Education: VGIK (Institute of Cinematography in Moscow), cinema critic
Attainments – Master of Arts, 1993
Work activities: 1997 establishes „Uljanos Kim“studio in Lithuania. Nature of business - film production and distribution.
1997, short doc., dir. V. Navasaitis. With “Sodaperaga Production” (France).
Best Short Film prize – Cinema du reel, Paris, 1997;
Best Documentary prize – L’Alternativa ’97 Barcelona;
Main prize – Oberhauzen, 1998;
“KIEMAS”/ “THE COURTYARD”
1999, full feature, dir. V. Navasaitis. With “Les Films de L’Observatoire” (France).
World premiere - 52nd International Film Festival in Cannes (Quinzaine des Realisateurs) 1999;
Festival de Cannes 1999, Quinzaine des Realisateurs;
Fipresci prize, Second prize Baltic Films Selection - Arsenals, Riga, 2000;
Best Director of Photography prize - “Kinoshock” Russia, 2000;
Munich International Film Festival (Germany, 1999);
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic, 1999);
Pusan International Film Festival (South Korea 2000);
Stockholm International Film Festival (Sweden, 2000);
Rotterdam International Film Festival (Holland, 2000);
“9 VARTŲ MIESTAS”/ “9 GATES CITY”
1999, short doc., dir. K. Vildžiūnas.
Medienwerkstatt prize - DokumentArt Neubrandenburg, 2000
“NUOMOS SUTARTIS”/ “THE LEASE”
2002, full feature, dir. K. Vildžiūnas.
World premiere – 59 Mostra Internazionale d’Arte Cinematografica, Controcorrente competition, Venice 2002;
Riga 16th International Film Forum, Arsenals * the Best Baltic Fiction Film;
Kino Shok Anapa (Russia) – competition;
18th Warsaw IFF – competition;
44th Nordic Film Days Lubeck;
9th IFF Listopad 2002 Minsk;
13th Stockholm IFF – Northern Lights;
Tromso IFF (Norway);
IFF Faces of Love, Moscow 2003;
Trieste IFF(Italy) – competition;
Baltic States Film Festival Ottawa (Canada) 2003;
IFF Rotterdam 03 – official selection;
Young European Cinema IFF (Torun, Poland) – competition;
Pacific Cinematheque in Vancouver (Canada);
The 21st Annual Minneapolis/St. Paul IFF (USA);
10TH days of European film, Prague, Brno 2003;
Adelaide IFF, Australia 2003;
Artfilm Trecianske Teplice, Slovakia 2003;
IFF Karlovy Varym2003;
Edinburgh IFF 2003;
Scandinavian and Baltic Cinema Festival (Newcastle, UK);
City Screen, London, - Art house cinema theatre, screenings;
Gwangju IFF (South Korea);
International film festival of Bangladesh;
Rio de Janeiro Int'l Film Festival;
12th China Golden Rooster Hundred Flowers Film Festival (China);
EU-XXL film week, Viena – screening;
Dannish Film Institute – screening;
5th International Film Festival Bratislava;
Jameson Dublin IFF;
“AŠ ESI TU”/ “YOU AM I”
2006, full feature, dir. K. Vildžiūnas. With “Pandora Film Produktion” (Germany).
World Premiere – Cannes 2006, “Un Certain Regard”;
59 Festival de Cannes, official selection “Un Certain Regard”;
Best Baltic Feature film; Fipresci Jury diploma – Arsenals, Riga, 2006;
Best Director of Photography prize, “Kinoshock” Russia, 2006;
Special Jury prize, Tallinn Black Nights FF 2006;
Pecs IFF (Hungary)
Pusan’06 (South Korea)
Seoul FF (South Korea)
Warsaw IFF (Poland)
Barcelona & Madrid Annual Film Program’07 (Spain)
Insko FF (Poland)
Torun FF (Poland)
Art Film Festival (Slovakia)
Blue Sea Film Festival (Finland)
Lithuanian Film Week (Glasgow, UK)
Eastern Europe Film Festival (Lagowe, Poland)
EuroCine 27 (Brussels / Belgium; Strasbourg, Lyon / France)
Cine Europa FF (Cebu, Davao, Manila / the Philippines)
Calabria Film Festival (Italy)
MedFilm Festival (Roma / Italy)
EU Film Festival (USA, Canada)
Lithuanian Film Week (Paris, France)
Lithuanian Film Festival (Delft, the Netherlands)
Days of European Film (Prague, Czech Republic)
Lithuanian Film Week in Maince (Germany)
European Film Days in Tokyo (Japan)
China Golden Rooster & Hundred Flowers Film Festival etc.
