Kino pavasaris: first online cinema festival starts today

Important | 2020-03-19

Stuck at home? Thirsty for culture? Here’s one more option – take part in the first online cinema festival in Lithuania. Our Kaunastic friends remind that Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris is adapting to the latest measures enacted by the Lithuanian and is moving online. Most of the films on certain platforms have English subtitles.

The festival will take place March 19–April 2 as scheduled, with more than half of its programme moving to the streaming platforms (Telia, ŽMONĖS Cinema, Kino Fondas etc.), making Vilnius IFF Kino Pavasaris the first digital festival in Lithuania.

“When we announced that the 25th edition of Vilnius IFF will look to the future and its numerous scenarios, we could not have predicted the one that came to pass. Our team is doing everything to bring festivalgoers the event they’ve been waiting for all year, only this time, we invite them to join us online. We feel positive that our creative solutions will make this edition another success, and wholeheartedly thank filmmakers, sales agents and distributors for granting us online access to their work in place of physical screenings at such short notice,” said Algirdas Ramaška, CEO of Vilnius IFF.

For two weeks, viewers in the territory of Lithuania will be able to access the festival’s most anticipated films such as “Parasite”, “Portrait of a Lady on Fire”, “The Truth”, “Corpus Christi”, the opening film “Proxima”, the closing title “Mathias & Maxime”, Lithuanian short film premieres and many more online.

Before, we announced that all film screenings in Forum Cinemas will be additionally subtitled in English. The new format of the festival has had an impact on this. Now, most films streamed in the Telia and platforms will be subtitled in English. There’re also plenty of choices if you speak Italian, French, Portuguese, Hebrew, Romanian, Polish etc.! The cost of one movie for 24 hours is EUR 6.49.

More information about festival films here.

Choose a film and a streaming platform here.