The Lithuanian Film Centre (LKC) granted EUR 32,700 of state funding for the pre-production of two films. This concludes the first competition for state funding of 2015, the Centre said in a report.
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EUR 20,000 were given for the pre-production of the full-feature Jellyfish on the Moon (Meduza Menulyje) directed by Ernestas Jankauskas and produced by the public institution Dansu Films. The total budget of the pre-production is EUR 63,000.

Another EUR 12,700 were secured for the pre-production of the full-feature Chess-player (Šachmatininkas) directed by Linas Ryskus and produced by the public institution Kino Kultas. The overall pre-production budget of the film amounts to EUR 17,500.

Earlier this year EUR 1.703,547 was distributed among 21 film project in production. A total of EUR 1.751,047 of state funding was distributed among 24 film projects (production and development) during the first competition of this year.

According to the new film funding regulations, another film funding competition will be launched in April this year. A total of EUR 2.190,226 will be allocated for the support of film projects from the LKC's budget, during the two competitions in 2015, the Centre said.

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