower, Yorick

Director: Edward Zwick

STöRTEBEKER (2005 Germany)

Film, Telecinco Cinema, Future Films

van Wageningen

Cast: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell

Production Company: Bavaria Film

Producer: Julio Fernández

Producer: Stephan Bechtle

Director: Brad Anderson

THE PALACE (2008 UK)

WAR AND PEACE

Director: Miguel Alexandre

Cast: Woody Harrelson, Ben Kingsley, Emily Mortimer

Production Company: Company Pictures Ltd, ITV

(2007 Italy, France, Germany, Russia, Poland)

Cast: Ken Duken, Claire Keim

Producer: Gina Cronk

Production Company: Lux Vide, RAMCO, Mosfilm,

Director: Maurice Phillips, Metin Huseyin

SF Projektor

Cast: Rupert Evans, Jane Asher, David Harewood

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WALLIS AND EDWARD (2005 UK)

MATRIOSHKI (2005 Belgium)

ATTILA THE HUN (2001 USA)

Production Company: Company Pictures Ltd,

Production Company: Living Films, Independent Productions

Production Company: USA Cable, Michael R Joyce Productions

Atlantic Film Productions

Producer: Mark Punt

Producer: Angela Mancuso

Producer: Mark Pybus

Director: Guy Goossens, Mark Punt

Director: Dick Lowry

Director: David Moore

Cast: Peter Van den Begin, Axel Daeseleire,

Cast: Gerald Butler, Powers Boothe, Tim Curry

Cast: Joely Richardson, Steven Campbell Moore, Richard John-

Evgeniya Khirivskaya

THE DEVIL’S ARITHMETIC (1999 USA)

son

SILENCE BECOMES YOU (2004 – 2005 UK)

Production Company: Showtime Networks Inc.,

VISAS FOR SIX THOUSAND LIVES (2005 Japan)

Production Company: IMS 3 LLP

Weintraub/Kuhn Productions

Production Company: Fellah Pictures

Producer: Karl Richards

Producer: Chris Ciaffa, Tom Kuhn

Producer: Yoshinori Fujita

Director: Stephanie Sinclaire

Director: Donna Deitch

Director: Takayoshi Watanabe

Cast: Alicia Silverstone, Sienna Guillory, Joe Anderson

Cast: Kirsten Dunst, Brittany Murphy, Mimi Rogers

Cast: Sorimachi Takashi, IIjima Naoko

DAS BLUT DER TEMPLER (2004 Germany)

THE NEW ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD

ELIZABETH I (2005 UK/USA)

Production Company: Medienfonds GFP, Westside Film-

(1996–1999 USA)

Production Company: Company Pictures, HBO, Channel 4

produktion GmbH

Production Company: Warner Brothers Intl. TV.,

Producer: Barney Reisz

Producer: Ulrike Koeppen

Weintraub/Kuhn Productions

Director: Tom Hooper

Director: Florian Baxmeyer

Producer: Tom Kuhn, Fred Weintraub

Cast: Helen Mirren, Jeremy Irons, Hugh Dancy, Toby Jones

Cast: Harald Krassnitzer, Mirko Lang, Catherine H Flemming

Director: Joe Coppoletta, Harley Cokeliss, etc.

Cast: Lou Diamond Phillips, Mia Sara, Charles Dance

UNCLE ADOLF (2005 UK)

DR JEKYLL AND MR HYDE (2003 UK)

Production Company: Company Pictures, ITV

Production Company: Clerkenwell Films, Working Title

UNDERTOW (1996 USA)

Producer: Mark Pybus

Television

Production Company: Showtime Networks Inc.,

Director: Nicholas Renton

Producer: Murray Ferguson

Weintraub/Kuhn Productions

Cast: Ken Stott, Elaine Cassidy, Danny Webb

Director: Maurice Phillips

Producer: Tom Kuhn, Fred Weintraub

Cast: John Hannah, David Warner

Director: Eric Red

BUILT SET ON LOCATION

Cast: Lou Diamond Phillips, Mia Sara, Charles Dance

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Why Lithuania? LITHUANIA, OF COURSE!

CREW, STAFF & SPECIALISTS

CASTING

COSTUMES AND PROPS

Where‘s the best place to shoot? Lithuania, of course! Lo-

Local crew members are multi talented and highly skilled

Lithuanian casting agencies provide well-known profes-

Lithuania has a superb collection of costumes and props

cated in attractive northeastern Europe, between sedate

with the experience of many foreign productions under their

sional and multi-lingual actors who work on sets in Lithu-

to offer. With over 100,000 costumes, hairpieces and

Scandinavia, effusive Central Europe and exotic Russia,

belts. Art department and construction teams can conjure up

ania and abroad as well as new faces for principal talent

accessories available, actors can be decked out in every-

Lithuania offers a fabulous blend of the best of all of

16 century palaces and moon landscapes, and everything

or extras.

thing from a caveman‘s outfit to a space suit to a Queen

its neighbors and then some. We have a wide variety of

in between. Low prices for a quality product are our motto.

Lithuanian actors have worked with such renowned stars

of England. Historical costumes and footwear are memo-

unexploited locations with a marvelous landscape full of

Lithuania has experienced crew members who speak fluent

as Daniel Craig, John Malkovich, Jeremy Irons, Helen Mir-

rable for their authentic details.

lots of lakes and rivers and there are no nasty snakes or

English, Russian, German, French, Spanish, Italian, and Polish.

ren, Woody Harrelson, Ben Kingsley, Emilie Mortimer,

Furniture and props come in all shapes, sizes and periods.

crocodiles or things that would want to kill you. But, most

Filming permission is easily obtained at very reasonable rates.

Thomas Kretchman, Kirsten Dunst and others.

Fabrics of all types are available and props are plentiful.

importantly of all, Lithuania provides quality services at

Lithuania has fantastic production and location managers,

History would not be complete without horses, carriages,

a rock-bottom price. Lithuania, we‘re worth more than a

cinematographers, set and costume designers, animators, key

coaches, saddles and harnesses, all of which Lithuania has in

look!

technicians, stunt performers who are proven and true pro-

stock. Period weapons and firearm props are also available.

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fessionals at what they do. SETS Lithuania‘s construction costs are among the lowest in

EQUIPMENT

Europe and our sets have received wide acclaim. A Lithu-

Camera, video and lighting equipment suppliers meet

anian crew built a magnificent Titanic and experts billed

the most demanding of requirements for productions

it as “the best Titanic stages constructed since Jim Cam-

both large and small. Lithuania has teams of true profes-

eron’s high budget feature film.“ Lithuanians are usually

sionals with the highest levels of experience in providing

pretty modest, but we do have to say that we do this kind

services for the production of film, TV, advertising and

of thing all the time. Talented, experienced and skillful

commercials. Multiple projects can be serviced simulta-

painters and set constructors make authentic items, in-

neously by the best of the best in these sectors using the

cluding sculptures, china, oil-paintings, etc. Lithuanians

latest and most advanced equipment.

For more information please contact Vilnius Film Office (www.filmvilnius.lt) acting as local Film Comission.

can manufacture every detail of your interior design or décor. We coordinate the work of woodworkers, painters, plasterers, sculptors, set constructors and metal workers. 20

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Foto: Ruta Mardosaite

BALOONING CENTRE www.ballooning.lt


Distances and flight time (in hours) between Vilnius and other cities City

Facts and Figures About Lithuania Location: Northeastern Europe on the shores of the

Ethnic groups: 83.9 % Lithuanian, 6.6 % Polish, 5.4 %

Baltic Sea

Russian, 1.3 % Belorussian, 2.8 % other

Area: 65,200 sq. km. 30% forests. 2,830 lakes larger

Religion: 79% Roman Catholic. Other: Eastern Orthodox,

than 0.5 hectares, 18 rivers longer than 100 kilometers

Protestant, Jewish, Muslim.

