Submissions are open for Meeting point – Vilnius Coming soon sessions from December 4th, 2017 until February 1st, 2018. You should submit your film here: https://vp.eventival.eu/viff/2018
“My film was presented in Meeting point - Vilnius in 2017, where it was noticed by the programmers of A class festival in Warsaw International Film Festival and won the main documentary prize”, - Arūnas Matelis, the director of “Wonderful Losers. Different world”.
“As an independent sales company, we are always looking for daring edgy arthouse movies and participation in Meeting Point – Vilnius this year was particularly fruitful. I had good feeling on some WIP titles and finally succeeded to pick up NAMME, Georgian-Lithuanian co-production film, which had its world premiere in Tokyo IFF – Competition 2017. Vilnius is a really good “meeting point”!” , - Keiko Funato, sales company “Alpha Violet”.
Projects, presented during Coming soon session, continues successful festival and distribution circuit. Some most prominent examples include:
2017 Wonderful Losers: A Different World by Arūnas Matelis (Lithuania) Warsaw International Film Festival, Best Film in documentary competition, Minsk International Film festival, Main prize in documentary competition.
2017 Miracle by Eglė Vertelytė (Lithuania) premier in Toronto International Film festival.
2017 Scary Mother by Ana Urushadze (Georgia) premier in Locarno Film Festival, Sarajevo International Film Festival.
2017 Falling by Marina Stepanska (Ukraine) premier in Karlovy Vary International film festival, Cairo international film festival.
2017 The end of the chain by Priit Pääsuke (Estonia) premier in Karlovy Vary International film festival.
2016 Close Relations by Vitaly Mansky (Latvia, Russia, Estonia, Germany, dir. Vitaly Mansky) premier in Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
2016 The Saint (AKA Crisis) by Andrius Blaževičius (Lithuania, Poland) premier in Warsaw International film festival, Busan International film festival.
2016 The Pretenders by Vallo Toomla (Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia) premier in San Sebastian International Film Festival “New directors” competition.
2015 Mellow Mud by Renards Vimba (Latvia) premiered in Berlinale side section Generation 14Plus and won Crystal Bear for best film in this programme. Also the film found it’s sales agent german Pluto film. Other awards included Best Director Award in Cyprus Film Days IFF.
2015 Hi, Rasma by Laila Pakalnina (Latvia) premiered in Visions du Reel IFF, also Pärnu International Documentary and Anthropology Film Festival, Vilnius Documentary Film Festival, Riga International Film Festival, Lübeck Nordic Film Days.
2014 The summer of Sangaile by Alantė Kavaitė (Lithuania) premiered in Sundance IFF and got the Best Director Award, also screened in Berlin IFF and 50 international film festivals, received Best Film Award at National Film and TV Awards in Lithuania.
2014 Tangerines by Zaza Urushadze (Estonia, Georgia) – Nominee for the Golden Globe and Academy Award for foreign language film, also over 30 International film festivals including Best Director and Audience Award in Warsaw IFF, Best Estonian Film in Tallinn Black Nights IFF and Best Director in Tbilisi IFF. Distribution in Estonia, Georgia, Poland.
2014 Master and Tatyana by Giedrė Žickytė (Lithuania) – Best Director Award at National Film and TV Awards in Lithuania., screened in almost 10 international documentary festivals, including Leipzig DOC, IDFA.
2014 The Gambler by Ignas Jonynas (Lithuania) premiered in San Sebastian IFF, also was screened in over 20 international film festivals, including Special Jury Award in Warsaw IFF. Distribution in Italy, France, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Turkey.