Friday, August 11, 2017 16:28
DELFI / Augustas Didžgalvis
A cultural and arts center of Litvaks, Jews of Lithuanian origin, is being established in Vilnius for 5 million euros in European money earmarked by the Ministry of Culture.
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 11:50
The Baltic Film Days will be held in Vilnius for the first time at the end of August – it is a unique event featuring Lithuanian, Latvian and Estonian productions on the same week in Riga, Tallinn and Vilnius, the Lithuanian Film Center said.
Monday, August 7, 2017 13:51
The Lithuanian government's office suggests making a video for audiences abroad for the upcoming 100-year anniversary of independence, saying that the country should be presented by accordionist Martynas Levickis and conductor Mirga Gražinytė-Tyla.
Tuesday, August 1, 2017 14:07
Scientists from the United States are continuing archaeological tests in Lithuania in search of traces of Jewish culture and history – a Canadian filming crew arrived in Vilnius with the scientists to film a documentary for Britain's national broadcaster BBC. The feature is expected to premiere in the fall of 2018.
Thursday, July 27, 2017 17:35
Dream Big Studios
The miniseries about the Chernobyl nuclear disaster to be filmed in Lithuania by the US HBO television will be the second project of a similar size to be implemented in the Baltic state, says Rolandas Kvietkauskas, CEO of the Lithuanian Film Center.
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 15:16
DELFI / Mindaugas Jackevičius
Lithuania's government has given a green light to having its cultural attache to the US reside in New York rather than in Washington D.C.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 14:05
DELFI / Erikas Skardžius
Lithuanian Film Centre distributed a total of €811,701 to 21 film projects, including 5 minority co-production.
Tuesday, July 25, 2017 10:24
Lithuania's Culture Ministry on Tuesday announced a call for applications for the new director of the National Opera and Ballet Theater.
Monday, July 24, 2017 12:17
Lithuania's Culture Ministry will Tuesday call a competition for director of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater (LNOBT).
Thursday, July 20, 2017 11:09
DELFI / Paulius Garkauskas
Today, the Baltic Focus events dedicated to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia are launching within the programme of the industry days of the International Odessa Film Festival, the Lithuanian Film Centre wrote in a press release.
Wednesday, July 19, 2017 14:39
The Tatar community, which this year celebrates 620 years in Lithuania, hopes that the issues of recounting its history and construction of a mosque in Vilnius would finally get in motion.
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 10:17
Chiune Suhigara made a profound impact on thousands of Lithuanian lives. The honorable yet humble man, stood up during the dark days of WWII saving thousands of innocent people. He made every second count, spending his final moments leaving Lithuania via train, passing out travel visas to Jewish Lithuanians.
Monday, July 10, 2017 09:47
Lithuania's Culture Ministry wants the country's culture attache to reside in New York instead from the current location of Washington D.C.
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:52
Violeta Ramanauskienė, Žaneta Bytautienė
On 1–6 July, Šiauliai hosts the international folk contest-festival “The Flower of the Sun” for the seventh time; it brings joy, colours and diversity of events to city residents and guests.
Tuesday, July 4, 2017 15:00
The Lithuanian National Museum has selected exhibits to be displayed at a memorial museum of Kristijonas Donelaitis, a Lutheran pastor and poet who wrote the first classic Lithuanian-language poem, in Chistye Prudy, a village in the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad, for the next ten years, the daily Lietuvos Žinios reported on Tuesday.
Tuesday, June 27, 2017 09:45
DELFI / Paulius Garkauskas
A group of Lithuanian conservative lawmakers on Monday called on Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis and Culture Minister Liana Ruokyte-Jonsson to look at whether the Lithuanian Radio and Television Commission (LRTK) could perform the function of a feature film watchdog.
Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:54
Heroes' Square, a production of the Lithuanian National Drama Theater (LNDT), has been named by French critics as the best foreign production presented in France this year, the theater said on Wednesday.
Tuesday, June 20, 2017 09:52
Decorative signs in the Lithuanian and Tibetan languages will be unveiled in Tibeto Skveras, a small public garden in Vilnius' Uzupis neighborhood, on Tuesday.
Monday, June 19, 2017 16:27
Ruta Sepetys, a US writer of Lithuanian decent, was presented on Monday with the Carnegie Medal, a British literary award that annually recognizes one outstanding new book for children or young adults, the Lithuanian Culture Institute said.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 13:59
Decorative Lithuanian- and Tibetan-language signs, saying Tibet Square, will be unveiled in the Tibet square in Vilnius next week.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 14:26
Sigitas Zutautas, a banking and project management specialist, will temporarily head the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater (LNOBT) after its long-standing director general was fired on Monday.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 09:32
Liudas Mazylis, a professor at Vytautas Magnus University who earlier this year found an original copy of Lithuania's Act of Independence of Feb. 16, 1918 in a German archive, on Monday received a Lithuania's Progress Award.
Tuesday, June 13, 2017 09:27
Gintautas Kevisas, the long-standing director general of the Lithuanian National Opera and Ballet Theater (LNOBT), is being dismissed from his post, the Culture Ministry said.
Monday, June 12, 2017 10:22
The German Foreign Ministry's diplomatic archives has donated around 50 digital documents, including a digital copy of Lithuania's 1918 declaration of independence, to the Lithuanian State Historical Archives, which moved to a new building in Vilnius on Friday.
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 16:56
Quarters comprising of several streets that were designed along religious, ethnic or professional lines were a regular way of life in European cities during the Middle Ages. Thus the settling of Jews, who employed the use of a section of the city that was delegated to them by law did not go counter to the pattern that had developed for settling in cities. Orthodox believers, Germans, Jews, butchers, glass makers and others who established themselves in Great Duchy of Lithuania (GDL) cities divided up living space in a similar manner. Thus Jews brought traditions to the GDL that were typical for them in the quarters they lived, traditions that coincided with other trends that managed to express themselves in GDL cities.
Thursday, June 1, 2017 17:54
Content in the official languages of the European Union (EU) should make at least 90 percent of rebroadcast television content offered in every package of programs, according to a bill approved by the Lithuanian parliament on Thursday.
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.
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.
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.
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.