Meetings with authors
Jeremy Shaw
Canada
Quantification Trilogy Director

Berlin based Jeremy Shaw primarily practices in video and photography. His practice explores themes of scientific representation and research, music and cultural reception and the concepts of the transcendental and mystical. He has had solo exhibitions at MoMA PS1, New York City, Schinkel Pavillion, Denmark and MOCCA, California. He was recently named the 2016 recipient of Canada’s esteemed Sobey Art Award.

Meetings with creator:

MARCH 21, THURSDAY 18:30-20:30
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S09, Vilnius

Paweł Maślona
Poland
"Panic Attack" director and writer.

Paweł Maślona directed critically acclaimed shorts including "Magma" which landed him multiple prizes. He collaborated with Maciej Wrona on "The Christening" and "Demon" and was a finalist at the Competition for Polands most promising new artists in 2011. His debut feature "Panic Attack" premiered in Karlovy Vary film festival and received great reception and multiple awards in Poland.

Meetings with creator:

MARCH 22, FRIDAY 16:45-18:25
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S06, Vilnius

MARCH 23, SATURDAY 19:00-20:40
Forum Cinemas Kaune, S07, Kaunas

MARCH 24, SUNDAY 14:00-15:40
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S12, Vilnius

 

Aistė Žegulytė
Lithuania
"ANIMUS ANIMALIS (A STORY ABOUT PEOPLE, ANIMALS AND THINGS)" DIRECTOR

Aistė Žegulytė studied Photographic Technology before starting her Television and Cinema Directing studies at Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy, from which she graduated with a short documentary "Identities". She then continued her directorial studies and made several fiction and documentary shorts, which were shown in international film festivals. “Animus Animalis” is the first feature length documentary.

Meetings with creator and creative group:

MARCH 22, FRIDAY 18:00-19:10
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S01, Vilnius

MARCH 28, THURSDAY 19:00-20:10
Birštonas

MARCH 29, FRIDAY 18:00-19:10
Druskininkai

MARCH 30, SATURDAY 18:30-19:40
Garsas, DS, Panevėžys

MARCH 31, SUNDAY 17:00-18:10
Forum Cinemas Šiauliuose, S02, Šiauliai

Teemour D. Mambéty
Senegal
Directors Djibril Diop Mambéty son

Teemour D. Mambéty is a musician and sun of Djibril Diop Mambéty, who was a Senegalese film director, actor, orator, composer and poet. Though Djibril Diop Mambéty made only two feature films and five short films, they received international acclaim for their original and experimental cinematic technique and non-linear, unconventional narrative style.

Meetings with creator:

MARCH 22, FRIDAY 18:15-19:40
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S09, Vilnius

MARCH 23, SATURDAY 16:30-18:20
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S09, Vilnius

Kinga Dębska
Poland
"Playing Hard" director and writer

Kinga Dębska is a film director and a screenwriter based in Warsaw, Poland working of documentary and fiction films. She graduated from FAMU Film School in Prague. Dębskas films, especially These daughters of minebrought her an international recognition and got prestigious awards on several festivals in Poland and abroad. Kinga Dębska is also a fiction writer, and recently published her second book. Playing hardis her forth film.

Meetings with creator

MARCH 23, SATURDAY 18:00-19:32
Pasaka, DS, Vilnius

MARCH 24, SUNDAY 15:45-17:17
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S06, Vilnius

Ernestas Jankauskas
Lithuania
"Sasha Was Here" director

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Meetings with creator and creative group:

MARCH 24, SUNDAY 18:00-19:36
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S06, Vilnius

MARCH 26, TUESDAY 18:00-19:36
ANYKŠČIŲ KINO NAMAI, Anykščiai

MARCH 27, WEDNESDAY 17:30-19:06
Minija, Gargždai

MARCH 28, THURSDAY 18:00-19:36
Dainava, Alytus

MARCH 29, FRIDAY 18:00-19:36
Forum Cinemas Šiauliuose, S02, Šiauliai

MARCH 30, SATURDAY 15:15-16:51
UTENOS KINO NAMAI, Utena

Ognjen Glavonić
Serbia
"The Load" director and writer

Ognjen Glavonić graduated from Film and TV directing at the Faculty of Dramatic Arts, Belgrade. His documentary “Zivan Makes a Punk Festival” premiered in IFF Rotterdam, his “Depth Two” (2016) were screened in many festivals, winning a number of awards. Ognjen’s first fiction feature film, “The Load”, premiered at the Director’s Fortnight section at Cannes Film Festival. He is also the director and co-founder of Pančevo Film Festival in Serbia.

