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2020-10-16
Dark nights with short horror stories

Spooky nights might be even scarier! Vilnius International Short Film Festival presents a special horror short film programme for adults “Short, Yet Films: Scary Stories”,...

2020-09-07
Culture Night 2020: Vilnius International Short Film Festival presents a special screening

Lithuanian Short Film Agency “Lithuanian Shorts” and Vilnius International Short Film Festival present a special screening “Short, Yet Films: Lithuanian Stories”. The program for the...

2020-07-28
Festival presents open-air screening of horror short films

Vilnius International Short Film Festival presents a special horror short film programme for adults "Short, Yet Films: Scary Stories" which will be screened at the...

2020-07-24
13th Vilnius International Short Film Festival Aftermovie

A short glimpse into the mid of last January when we had a wonderful 13th Vilnius International Short Film Festival! Thanks to everybody who helped...

2020-06-17
Panel discussion at Marché du Film Online – Myths About Short Film Industry: Is There Any Money?

Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event „Baltic Pitching Forum”*  together with the Lithuanian Film Centre invites to the online panel discussion at the Marché du Film...

2020-05-27
Lithuanian Shorts invites to celebrate its 8th birthday and watch TOP8 Lithuanian short films online

Tomorrow, Lithuanian Short Film Agency Lithuanian Shorts will invite the film lovers to celebrate the eighth birthday together. On this occasion, the agency presents a...

2020-05-18
Baltic Pitching Forum 2020: new call for short film projects and the guest country Poland

Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event „Baltic Pitching Forum” announces its new call for short film projects. This year a Guest Country of the Forum...

2020-04-29
Vilnius International Short Film Festival: submit films for 2021

Vilnius International Short Film Festival is now inviting to submit films for the upcoming 14th edition and its two competition programmes - International and National....

2020-03-19
Online festival – My Darling Quarantine Short Film Festival – starts it’s fight against COVID-19

Programmers from the likes of Cannes, Berlin, Venice, Locarno, Black Nights and many others band together for MY DARLING QUARANTINE, an online short film festival...

2020-03-18
CALL FOR BALTIC SHORTS RESIDENCY 2020

Filmmakers and scriptwriters from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania asked to apply for new edition of intensive script workshop While the world is currently in lockdown,...

2020-02-06
The newest Lithuanian short films at the Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Market

The 42nd Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival – one of the most significant short film events in the world – started last weekend. For the...

2020-01-20
Vilnius International Short Film Festival closing ceremony: nominations for best films and additional screenings in Vilnius

The 13th Vilnius International Short Film Festival ended its exciting four-day adventure with awarding the best films of this year’s competition programmes. On Sunday evening...

2020-01-14
Giulio Vita: Do not treat your audience as idiots

The 13th Vilnius International Short Film Festival on the January 17th invites to the open and free Industry Day. The programme presents a creative workshop...

2020-01-14
Sébastien Sperer: A film is not just moving images, sound and music, it’s much more than that

Introducing a member of the jury for the 13th Vilnius International Short Film Festival Sébastien Sperer (France). Jury will select Best Short Fiction, Best Short...

2020-01-14
Dora Nedeczky: It takes passion, devotion, caring and sometimes a lot of sacrifice from all the artistic team members to create a wonderful piece of art

Dora Nedeczky is an award-winning Hungarian producer, owner of the Budapest / Tallinn based art film production company, Mindwax and a member of the competition...

2020-01-08
Festival’s guests

Festival's guests this year: International Competition: Anneta Furdecká | Director of photography of APART , Czech Republic Dekel Nitzan | Director of NOA, Israel Karol Lindholm | Director of IN A LION,...

2020-01-05
Vilnius Short Film Festival: six cities, awards, animation for adults, unforgettable experiences for the tiniest and the bravest

The 2020 cultural events calendar is kickstarted by the 13th Vilnius International Short Film Festival. On January 16th - 19th in Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Panevėžys,...

2019-12-06
The 13th Vilnius International Short Film Festival announces films of The National Competition Programme

The 13th Vilnius International Short Film Festival announces the list of Lithuanian short films to be screened at the National Competition programme. Out of over...

2019-11-26
The 13th Vilnius International Short Film Festival announces films of The International Competition Programme

The 13th Vilnius International Short Film Festival, which will take place on January 16-19th, 2020, announces short films list of The International Competition Programme. Out...

2019-11-16
Meet the programmers of International and National competitions!

We are happy to announce the new Vilnius International Short Film Festival 2020 programmers team! Meet International competition programmers – director and scriptwriter Andrius Blaževičius,...

2019-10-14
Winners of the 7th Baltic Pitching Forum announced

The 7th edition of “Baltic Pitching Forum”, which took place on 10–12th of October in Vilnius, has come to an end. This year the Forum...

