Culture

Film Polish Institute and Lithuanian Film Centre to cooperate closer

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 09:24
On 22 May, 2017, during the 70th Cannes International Film Festival, representatives of the Polish Film Institute and the Lithuanian Film Centre – director Magdalena Sroka and director Rolandas Kvietkauskas – signed an agreement to strengthen cooperation between the two national institutions in the field of cinematography and the implementation of joint film projects.

Lithuanian film industry to be showcased in Cannes

Wednesday, May 17, 2017 15:26
The anniversary 70th Cannes Film Festival will be opened today with Lithuanian elements in its programme. Representatives of the Lithuanian film industry will also attend the “Marché du Film” film market organised by the festival on May 17–26.

Kevišas to step down as Vilnius opera house director in July

Wednesday, May 10, 2017 15:31
Gintautas Kevišas is to step down as director of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater (LNOBT) in July after Culture Minister Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson on Wednesday signed an order to cancel the results of last August's competition for the position.

Linen and wool revival has been a success!FREE

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 12:37
The international Lithuanian-Norwegian project Making and Growing – Traditions between Fibre & Fabric has reached its goal of breathing new life into the old crafts. "We’ve helped the modern human to reconnect with the undeservingly forgotten craft of processing linen and wool which provided food and warmth for our ancestors. Weaving is encoded in the genes of Lithuanians; I was assured of this when I saw how remarkably modern fellow-countrymen were using a spinning wheel at the live exhibition, even though it was the first attempt in their lives," cheers the project's implementer and President of the Fine Crafts Association of Vilnius Indrė Rutkauskaitė.

Blessed Teofilius Matulionis – Unarmed Truth: enlarged photographs, personal letters and items from Soviet prisons (1)FREE

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 09:35
Blessed Teofilius Matulionis  in the USA in 1936. Second from the left
Stanislovo Sajausko kolekcija
Small wooden eggs brought by Bishop Matulionis to his nieces as souvenirs from abroad, Christmas decorations cut out from paper by him, an intricate double altar also made by the bishop, his embroidered initials on the surplices and the jacket lining.

Inspiring discoveries during Open House Vilnius (2)FREE

Monday, April 24, 2017 17:29
The Scolarly and Information Centre of Vilnius University  Photo © Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune
Ludo Segers @ The Lithuania Tribune

Film by Lithuania's Bartas to be features at Cannes Film Festival

Monday, April 24, 2017 09:12
Frost, a film by Lithuanian director Šarūnas Bartas, will be featured in the Cannes Film Festival in May, the Lithuanian Film Centre said.

ForMin downplays German archivist's remarks about Feb. 16 Independence Act

Friday, April 21, 2017 17:01
Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius says that conversations with Germany's government over handover of the February 16 1918 Independence Act to Lithuania are going well, downplaying the opinion stated by Germany's head archivist who said that the document could only be lend on temporary basis.

Germany could lend Lithuania 1918 independence act, but not hand it over

Friday, April 21, 2017 12:37
The president of the German Federal Archives says that Germany could lend Lithuania the original copy of its 1918 declaration of independence recently found in Berlin for a year, but it should not hand the document over to the country.

Kėdainiai to erect monument to Vilna Gaon

Friday, April 21, 2017 10:57
The central Lithuanian town of Kėdainiai has decided to erect a monument to Elijah ben Solomon Zalman, the philosopher, scholar and Jewish religious leader known as the Vilna Gaon, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Friday.

Construction on Modern Art Centre begins in Vilnius

Thursday, April 20, 2017 09:21
The construction of the Modern Art Centre in place of the demolished Lietuva Cinema in Vilnius formally got underway on Wednesday.

Lithuania's photographic artist awarded prize of German Photographic Association

Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:11
Antanas Sutkus
Jurga Graf nuotr.(2015)
The German Photographic Association has said that this year's Erich Salomon Award to Lithuanian photographic artist Antanas Sutkus.

Vilnius mayor wants Museum of Jewish History next to Sports Palace

Friday, March 31, 2017 09:34
Vilnius Mayor Remigijus Šimašius has proposed building a Museum of History of Lithuanian Jews next to the Vilnius Congress.

Original version of Lithuania's 1918 Independence Act found in Berlin (4)FREE

Thursday, March 30, 2017 09:44
The long-sought original document of the Lithuanian Independence Act signed on February 16 1918 was discovered in Germany's diplomatic archives in Berlin on Wednesday, professor Liudas Mažylis of the Vytautas Magnus University behind the discovery confirmed to BNS.

Kaunas selected as European Capital of Culture 2022

Thursday, March 30, 2017 09:34
Kaunas old town
Ramūnas Guiga
Lithuania's second-biggest city of Kaunas was named the winner of the contest for the European Capital of Culture 2022 title during a ceremony at the Ministry of Culture on Wednesday.

Vaitekūnas re-appointed head of Lithuania's radio and TV watchdog

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 12:29
The Lithuanian parliament on Tuesday re-appointed Edmundas Vaitekūnas for another term of office as chairman of the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK).