Meetings with director:

MARCH 23, SATURDAY 18:00-19:38
Skalvija, Vilnius

MARCH 24, SUNDAY 18:15-19:53
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S07, Vilnius

Marija Kavtaradzė
Lithuania
"Summer Survivors" director

Marija Kavtaradzė studied film directing in the Lithuanian Music and Theater Academy. Her short films "The last man I talked to" and "I am twenty something" won best student film awards in National Lithuanian film awards. "Youngblood" premiered in San Sebastian film festival. she is a co-writer of well received Lithuanian feature debut by Andrius Blaževičius “The Saint". Her feature debut, "Summer survivors" premiered at Toronto film festival.

Meetings with director and creative team:

MARCH 23, SATURDAY 19:00-20:31
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S01, Vilnius

MARCH 26, TUESDAY 18:15-19:46
Forum Cinemas Kaune, S02, Kaunas

MARCH 27, SATURDAY 18:00-19:31
Utenos KINO NAMAI, Utena

MARCH 28, THURSDAY 17:30-19:01
Marijampolės Spindulys, DS, Marijampolė

MARCH 29, FRIDAY 18:00-19:31
Forum Cinemas Klaipėdoje, S02, Klaipėda

Krzysztof Zanussi
Poland
"Ether" director and writer

Krzysztof Zanussi is a Polish screenwriter, director and producer for TV and cinema. After graduating in Physics, Philosophy and cinema, Krzysztof Zanussi started his career in the amateur film movement before going on to win numerous festival prizes for films such as The Structure of Crystal (1968), Illumination (1973), Camouflage (1976), Constant Factor (1980), The Year of Quiet Sun (1984), Wherever You Are If You Are (1988), In Full Gallop (1996), Persona Non Grata (2004), and Revisited (2009). Krzysztof Zanussi has also worked as a theatre director and chairs the Tor film studio, producer of the films by Krzysztof Kieślowski, Agnieszka Holland and many others. He has lectured at a number of Universities across Europe and in the USA. He lives and active political and social life, He is also an author of several books. In Vilnius FF he will receive the honorary award.

Meetings with director:

MARCH 31, SUNDAY 21:00-22:58
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S05, Vilnius

Artūras Jevdokimovas
Lithuania
"Second Hand" director

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Meetings with director and creative team:

MARCH 27, WEDNESDAY 18:00-19:26
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S05, Vilnius

MARCH 28, THURSDAY 18:00-19:26
Jonava

MARCH 29, FRIDAY 17:30-18:56
Garsas, DS, Panevėžys

MARCH 30, SATURDAY 18:00-19:26
Arlekinas, Klaipėda

APRIL 3, WEDNESDAY 18:00-19:26
Dainava, Alytus

Sudabeh Mortezai
Germany
"Joy" director and writer

Sudabeh Mortezai was born in Germany, grew up in Tehran and Vienna. After gaining her MA in theatre and film studies from the University of Vienna she worked as a festival programme curator and arthouse cinema manager. After completing UCLAs certificate program in Film, TV, and Digital Entertainment Media, she moved into film making. Her feature film Macondo"“ premiered  in Berlinale competition in 2014 and garnered numerous international awards. Joy is her 4th feature length film.

Meetings with director:

MARCH 29, FRIDAY 18:00-19:40
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S11, Vilnius

MARCH 30, SATURDAY 18:00-19:40
Pasaka, DS, Vilnius

Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo
Estonia
"Take It Or Leave it" director and writer

Film director, screenwriter and editor Liina Triškina-Vanhatalo studied cultural studies at Tallinn University, at the European Film College in Denmark and at the Catalonia Film School in Spain. She has worked as a screenwriter and editor on numerous documentary films. Take it or Leave It, which was chosen as the Estonian candidate for the Academy Award for best foreign language film is her debut feature.

Meetings with director:

MARCH 30, SATURDAY 15:15-16:57
Pasaka, DS, Vilnius

MARCH 31, SUNDAY 17:30-19:12
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S07, Vilnius

Camille Vidal-Naquet
France
"Sauvage" director and writer

With a masters degree in literature, Camille Vidal-Naquet directs an experimental short film in sign language, “Génie" (6 min), then a first fiction film, Backstage (24min), and Heady Stuff (28 min). At the same time, he teaches film analysis. Sauvage" is his first feature film.