Neighbors: Poland, Latvia, Russia, Belarus

International airports: Vilnius, Kaunas, Palanga.

Population: 3.201 million

Port: Klaipėda is an ice free port located in the north.

Government: Parliamentary Republic

Roads: High grade and well developed road system

Km

Time

City

Km

Time

Amsterdam

1367

2.20

London

1724

2.50

Brussels

1470

2.35

Milan

1535

2.00

Copenhagen

815

1.35

Moscow

786

2.05

Dublin

2052

3.20

Oslo

1048

1.30

Frankfurt

1234

2.10

Paris

1697

3.10

Helsinki

611

1.15

Rome

1702

3.20

Kiev

589

1.55

Vienna

950

2.05

ICELAND

FINLAND

ESTONIA

SWEDEN

LATVIA

DENMARK

LITHUANIA

throughout the country Capital: Vilnius. Established in 1323. Population of

IRELAND

542,932. Old Town one of largest in Europe and is a

International Membership: European Union, NATO,

UNESCO World Heritage site.

World Bank, World Trade Organization, Schengen Area.

RUSSIA

NORWAY

UNITED KINGDOM

BELARUS NETHERLANDS POLAND GERMANY

Climate: Maritime/continental

UKRAINE

BELGIUM

Public Holidays (2012):

CZECH. REP.

SLOVAKIA

MOLDOVA

January 1 – New Year’s Day Landscape: Pastoral with plains, forests and rolling hills.

February 16 – Independence Day

AUSTRIA FRANCE

March 11 – Restoration of Independence Day Coastline: 99 km of sandy coastline, of which 38 km face

April 8, 9 – Easter

Baltic Sea

May 1 – Labor Day, Mother’s Day

SWITZERLAND

July 6 – Coronation Day August 15 – Feast of the Assumption

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Official language: Lithuanian. English and Russian spo-

November 1 – All Saints’ Day

ken extensively, Polish in some areas.

December 25, 26 – Christmas

ROMANIA

SLOVENIA CROATIA

BOSNIA & HERZ.

SERBIA

MONTENEGRO MACEDONIA

June 24 – Feast of St. John (Midsummer) Time Zone: GMT+2 (winter), GMT+3 (summer)

HUNGARY

PORTUGAL

ITALY SPAIN

BULGARIA

TURKEY

ALBANIA GREECE

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Planes, Trains & Automobiles FERRIES

SEGWAYS

Cars from international chains such as Hertz, Avis and Eu-

The port city of Klaipeda has regularly scheduled ferry

A Segway is the preferred mode of transport by the ultra-

well maintained. There are four main means of access to

ropcar can be rented at the airport in Vilnius (a segment

service to Sweden, Denmark, Germany and Poland.

cool Mayor of Vilnius. The police in Kaunas patrol the

Lithuania:

of “The Amazing Race” testified to the efficiency with

Should you have an unlimited budget and would like to

streets with them. They are offered for rent in Vilnius

Lithuania is easily accessible by land, sea or air. It has the

AUTOMOBILES

best transport infrastructure in the Baltics that is very

which this could be done!) The A1 highway runs across

make a grand and stately entrance to Lithuania, luxury

year round and in Palanga during the summer months by

PLANES

Lithuania south to north and connects its three major

cruise liners dock at Klaipeda year round.

the hour, day, week or month. If you can’t stand sitting in

There are frequent flights from Europe to three interna-

cities with a route of Vilnius-Kaunas-Klaipeda. Driving

tional airports that are located short distances away from

speeds are: 50 km/hr in towns, 90 km/hr on suburban

HOT AIR BALLOONS

just may be the perfect option. (Plus, it’s a really awe-

the cities that they service, i.e. Vilnius, Kaunas and Palan-

roads and 110-130 km/hr on highways. Technical road

In Vilnius, you can opt for a hot air balloon to get you

some way to get around a shooting location).

ga. The airports in Vilnius and Palanga are both 7 km and

assistance: call 1888 (24/7)

from here to there or to get a very good overview of the city itself. It’s one of the very few places in Europe where

15 minutes driving time away from their city centers. The Kaunas airport is 15 km. away from the center of town.

BUSES

hot air balloons are allowed to fly over an Old Town. It’s

Vilnius airport (www.vilnius-airport.lt) services 85% of

There is direct bus service to Vilnius from most European

considered an aristocratic tradition and you can wear

the country’s international passengers. Access to Vilnius

countries. Vilnius’ bus terminal is centrally located and

jeans if you like, but if it’s your “first time”, old ballooning

is quick and inexpensive. Frequent train and shuttle buses

a short distance away from the Old Town. Routes and

traditions dictate that you be treated to a glass of cham-

run from the Vilnius airport to the center of town and the

schedules are available at www.eurolines.lt and www.

pagne to make the bird’s eye view of the city even more

main railway station. There are taxi stands at all of the air-

ecolines.lt For transportation within Lithuania, buses are

attractive. And, you’ll get a flight certificate at the end to

ports outside of the arrivals terminals curbside or can be

modern and operate frequently and regularly across the

show off to cast and crew. More info: www.ballooning.lt

ordered online ahead of time at www.etaksi.lt. Minibuses

country. Fares are low. The bus and coach system is an

also cover various routes through the cities and outskirts.

easy and convenient way to commute within the country.

Direct regular flights to Vilnius are available from: Amsterdam Barcelona Brussels Copenhagen Dublin Frankfut Helsinki 26

traffic to make that last shot in front of a blue screen, this

Kiev London Milan Moscow Oslo Paris Prague

Riga Rome Stockholm Tallinn Vienna Warsaw

TRAINS There are direct trains to Vilnius from the main cities of its neighboring countries of Poland, Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and Latvia. More info at www.litrail.lt Artbox 27


Location, Location, Location Lithuania has locations to choose from that will impress

Of particular note is Vilnius‘ outstanding Old Town that

Minnesota in the United States may bill itself as unique

The highest elevation in Lithuania is 297.84 meters

the most discerning of filmmakers. Robin Hood and his

has been designated a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is

with 10,000 lakes, but Lithuania will give you more bang

above sea level, found in the eastern part of the country.

merry band had a great time galloping through Lithu-

one of the largest „living“ Old Towns in all of Europe. Kau-

for your buck with 2,833 lakes larger than 10,000 m² and

And last, but not least - as if all of the above were not

ania‘s forests, the soldiers of World War II landed dra-

nas, Lithuania‘s second largest city, also boasts a charm-

1,600 smaller ones in an area about one third the size of

enough - Lithuania likes to boast that it is the geo-

matically on our beaches, Holocaust heroes have waded

ing Old Town and a restored castle. The ice-free port of

the American state. The majority of Lithuania‘s lakes are

graphical center of Europe. Geographic coordinates:

through our rivers.

Klaipėda is hospitable to filmmakers all year round.

found in the eastern part of the country. Lithuania also

56°00’N 24°00’E. How could you possibly resist a pitch

has 758 rivers longer than ten kilometers.

like that?

