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“How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?” awarded the Silver Audience Award 2011 at Kaunas International Film Festival

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The viewers of Kaunas International Film Festival 2011 selected their favourite film –“How much does your building weigh, Mr. Foster?” by two Spanish directors Norbert López Amado and Carlos Carcaso. In second place was Finnish director Aki Kaurismaki film “Le Havre” followed by the Italian work “Ten winters” in the third place. The public also noted and enjoyed the award winning “A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi from Iran (Golden Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival...

The premiere of Daumantas Narkevičius “Restricted Sensation”

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Kaunas International Film Festival invited its viewers to the premiere of the latest film of Deimantas Narkevičius “Restricted Sensation” with the director present for Q&A. This film was presented to Kaunas and Vilnius audience. Kaunas International Film Festival invited its viewers to the premiere of the latest film of Deimantas Narkevičius “Restricted Sensation” with the director present for Q&A. This film was presented to Kaunas and Vilnius audience. Film takes plac...

Films created in Bela Tarr master classes were presented in Kaunas International Film Festival closure

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In the evening of October 9, Kaunas International Film Festival presented films, made in Bela Tarr two-day master classes at café “Suflerio būdelė, The 5th Kaunas International Film Festival and “MEDIA Desk Lithuania” arranged an event and invited 6 young film makers by giving them an exclusive opportunity to create with a legendary Hungarian director Bela Tarr. Film professionals were able to develop their knowledge of how modern technologies influence filmmaking. Each participant lau...

Argentinean filmmakers from internationaly acclaimes "Las Acacias" visit Lithuania

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On the 4th of October Kaunas International Film Festival premiered the Argentinian film “Las Acacias” from the Cannes International Film Festival earlier this year. During the screenings of the film in Kaunas and Vilnius the festival audience had the opportunity to meet both the director Pablo Giorgelli and the editor Maria Astrauskas. The director Pablo Giorgelli debut film “Las Acacias”was awarded with the Camera D’or award at the Cannes Film Festival 2011 and selected as the ...

Read the reviews written during the critic‘s workshop of Kaunas International Film Festival

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This year a critic‘s workshops was held at Kaunas International Film Festival to give the young film critics the opportunity to express their thoughts not only in the close circle of friends in the form of discussion, but as well to write them down and share with the crowd of film viewers. For five days the participants worked closely and intensively with the prestigious film critic Boyd van Hoeij from Luxembourg trying to deepen their view about the specifics of film criticism, analyzing f...

Kaunas International Film Festival presents the school project “Learning from Films”

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This year the repertoire of the Kaunas International Film Festival included several films as the part of the new education project “Learning from Films”. During the festival viewers had the possibility the famous film “A Separation” by Asghar Farhadi from Iran and Swedish directors‘ Babak Najafi piece about adolescence, isolation and poverty “Sebbe”. As well groups of pupils were offered special sessions of thematically relevant films such as “Hands Up”, “Against All Odds”,...

Guests from US, Poland and Luxemburg visited Kaunas

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The 5th Kaunas International Film Festival invited the audience to good cinematic screenings of high artistic value including to meetings with film makers from US, Poland and Luxemburg. In Kaunas, the Polish director Leszek Dawid, presented his film “My name is Ki”. This film reveals a portrait of modern woman and brings society’s disfavor to a lonely mother up-to-date. In Kaunas International Film Festival programme section “Music Moves the World” a film about Luxemburg’s ...

A flash of New York in Kaunas International Film Festival

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The audience of Kaunas International Film Festival enjoyed an experimental cinema programme, curated by Jonas Mekas. It was an avant-garde female film programme, specially composed for a festival, a particular program – “Tribute to Adolfas Mekas” and the latest films of Jonas Mekas were demonstrated in special screenings. 30 September the audience had an opportunity to set eyes on Jonas Mekas film “Was There a War?” and in the evening –the Lithuanian premiere of Mekas latest film...

Kaunas International Film Festival invites to discover the Slovak new wave films

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Kaunas International Film Festival 5th edition invites the audience to discover one of the most interesting phases of cinematic history and invited to Slovak cinematic retrospective “New Wave“. Festival opening of the retrospective took place on 29 September 7 p.m. in “Zalgiris arena”. The creative Slovak cinematic golden age came to broader light only at the end of the eighties, when Czechoslovakia struggled free from a socialistic regime. By then, films, made in the sixties, were hi...

Kaunas International Film Festival was opened with a premiere of a Lithuanian film

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Kaunas International Film Festival, one of the most important Lithuanian cinematic events has began. The festival opened by a Lithuanian film „The Field of Magic“ premiere in Kaunas cinema “Cinamon”. The best films of contemporary cinema and retrospectives will be also shown in “Zalgiris arena” and Kaunas District Public Library. Next week the festival is coming to Vilnius and other cities. During the opening Kaunas Film Festival was congratulated Minister of Culture Arūnas Gel...

Béla Tarr visits Kaunas with “The Turin Horse” and special masterclass courses

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Organizers of Kaunas International Film Festival have promised a surprise: a Hungarian film directorBélaTarr is coming back to Kaunas for the second year in a row. One of the famous master of auteur cinema is going to present his latest film “The Turin Horse”, winner of Silver Bear and FIPRESCI at this year's Berlin Film Festival. Moreover, an iconic director will take camera and teach young cinema trainees. B. Tarr has announced that “The Turin Horse is his final film. Director feel...

Kaunas Film Festival and Silver channel to present the Audience Award for the second year

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For the second year in a row, the viewers of Kaunas International Film Festival will be entitled to vote for and award the film that they like best. This is the continuing cooperation between the Festival and the quality film channel Silver managed by Turner Broadcasting System. The film of the viewer’s choice will be presented with the Silver Audience Award Cup and receive free marketing on the channels Silver and Star! in the Baltics.   Silver is a channel for cineast...

The 5th Kaunas International Film Festival to be opened by Mindaugas Survila’s film The Field of Magic

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For the second year in a row, Kaunas International Film Festival will be opened by a Lithuanian film – this year it will be the documentary The Field of Magic by Mindaugas Survila. The premiere of the story about the people who have been living in the Buda Forest near the former Karijotiškės landfill for over 20 years will take place in Kaunas on September 27. “We are establishing a tradition to begin the programme of the Festival with a Lithuanian film – last year we scre...

CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS Kaunas IFF Film Journalism Workshop

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As an observatory member of the NISI MASA network, Kaunas International Film Festival has a big pleasure to present it‘s first upcoming film journalism workshop, which will take place from 28th of September to the 3rd of October, during Kaunas IFF. We are looking for ten young film critics from Europe countries between age of 18 and 25 to participate in this film criticism workshop lead by Boyd van Hoeij, freelance film critic, well known for his articles in Variety, Winq, Mate...

Last chance to submit your film for the 5th Kaunas International Film Festival

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  Kaunas International Film Festival calls filmmakers to submit their films for this year’s programme. Films fitting into one of the programme sections – “Identity”, “All the Muses”, “Music Moves the World” and the short film programme – have to be submitted by June 24. In order to participate in the festival, the applicants have to register and fill in the application form in the visitor page of the Kaunas IFF’s website, provided by festiv...

Kaunas International Film Festival launches cooperation with young film artists

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  Kaunas International Film Festival has become the official representative of the European network of film associations NISI MASA in Lithuania. The membership of the Lithuanian festival in this project will open up wide opportunities of international projects and festivals not only for young film artists and critics, but also for film students and other players of the film industry. “NISI MASA is a European network that involves and gives access for youth to the film industry. N...

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