members

G.
Lukšas

Education:
G. Lukšas graduated from VGIK (Russian Institute of Cinematography in Moscow) in 1971.
Work activities:
G. Lukšas is the President of Lithuanian Filmmakers Union (from 1991);
The member of the Council of Association of Lithuanian Artists;
The member of Lithuanian Film Academy;
The member of company Autorinio Kino Aljansas;
In 2012 -2013 G. Lukšas was the member of Executive Committee of European Federation of Film Directors (FERA);
He is the Vice-president of the Lithuanian Audiovisual Authors and Producers rights association “AVAKA”;
The director of International Film Festival “Baltijos banga”(Baltic Wave);

„DUBURYS“/ “VORTEX”
2009 – feature film, dramatic love story at the Soviet times.

Festivals and awards:
World Film festival Montreal, Canada;
Silver Crane award for the best female actress (LT),
Silver Crane award for the best supporting female actress (LT),
Silver Crane award for the best supporting male actor (LT),
Oak-tree award for the Cinematographer (LT);
Lithuanian Filmmakers Union prize for the best cinematographic work for 2008-2009;
Nomination for the NIKA Award by Russian Academy of Cinema Arts and Sciences
Baltic Film Festival Berlin, Germany;
Tamil Nadu Chennai Film festival, India;
Cairo International Film festival, Egypt (Nomination for the Golden pyramid);
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia (Best Baltic Film; Best Cinematography);
Selected to represent Lithuania for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film by the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences;
Special screenings in Modern Art Museum (MoMa) in New York
Palm Springs Film festival, USA;
Göteborg International Film Festival, Sweden;
Cinema Mundi film festival, Czech Republic;
Bradford International Film Festival, UK;
Cape Winelands Film Festival, South Africa;
The Festival of European Films Prague, Czech Republic;
Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK;
European Film Festival, Romania;
Seattle International Film Festival, USA;
Kiev International Film Festival (Best Cinematography, Best Actress);
EU Film Festival in Ukraine;
Shanghai International Film Festival, China;
39th Lubuskie Film Summer-Lagow 2010, Poland, Silver Grape Award to Gytis Lukšas
UW Cinematheque in Madison, Wisconsin, USA;
One Country One Film Apchat International Film Festival, France;
Special lithuanian film program for Cinema Nova in Brussels, Belgium, september 17;
Festival “Kinoshock” Russia, Open Film Festival of CIS countries, Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia,
XX International Riga Film Forum “Arsenals”.

„DIEVIŠKOJI ŠVIESA“/ “DIVINE LIGHT”
2005 – documentary film, about world famous stained glass master Albinas Elskus, who lived and worked in the United States.

„MĖNULIO LIETUVA“/ “LUNAR LITHUANIA”
1998 – tragicomically story about postwar life in small Lithuanian town with mythological elements (Best actress award in First International Film Festival „Eurasia” 1998), special screenings in cinemateques in France, Greece, Canada.

„ŽEMĖS KELEIVIAI“/ “PILIGRIMS OF EARTH”
1992 – the first feature film about Post Soviet life in Lithuania, about contemporary situation of man’s soul.

Awards:
Silver prize in festival in Lagow, Poland;

„ŽALČIO ŽVILGSNIS“/ “SERPENT’S GAZE”
1989 – a philosophical story about Crime and Penalty (festival in Pesaro, Italy).

„ŽOLĖS ŠAKNYS“/“THE ROOTS OF GRASS”
1988 – TV film, 2 series. Romantic story about relations between Lithuanians and Latvians at Russian Empire times.

„J. MILTINIS. MONOLOGAI“/ “J.MILTINIS. MONOLOGUES”
1988 – documentary film about legendary Lithuanian director of theatre.

„VAKAR IR VISADOS“/ “YEASTERDAY AND FOREVER”
1985 – poetic film about ancient traditions and rituals (festivals in USA, Sweden).

„ANGLŲ VALSAS“ / “THE ENGLISH WALTZ”
1983 – based on the play of English writer John Galsworthy “Joy”. Story of moral problems in one English family, told with light irony.

„VASARA BAIGIASI RUDENĮ“/ “SUMMER IS OVER IN OTUMN”
1982 – a story about a father who just returned from prison and his son, who are both trying to win the favor of young widow.

Awards:
Prize for the best actors works in festival in Sank Petersburg.

„ŽALTVYKSLĖS“/ “FEN-FIRES”
1980 – TV film, 2 series, based on the fairy-tales of H.K. Andersen.

„MANO VAIKYSTĖS RUDUO“/ “THE LAST AUTUMNS OF CHILDHOOD”
1977 – a story about a teenagers confrontation with the adult world, in poetic and slightly melancholic mood.

„VIRTO ĄŽUOLAI“/ “WHEN THE OAKS WERE FALLING”
1976 – a faithful adaptation of the story both in subject and artistic presentation.

„ŽVANGUTIS“/ “SLEIGH-BELL”
1974 – a film- legend, love story between two men and one woman.

„LINKSMOS ISTORIJOS“ / “TELEPHONE”
1973 – first directorial work – a story included in the omnibus short film Merry Tales, commissioned by the Central Soviet Television.