Vast fields, gently rolling hills, wetlands, thousands of

Should you need a contemporary urban setting, Lithu-

lakes and dense forests of pine, spruce, birch and oak

ania‘s large cities have many sites from which to choose.

stand ready, more than willing and able to play their role

There are skyscrapers in Vilnius, modern high-rises in

in whatever season you need to film. The topography of

Kaunas and upscale architecture overlooking the sea in

Lithuania features a primarily lowland terrain. Moderate

Klaipėda.

highlands lie to the east and south, with several hilly regions in the west.

The Soviets left a pretty ugly mark that has been hard to erase in the residential housing complexes that still stand

The towering sand dunes on the shores of the Baltic Sea

in blocks in some areas of the largest cities in Lithuania.

in northwestern Lithuania are impressive not only in their

Eventually, they will be all gone, so come before then if

stature and grandeur, but also in their dazzling ability to

you are interested in that type of setting. Right now, the

act as a very low-cost stand in for the Sahara. (The dunes

ones that are standing are still all extremely real.

don‘t have their SAG card yet, but they‘re hoping for one soon.) The dunes stand on a 98 km. sandy peninsula be-

Lithuania has rural villages as well. Rumsiskes is an au-

tween the Baltic Sea on one side and a lagoon on the

thentically constructed village that can take you back in

other. And just for good measure, in case you should need

time and has been a prime location for more than one

it, there is also a hundred year old coniferous forest along

director. If you‘re looking for even more reality, Lithuania

the pristine white sand seashore.

has villages that are old-time rural in both buildings and

Curonian Spit

surrounding area. 28

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When to Come on Over Come to Lithuania anytime! We have much to offer throughout the year. Temperatures are never extreme and weather can be made to order with artificial snow when needed and rainfall in any specific location on command. Lithuania has a climate that is transitional between maritime and typical European continental throughout the entire country. There are four distinct seasons and marked differences between summer and winter weather. Summer is normally warm, dry and moderate with an average temperature of 18.1째 C and long stretches of daylight. Winters are sunny and can be cold with snowfalls. The average temperature in winter is about -5째 C. The warmest month is July and the coldest is January. The weather during May-September provides warm days and cool nights.

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Film Financing in Lithuania LITHUANIA

Ministry of Culture of Republic of Lithuania

Member of Eurimages • MEDIA • MEDIA MUNDUS • Euro-

CONTACT:

pean Economic Area (EEA)

Irma Pužauskaitė

Signatory of European Convention on Cinematographic

Email: i.puzauskaite@lrkm.lt

Co-production

T: + 370 5 219 3443 Web: www.lrkm.lt

Culture Support Foundation CONTACT:

SUPPORT FOR FILM DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION AND

Ona Šaltytė

DISTRIBUTION

Email: o.saltyte@lrkm.lt

NATURE OF FUND: National

T: + 370 5 219 3431

ELIGIBLE GENRES:

Web: www.krf.lt

• Live action • Documentary

SUPPORT FOR FILM DEVELOPMENT, PRODUCTION, DIS-

• Animation

TRIBUTION, EDUCATION AND ETC.

ANNUAL BUDGET (2011): 1 530 000 €

NATURE OF FUND: National

NATURE OF FUNDING: Selective

ELIGIBLE GENRES:

WHO CAN APPLY? National production company

• Live action

MAIN ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Cultural Test

• Documentary

SESSIONS PER YEAR: 1 (autumn)

• Animation

MAIN SELECTION CRITERIA: Quality and originality of the

• Workshops and etc.

project, director’s and producer’s track record, financial

ANNUAL BUDGET (2011): 700 000 €

aspects, co-productions.

NATURE OF FUNDING: Selective

NUMBER OF PROJECTS FINANCED PER YEAR (AVERAGE):

WHO CAN APPLY? National production company

2 - 3 Features, 5-6 Documentary, 1-2 Animation

SESSIONS PER YEAR: 2 (spring and autumn) MAIN SELECTION CRITERIA: Quality and originality of the project, debut film, co-financing and etc. 32

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Production Companies Company A PROPOS

ANIMACIJOS STUDIJA

ARTBOX

ARTETA

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address

contact

credits

Nugalėtojų St. 3D-2, LT-10105 Vilnius

Deimantė Vilčinskaitė Ramunė Landsbergienė M: +370 643 94714, +370 687 62040 F: +370 5 277 7888 E: aproposstudija@gmail.com

Features: “When I Was a Partisan” 2008, d. Vytautas V. Landsbergis Documentaries: “Wife of a Freedom Fighter” 2011, d. Vytautas V. Landsbergis, Agnė Marcinkevičiūtė “33 minutes With Tibet” 2010, d. Vytautas V. Landsbergis

Kalvarijų St. 196-58, LT-08201 Vilnius

Algirdas Selenis M: +370 68077310 F: +370 5 2315105 E: aselenis@takas.lt

Short Animation: “The Song” 2008, d. Algirdas Selenis “Magus” 2007, d. Algirdas Selenis “The Gypsy and the Dragon” 2006, d. Algirdas Selenis

Labdarių St. 5, LT-01120 Vilnius

Kęstutis Drazdauskas M: +370 687 13078 F: + 370 5 264 3054 E: kestas@artbox.lt www.artbox.lt

Features: “Santa” (in production), d. Marius Ivaškevisius “Diring” 2006, d. Ignas Miškinis Shorts: “Randezvous” 2011, d. Simonas Gylis “Our Father” 2010, d. Marius Ivaškevičius “It Would Be Splendid, Yet...” 2009, d. Lina Lužytė “Dancing Worm” 2006, d. Ignas Jonynas

Tarandės St. 34, LT-14013 Vilnius

Kristina Bučytė M: +370 610 00719 E: projects@arteta.lt www.arteta.lt

Features: “Loss” 2008, d. Maris Martinsons TV Series: “42” 2007, d. Maris Martinsons “Anastasija” 2006, d. Maris Martinsons

Audiovizualinio meno centras

Samanynės St. 20, Bendorių km, LT-14180 Vilniaus r.

Titas Petrikis M: +370 686 50202 E: titas@amcfilms.com

Documentaries: ”Game of the Nation” 2012, d. Andrius Lekavičius

BALTIC FILM SERVICES

Kražių St. 25, LT-01180 Vilnius

Gary Tuck M: +370 699 10 484 P: +370 5 276 2335 F: +370 5 215 1294 E: gt@bfs.eu.com www.bfs.eu.com

Features: “Defiance” 2007, d. Edward Zwick TV: “Surviving D-Day” 2010, d. Richard Dale “George Cross Heroes“ 2010, d. Charlie Smith, Harry Hewland “Moonshot” 2008 d. Richard Dale “The Palace” 2007 d. Metin Huseyin/Maurice Phillips

CAT FILM STUDIO

Paupio St. 17-10, LT-11341 Vilnius

Ramunė Čekuolytė M: +370 698 08 176 E: ramune.che@gmail.com

Documentaries: “Hierarchy of Favorites”, 2011, d. Ramunė Čekuolytė Shorts: “2H_two hours” 2010, d. Ramunė Čekuolytė

CINEMARK

S. Konarskio St.. 49, LT-08117, Vilnius

Algirdas Šemeškevičius M: + 370 699 47 910 E: cinemark@cinemark.lt

Features: “Excursionist” (in post-production 2011), d. Audrius Juzėnas

CONCEPT EVENTS & MEDIA

Vytenio St. 9/25 St. 10, LT-03113 Vilnius

Teresa Zibolienė M: +370 618 07 994 E: t.ziboliene@concept.lt www.concept.lt

Documentaries: “Alcofootball”, 2011, d. Kęstutis Gudavičius “Lithuania 1986-1993. Restoration of Independence”, 15 parts 2011, d. Domantas Vildžiūnas

