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2014.02.07 11:11

Lithuanian Film Centre to implement the European Convention on cinematographic co-production

DELFI|The Lithuania Tribune2014.02.07 11:11

 The Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC) is now responsible for the implementation of the provisions of the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production, the LFC has informed.

 The Lithuanian Film Centre (LFC) is now responsible for the implementation of the provisions of the European Convention on Cinematographic Co-Production, the LFC has informed.

As of 2014, the LFC will pay the annual membership fee and appoint a permanent representative to the Board of Management of the Eurimages fund.

Eurimages is the Council of Europe’s cinema support fund created in 1989 with an aim to promote the European film industry. It currently has 36 member states.

The Fund administers four support schemes. Lithuania is eligible to apply under two of them, namely: cinema co-production and theatrical distribution. The Fund is managed and decisions on the funding of projects are taken by the Board of Management consisting of representatives from all Member States. In 2013, the Fund awarded a total of €24.5 million to co-production, distribution and other projects.

Lithuania became the member of Eurimages in 2007. Last year a session of the organisation’s Board of Management was held in Vilnius. Seven films co-produced by Lithuania received the support since the joining.

Films co-produced by Lithuania that were supported by Eurimages:

  • Low Lights (Artimos šviesos) by Ignas Miškinis (€160,000, Lithuania-Germany) and Golden Horse (Zelta Zirgs) by Valentas Aškinis (€350,000, Latvia-Lietuva) in 2008;
  • Back to Your Arms (Kai apkabinsiu tave) by Kristijonas Vildžiūnas (€140,000, Lithuania-Germany-Poland) in 2009;
  • The Face of the Assassin (Tyla sniege) by Gerardo Herrero (€600,000, Spain-Lithuania) and Vanishing Waves (Aurora) by Kristina Buožytė (€150,000, Lithuania-France-Belgium) in 2010;
  • The Gambler (Lošėjas) by Ignas Jonynas (€ 100,000, Lithuania-Latvia) in 2012;
  • Sangaïlé by Alanté Kavaité (€110,000, Lithuania-France) in 2013.