Lithuanian Film Days 2024

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Lithuanian Film Days 2024

8 March 2024 - 10 March 2024

From captivating drama to animated adventures – there is surely something to excite cinema fans at the third edition of Lithuanian Film Days in Malta this 8-10 March.


The French couple adopts a brother and sister from Lithuania. They invite a Lithuanian translator Gabriele to live together for a while and help children to adapt to the new environment. But the family idyll is soon disturbed by cultural differences, contradictory upbringing methods, and rivalry for the kids’ affection.

Date and time: 8th March 2024, 7.30pm

Duration: 1h 49 min

Language: Lithuanian, French (with English subtitles)

Certification: 15

Price: €8 for the general public and €7 for students, seniors and special ID card holders.

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Animated Adventures and Other Thrilling Stories
Children’s short films – plus activity for children after

Date and time: 9th March 2024, 11am

Duration: 30 mins

Language: All films are without dialogues

Certification: PG

Price: €8 for the general public and €7 for students, seniors and special ID card holders.


*For 5-9 year old kids. All films are without dialogues.

This special programme of short animated films will take the audience on a journey to colourful, mysterious, funny, and heartfelt worlds created by renowned Lithuanian filmmakers. Be prepared to fall in love with the amusing prankster, Mr. Night, reminisce about the aroma of grandma’s pancakes, discover the miracle of life, and follow the enigmatic white ribbon. The program comprises four films, each made in a different animation technique, from computer-generated images to stop-motion to puppet animation. The films delicately touch upon various themes such as family and relationships, death and rebirth, everyday life, and new adventures. The programme is prepared by the Lithuanian short film agency “Lithuanian Shorts”.

Mr. Night has a Day Off / Pono Nakties laisvadienis

Why is the night changing the day? When you don’t like something, you change it.

SOUND DESIGNER: Kipras Dominas
COMPOSER: Marius Meilūnas

Ignas Meilūnas (b. 1985) graduated from Vilnius Gediminas Technical University with a BA in Computer Engineering in 2008. He has worked with Oskaras Koršunovas and Gintaras Varnas’ theatre troupes as a sound designer and video projection operator. Since 2011, Ignas started working as a freelance 3D and stop-motion animator and director. His debut short animation/fiction film “Woods” won the Lithuanian Film Academy Award for Best Animation of 2015.

Noroutine / Nerutina

As usual, Henrikas wakes up and goes to his job every morning. But today is the day, when he suddenly finds a mysterious white ribbon. Follow where the white line flows. Escape routine.

DIRECTOR: Juratė Samulionytė
PRODUCERS: Liuda Drižytė, Asta Valčiukaitė
SCRIPT: Jūratė Samulionytė
CINEMATOGRAPHY: Audrius Zelenius
EDITING: Danielius Buckus
SOUND DESIGNER: Giedrius Aleknavičius
COMPOSER: Titas Petrikis
CAST: Saulius Čėpla, Elžbieta Latėnaitė
PRODUCTION COMPANY: VŠĮ “Kultūrinių projektų centras”

Jūratė Samulionytė is Lithuanian film director, scripwritter and film educator, working in different fields of film production. In 2007 Jurate got her MA in Film and TV directing at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. She has worked on many Lithuanian and international productions as a director assistant, script supervisor and as producer assistant. Her short stop-motion film “Noroutine” got the Lithuanian Film Academy Award Silver Crane for Best Lithuanian Short Film 2008. Jūratė’s filmography includes several short fiction and documentary films as well as her debut feature – documentary “Liebe Oma, Guten Tag!” (2017).

Grandma’s Pancakes / Močiutės blynai

It’s a film about a grandmother patiently waiting for a visit.