CG BARAKUDA PRODUCTION

Gedimino Av. 54B LT-01110 Vilnius

Audrius Steikūnas M: +370 656 68872 P/F: +370 5 262 0525 E: audrius@cgb.lt, info@cgb.lt www.cgb.lt

Documentaries: “Around Baikal” (in progress), d. Jonas Grižas ”1000 opportunities” 2011-2012, d. Jonas Grižas ”2000 km of history” 2010-2011, d. Antanas Gluskinas TV series: ”2000 km of history - The Grand Duchy of Lithuania” 2010, d. Antanas Gluskinas

ČIOBRELIAI

D.Gerbutavičiaus g. 1091, LT-04317 Vilnius

Marija Razgutė M: +370 601 07 802 E: marija@ciobreliai.lt www.ciobreliai.lt

Shorts: “Dog’s Life” (in production), d. Ieva Veiverytė “Ten Reasons”, 2011, d. Andrius Blaževičius “Suicide”, 2008, d. Mindaugas Sruogius

DONELOS STUDIJA

Viršuliškių St. 87-24, LT-05114 Vilnius

Tomas Donela M: +370 675 45 171 E: tomasdonela@yahoo.co.uk

Features: “Farewell” 2010, d. T. Donela, Documentaries: “Maestro in Black and White” (in production) d. T. Donela Shorts: “The Boy and the Sea” 2006, d. T.Donela,

DANSU

Vileišio St.18N, LT-10316 Vilnius

Ernestas Jankauskas M: +370 620 83 454 E: ernestas@dansu.eu www.dansu.eu

Features: “Kronjuvelerna” 2011, d.Ella Lemhagen

DOKUMENTIKA

Apkasų St. 35-29, LT-02042 Vilnius

Algirdas Tarvydas M: +370 698 82 544 E: atarvydas@takas.lt

Documentaries: “The Space of Creations” 2009, d. Algirdas Tarvydas “Nida’s Expression” 2008, d. Algirdas Tarvydas “Returning Time” 2006, d. Algirdas Tarvydas

ERA FILM

K. Ladygos St. 1-119 LT- 08235 Vilnius

Rasa Miškinytė M: +370 682 96 128 E: rasa@erafilm.lt www.erafilm.lt

Documentaries: ”Book Smugglers” 2010, d. Jeremiah Cullinane, ”Sharunas Bartas, An Army of One”, 2010, d. Guillame Coudray ”Les Dernieres Heures Du Mur” 2009, d. Jean-Fracois Delassus ”The Bug Trainer” 2008, d. Linas Augutis, Donatas Ulvydas, Marek Skrobecki, Rasa Miškinytė “L’Affaire Farewell, L’Espion De La Vengeance” 2007, d. JeanFracois Delassus

FILMŲ KOPA

Pavilnio St. 16-2, LT-11300 Vilnius

Ona Biveinienė P: +370 5 205 6053 M: +370 615 48 172 F: +370 5 231 3179 E: berkopa@hotmail.com

Documentaries: “Home Without Marquis” (in production), d. Saulius Beržinis ”41. A Summer over the Blood...” (in production), d. Saulius Beržinis ”Post Scriptum to the Last Execution” (in production), d. Saulius Beržinis ”Nida:my Last Address” (in production), d. Saulius Beržinis “I, Bison of Vilnius” 2011, d. Saulius Beržinis “The breeze from Lithuania” 2011, d. Saulius Beržinis 35


FILMŲ ŠTRICHAI

Nugalėtojų St. 11, LT-10105 Vilnius

Jūratė Leikaitė M: +370 618 00 654 E: leikaite@yahoo.com

Short Animation: “Laima Determines Destiny” 2011, d. Jūratė Leikaitė

FRALITA FILMS

Stanevičiaus St. 5-28, LT-07131 Vilnius

Živilė Gallego M: +370 643 30 022 E: zivile.gallego@fralita.com www.fralitafilms.com

Fetaures: “Emilia” (in development), d. Vytautas V. Landsbergis “Sangailė” (financing stage), d. Alantė Kavaitė “Name in the Dark” (in production), d. Agnė Marcinkevičiūtė Documentaries: “7 Sins” 2010, d. Kristina Inčiūraitė “Journey through Lithuania” 2010, d. Vaidotas Digimas “Dance in the Desert” 2009, d. Agnė Marcinkevičiūtė Shorts: “2 Cups of Yoghurt” 2011, d. Audrius Mickevičiua

FRIENDS PRODUCTION

S. Neries St. 89-74 LT-07001 Vilnius

Simona Aškelavičienė M: +37061078315 E: simona@friendsproduction.lt www.friendsproduction.lt

Documentaries: “Searching for the Basketball Nation” 2011, d. Linas Ryškus

JUST A MOMENT

Kražių St. 21 (2nd floor), LT-01108 Vilnius

Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė M: +370 686 88 980 E: dagne@justamoment.lt www.justamoment.lt

Documentaries: “Father” (in post-production), d. Marat Sargsyan “The City of Fairy Tales” (in post-production), d. Lina Lužytė “Luckus” (in development), d. Giedrė Žickytė “How We Played Revolution” 2011, d. Giedrė Žickytė Short Documentaries: “Father Man” (in production), d. Jonas Tertelis “A Story of A Deportee Exiled by Her Own Father” 2011, d. Andrius Blaževičius

Birželio 23-iosios St. 1-19, LT-03205 Vilnius

Rasa Jonikaitė M: +370 670 60 287 E: info@rasajoni.com www.rasajoni.com

Short Animation: “3-2-0” 2011, d. Vita Lažinskaitė ”Brother Bebe”, 2009, d. Rasa Joni

KINO KULTAS

Vingrių St. 6, LT-01141 Vilnius

Donatas Žvalionis M: +370 698 80 272 E: donatas@meedfilms.com www.kultas.lt

Features: “The Bulletproof Plan” 2012, d. Emilis Velyvis “Zero 2”, 2010, d. Emilis Velyvis,

KETVIRTA VERSIJA

Revonių St. 8-2, LT-03154 Vilnius

Teresa Zibolienė P: +370 618 07 994 E: t.ziboliene@concept.lt www.ketvirtaversija.lt

Features: ”Narcissus”, 2011, d. Dovilė Gasiūnaitė, Crow Lake, 2007 , d. Inesa Kurklietytė Documentaries: ”Artists”, 2009, d. Petras Savickis

JONI ART

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KINEMA

Grybautojų St. 30, LT-10103 Vilnius

Jurga Dikčiuvienė M: +370 653 88 512 P: +370 5 277 0148 F: +370 5 261 9507 E: info@kinema.lt www.kinema.lt

Features: ”Eastern Drift” 2010, d. Sharunas Bartas

Kino studija “A”

Žuvėdrų St. 2 LT-62445 Alytus

Robertas Šarknickas Volungės str. 36-14, Alytus M: +370 679 535 94 E: kinostudijaa@gmail.com www.kinostudijaa.lt

Features: ”Don’t Leave Me, Please” 2009, d. Robertas Šarknickas Documentaries: ”Dzukai Funeral Ritual” 2007, d. Robertas Šarknickas

