Lithuanian-born American artist buried in Semeniskes

Jonas Mekas, a Lithuanian-born American artist, poet and filmmaker, often called the godfather of American avant-garde movies, was buried in Lithuania on Sunday.

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Lithuanian animation returns to "Annecy"

After a two-year break, Lithuanians return to the Annecy International Animation Film Festival with two animated films in the official selections and the biggest-ever delegation of film professionals.

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Success of HBO’s Chernobyl puts Vilnius in spotlight as prime location for filming

Tax incentive, welcoming approach by the government, and big talent pool made Vilnius an attractive filming destination.

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Promising year for Lithuanian animation

In 2017-2019, the Lithuanian film industry has experienced remarkable growth. As a result, Lithuanian animation and VR gained plenty of international attention. Recent world premieres took place at the Venice Film Festival, DOK Leipzig Film Festival and other festivals with some of the titles successfully competing at the main programs, informs Lithuanian film centre.

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Chernobyl in Kaunas: revisiting the shooting locations

As all of the five episodes have already been broadcast and the holiday season has started, here’s a short tour through the shooting locations in Kaunas. What an idea for a weekend getaway, asks visit.kaunas.lt.

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Virtual reality movie by Lithuanian journalist gets international attention

International TV station “Al Jazeera” together with Lithuanian journalist Viktorija Mickutė got international attention after creating a documentary “The Curse of Palm Oil”.

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New cinema in Vilnius Old Town next year

In the district of Paupys in Vilnius Old Town, a new cinema will open doors. The first movies in cinema “Pasaka” will be screened at the beginning of next year, news agency ELTA informs.


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New cinema in Vilnius Oldtown next year

In the district of Paupys in Vilnius Oldtown, a new cinema will open doors. The first movies in cinema “Pasaka” will be screened at the beginning of next year, news agency ELTA informs.


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Your guide to the Jewish Heritage of Vilnius

With bagels making a delicious comeback in Lithuania’s capital and a number of traditional Jewish celebrations becoming part of city life again, there’s a sense that Jewish culture is experiencing somewhat of a rebirth in Vilnius, which has many looking back at the city’s historic ties with its Jewish, or Litvak, community.

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Kaunas prepares to explore burgeoning cultural identity of city with a complicated past

Opening on June 7, the 12th Kaunas Biennial will explore the journey as a metaphor in the context of the burgeoning cultural identity of a city with a complicated past, informs visit.kaunas.lt.

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Kaunas invites to experience magic of contemporary circus

“Cirkuliacija” is inviting everyone for a festive experience that is accessible, interesting and friendly to everyone on June 3-16, 2019.

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The European Night of Museums in Kaunas: what to wait

Since 2011, the International Council of Museums has been sponsoring The European Night of Museums. By welcoming the public at night, museums provide visitors with a new perspective on their collections, applying a more creative and sensory approach, writes visit.kaunas.lt.

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Lithuanian pavilion at Venice Biennale gets top reward

Lithuania's pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale features an artificial beach where vacationers participate in a contemporary opera performance about climate change won Golden Lion.

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Lithuanian pavilion opens at Venice Biennale

Lithuania's pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale features an artificial beach where vacationers participate in a contemporary opera performance about climate change.

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Exhibition of world-recognised Litvak artist will be opened in his hometown

In 1932, Arbit Blatas opened the first private gallery in the Baltics in Kaunas. On May 11, the exhibition of the world-recognised Litvak artist will be opened in his hometown.

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HBO historical drama that was filmed in Lithuania goes on air

Filmed in Kaunas, the television series inspired by a true yet untold story has premiered.

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Lithuanian Film Centre steps against sexual harassment in the film industry

The Lithuanian Film Center, together with the Center for Equality Advancement and the Lithuanian Center for Human Rights, is launching a project which aims at ensuring that the film industry is a safe environment for all those involved.

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Almost 40 Lithuanians receive Polish state awards

Almost 40 individuals, including artist Stasys Eidrigevicius, Mindaugas Kvietkauskas, a literary critic and poet now serving as Lithuania's culture minister, and historian Rimvydas Petrauskas, received Poland's state awards on Friday.

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Do not miss it: top May events in Kaunas

Folk music, classical music, contemporary art, block parties and beyond. All in one month! Visit.kaunas.lt shares the best places and events you should visit during May in Kaunas.

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Director likens Lithuanian soprano's international opera award to an Oscar

Lithuanian soprano Asmik Grigorian's International Opera Award as the best female singer of 2019 is equivalent to an Oscar, Dalia Ibelhauptaite, the artistic director of Vilnius City Opera, said on Tuesday.

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