Lionginas Šepka and Antanas Mončys – a Union between the Lithuanian Highlands and LowlandsFREE

Monday, March 27, 2017 15:07
The Alanta Estate Gallery is hosting an exhibition of carvings by one of the most famous Lithuanian folk artists of the 20th century, Lionginas Šepka (1907-1985), born in the Rokiškis region, and modern sculptures, ceramics, collages and drawings by Antanas Mončys (1921-1993), a native of Kretinga who after the Second World War lived in Paris.

Ukrainian communities criticize Vilnius film festival for screening Smarzowski's Hatred

Monday, March 27, 2017 09:49
Kino pavasaris opening
Organizatorių archyvas
Ukrainian communities in Lithuania have criticized organizers of the Vilnius international film festival Kino Pavasaris (Cinema Spring) for including Hatred (Wolyn), a film by Polish director Wojciech Smarzowski, into this year's program.

Painting Routers: works by young painters are travelling on Vilnius' Trolleybuses

Friday, March 24, 2017 12:10
While Vilnius offers glimpses into the past with its wealth of art and architecture spanning multiple eras, the city’s contemporary art scene is dynamic, refusing to sit still – literally, Go Vilnius informed in a press release.

Lithuania attending Leipzig Book Fair as guest of honor

Friday, March 24, 2017 09:28
Lithuania is this year attending the Leipzig Book Fair in Germany as the guest of honor this year, presenting translations of work by 26 Lithuanian authors published in 15 publishing houses of Germany and Austria.

The multi-layered legacy of Algirdas Julius GreimasFREE

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 11:46
Algirdas Julius Greimas (1917-1992), the Lithuanian-born linguist who founded the influential Paris school of semiotics in the 1960s, has left a legacy that goes beyond his academic pursuits. Dr. Arūnas Sverdiolas, professor at Vilnius University and Head of the A.J.Greimas Centre for Semiotics and Literary Theory, recollects how, at the time when the Iron Curtain was finally lifted, the Paris-based semiotician worked towards reintegrating Lithuania into the Western culture, not least by helping us build networks with European scholars.

Holocaust researchers meeting in Vilnius

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 10:37
A conference on As Mass Murder Began: Identifying and Remembering the Killing Sites of Summer-Fall 1941 is starting at the Vilnius Gaon Jewish State Museum on Wednesday.

President sees Vilnius opera house chief's work as "shadow play"

Thursday, March 16, 2017 15:54
Backstage operations of Gintautas Kevišas, the director of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater (LNOBT), have turned into a "shadow play" and fall short of the requirement of transparent management and responsibility of an institution's chief, says President Dalia Grybauskaitė.

Lithuania picks Fusedmarc as this year's Eurovision entryFREE

Monday, March 13, 2017 09:56
Fusedmarc band has been selected to represent Lithuania at this year's Eurovision song contest in Kiev in May with its song Rain of Revolution.

House of Basketball including museum planned in Kaunas

Monday, March 13, 2017 09:28
The House of Basketball will be established in Lithuania's second-largest city Kaunas to accommodate the Lithuanian Basketball Federation and an interactive technology-filled basketball museum.

Ambassadors of Lithuanian linen bring good news from NorwayFREE

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 23:04
“We are in Oslo, in Norway's largest open-air museum, Norsk Folkemuseum, presenting Lithuanian linen. Lots of tourists from all over the world here, asking with great interest what the linen looks like. When we notice curious faces, we invite visitors of the live exhibition to give it a spin at the workshop where we demonstrate the path of yarn and show how the fibre is processed. We are very happy seeing the emotions of visitors – their interest has exceeded all expectations,” says Agnė Žilinskaitė, CEO of the Fine Crafts Association and implementer of the international Lithuanian-Norwegian project Making and Growing – Traditions between Fibre & Fabric.

International Vilnius Book Fair opens in Vilnius

Thursday, February 23, 2017 10:34
An annual international book fair, one of the key cultural events in Lithuania, is kicking off at the Litexpo exhibition center in Vilnius on Thursday.

Authorities mull transferring Soviet-era Green Bridge sculptures to museum (2)

Friday, February 17, 2017 15:27
The authorities are considering transferring Soviet-era sculptures removed from Vilnius' Green Bridge to the Lithuanian Art Museum, which could in turn give them for display to Grutas, a Soviet-era theme park in the southern part of the country, Culture Minister Liana Ruokytė-Jonsson said on Friday.

Vilnius invites to celebrate the 100th Independence Anniversary with sound of trumpetsFREE

Wednesday, February 15, 2017 18:03
One year before the proclamation of the 100th anniversary of the restoration of Lithuanian statehood in Vilnius – from this February 16 until February 16 next year, daily at 19 hours 18 minutes – trumpet player Laurynas Lapė and his students will perform the composition "Dear Lithuania" for Vilnius residents and guests from the Palace of the Grand Dukes of Lithuania, Go Vilnius agency reported.

Lithuania at the Berlin Film Festival

Thursday, February 9, 2017 16:23
Lithuania will be hosting a stand at the European Film Market, an international film industry event that takes place during the Berlin International Film Festival and opens today. The stand will present Lithuanian film industry, tax concession for film production, and the latest Lithuanian projects. Two feature films supported by Lithuania will be screened for foreign film professionals, and a Lithuanian project will be introduced in the special “Berlinale Talents” programme.