KRISTINOS INČIŪRAITĖS STUDIJA

Naujininkų St. 23-29, LT-02109 Vilnius

Kristina Inčiūraitė M: +370 615 51 401 E: kristini@takas.lt www.inciuraite.lt

Documentaries: “7 sins” 2010, d. Kristina Inčiūraitė Single-Channel Videos: “Survival” 2009,
 d. Kristina Inčiūraitė “Oil City”, 2007-08, d. Kristina Inčiūraitė “Renewal”, 2006, d. Kristina Inčiūraitė “Dance”, 2006, d. Kristina Inčiūraitė Experimental short: “Following Piece” 2011, d. Kristina Inčiūraitė

KULTŪRINIŲ PROJEKTŲ CENTRAS

V. Čarneckio St. 138-1 LT-11311 Vilnius

Asta Valčiukaitė M: +370 676 37 996 E: asta@cuma.lt www.cuma.lt

Shorts: “Goodhearted Ana” 2009, d. Mikas Žukauskas “I Know You” 2009, d. Dovilė Šarutytė “Noroutine” 2008, d. Jūratė Samulionytė Short Documentary: “Shanghai Banzai” 2010, d. Jūratė Samulionytė

LIT FILMAS

Rūko St. 14, LT-04126 Vilnius

Oksana Zubavičienė M: +370 657 69 307 E: oksana@litfilmas.com www.litfilmas.com

Documentaries: “Liusia, Vanda, Lida” 2012, d. Julija Zubavičienė Shorts: “Hunger” 2008, d. Julija Zubavičienė

LITHUANIAN FILM STUDIO

Laisves pr. 3, LT-04215 Vilnius

Ramūnas Škikas P: +370 5 276 34 44 M: +370 699 32 500 F: +370 5 276 4254 E: info@lfs.lt, ramunas@lfs.lt www.lfs.lt

Features: “Blood in the Snow” 2011, d. Gerardo Herrero “Generations” 2011, d. Philipp Kadelbach “War of the Dead” 2011, d. Marko Mäkilaakso “Vortex” 2009, d. Gytis Lukšas “The Courageous Heart of Irena Sendler” 2009, d. John Kent Harrison “Winter in Wartime” 2008, d. Martin Koolhoven “Transsiberian Express” 2008, d. Brad Anderson “The Bridge” 2008, d. Wolfgang Panzer “War and Peace” 2007, Robert Dornhelm, Brendan Donnison “Loss” 2007, d. Maris Martinsons “Whisper of Sin” 2007, d. Algimantas Puipa “March of Millions” 2007, d. Kai Wessel “King of Beggars” 2007, d. Uri Paster “Barbarians II” 2007, d. Nick Gardner, Robert H. Gardner “Raging Inferno” 2007, d. Rainer Matsutani “Highlander: The Source” 2007, d. Brett Leonard “Washington the Warrior” 2006, d.Robert M. Wise Animation: “Baubo Liga” 2006, d. Ilja Bereznickas 37


MONOKLIS

NORDIC PRODUCTIONS

Užupio St. 27-2, LT-01202 Vilnius

Jurga Gluskinienė M: +370 687 90 681 E: jurga@monoklis.lt www.monoklis.lt

Milda Leiputė M: +370 646 44 407 F: +370 5 212 0825 E: milda@nordicproductions.lt www.nordicproductions.lt

Features: “Breathing into Marble” (in development), d. Giedrė Beinoriūtė ”The Balcony” 2008, d. Giedrė Beinoriūtė Documentaries: ”7 Conversations on Seriuos Topics” (in production), d. Giedrė Beinoriūtė “The Field of Magic” 2011, d. Mindaugas Survila Shorts: ”Temporarily” 2011, d. Jūratė Samulionytė” “Souther” 2009, d. Tomas Smulkis Features: “Siberian Education” 2012, d. Gabriele Salvatores Shorts: “I, Veteran” 2011, d. Darius Jarašūnas TV: “I cerchi sull’acqua”, 2011, d. Umberto Marino

PANOPTIKUMAS

Architektų St. 28-26 LT-04120 Vilnius

Artūras Jevdokimovas M: +370 676 24020 E: arturas@tinklai.net

Documentaries: “Winter Parallels” 2007, d. Gintaras Makarevičius Shorts: “The Wolf” 2008, d. Julius Ziz

PI LOU FILMS

Konstitucijos Ave.12, LT- 09308 Vilnius

Justinas Piliponis M: +370 618 18406

Documentaries: “Get Trauma”, (in production), d. S.Lukoševičius, “Maestro in Black and White” (pre-production), d. Tomas Donela, “Lenin Ave. 40”, (pre-production), d. D.Urmonaitė Shorts: “Book Smuggler” 2011, d. Jonas Trukanas

RAIN STUDIO

STUDIJA 2

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Kęstučio St. 55-7, LT-08124 Vilnius

Vaivorykštės St. 18-16, LT-02166 Vilnius

Ksenija Koženkova M: +370 682 63 329 E: ksenija@rainstudio.lt www.rainstudio.lt

S. Konarskio St. 49-502A, Arūnas Stoškus LT-03123 Vilnius M: +370 698 08876 P: +370 5 205 6055 E: studija2@zebra.lt

Features: “Jam-jar” 2009, d. Ramunė Čekuolytė Documentaries: “Hierarchy of Favourites” 2011, d. Ramunė Čekuolytė Documentary Series: “Mission: Lithuanian” 2010, d. Ksenija Koženkova, G. Talmantienė Shorts: “Porno Melodrama” 2011, d. Romas Zabarauskas Features: “Vortex” 2009, d. Gytis Lukšas Documentaries: “I Walked Through Fire, You Were With Me” 2010, d. Audrius Stonys “The Shadow of the Sky” 2008, d. Romas Lileikis “Four Steps” 2008, d. Audrius Stonys “A Pension Payday” 2008, d. Diana Matuzevičienė

STUDIJA JU

Naugarduko St. 91-311 LT-03202 Vilnius

Natalija Juchnevič M: +370 682 23 949 E: info@studijaju.com www.studijaju.com

Documentaries: “Russian French Family of Ivanovs” (pre-production), d. Natalija Ju

STUDIO NOMINUM

A.Goštauto St. 2/15, LT-01104 Vilnius

Arūnas Matelis M: +370 612 41 012 E: producer@nominum.lt www.nominum.lt www.arunasmatelis.com

Documentaries: “UB LAMA” 2011, d. Eglė Vertelytė “Among the grasses” 2011, d. Ramunė Rakauskaitė “The Emerald World” 2011, d. T. Zuzevičius “Sounds of the Black Grouse” 2011, d. E. Drobelis “Beguiled by Rusnė” 2011, d. E. Žemaitienė, V. Lapina “Boundary Zone” 2011, d. Dali Rust “Confession” 2008, d. Oksana Buraja “Man-Horse” 2008, d. Audrius Mickevičius “Before Flying Back to the Earth” 2005, d. Arūnas Matelis

STUDIO ULJANA KIM

Antakalnio St. 94-25, LT-10202 Vilnius

Uljana Kim M: +370 699 26 552 E: kim@lfc.lt

Features: “Back to Your Arms” 2010, d. Kristijonas Vildžiūnas “Perpetuum Mobile” 2008, d. Valdas Navasaitis “Whisper of Sin” 2007, d. Algimantas Puipa “You Am I” 2006, d. Kristijonas Vildžiūnas Documentaries: “Train Stops for Five Minutes” 2009, d. Janina Lapinskaitė “Northern Spring” 2008, d. Dovilė Gasiūnaitė

TAURAS KINO NAMAI

Būdos 5, Smiltinių I km., Domeikavos sen.

