Parking Lot

12 min.


Director | Jorė Janavičiūtė
Script | Jorė Janavičiūtė
Director of photography | Vytautas Katkus
Editing | Gabrielė Urbonaitė
Sound design | Iveta Macevičiūtė
Main cast | Greta Petrovskytė, Milda Noreikaitė
Producer| Migla Butkutė
Production company |



Martyna and Kamilė are young women in their mid-twenties. They used to be best friends during their studies. About half a year ago, Martyna decided to vanish from Kamilė’s life. But she didn’t tell it to her friend. One day Martyna is on her way to meet her co-workers, she is passing through the parking lot of a shopping center in a rush. She meets Kamilė, who wants to find out the reasons for Martyna‘s disappearance.
A short film “Parking Lot” examines the theme of “emotional hygiene” through the perspective of friendship.



About the director: 

Jorė Janavičiūtė has a BA in Journalism from Vilnius University (2014), has completed a Film Production course at European Film College in Denmark (2015), and holds a Film Directing MA from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theater (2018). She has made five short films. Her short film “Where Things, Where People Disappear” (2017) has been screened in almost twenty festivals around Europe and won the Silver Screen award “Young Director Award” in Film School (Europe) category in 2018 in Cannes, France as well as Best Fiction Film prize in BEAST IFF 2019 in Porto, Portugal. Her short documentary “<3 / Less Than Three” (2019) had an International premiere in Ji.hlava IDFF 2019. “Parking Lot” (2021) was also screened in a number of festivals including Palm Springs International Shortfest, HollyShorts in the U.S., FEST in Portugal, etc. The newest short “How To Be A Human Being” is waiting to be released. Jorė currently is developing new film projects, lecturing at Vilnius University, writing articles for Lithuanian media, as well as working as Junior Programmer at Vilnius International Short Film Festival and in casting on film, TV, and commercial productions.