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Giedrė Beinoriūtė (1976) has been making feature and documentary films since 1997. She studied film and television directing at the Faculty of Film and Theatre at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, and received an MA in 2011. She […]

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The documentary film duo Rimantas (1946) and Julija (1943) Gruodis have been working together since 1988. They choose as the main characters of their films simple people who pose questions about the meaning and the value of life. They remain […]

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The film and television director, actor and scriptwriter Janina Lapinskaitė (1953) studied directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. Between 1975 and 1999, she worked at Lithuanian National Radio and Television. Since 1995, she has been teaching at […]

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The director and producer Arūnas Matelis (1961) studied applied mathematics at the Vilnius University, and graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 1990. His first documentary film Dešimt minučių prieš Ikaro skrydį (Ten Minutes Before Icarus Flew, 1990) was […]

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The films by Kornelijus and Diana Matuzevičius continue the tradition of Lithuanian poetic documentary film, which emphasises man’s bonds with nature, historical memory, culture, customs and traditions. Having received a degree in camera operating from the Moscow National State Cinematography […]

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After studying at the Lithuanian State Conservatoire (now the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre), the director Audrius Stonys (1966) spent a residency at Jonas Mekas’ Anthology Film Archives in New York in 1989. His first film Atverti duris ateinančiam (Open the […]

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After graduating from the Moscow Film School, Šarūnas Bartas (1964) debuted with the documentary Praėjusios dienos atminimui (In the Memory of a Day Gone By, 1990), which won an Audience Award at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam. The same year, he […]

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One of the most promising young Lithuanian directors is Kristina Buožytė (1982), who graduated with a degree in directing from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2008. Her debut feature film Kolekcionierė (The Collectress) appeared the same year. It tells […]

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Gytis Lukšas (1946), the president of the Lithuanian Filmmakers Union, shows the underlying foundations of the nation’s character, marked by a poetic world-view and lyrical tone. Over his entire career, since his first television film Žvangutis (1974), and his first feature film Virto […]

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The graduation work of the director and scriptwriter Ignas Miškinis (1978) was the short film Lengvai ir saldžiai (Easily and Sweetly, 2003), which provoked a new wave of interest in Lithuanian cinema. It was the first commercially successful and well-received Lithuanian film. Easily […]

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Algimantas Puipa (1951) graduated from the All-Union State Institute of Cinematography in Moscow with his 1974 debut film Kelio ženklai (Road Signs), and made his first feature film, called Atpildo diena (The Day of Retribution), with Stasys Motiejūnas at the Lithuanian Film Studios in […]

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Before becoming a film director, Kristijonas Vildžiūnas (1970) was one of the leaders of the popular rock group Šiaurės kryptis (Northern Direction). He completed his studies in the Faculty of Film and Theatre at the Lithuanian Academy of Music in 1996. While […]

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Lina Lužytė (1985) is currently studying for an MA at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, where she has already received a BA in film and television directing. In 2005, she worked as a director’s assistant at the production […]

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Jūratė Samulionytė (1983) studied film and television directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, and received her MA in 2007. Her stop-motion film Nerutina(Noroutine) won a 2008 Silver Crane Award as Best Lithuanian Short Film. More than 80,000 shots […]

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Dovilė Šarutytė (1986) graduated with a degree in film and television directing from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2009. During her studies, her film Bjaurus sapnas (Awful Dream, 2008) caught the attention of her teachers at home, and abroad. Aš […]

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The animation artist, director and producer Valentas Aškinis (1959) graduated from Vilnius Engineering Construction Institute in 1983 with a degree in urban planning and construction. He made the hand-drawn animation television lullaby Dėdė Miegas (Uncle Sleep, 1986) at the Commissioned Film Studio. […]

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The animation classic Ilja Bereznickas (1948) took his style from the world of caricature, which allows us to look at simple things from unexpected angles. On graduating in 1970 from Kaunas Polytechnic Institute with a degree in architecture, he turned […]

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The director, screenwriter, animator and artist Antanas Janauskas (1937) graduated from the Telšiai School of Applied Art, and worked in the titling section at the Lithuanian Film Studios. In 1965 he began making animated insertions for documentary and feature films, […]

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The animator, producer, screenwriter and artist Jūratė Leikaitė (1963) graduated from the LSSR State Art Institute in 1986. She debuted with Metamorfozės (Metamorphoses, 1996), a brilliant and courageous film for adults, and later began making animated films for children at the Lithuanian […]

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Algirdas Selenis (1956) graduated from the S. Žukas School of Applied Art in Kaunas, and worked at the Lithuanian Film Studios. He made his first film Arkliavagio gudrybė (The Horse Thief’s Trickery, 1998) together with his wife Aurika (1967). In 2000, they […]

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The artist and animated film director Nijolė Valadkevičiūtė (1944) graduated from the LSSR State Art Institute in 1970. She graduated from the Postgraduate School of Scriptwriters and Film Directors in Moscow with a diploma in animation film directing in 1983. […]

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