Žilvinas Naujokas LT-54440 Kaunas M: +370 687 45 758 E: info@tadasblinda.lt www.tadasblinda.lt

Features: “Tadas Blinda. The Ledgend is Born” 2011, d. Donatas Ulvydas

TREMORA

Gynėjų St. 4-327, LT-01109 Vilnius

Ieva Norvilienė M: +370 686 97 584 E: ieva@tremora.com www.tremora.com

Features: “Vanishing Waves” (in post-production), d. Kristina Buožytė, “Anarchy In Žirmūnai” 2010, d. Saulius Drunga, “Low Lights” 2009, d. Ignas Miškinis

VILANIMOS FILMŲ STUDIJA

Antakalnio St. 116-33, LT-10200 Vilnius

Valentas Aškinis M: +370 61047151 E: tindirindis_festival@yahoo.com

Animation: “The Golden Horse”. 2013, d.Valentas Aškinis, Signė Baumanė Short Animation: “Independence Day”. 2012, d.Urtė Budinaitė “The Button”. d. 2011, Ieva Miškinytė “The Bridge”. 2007 d.Ieva Miškinytė “Tail”. 2007, d. Rasa Jonikaitė

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credits

CG BARAKUDA PRODUCTION

Gedimino Ave. 54B, LT-01110 Vilnius

Audrius Steikūnas M: +370 656 68 872 P/F: +370 5 262 0525 E: audrius@cgb.lt, info@cgb.lt www.cgb.lt

High quality visual effects for feature films and advertising production.

FREAKY PRODUCTION HOUSE

Olimpiečių St. 1-43, LT-09200 Vilnius

Ieva Biliūnaitė M: +370 686 65 220 E: ieva@freaky.lt www.freaky.lt

Television, film and advertising production. editing, 2D and 3D simulation, visual effects, animation, compositing.

KINEMA POST PRO

Grybautojų St. 30-2, LT-10103 Vilnius

Šarūnas Bartas M: +370 600 67 879 E: post-prod@kinema.lt www.kinema.lt

Foley dubbing, voice over or narration, dubbing, sound editing, sound design, sound effects, 35 mm sound track transfer to digital format, digital off -line image editing, video screening.

KINO KOMANDA

Labdarių St. 5, LT-01013 Vilnius

Marius Steponėnas M: +370 680 35679 E: marius@kinokomanda.lt www.kinokomanda.lt

Full visual post – production. DCP mastering.

MADSTONE

P. Vileišio St. 18N LT-10306 Vilnius

Linas Dabriška M: +370 601 02019 E: linas@madstone.lt www.madstone.lt

MADSTONE provides professional Film Post Production services. Our fully equipped colour grading suite can offer real-time HD and 2K performance as well as 3-D stereoscopic colour grading.

SFX LAB

Saltoniškių St. 29, LT-08105 Vilnius

Vytis Puronas M: +370 678 78 099 E: vytis@sfxlab.com www.sfxlab.com

Complete sound post production for motion pictures and games. Video encoding and digitization for VOD, IPTV, iOS, DCP. Audio restoration (Cedar DNS), sound editing, sound design, foley, ADR, dubbing, 5.1 mixing, Pro Tools HD.

UP RECORDS

Laurų Sodų 1-oji St. 113, LT-10150 Vilnius

Goda Rupeikaitė M: +370 607 37 665 E: goda@uprecords.lt www.uprecords.lt

Full sound post-production services. Mixing and encoding in all DOLBY formats, ADR recording, Foley, digital sound editing, sound effects and sound design, music recording and mixing, dubbing, location sound recording, quality control screenings, cinema and TV production sound restoration.

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description

ACTORS AGENCY

Liejyklos St. 3/1, LT-01123, Vilnius

Evelina Mitkaitė P: +370 5 261 9890 M: +37067777493 E: info@actorsagency.lt www.actorsagency.lt

Talent and casting agency for actors and supporting artists in Lithuania and abroad.

AMBER CATERING

Gelvonu St. 26-47, LT-07147 Vilnius

Igoris Zenevicius M: +370 685 45 777 E: ac.igoris@gmail.com

High quality catering for all types of film and TV productions.

AP SOUND DESIGN

Mokslininkų St. 5-4, LT-08412 Vilnius

Artūras Pugačiauskas M: +370 687 88 922 E: apsounddesign@gmail.com, arturas.p@takas.lt

Film and TV audio post-production services. Premixing in 5.1 surround sound.

ARCLIGHT

Zarasų St. 24/1, LT-11342 Vilnius

M: +370 656 68 812, +370 656 68 803 E: info@arclight.lt www.arclight.lt

Lighting, grip and generator rental.

Baltic Media Directory

91 Slough Road, Datchet SL3 9AL, UK

Willie Fonfe Comprehensive WHO IS WHO and WHO is WHERE in P :+ 44 7860398751 the Baltic Film and Media Industries. E: balticmediadirectory@gmail.com www.balticmediadirectory.com

BENDORIAI

Žirgyno g. 3 Bendorių k., Vilniaus r.

Almutis Raila M: 868780160 E: almisr@takas.lt

Film trained horses, professional horse riders for stunts. Animal handlers. Carriages and equestrian equipment for rental.

CINEEFFECTS STUDIO

Labdarių St. 5, LT-01120, Vilnius

Donatas Pirštelis M: +370 679 56 595 E: cinefx@artbox.lt

Set construction, props manufacturing and special effects.

CINESKOPĖ

P. Vileišio St. 18 N LT-10302 Vilnius

Titas Obelenis P :+370 5 233 2326 M: +370 613 53682 E: info@cineskope.lt www.cineskope.lt

Digital and Film Camera Rental. DIT services.

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CINEVERA

EDITOS KASTINGAS

Entus

FILM EFFECTS

GUTARA POST PRO

Šv.Mykolo St. 12-1 LT-01124 Vilnius

Rygos St. 5 - 49, Vilnius

V.Vaitkaus St. 13-102, Vilnius

Viktorija Juškaitė P: +370 5 203 4102 E: info@editoskastingas.lt www.cinevera.lt

Casting agency supplying actors, models, dancers and extras.

Valdonė Maksvytytė P: +370 5 261 3886 M: +370 616 70 503 E: info@editoskastingas.lt www.editoskastingas.lt

Casting agency supplying actors, models, dancers and extras.

Willie Fonfe P: +44 7860398751 E: willieswheels@talk21.com www.willieswheels.co.uk

Rental of Location Facility Vehicles based in Vilnius and UK.

Dalia Pranckėnaitė M: +370 677 43 352, +370 611 47 713, E: filmeffects.lt@gmail.com www.filmeffects.lt

Atmospheric, pyrotechnic, fire and mechanical effects.

Gerosios Vilties St. 20-92, Vladimir Golovnickij LT-03145 Vilnius M: +370 600 70 958 E: gutarapostpro@gmail.com, gutara@mail.ru

Sound recording services and equipment rental.

HIPĖ

Antakalnio St. 68-108, LT-10200 Vilnius

Renuaras Krivelis M: +370 685 10 893 E: erke@hipe.lt

Set construction, decoration and scenic painting for movies and TV commercials.