“NUODĖMĖS UŽKALBĖJIMAS”/ “WHISPER OF SIN”
2007, full feature, dir. A. Puipa.
The Main prize for the Best Full-length feature ("The Golden Vine");
The prize for the Best Producer,“Kinoshock” Russia, 2007;
The Open Film Festival of CIS countries and Baltic States;
Nordic Film Festival in Lubeck (Germany);
International Film Festival “Golden Brig” (Ukraine);
Month of Europe in Nancy (France);
9 mai 2008 in Madrid; Eurocine 27 in Brussels;
Riga International Film Forum “Arsenals” 2008 (Latvia);
2008, full feature, dir. V. Navasaitis. With “Unlimited” (France).
National premiere at Vilnius Documentary Film Festival 2008
38th International Film Festival Rotterdam, official selection „Bright Future“;
“TRAUKINYS STOVI PENKIAS MINUTES”/ “TRAIN STOPS FOR FIVE MINUTES”
2009, documentary, dir. Janina Lapinskaite. With Lithuanian Television.
European Broadcasting Festival Prix Europa Berlin, 2009;
Open Documentary Film Festival “Rossija” in Yekaterinburg, (Russia) – Russian Film Critics Award, 2009;
“KAI APKABINSIU TAVE”/ “BACK TO YOUR ARMS”
2010, full feature, dir. K. Vildžiūnas. With “TOR Film Productions” (Poland).
Lithuanian Film Academy Awards “Silver Crane'2011” for the best full-
Feature, best director, best script, best leading actress, best leading;
Actor, best supporting actress, best supporting actor and to the film;
Production designer in nomination for the best professional;
Lithuania's foreign-language Oscar submission ’2011
36th Gdynia Film festival Poland, 2011;
23rd Palm Springs International Film Festival, „Awards Buzz” competition USA, 2012; 10th Pune International Film Festival India, 2012;
15th European Union Film Festival, Chicago, USA, 2012;
3rd CinemaMundi International Film FestivalBrn Czech Republic, 2012;
36th Cleveland International Film Festival, competition USA, 2012;
19th Days of European Film 2012 Praha,Brno Czech Republic;
Baltic-Nordic Film festival „Bright Nights” Canada, 2012;
“MIEGANČIŲ DRUGELIŲ TVIRTOVĖ”/ “THE FORTRESS OF SLEEPING BUTTERFLIES”
2012, full feature, dir. A. Puipa.
National premiere took place on January 12, 2012 (over than 55 000 admissions by the beginning of March 2012).
Main prize - Truskavets International Television Film Festival (Ukraine);
Prize for the Best Leading Actress - “Kinoshock’2012” (Russia);
Lithuanian Film Academy Awards “Silver Crane'2012” for the best full-
“LIZA, NAMO!”/ “LISA, GO HOME!”
2012, short documentary, dir. O. Buraja. With “Acuba Film” (Estonia).
World premiere – 55th International Leipzig Festival for Documentary and Animated Film, Short Documentary Competition;
National premiere – 10th European Film Forum Scanorama;
New Baltic Cinema competition – Best Lithuanian Short Film award;
Lithuanian Film Academy Awards "Silver Crane 2013" - Best Short Documentary;
Best European Short Film award - 35th Festival International de Films de Femmes de Créteil (France);
Honourable Mention - 36th Norwegian Short Film Festival;
Main prize - Tenerife International Short Film Festival Spain, 2013;
The Signs Award - International Festival Zeichen der Nacht (Signes de Nuit) in Berlin, Germany, 2014;
Grand Prize - Filmcaravan, a travelling short film festival, 2014 (Italy);
Grand Prix - Kinoshock 2014 (Russia), the contest of short films "Border-Shock";
Clermont-Ferrand Short Film Festival, 2013 – Lab competition;
15th annual One World International Human Rights Documentary;
Film Festival Czech Republic, 2013;
12th International Film Festival of Altkirch, France, 2013;
North American Premiere - 2013 Hot Docs Canadian International Documentary Festival, Official Selection;
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;
“VAKAR BUS RYTOJ”/ “YESTERDAY WILL BE TOMORROW”
2013, short documentary, dir. J. Lapinskaitė). With Lithuanian Television.