2019-10-02
Baltic Pitching Forum 2019 reveals open sessions

Baltic Pitching Forum is greeting film professionals from Baltic States again for the 7th time this year with a new guest country Finland. 12 exciting...

2019-09-03
BALTIC PITCHING FORUM 2019 announces official selection

BALTIC PITCHING FORUM revealed 12 short film projects that will participate at its 7th edition. Forum will take place on 10-12th of October in Vilnius, Lithuania. This...

2019-08-06
Baltic Pitching Forum proves important step on path to success for filmmakers

Since its first edition in 2013 the Baltic Pitching Forum, an initiative of some of the most important film festivals and film companies from across...

2019-06-12
Call for entries to VISFF 2020 now is open

Vilnius International Short Film Festival is now excepting new film submissions to the International and National competitions. Filmmakers can submit fiction, documentary, animation, experimental and hybrid genre...

2019-05-20
Call for short film projects: Baltic Pitching Forum invites guest country Finland

Baltic Short Film Project Pitching Event "Baltic Pitching Forum” announces its new call for short film projects. This year the Forum expands its horizons by...

2018-11-17
Festival announces creative holidays

Vilnius International Short Film Festival officially announces its creative holidays until 2020. The next 13th edition of the Festival will be held in January, 2020. Meanwhile,...

2018-10-18
Sixth edition of Baltic Pitching Forum gets its day in court

Estonian project ‘County Court’ wins two prizes alongside Lithuanian animation ‘Girl and the Piano’   The 6th edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum, which took...

2018-09-11
BALTIC PITCHING FORUM 2018: official selection

BALTIC PITCHING FORUM has revealed 9 short film projects that will participate at it’s 6th edition. Forum will take place on 12-13th of October in...

2018-08-07
SHORT RIGA: Test Screenings – Open Call for Baltics

SHORT RIGA: Test Screenings look for the Baltic short film projects that are recently finished or undergo their final stages of production. Ten selected entries...

2018-08-02
BALTIC PITCHING FORUM EXTENDS APPLICATION DEADLINE

Baltic Pitching Forum 2018 extends call for projects deadline until August 15th. Filmmakers from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania still have two more weeks to submit...

2018-05-29
BALTIC PITCHING FORUM 2018 – CALL FOR PROJECTS

The 6th Baltic Pitching Forum announces call for projects. The Forum is a two-day event that aims to provide a focus on some of the...

2018-01-22
Winners of the 11.5th Vilnius International Short Film Festival Announced

The 36-hour-long 11.5th Vilnius International Short Film Festival held a double ceremony, both opening and closing, on Friday night. In addition to a special short...

2018-01-16
Meet the festival’s Jury

Tomas Vengris Tomas grew up the son of Lithuanian immigrants in Washington, DC. He received his BA from Columbia University and completed his M.F.A in...

2018-01-04
11.5th Vilnius International Short Film Festival reveals Its film programme

Vilnius International Short Film Festival, one of the major short film events in the Baltics, starts in a fortnight, on January 18-20. Alongside its traditional...

2017-10-08
Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania each walk away with prize at 5th edition of Baltic Pitching Forum

The most recent edition of the Baltic Pitching Forum, which took place in Vilnius, Lithuania 6th-7th October, saw projects from each Baltic country walking away...

2017-05-23
BALTIC PITCHING FORUM 2017 – CALL FOR PROJECTS

The 5th Baltic Pitching Forum announces call for projects. The forum is a two day event that aims to provide a focus on some of...

2017-01-23
Winners Announced at the 11th Vilnius International Short Film Festival

Having invited audiences to spend long winter evenings watching short films, on Saturday night the festival hosted an awards ceremony at the Arts Printing House,...

2017-01-09
“The Secret World of Moths” screening information

The greatest number of screenings in this year's Vilnius International Short Film Festival has been bestowed on The Secret World of Moths (2016) by Finnish...

2016-12-27
Bold and tender documentaries – highlights of Vilnius International Short Film Festival special programmes

A keen-eyed observation of man and nature is a quality shared by the three special programmes of the festival. The focus this year is on...

2016-12-13
VISFF announces official selection for the National Competition

For the second time, the festival is going to have a national short film competition. The two competing programmes will reveal the reflections and issues...

2016-12-05
VISFF announces official selection for the International Competition

With each year, the organisers receive more and more applications from filmmakers wanting to take part in the competition programmes. This year, 48 films have...

2016-11-18
Kicking off the New Year with the 11th Vilnius International Short Film Festival

The biggest short film event in the Baltic States is changing its traditional autumn date and moving to the beginning of the year. The festival...

2016-09-02
CALL FOR ENTRIES 2017 NOW IS OPEN

Vilnius International Short Film Festival is now excepting new film submissions for the 11th edition. The next edition of the Vilnius International Short Film Festival will...