KINO KOMANDA

Vileišio g. 18N LT-10306 Vilnius

Marius Steponėnas M: +370 680 35 679 E: marius@kinokomanda.lt www.kinokomanda.lt

Full service digital post-production services.

LITHUANIAN FILM STUDIO

Laisves Pr. 3, LT-04215 Vilnius

Ramūnas Škikas Construction Department P: +370 5 276 3444 M: +370 699 32 500 E: info@lfs.lt, ramunas@lfs.lt www.lfs.lt

Set construction, props and costume rental.

Tomas Ereminas M: +370 687 02 547 E: tomoshius@yahoo.com www.stuntsvilkas.lt

Martial arts, acrobatics, high falls, body burns, horses, stunt rigs, handling of various weapons. Car stunts.

LITHUANIAN STUNT TEAM

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Šv.Mykolo St. 12-1 LT-01124 Vilnius

PANOPTIKUMAS

Architektų St. 28-26 LT-04120 Vilnius

Artūras Jevdokimovas M: +370 676 24020 E: arturas@tinklai.net

Editing, subtitling.

PETESHA

Petesha village Rudamina municipality LT-13242 Vilnius

Rūta Nemanienė M: +370 652 77 713 E: info@petesha.lt www.petesha.lt

Film trained horses, professional horse riders for stunts. Animal handlers. Carriages and equestrian equipment for rental.

PROrent

Laisvės Ave. 71B-61, Vilnius

Tomas Riuka M: +370 611 11 996, +370 698 06 361 E-mail: info@prorent.lt www.prorent.lt

Rental of digial cameras and equipment.

-RIR- PROPS AND FURNITURE RENTAL HOUSE

Mickunai, Lihuania

Rimantas Gailius M:+370 650 45677 E: propslt@yahoo.co.uk

Furniture and props rental.

STRICTLY BALTIC

Tumo-Vaižganto St. 7-1, Vilnius

Martynas Mickėnas Camera equipment and stage rental. M: +370 614 71 842 E: aurimas@strictlyproduction.com www.strictlyproduction.com

UNOLITA

Ševčenkos 12, LT-03223 Vilnius

Gintas Gaižauskas M: +370 685 44 627 E: unolita@unolita.lt www.unolita.lt

Camera and lighting equipment rental.

UP RECORDS

Laurų Sodų 1-oji St. 113 LT-10150 Vilnius

Goda Rupeikaitė P: +370 5 237 3018 E: info@uprecords.lt www.uprecords.lt

Complete production and post-production services including location sound recording, sound design, editing, mastering, voice over casting, dubbing, and more.

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Cinema Admissions* CINEMA STATISTICS Average admissions per capita Total number of admissions Average ticket price in Eur

Distributors

2008

2009

2010

2011

0,97

0,81

0,79

0,93

3.270.984

2.699.518

2.621.995

2.968.028

3,53

3,93

3,75

3,62

Total number of cinemas (screening places) Total number of multiplexes Total number of screens Total number of screens equipped in Digital 2K

44

45

45

8

9

9

88

95

95

0

4

9

18

National films market share (%)

3,01%

0,92%

3,28%

10,39%

European films market share (%)

18,10%

13,25%

16,46%

17,14%

US films market share (%)

77,76%

85,76%

79,68%

72,39%

5

6

7

6

163

155

167

190

Total number of feature films produced Total number of films distributed

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Company

address

contact

ACME FILM

Raudondvario pl. 127 LT-47188 Kaunas

T: +370 37 333433 www.acmefilm.lt

A-ONE FILMS BALTIC

Konstitucijos pr. 9-63 LT-09308 Vilnius

Giedrė Krikščiūnaitė M: +37067340590, T: +491721717235, E: giedre@a-onefilms.lt www.a-onefilms.lt

EUROPOS KINAS

Gedimino g. 50 LT-01110 Vilnius

Algirdas Ramaška T: +370 5 249 7221, E: info@kinopavasaris.lt

FORUM CINEMAS

Savanorių g. 7 LT-03116 Vilnius

Gintaras Plytnikas M: +370 687 44373, E: gintaras.p@forumcinemas.lt

GARSU PASAULIO IRASAI

Žemaitės g. 21 LT 03118 Vilnius

Gitana Juronė M:+370 686 00111, E: gitana@gpi.lt www.gpi.lt

INCOGNITO FILMS

Šv. Stepono g. 7 LT-01139 Vilnius

M: +37064034441, E: films@incognito.lt www.incognitofilms.lt

KAUNAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Antanavos st. 2-31 LT-46280 Kaunas

Tomas Tengmark M: +370 6544 6018, E: tomas@kinofestivalis.lt www.kinofestivalis.lt

KINO ALJANSAS

Ozo g. 4 LT-08200 Vilnius

Gražina Arlickaitė T: +370 5 2760367, E: info@kino.lt www.scanorama.lt

MA NO FILMS

J.Basanavičiaus g. 37-2 LT- 03109, Vilnius

Giedrius Zubavičius T: +370 698 39383, E: info@manofilms.lt

MEED FILMS

Vingrių g. 6 LT-01141 Vilnius

Justinas Vancevičius M: +370 616 26966, E: justinas@meedfilms.com www.meedfilms.com

PASAKA

Šv. Ignoto g. 4/3 LT - 01144, Vilnius

Greta Akcijonaitė M: +370 655 00498, E: greta.garbo@kinopasaka.lt www.kinopasaka.lt

SKALVIJA

A.Goštauto g. 2/15 LT-01104 Vilnius

Vilma Levickaitė T: +370 5 2610505, E: info@skalvija.lt www.skalvija.lt 47


Film Festivals MARCH

THE VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL March 15 – 29, 2012

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN FILM FESTIVAL –

www.kinopavasaris.lt

“ŠERŠĖLIAFAM” March 1 – 11, 2012

The Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris”

www.serseliafam.com

is one of the leading cinema events in the Baltic region. Every year the festival presents more than 130 films and

Šeršėliafam was established seven years ago in Vilnius

is attended my more than 640,000 film fans.

and is dedicated to films created by women directors and

The festival presents a competition programme of the

films about women. The name of the festival comes from

best debut films.

the renowned French saying – „cherchez la femme“.

The 3rd International Film Festival Forum will be held during the annual industry event during the annual Indus-

Contact: Ada Paukštytė

try Event “Meeting Point – Vilnius” on 26 - 29 of March,

Šv. Ignoto St. 4/3, Vilnius

2012.

P: +370 5 261 1516 Contact: Algirdas Ramaška

E: kill.bill@kinopasaka.lt

Gedimino Ave. 50, LT-01110, Vilnius P: +370 5 249 7221 E: info@kinopavasaris.lt

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SEPTEMBER 7 th International Short Film Festival

VILNIUS INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM

“Vilniaus Film Shorts”

FESTIVAL (VDFF)

September 6 – 9, 2012

September 20 – 30, 2012

www.filmshorts.lt

www.vdff.lt

VILNIUS FILM SHORTS – the only international and pro-

Vilnius Documentary Film Festival (VDFF) is the oldest

fessional short film festival in Lithuania, presenting the

and largest international documentary film festival in

newest short films from all over the world.

the Baltics. Launched in 2004, the festival focuses on

Vilnius Film Shorts offers a range of short film collec-

creative documentaries that have received awards at the

tions, competition and special non-competition film pro-

world’s most significant film festivals. In 2011, VDFF was

grammes, premiers and masterclasses. Festival focuses

attended by over 2,500 spectators. Over 50 documenta-

on short films that are high artistic level, innovative, ex-

ries from France, Netherlands, UK, USA, Bulgaria, Georgia

perimental, unseen and long-forgotten.

were screened.

