members

O.
Buraja

Education: In 1997 achieved a Bachelor’s Degree in Acting and started the Direction Studies at Lithuanian Academy of Music. In 2003 achieved a Master’s Degree in Theatre and TV Direction at Lithuanian Academy of Music.
Work activities: Since 2001. She created seven documentaries and one feature films.

„MAMA“/ “MAMA”
2001, documentary, 16 min., Beta SP, colour, mono.

Awards:
Sleepwalkers Students Film Festival, Estonia, 2000 - Diploma to the Best Documentary Film;
Fasts Fest Weekend International Student Festival, Ukraine, 2000 - Special Certificate;
Visions of Life Film Festival, Norway 2000 - Special Certificate;
Oberhausen Short Film Festival, Germany, 2001 - Special Mention of the Jury for a contribution showing a particular artistic development;
Dubrovnik Documentary Film Festival, Croatia, 2001 - Prize in the Filmschool competition;
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, France, 2002 - Grand Prix (Digital Competition);

“VAPNA”/”VAPNA”
2002, documentary, 17 min., Beta SP, colour, mono.

“DIENORAŠTIS/ THE DIARY”
2003m., documentary, 20 min., Beta SP, color, mono.

Awards:
Clermont Ferrand International Short Film Festival, France, Lab competition - Grand Prix;
Cinematexas film festival, Texas, USA – Screenplay Award;

Festivals:
International Documentary Film Festival, Competition Program of "Iron Wolf", Amsterdam, Netherlands;
COURTisane short film festival, Belgium;
The Norvegian Short Film Festival, International Documentary program;
Labuskie Lato Filmowe, Lagow, Poland;
Riga International Film Forum "Arsenals", Latvia;
Festival Internacional de filmets, de Badalona, Spain;
Rio de Janeiro International Short Film Festival - Grand Prix;
Media City International festival of experimental film and video art, Canada;
PDX Festival, USA;
INPUT Conference, San Francisko;

“SESERYS DVYNĖS”/ “SISTERS AND TWINS”
2004, feature, 56 min., DVcam, colour.

“KRETOS SALA”/ “THE ISLAND OF CRETE”
2007, documentary, 24 min., DVcam, colour.

Festivals:
Cinema du Reel, Paris, France;
The International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Leipzig, Germany;

“IŠPAŽINTIS”/ “THE CONFESSION”
2008, documentary, 36 min., DVcam, colour.

Awards:
Kinoshock film festival, Anapa, Russia, 2009 - special jury award “For the creative courage while working with the theme and for the presentation of the unpresentable”;

Festivals:
55-th International Short Film Festival Oberhausen, official selection, competition;

“AKIMIRKOS”/ “INSTANTS”
2009, documentary, 30 min, DVcam, colour.

“LIZA, NAMO!”/ “LIZA, GO HOME!”
2012, documentary, 27 min., HD, colour.

Premiere:
World premiere – 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Short Documentary Competition;
National premiere – 10th European Film Forum Scanorama;
North American Premiere - 2013 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Official Selection;

Awards:
New Baltic Cinema competition – Best Lithuanian Short Film Award;
Lithuanian Film Academy Awards "Silver Crane 2013" - Best Short Documentary;
Honourable Mention 36th Norwegian Short Film Festival, 2013;
Filmcaravan, a travelling short film festival, Italy, 2014 – Grand Prize
Kinoshock 2014, Russia, the contest of short films "Border- Shock" – Grand Prix
International Festival Zeichen der Nacht (Signes de Nuit) in Berlin, Germany, 2014) – The Signs Award;
Tenerife International Short Film Festival, Spain, 2013 – Main Prize;
35th Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil, France – Best European Short
Film Award;

Festivals:
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, 2013 – Lab competition;
15th annual One World International Human Rights Documentary;
Film Festival, 2013, Czech Republic;
12th International Film Festival of Altkirch, France, 2013;
Tête De Mule Film Festival for Youth, France, 2013;
Nancy-Lorraine International Film Festival, France, 2013;
Signes de Nuit International Film Festival, France, 2013;
BFI London Film Festival, UK, 2013;
CinEast Film Festival, Luxembourg, 2013;
2ANNAS Riga International Short Film Festival, Latvia, 2013;
Leeds International Film Festival, UK, 2013;
Aarhus International Short and Documentary Film Festival, Denmark, 2013;
Levante International Film Festival, Italy, 2013;
Black Nights Film Festival, Sleepwalkers program, Estonia, 2013;
Montreal International Documentary Festival, Canada, 2013;