2016-07-25
BALTIC PITCHING FORUM 2016: APPLICATION DEADLINE IS EXTENDED UNTIL 15 AUGUST

  The Baltic Pitching Forum is a unique platform of networking and bringing the newest short film projects from the Baltics into the spotlight. More...

2015-10-12
VISFF’15 Award ceremony [Photos]

Photos by Ieva Budzeikaitė.

2015-10-11
VISFF WINNERS 2015

BEST FICTION Aissa dir. Clement Trehin-Lalanne SPECIAL MENTION Picnic dir. Jure Pavlovic BEST ANIMATION Symphony no.42 dir. Reka Busci BEST DOCUMENTARY If Mama Ain't Happy,...

2015-10-10
National Competition

We invite you to see National Competition programmes witch have screenings today and tomorrow. October 10th: 19:00 ir 21:00  @ „Skalvija“ film centre (A. Goštauto...

2015-10-10
Special programme of D. Narkevičius and J. Smith films

We had two magical screenings of contemporary video artists Deimantas Narkevičius and John Smith. Location: VĮ Žemės ūkio informacijos ir kaimo verslo centras, Kudirkos str....

2015-10-04
Special screening for kids

PROGRAMME IS PRESENTED BY Family restaurant   Special screening for the little ones was held on Saturday. The programme is curated by the biggest short...

2015-09-30
NEW VISFF’15 VIDEO

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnnNPb_Ez_Y

2015-09-18
ACCREDITATIONS FOR PROFESSIONALS

ACCREDITATIONS FOR PROFESSIONALS Film professionals can apply for the Festival Accreditation from 18th September to 2nd October, 2015. The accreditation includes free entry to all...

2015-09-11
BALTIC PITCHING FORUM 2015: OFFICIAL SELECTION

Official selection for BALTIC PITCHING FORUM 2015 projects is now announced:   From Estonia: Winter in the Rainforest Director Anu Laura Tuttelberg Producer Kerdi Oenego...

2015-05-12
BALTIC PITCHING FORUM 2015 – call for projects

Event – to be held in Vilnius from October 9th-10th 2015 – looking for live action and animation shorts to be pitched at event that...

2014-10-13
VILNIUS FILM SHORTS awards

The Winners of 9th International Short Film Festival VILNIUS FILM SHORTS 2014: - Best Short Fiction - SOFT RAIN (dir. Dénes Nagy, Hungary) - Special...

2014-06-25
BALTIC PITCHING FORUM 2014: Call for Short Film Projects

BALTIC PITCHING FORUM is a unique platform of networking and bringing the newest short film projects from the Baltics into the spotlight. Forum invites to apply...

2013-10-17
Estonia triumphs at 2013 Baltic Pitching Forum

Held as part of the Vilnius Film Shorts, the Baltic Pitching Forum (taking place between 11th and 12th October) gathered filmmakers from Estonia, Latvia and...

2013-10-15
WINNERS OF VILNIUS FILM SHORTS 2013

BEST FICTION THE CEMENT MIXER, director Liviu Sandulescu, Romania Jury Comment: The tragic-comic film in a typical Romanian today’s wave style.   SPECIAL JURY MENTION...

2013-08-31
VILNIUS FILM SHORTS 2013: official selection of International Competition

International Short Film Festival VILNIUS FILM SHORTS is glad to announce a list of the films that have been selected for the International Competition: 50HZ...

2013-07-29
Baltic Pitching Forum 2013: CALL FOR SHORT FILM PROJECTS

BALTIC PITCHING FORUM is a unique platform of networking and bringing the newest short film projects from the Baltics into the spotlight. Forum invites to apply...

2013-04-02
Call for Entries: VILNIUS FILM SHORTS 2013

International submissions for 8th Vilnius Film Shorts are open now! Sumbit your short film via www.reelport.com or www.filmshorts.lt Submission deadline - 1st of June, 2013!

2013-04-02
8th Vilnius Film Shorts on 10-13 October, 2013

VILNIUS FILM SHORTS – the only international and professional short film festival in Lithuania, presenting the newest short films from all over the world. Every...

2012-09-20
Winners of the Festival 2012: Best Animation, Fiction and Documentary

This year three best short films were awarded in three nominations - Best Animation, Best Fiction and Best Documentrary films: BEST FICTION "Amigos Forever" (Koležanki),...

2012-08-31
KINOAUTOMAT at Vilnius Film Shorts 2012

Vilnius Film Shorts is glad to present the world’s first interactive movie "KINOAUTOMAT"! It will be screened for the first time in Lithuania and only...

2012-07-12
7th Vilnius Film Shorts on 6-9 September, 2012

’Vilnius Film Shorts’ is the biggest short film festival in the Baltic countries, presenting the newest short films of the past few years to the viewers...