Meetings with director:

MARCH 31, SUNDAY 17:15-18:53
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S10, Vilnius

APRIL 1, MONDAY 19:15-20:53
Skalvija, Vilnius

Nataliya Meshchaninova
Russia
"Core Of The World" director and writer

Writer/director Natalya Mechchaninova graduated from Kuban State University, where she specialised in television and film directing. She worked for a TV station in Krasnodar for a period of time. After her documentary debut, "Herbarium" (2007), she decided to pursue her filmmaking career in Moscow. Her feature debut, "The Hope Factory" (2014) had its world premiere at IFF Rotterdam in 2014. "Core of the World" won the Grand Prize at the Kinotavr Film Festival in Sochi.

Meetings with director:

MARCH 31, SUNDAY 18:45-20:49
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S01, Vilnius

APRIL 1, MONDAY 18:15-20:19
Pasaka, MS, Vilnius

Stepan Devonin
Russia
"Core Of The World" writer and actor

Stepan Devonin is a Russian theater and cinema actor. He has graduated from the school-studio of the Moscow Art Theatre, supervised by Aleksei Guskov and M. Lobanov. His most remarkable work during studies was Regin's role in the play "The Story of One Disease", staged by the course master Aleksei Guskov. After it's premiere, the play was included in the repertoire of the Moscow Academic Mayakovsky Theatre. Stepan Devonin has temporarily performed in the Alexandrinsky Theatre in St.Petersburg, currently he performs in Satyrikon Theatre in Moscow.

Meetings with actor:

MARCH 31, SUNDAY 18:45-20:49
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S01, Vilnius

APRIL 1, MONDAY 18:15-20:19
Pasaka, MS, Vilnius

Zsófia Szilágyi
Hungary
"One Day" director and writer

Author/director, Zsófia Szilágyi studied Hungarian grammar and literature education before starting film directing studies in the Academy of Film and Drama of Budapest. She worked as assistant lecturer to Berlinale Golden Bear winner Ildikó Enyedi at the Hungarian Academy of Film and Theatre and assistant director in her Oscar nominated On body and Soul. "One Day" is Zsófia's debut feature.

Meetings with director:

MARCH 31, SUNDAY 19:30-21:08
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S10, Vilnius

APRIL 2, TUESDAY 20:00-21:38
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S10, Vilnius

Florian Seufert
Germany
"Pamparios" director and writer

Florian Seufert studied Theater and Media Studies and Film Directing in University of Television and Film Munich. He became part of the performance group APITÆL ZWEI KOLEKTIF and started his collaboration with theatre director Ersan Mondtag with whom he is since working on a fusion of theatrical and cinematic forms. During his Mexican film Residency he worked on his thesis and first feature film "Pamparios" which premiered at VISIONS DU RÈEL. He is member of the film collective PRONOIA developing hybrid forms of storytelling and filmmaking as a tool of personal and micro-social transformation.

Meetings with director:

APRIL 1, MONDAY 18:15-19:37
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S09, Vilnius

APRIL 3, WEDNESDAY 18:00-19:22
Romuva, Kaunas

APRIL 4, THURSDAY 19:30-20:52
Skalvija, Vilnius

Xacio Baño
Spain
"Trot" director and writer

Xacio Baño produces, writes and directs short films, including Pieces (2012), To Be and to Come Back (2014) and Eco (2015). His works were screened at the Locarno Film Festival, New Directors/New Films MoMA and Telluride Film Festival. His first feature film Trot premiered at Locarno in 2018.

Meetings with director:

APRIL 1, MONDAY 18:15-19:38
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S05, Vilnius

APRIL 3, WEDNESDAY 18:15-19:38
Pasaka, MS, Vilnius

APRIL 4, THURSDAY 18:15-19:38
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S11, Vilnius

Adina Pintilie
Romania
"Touch Me Not" director and writer

Filmmaker Adina Pintilie works on the boundary between fiction, reality and visual art. In the new Romanian cinema landscape, her body of work stands out for its highly individual visual style, its courage of cinematic experimentation and its uncompromising interest in the human psyche. Her shorts and medium length films including "Don't Get Me Wrong" (2007) and "Oxygen" premiered in A class festivals and had successful festival life afterwards, winning a number of awards. Her first feature Touch Me Not won the Golden Bear at Berlinale, and was screened around the world and acquired for theatrical distribution in more than 35 countries.

