KINO PAVASARIS

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Vilnius International Film Festival Kino Pavasaris is the largest and most prestigious cinema event in Lithuania. During the past 20-plus years, it became the best-attended event with notable influence on the country’s culture. 114 250 filmgoers in five of the largest Lithuanian cities visited Vilnius IFF in 2017. The festival will return for its 23rd edition in 2018, having this year announced the coming of New Winds and paying special attention to rising talents. Each year, Vilnius IFF screens over 200 feature and short films during its two-week long run. This includes powerful debuts and works from recognised masters of cinema. The festival also holds the most important Lithuanian premieres. Also organised in 2017 was the 8th international film industry conference Meeting Point – Vilnius. Around 200 film professionals were in attendance, as per usual. Meeting Point – Vilnius is a significant event for the Lithuanian film industry. It provides the opportunity for professionals from other countries to discover the Lithuanian cinema market’s identity and helps foster close partnerships between the largest international film festivals in Eastern and Central Europe.

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