Contact: Rimantė Daugėlaitė

Contact: Vilma Levickaitė

Goštauto St. 2/15, Vilnius

A.Goštauto St. 2/15, Vilnius

P: +370 673 16 548

P: +370 5 261 0505

E: info@filmshorts.lt

E: info@skalvija.lt

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OCTOBER INTERNATIONAL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL “TINKLAI”

KAUNAS INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL FOR CHILDREN

Human rights documentary film festival

September, 2012

September 26 – October 7, 2012

AND YOUNG PEOPLE

“Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films”

www.tinklai.net

www.kinofestivalis.lt

September – October, 2012

October 18 – 28, 2012

www.kidsfestival.lt

www.inconvenientfilms.lt

Tinklai takes place annually from September to October

Kaunas International Film Festival was established in

in the five major cities of Lithuania: Vilnius, Kaunas, Klai-

2007 and is one of Lithuania‘s most highly regarded

International Film Festival for Children and Young Peo-

Established in 2007 “Ad Hoc: Inconvenient Films” is an

peda, Panevezys and Siauliai. Tinklai features narrative,

film festivals. It takes place in Kaunas, Vilnius and other

ple is now in its 8 year and continues the tradition of

annual documentary film festival, focussing on human

documentary, animation, experimental, music videos and

towns. The festival presents films that have been ac-

quality children’s cinema in Lithuania. The festival annu-

rights issues. By presenting outstanding documentaries,

web series.

claimed worldwide, but also looks for new discoveries.

ally presents more than 30 films from all over the world

inviting filmmakers and activists from all over the world,

The priority of the Kaunas IFF is to show artistically and

in competition, panorama and other specialized festival

organizers aim to encourage public debates on human

Contact: Artūras Jevdokimovas

socially significant films for the audiences and to enhance

programs. A special panel selects films for awards. An

rights issues and ways to address them. Despite project’s

M: +370 676 24 020

local film industry. The festival provides meetings for

educational program European Cinema - Intercultural

social mission and non-commercial character, “Ad Hoc: In-

E: arturas@tinklai.net

professionals and all year round activates for young audi-

Dialogues is a part of the festival and encourages young-

convenient Films” is the most popular documentary film

ences and young filmmakers.

sters to become better acquainted with the diversity of

event in the country, already visited by more than 50 000

th

European culture. During the festival, meetings and dis-

viewers.

Contact: Ilona Jurkonytė

cussions take place between children, parents, teachers,

Film submission deadline July 1st, 2012.

Antanavos St. 2-31, LT-46280, Kaunas

filmmakers and critics. Contact: Gediminas Andriukaitis

M: +370 655 06 559 E: info@kinofestivalis.lt

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Contact: Lina Užkuraitytė

Gedimino Ave. 10/1, LT-01103 Vilnius

M: +370 67752036

T: +370 (5) 262 88 58

E: info@kidsfestival.lt

E: gediminas@lchr.lt

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INTERNATIONAL ANIMATION FILM FESTIVAL –

EUROPEAN FILM FORUM – “SCANORAMA”

TINDIRINDIS

November 8 – 25, 2012

October 22 – 28, 2012

www.scanorama.lt

www.tindirindis.lt Scanorama presents the best of European cinema featurTindirindis features animated films to suit a variety of

ing a combination of modern and classical films, retrospec-

tastes and interests. The festival has three main goals:

tives, as well as other events. Scanorama hosts a New

to acquaint Lithuanian audiences with the latest in ani-

Baltic Cinema competition and a Go Young Generation

mated films across the world, to serve as a venue for

workshop for young filmmakers. The festival’s main long-

cooperation and collaboration between filmmakers from

term objective is to encourage interest in new European

other countries and to encourage the development of

films as well as to explore the roots of European cinema.

Author Raimondas Urbakavičius, “Vilnius 1900–2012. Naujosios architektūros gidas”, published by “Baltos lankos” and “Architektūros fondas”

NOVEMBER

Lithuanian animated film. Contact: Gražina Arlickaitė Contact: Valentinas Aškinis

Ozo St. 4, LT-08200, Vilnius

M: +370 610 47 151

M: +370 616 45 643

E: tindirindis_festival@yahoo.com

E: info@kino.lt

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Vilnius Palace of Concerts and Sports


Contacts MINISTRY OF CULTURE J. Basanavičaus St. 5, LT-01118 Vilnius P: +370 5 219 3443 E: i.puzauskaite@lrkm.lt www.lrkm.lt LITHUANIAN FILMMAKERS UNION Vasario 16-osios g. 13/1, LT-01107 Vilnius P: +370 5 212 0759 E: info@kinosajunga.lt www.kinosajunga.lt INDEPENDENT PRODUCERS ASSOCIATION Kražių 25, LT-01180, Vilnius M: +370 682 96 128 E: indy.prod.assocationLT@gmail.com E: rasa@erafilm.lt LITHUANIAN DISTRIBUTORS ASSOCIATION Raudondvario pl.127, LT-47188 Kaunas E: zilvinas.naujokas@acme.lt Association of cinema exhibitors Šv. Ignoto g. 4/3, LT-1144 Vilnius P: +370 655 00498 E: kinorodytojai@gmail.com LITHUANIAN ACADEMY OF MUSIC AND THEATRE Cinema and Theatre Department T. Kosciuškos St. 12, LT-01100, Vilnius P: +370 5 212 4560 E: studija@lmta.lt www.lmta.lt

LITHUANIAN FILM CENTER J. Basanavičiaus st. 5, LT-01118 Vilnius E: i.puzauskaite@lrkm.lt VILNIUS FILM OFFICE Konstitucijos pr. 3, LT-09601 Vilnius P: +370 5 211 2620, M: +370 614 04696 E: jurate.pazikaite@vilnius.lt   www.filmvilnius.com VILNIUS ACADEMY OF ART Department of Photography and Media Art Maironio g. 3, LT-01124, Vilnius P: +370 5 210 5442 E: alvydas.lukys@vda.lt www.vda.lt LITHUANIAN NATIONAL ARCHIVES O. Milašiaus St. 21, LT-10102 Vilnius P: +370 5 247 7830 E: lcva@archyvai.lt www.archyvai.lt MUSEUM OF THEATRE, MUSIC AND CINEMA Vilniaus St. 41, LT-01119 Vilnius P: +370 5 262 2406 E: kinas@ltmkm.lt

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Embassies in Lithuania

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Austria www.bmeia.gv.at/wilna

Germany www.deutschebotschaft-wilna.lt

Poland E: ambpol@tdd.lt

Belgium www.diplomatie.be/vilnius

Greece E: gremb.vil@mfa.gr

Portugal E: pedro.leao@portugal.se

CANADA E: vilnius@canada.lt

Ireland www.embassyofireland.lt

Russia www.lithuania.mid.ru

China www.chinaembassy.lt

Italy www.ambvilnius.esteri.it

Spain E: emb.vilnius@mae.es

Denmark www.ambvilnius.um.dk

Japan www.lt.emb-japan.go.jp

Sweden www.swedenabroad.com/vilnius

Finland www.finland.lt

Netherlands www.netherlandsembassy.lt

United States of America vilnius.usembassy.gov

France www.ambafrance-lt.org

Norway www.norvegija.lt

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland www.britain.lt


Vilnius City Municipality

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