Meetings with director:

APRIL 2, TUESDAY 17:30-19:33
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S09, Vilnius

APRIL 3, WEDNESDAY 20:00-22:03
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S10, Vilnius

Darko Štante
Slovenia
"Consequences" director and writer

Darko Štante is completing his MA in Film Directing at the Ljubljana Academy of Theatre, Radio, Film and Television. He has worked as an assistant director on various commercial productions and has authored his own AV projects.

Meetings with director:

APRIL 2, TUESDAY 17:45-19:18
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S10, Vilnius

APRIL 3, WEDNESDAY 18:00-19:58
Pasaka, DS, Vilnius

David Oelhoffen
France
"Close Enemies" director and writer

Spanish born David Oelhoffen has been directing films in France for several decades. His debut feature "In Your Wake(2007) premiered in the CannesCriticsWeek. His mostly acclaimed film is "Far from Men"" in 2014, based on “L’hôte" by Albert Camus, stared Viggo Mortensen and Reda Kateb. The film played in official competition at the 71st Venice International Film Festival where it won three collateral awards. His latest work is “Close Enemies”.

Meetings with director:

APRIL 2, TUESDAY 18:00-19:51
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S05, Vilnius

Vitaly Mansky
Ukraine
"Putin's Witnesses" director and writer

Vitaly Mansky graduated from VGIK and became one of the most prominent contemporary Russian documentary filmmakers. He directed over 30 films which were screened and awarded at festivals worldwide. He also produced a number of well known directors, including Sergei Loznitsa. In 1996 he launched a project that aims to archive amateur private videos shot in the times of the former USSR. V.Mansky produces national Laurel Leaf awards for the best Russian documentary films. He is the founder and President of Artdocfest Russian Open Documentary Film Festival for Russian-language creative documentaries, which in 2015 was relaunched in Latvia, where he lives since 2014. His films"Close Relations" and  "Under the Sun" were screened in Vilnius FF, his latest documentary "Putin's witnesses"  was awarded as best documentary in Karlovy Vary film festival.

Meetings with director:

APRIL 2, TUESDAY 18:00-19:42
PASAKA, DS, Vilnius

APRIL 3, WEDNESDAY 18:15-19:57
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S11, Vilnius

Richard Billingham
United Kingdom
"Ray & Liz" director and writer

Richard Billingham is well acknowledged British photographer whose work is held in many collections including San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum in New York, V&A and Tate Galleries in London. He has exhibited at the Venice Biennale 2001, was nominated for the Turner Prize and won a number of other significant awards for his photography work. He has made work about his immediate family, about animals in zoos around the world and about the British landscape. His first feature film “Ray & Liz”, shot on location in the Midlands where he grew up, won Special jury Prize in Locarno and was nominated for BAFTA.

Meetings with director:

APRIL 3, WEDNESDAY 20:45-22:33
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S11, Vilnius

APRIL 4, THURSDAY 17:00-18:48
Skalvija, Vilnius

rugilė barzdžiukaitė
Lithuania
"Acid Forest" director

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Meetings with director:

APRIL 4, THURSDAY 18:00-19:03
Forum Cinemas Vingis, S01, Vilnius

Martin Skovbjerg-Jensen
Denmark
"Sticks And Stones" director

Martin Skovbjerg is a Danish award winning director and music producer, widely recognised for his distinctive visual expression. Primarily focused on music videos, commercials and documentaries, Martin made his TV debut in 2015 with the critically acclaimed youth series "Anton 90which was praised for its authenticity and bold formalistic approach. "Sticks & Stones" is his first feature.

Meetings with author:

MARCH 24, SUNDAY 17:00-18:33

FORUM CINEMAS VINGIS, S10, Vilnius

Goda Palekaitė
Lithuania
"Elinora's Dream" director

Meetings with author:

MARCH 2, TUESDAY 20:30-22:29

FORUM CINEMAS VINGIS, S09, Vilnius

Elinora Schwartz
Israel
"Elinora's Dream" actress

Meetings with author:

MARCH 2, TUESDAY 20:30-22:29

FORUM CINEMAS VINGIS, S09, Vilnius