National premiere of the film took place at Vilnius Documentary Film Festival 2013;
“LOŠĖJAS”/ “THE GAMBLER”
2013, full feature, dir. I. Jonynas). With “Locomotive Productions” (Latvia).
World premiere – 61st San Sebastian International Film Festival, New Director’s competition;
Special Jury award - 29th Warsaw Film Festival, main competition;
Special award “Prix Luna” of the jury and the award of the best film Paris Film Festival “L'Europe autour de l'Europe” France, 2014;
Best Actor and Best Script awards - Festroia Film Festival Portugal, 2014;
Latvian National Awards “Great Cristopher 2014” for the best cinematographer and best minor co-production film;
Lithuanian Film Academy Awards “Silver Crane'2014” for the best-
Professional mastership to the film sound director and designer Artūras Pugačiauskas.
Lithuania’s foreign-language Oscar submission’2014
CinEast Film Festival, main competition Luxembourg, 2013;
Mannheim-Heidelberg International Film Festival, official
Program "International Discoveries" Germany, 2013;
International Film Festival of India, Goa, Cinema of the World 2013;
Black Nights International Film Festival, official Tridens Competitive program Estonia, 2013;
Marrakech International Film Festival, Official Competition Morocco, 2013;
Pune International Film Festival, Global Cinema India, 2014;
Trieste Film Festival, competition Italy, 2014;
Santa Barbara International Film Festival USA, 2014;
Jameson Dublin International Film Festival, World Cinema Ireland, 2014;
Guadalajara International Film Festival Mexico, 2014;
“KENOTAFAS” / “CENOTAPH”
2013, documentary, dir. A. Stonys. With “Leitmotiv Production” (France).
National premiere of the film took place at the "Lithuanian Film Premieres" program of European Film Forum Scanorama 2013;
International premiere of the film took place at the International Film Festival “Visions du Réel”, in the main competition program (Nyon, Switzerland) in 2014;
Lithuanian Film Academy Awards “Silver Crane'2014” - best documentary.
2007- 2014 the substitute of Lithuanian representative on the Board of Council of Europe “EURIMAGES“.
From 2004 The head of the project “LITHUANIAN FILM PROMOTION AND INFORMATION AGENCY”
In 2004 for the first time in Lithuania was organized Lithuanian Film Festival “Trispalvis kinas”/ “Three Colors Cinema”, which offered a panorama of Lithuanian cinema of 1990-2004, with 13 feature,10 documentary, three short and one animation film programs included.
In 2004 also for the first time in Lithuanian film history was launched a new website WWW.LFC.LT. The principal goals of LFC are to collect information about Lithuanian film-makers and provide the latest news about Lithuanian cinema.
In 2004-05 together with Lithuanian Media Desk were organized two workshops for Lithuanian film professionals:
“Film marketing and promotion” (tutors: Claudia Landsberger “Holland Film”/European Film Promotion; Phyllis Molet; John Durie /”Strategic Film Marketing”. “Art of Pitching” (tutor: Amilia Burrage).
In 2005 together with “Baltic Films” and EDN (European Documentary Network) was hold “Baltic Sea Documentary Forum”, which included in its program workshop, screenings, pitching session for 18 editors from European broadcasters and funds. Around 50 participants with the selected projects from Baltic countries, Belarus, Russia, Poland and the Ukraine took part in this forum.
One of the Agency’s activity is the collaboration with different film festivals/film institutions/organizations from Europe, Russia and Baltic countries. The last one was with International Film Festival Rotterdam’2006 organizing the new program of it: “HotSpots: Vilnius”.
2001-2003 General manager of Studio “Kinema Group”:
During the production of “SEVEN INVISIBLE MEN” (full feature, dir. Sh. Bartas).