Culture

Litvak culture, art center being established in Vilnius

Friday, August 11, 2017 16:28
Vilnius Gaon Jewish State Museum
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.

Vilnius, Tallinn, Riga to show Baltic movies for free

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.

Lithuania to use famous musicians, Kaunas modernism for presentation abroad

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.

BBC to make film about Jewish traces in Vilnius

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.

HBO project in Lithuania of outstanding volume - head of Film Center

Thursday, July 27, 2017 17:35
Chernobyl, Ukraine
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.

Lithuania moving culture attache to US from Washington to New York

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 15:16
New York
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.

Lithuanian Film Centre supported 21 film projects

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 14:05
Cinema
DELFI / Erikas Skardžius
Lithuanian Film Centre distributed a total of €811,701 to 21 film projects, including 5 minority co-production.

Lithuania's Culture Ministry looking for new chief of National Opera House

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.

Culture Ministry Tuesday calling competition for Opera House director

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).

Focus on cooperation with Baltic countries at the Odessa Film Festival

Thursday, July 20, 2017 11:09
At a cinema
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.

Lithuania's Tatar community awaits political decisions on history recount

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.

Sugihara Week Festival 2017FREE

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.

Lithuania wants to move culture attache to US from Washington to New York

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.

7th international folk contest-festival “the Flower of the Sun” has unfolded and blossoms in ŠiauliaiFREE

Wednesday, July 5, 2017 12:52
The VII international folk contest-festival “the Flower of the Sun”
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.

National museum selects exhibits for Donelaitis museum in Kaliningrad region

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.

Lithuanian filmmakers fear censorship as conservative MPs propose to evaluate film content

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 09:45
Cinema in Vilnius
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.

French critics name Lithuanian drama theater's production as best foreign production

Thursday, June 22, 2017 10:54
Lithuanian National Drama Theater
Dmitrijus Matvejevas
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.

Decorative Tibetan-language sign to be unveiled in Vilnius' Tibeto Skveras

Tuesday, June 20, 2017 09:52
Tibeto skveras Malūnų gatvėje (Užupis)
Augustas Didžgalvis
Decorative signs in the Lithuanian and Tibetan languages will be unveiled in Tibeto Skveras, a small public garden in Vilnius' Uzupis neighborhood, on Tuesday.

Lithuanian-American writer Sepetys receives British literary award

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.

Sign in Lithuanian, Tibetan languages to be unveiled in Tibet Square in Vilnius

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.

Banker Zutautas appointed temporary head of national opera and ballet theater

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.

Mazylis gets EUR 10,000 Lithuania Progress Award for finding independence act

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.

Kevisas fired as national opera and ballet theater director

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.

Germany donates some 50 digital documents to Lithuanian archives

Monday, June 12, 2017 10:22
VDU profesorius Liudas Mažylis šiandien Ambasadoje Berlyne pirmą kartą rodo Vokietijos URM diplomatiniame archyve aptikto Vasario 16 akto nuotraukas
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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.

The Jewish Quarter in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania – isolation or privilege?

Wednesday, June 7, 2017 16:56
Žydų (Jews) street in Vilnius
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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.

Seimas orders at least 90% of TV content in EU languages

Thursday, June 1, 2017 17:54
Television
Bendrovės archyvas
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.

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.