DIRECTORS: Dominyka Adomaitytė, Vykintas Labanauskas
PRODUCER: Vykintas Labanauskas
SCRIPT: Vykintas Labanauskas, Dominyka Adomaitytė
EDITING: Ondrej Nedved
SOUND DESIGNER: Dominyka Adomaitytė
COMPOSER: Dominyka Adomaitytė
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Glass Elephants Creative Studio (LT)

Dominyka Adomaitytė

Dominyka Adomaityte is a sound designer, Foley artist and film director from Lithuania. After French literature, theater directing, jazz vocal and music composition studies in 2018 Dominyka got into FAMU film school in Prague, Czech Republic, where she studied sound design. At the same time, she started working as Foley artist at Soundsquare studio and ever since she’s working both, as Foley artist and sound designer on animation, documentaries and live-action films. In 2020, Dominyka together with Vykintas Labanauskas co-founded animation and sound design studio “Glass Elephants”. Recently she moved back to Vilnius to establish the first-ever sound studio in Lithuania dedicated to Foley creation and recording.

Vykintas Labanauskas

After screenwriting BA studies in Vilnius, Lithuania, Vykintas decided to turn towards animation and ever since he’s been working on personal and commissioned projects. In the meantime, he had a chance to join the class of 3d animation at Ecole MoPA, Arles, France. Currently, he’s based in Vilnius, Lithuania and working in 2d hand-drawn, 3d, cg cut out and stop-motion techniques. In 2020, Vykintas together with Dominyka Adomaitytė co-founded animation and sound design studio “Glass Elephants”.

Running Lights / Kaukai

This is a story about the eternal miracle of life and death. The unfortunate death of a wild hare turns into a remarkable experience for children who find his body and bury it in a sand box. Now buried, the hare’s life fades away and dozens of magical creatures that lived inside him leave his body in search for a new home. The hare’s life ends by merging with nature, but is reborn in the plants and animals around it. This fairy-tale for children encourages us to think about what death is.

DIRECTOR: Gediminas Šiaulys
PRODUCER: Miglė Pelakauskė
SCRIPT: Gediminas Šiaulys, Andrius Kirvela
EDITING: Gediminas Šiaulys
SOUND DESIGNERS: Fusedmarc and Eglė Sirvydytė, Jurga Šeduikytė, Mixtape Club
MUSIC: Fusedmarc and Eglė Sirvydytė, Jurga Šeduikytė, Mixtape Club
VOICE BY: Jurga Šeduikytė, Ursula Šiaulytė, Adas Bareikis

Ged Sia (Gediminas Šiaulys) is an animation director, visual artist and founder of a studio PetPunk. The artist’s primary areas of interest lie in animation, tactile crafts and various experiments within these fields. This leads to authentic work that is visually and aesthetically challenging, yet peculiarly subtle. His works gained recognition by world’s leading art & design magazines. In 2009 PetPunk won the “Young Guns” award by the Art Directors Club (New York) and Canadian Boards magazine included duo in top 6 of “New Wave of Designers”, while in 2010 UK’s leading design magazine Computer Arts featured PetPunk as “The New Wave of Animation”. In 2017 Ged Sia wrote and directed short film “Running Lights” which won him several international awards and was selected to over 120 film festivals around the world as well as got the Silver Crane (Lithuanian Film Academy Award) for Best Lithuanian Animated Film in 2017. Ged is a guest lecturer at Vilnius Academy of Arts, he speaks and sets workshops at various conferences.

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The Girl and The Echo (Paskutine Atostogu Diena)

The story revolves around Vika, a dreamy girl on vacation (hence the other title) who loves the sea, mountains and echoes, and does not want to fit in with local kids, and Romas, a boy also on vacation, who does want to fit in, but cannot. The boy becomes her confidant and their friendship blossoms, but then she is harassed by bullies and the boy doesn’t muster up courage to stand to her, which ruins their relationship forever.

Date and time: 10th March 2024, 5.30pm

Duration: 58min

Language: Lithuanian (with English subtitles)

Certification: 12A

Price: Free but booking is required

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Together For Ever (Amžinai kartu)

A seemingly nice family consisting of a mother, father and an 11-year-old daughter. Rather than living together they just exist next to each other. One day an explosion of a water pipe floods their downstairs neighbors’ apartment and the minor technical problem turns into a vital challenge for the family.

Date and time: 10th March 2024, 7.30pm

Duration: 1h 28 min

Language: Lithuanian (with English subtitles)

Certification: 15

Price: €8 for the general public and €7 for students, seniors and special ID card holders.

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Cinema Club Members
Concession tickets include students, senior citizens and Special ID Holders (SID).

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