Audrius Stonys

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Audrius Stonys lecturing

Audrius Stonys (born on April 28, 1966 in Vilnius) is a Lithuanian documentary filmmaker. He is recipient of the European Film Award for the documentary film Neregių žemė (Earth of the Blind) in 1992[1] and the Lithuanian National Prize in 2002.[2] Since 1989 he has created 13 documentaries and one short fiction film.[3] His film Skrydis per Lietuvą arba 510 sekundžių tylos (The Flight over Lithuania or 510 Seconds of Silence) co-created with Arūnas Matelis was well received at the Expo 2000.[4] Stonys is a member of the European Documentary Network and European Film Academy.

His 2011 film Ramin was selected as the Lithuanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, but it did not make the final shortlist.[5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Title Award Nominated work Result
1992 "European Film Award" Best film "Neregių žemė Won
1997 "Findling Award" Best film "Skrajojimai mėlynam lauke" Won
2008 Sidabrinė gervė Best director "Varpas" Won
2003 "Findling Award" Best film "Fedia. Trys minutės po Didžiojo sprogimo" Won

References[edit]

  1. ^ European Film Awards. The Winners. 1992
  2. ^ (Lithuanian) Nacionalinių kultūros ir meno premijų komisija Archived September 15, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ (Lithuanian) Audrius Stonys
  4. ^ Always Look Up Archived July 20, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.. Lithuania in the World, Vol 15, No 2, 2007, p. 22–24
  5. ^ Holdsworth, Nick (2 October 2012). "Lithuania selects 'Ramin' for Oscar bout". Variety. Reed Business Information. Retrieved 2 October 2012. 

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