Kino Pavasaris - Vilnius International Film Festival

Vilnius, Lithuania, Europe

18 Mar, 2021 - 01 Apr, 2021

Keywords

experimental, live action, fiction, short, animation, Documentary, feature, FIPRESCI, Vilnius, Lithuania

Category

Feature, Short

Genre

Documentary, Animation, Romance, Sport, Drama, Crime, Experimental, Fantasy, Historical/Epic, Horror, Sci-Fi, Thriller, Live-Action

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Kino Pavasaris - Vilnius International Film Festival

Vilnius, Lithuania, Europe

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General Information

founded

1995

edition

26th

organizers

Vida Ramaškienė

Festival Director

Algirdas Ramaška

CEO

Agnesta Filatovė

Executive Director

Contact details

Kino Pavasaris

Vašingtono a.1-61

VilniusLithuania LT-01108

info@kinopavasaris.lt

+370 5 249 7221

Web & social

About the festival

Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris” is the largest and most widely attended cinema event in Lithuania. Founded 25 years ago, the festival has become a significant part of the country’s cultural life.

Over two weeks, Vilnius IFF presents a contemporary film programme that is notably diverse in genre and geography. Particular attention is paid to the history of film, national premieres and industry developments. The main competition programme dedicated to debut films is the highlight of the festival.

The 26th Vilnius IFF will take place March, 2021.

Going Virtual

The past decade has seen an increase in festival attendance, from 55 000 to 126 000 in 2019. This year, the 25th anniversary edition of the festival switched to a digital format – one of the first in the world to do so. Due to the pandemic, physical screenings were moved to five streaming platforms.

Over two weeks, films made available online were streamed more than 58 000 times. According to data from the research company Kantar, most often two, sometimes three or more people watched each film.

Mission

The film programme at Vilnius IFF is exceptional for spotlighting distinctive filmmakers from countries that are often internationally overlooked. Around 170 feature and short films are screened during the two-week-long festival. Creators of narrative, documentary, animated and experimental films come to Vilnius IFF to meet with festivalgoers.

Every year, Vilnius IFF decides on a concept that guides its film programme and visual identity. This theme reflects the world that surrounds us, important aspects directors observe, experience and address in their work.

Vilnius IFF doesn’t limit its activities to just the two-week-long festival. The most popular films are screened for free during summer months at Film Caravan and Summer Movies outdoor events, working together with Kino Pavasaris Distribution to share auteur cinema with the broadest possible audience.

This spring, Vilnius IFF organized Aerocinema – a month-long series of experiential screenings which became an international sensation. For the first time in history, a drive-in theatre was opened on the airport tarmac.

About

Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris” is the largest and most widely attended cinema event in Lithuania. Founded 25 years ago, the festival has become a significant part of the country’s cultural life.

Over two weeks, Vilnius IFF presents a contemporary film programme that is notably diverse in genre and geography. Particular attention is paid to the history of film, national premieres and industry developments. The main competition programme dedicated to debut films is the highlight of the festival.

The 26th Vilnius IFF will take place March, 2021.

Going Virtual

The past decade has seen an increase in festival attendance, from 55 000 to 126 000 in 2019. This year, the 25th anniversary edition of the festival switched to a digital format – one of the first in the world to do so. Due to the pandemic, physical screenings were moved to five streaming platforms.

Over two weeks, films made available online were streamed more than 58 000 times. According to data from the research company Kantar, most often two, sometimes three or more people watched each film.

Mission

The film programme at Vilnius IFF is exceptional for spotlighting distinctive filmmakers from countries that are often internationally overlooked. Around 170 feature and short films are screened during the two-week-long festival. Creators of narrative, documentary, animated and experimental films come to Vilnius IFF to meet with festivalgoers.

Every year, Vilnius IFF decides on a concept that guides its film programme and visual identity. This theme reflects the world that surrounds us, important aspects directors observe, experience and address in their work.

Vilnius IFF doesn’t limit its activities to just the two-week-long festival. The most popular films are screened for free during summer months at Film Caravan and Summer Movies outdoor events, working together with Kino Pavasaris Distribution to share auteur cinema with the broadest possible audience.

This spring, Vilnius IFF organized Aerocinema – a month-long series of experiential screenings which became an international sensation. For the first time in history, a drive-in theatre was opened on the airport tarmac.

Gallery

Awards & Winners

2021

Best Film (Winner)

Best Actress (Winner)

Fipresci award 2021 (Winner)

2020

Best Actor (Winner)

Best Film (Winner)

Special Mention (Winner)

BEST FILM (Winner)

BEST SHORT FILM (Winner)

BEST LITHUANIAN FILM (Winner)

2019

FIPRESCI Prize (Winner)

Terms and rules

Competitions

EUROPEAN DEBUT COMPETITION for films from Europe Countries (1st feature film).

Awards presented by an international jury:

  • Grand Prix, “Kino pavasaris” statue and 5,000 Euro shared equally by the director and the producer of the winning film;
  • “Kino pavasaris” statue for the Best Director and 1000 Euro;
  • “Kino pavasaris” statue for the Best Actress and 1000 Euro;
  • “Kino pavasaris” statue for the Best Actor and 1000 Euro.

SHORT COMPETITION for short films from Europe Countries.

  • Award presented by an international jury: Best Short Film Award, “Kino pavasaris” statue and 3,000 Eur for the director of the winning film.

26th VIFF “Kino pavasaris” will be held in March 18– April 1, 2021.

Categories and fees

Animation: shorts
Regular (31st October, 2020) €20
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No

SHORT COMPETITION

Fiction: shorts
Regular (31st October, 2020) €20
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No

Fipresci award 2021

Fiction: features
Regular (31st October, 2020) €20
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No
Documentary: shorts
Regular (31st October, 2020) €20
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No

Documentary: features
Regular (31st October, 2020) €20
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No

Fiction: features
Regular (31st October, 2020) €20
Age restriction No age restriction
Country Any country
Director's age No restriction
Director's gender Any gender
Student films No
First films No