Kaunas International Film Festival

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Kaunas International Film Festival (Lithuanian: Tarptautinis Kauno kino festivalis) is a film festival founded in 2007 and held in October each year in Kaunas and Vilnius, Lithuania. In 2011, films from the Festival's programme were also screened in Panevėžys and Nida, Lithuania. The festival is organised by a Lithuania based public company "Visos mūzos", festival's director is Ilona Jurkonytė, producer of the programme is Tomas Tengmark.

Goals of the festival[edit]

The main goal of the Kaunas International Film Festival is to present films that have won wide international recognition and that reflect not only the latest global trends of film art, but also public issues in local and global contexts. The festival aims to enable undiscovered and unknown filmmakers to present their works to the audiences. The programme of the festival includes film screenings, debates, lectures and meetings with filmmakers.

The birth of the festival is closely related to the ambition to disseminate film culture and preserve "Romuva" – the oldest operational film theatre in Lithuania. Kaunas International Film Festival has the status of a representative event of Kaunas city.


Festival's film programmes:

  • 2007 – "Identity", "Storytelling", "Music Moves the World", "Retrospective: Nouvelle Vague".
  • 2008 – "Identity", "Storytelling", "Music Moves the World", "Special Focus on Irish Film", "One Hundred Springtimes. Tribute to Vytautas Kernagis", "Train Time".
  • 2009 – "Wide Angle", "Music Moves the World", "All the Muses", "Nordic Sounds in Film".
  • 2010 – "Wide angle", "Identity", "Music Moves the World", "All the Muses", "Béla Tarr Film Retrospective", "Deimantas Narkevičius Film Retrospective", "Piotr Dumała Film Retrospective", "Animation Programme", "Estonian Animated Film Programme", "Latvian Animated Film Programme", "Best of Slovenian Stop-motion Animation", "Elephant Programme for Children", "Best of Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. European Short Animation", "Best of Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival. European Short Film", "Special Screenings".
  • 2011 – “Wide Angle”, “Identity”, “Music Moves the World”, “All the Muses”, “All the Muses. Short film program “After a Scene...”, “All the Muses. Short films program “Coming Attractions”, “Films of the Golden Period: Slovak New Wave”, “Red Westerns”, “Short film program “Expanded Glimpses”, “Tribute to Adolfas Mekas”, “Special screenings: Jonas Mekas Films”, “Special Screenings: Avant-garde women programme curated by Jonas Mekas”.

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