A new film on the way! Today we received the confirmation that Creative Europe – Media Sub-Programme will fund the production of our film „The Castle“. Congratulations to director Lina Luzyte and producer Kestutis Drazdauskas.
We are happy to announce that our producer Kęstutis Drazdauskas was appointed chairman of the board of Association of Creative and Cultural Industries.
Antanas Sutkus is today considered one of Lithuania’s most significant photographers. ARTBOX has plans to create a documentary about him.
Lithuanian film centre annually publishes a catalogue of new and upcoming films of Lithuanian production companies. Here you can take a look at the catalogue of “Lithuanian films 2016-2017” where you will find four ARTBOX production films: “The Last Inhabitant” (completed, 2016), “Foam at the Mouth” (in postproduction), “Habit and Armour” (in postproduction) and “The Castle” (in development).
Last week the President of the Republic of Lithuania Dalia Grybauskaitė presented a letter of appreciation to producer Kestutis Drazdauskas for his active involvement in annual campaign „Christmas of Books“, which encourages to communicate and to share books with those who need them the most.
Popular internet TV platform “Netflix“ introduced a new four-part television movie “Tokyo Trial” on its worldwide premiere on December 12th. The film talks about the post-WWII court hearings of Japanese war criminals. The main part of this film was shot in Lithuania together with a team of numerous Lithuanian film actors and industry professionals.
We are presenting an interview with producer Kestutis Drazdauskas for the national news portal LRT.lt: an in-depth view of Lithuanian film industry, his latest project and the challenge of converting Lithuania to Japan: http://www.lrt.lt/naujienos/kultura/26/160012/kino_prodiuseris_reikalavimas_lietuviskam_kinui_maziausiai_i_kanus
We have had a spectacular year… We dabbled in the magic of chocolate alongside wizards and dwarves; we snacked on crunchy nuts with our neighbours and splashed in the showers; we escaped from the concentration camp and tried to capture rabid dogs, and we are still here, alive and well! For this we would like to thank all of you. We wish you a warm and cosy Christmas and we hope to see you next year!
Award for Best Foreign Language Film is one of the awards presented at the “Golden Globes”. This year 85 Foreign Language Films from 52 countries are eligible for “Golden Globes” consideration. One of them ARTBOX co-production „The Last Inhabitant“ (dir. Jivan Avetisyan). Watch the live stream of nominations on 12th of December, 5:10 am PST. Fingers crossed!
More about the film: http://www.goldenglobes.com/articles/last-inhabitant-armenia
Film Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Nras4Uj_Z4
ARTBOX coproduced „Foam At The Mouth“ (director Janis Nords) has won Best project award at the Baltic Event Works in Progress (Tallinn, Estonia).
„Foam At The Mouth“ is a Latvian/Lithuanian/Polish co-production between Tasse Film (Latvia), ARTBOX (Lithuania), Madants (Poland).
Popular internet TV platform “Netflix“ will introduce a new four-part television movie “Tokyo Trial” on its worldwide premiere on December 12th. The film talks about the post-WWII court hearings of Japanese war criminals. The main part of this film was shot in Lithuania together with a team of numerous Lithuanian film actors and industry professionals.
This November our film “Santa” (director and scriptwriter Marius Ivaškevičius) will be screened in the European Union Film Festival in Canada. Screenings will take place in Ottawa, Vancouver and Toronto!
Our film „God’s Got His Head in the Clouds“ was selected to „Aesthetica“ short film festival (United Kingdom). Director Gianluca Sodaro and producer Kestutis Drazdauskas participated in this festival on 3-6 November.
From coastal spots that look like the Copacabana, to stunning cliff sides that mimic Yosemite, and quaint old towns that could easily be Bavaria (and beyond!), the Central and Eastern European region is littered with breath-taking, yet unexpected, locations that could be ‘twinned with’ somewhere else in the world. Vilnius – one among them.
© Vilnius photo: Simonas Rupšys and Aurika Pociūtė
The Artbox Producer Kęstutis Drazdauskas has been re-elected as Chairman of the Board of the Independent Producers Association of Lithuania for the 4th time.
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We’ve received some great statistics about our film “2 Nights till Morning” from the director Mikko Kuparinen: “So far the film has been sold for cinema distribution to France, Canada, Sweden, Ukraine and South Korea. Talks are on with several other countries as well. Opening theatrically on multiple territories spring 2016. Exciting times ahead!”
We’ve got some updates on our film “The Last Inhabitant” which will be released in 2016. American – Armenian band “System of a Down” will write the music for the film! The director is sure that the music will be in harmony with the events and the message of the film.
More info: http://armenpress.am/eng/news/824991/jivan-avetisyann-ir-nor-filmi-shurj-astxayin-kazm-e-havaqel.html
Congratulations to Mikko Kuparinen whose film “2 Nights Till Morning” (co-produced by Artbox) won the Best Film Award at the Valladolid International Film Festival!
The Artbox co-produced Armenian film “Tevanik” won the Best Film Award at the Romania International Film Festival. Congratulations to the Director Jivan Avetisyan and his team on this well accomplished film.
The Artbox co-produced and in Lithuania shot film “2 Nights Till Morning” won the Best Directors award at the Montreal World Film Festival. Congratulations to Mikko Kuparinen!
More info: http://ses.fi/en/news/news/?tx_ttnews%5BbackPid%5D=130&tx_ttnews%5Btt_news%5D=1066&cHash=53c05fe6e1a3d6061aa36a7d71696310
Brilliant news from Japan: the Artbox’s produced film “Santa” has received great reviews from the Japanese viewers.
More info: https://jp.mfa.lt/index.php?440025758
The DOP of Artbox’s produced film “Santa” – Tuomo Hutri has been nominated for Lithuanian Film Operator’s Association’s award – “Oak 2015” for best cinematography. We would like to congratulate Tuomo and wish him luck!
We’re very happy to announce that one of our films – Gianluca Sodaro‘s ”God’s Got His Head in the Clouds” won the Best Narrative Short In the Sonoma International Film Festival. Congratulations and thank you for everyone involved in this beautiful short.
Welcome to updated film section of our website. Here you can can find all the information about films that are either made or produced (co-produced) by us. The database will be updated constantly, so come back every now and then!
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“Babylon 13″ is a cinema of civil resistance. It is a group of young filmmakers, who were brought together by the revolutionary Maidan. It is a desire to film the birth of the civil society and its first steps.
Chronicle, consisting of fifty short DocuWeb genre films, which reflect the history of the Ukrainian revolution, will be presented by its director Larisa Artiugina.
Runtime: 110min., 2 parts.
Screening and meeting with the director will take place in the Lithuanian Cinematographers Union Hall, April 2nd, 6 pm.
We are pleased to announce that Marius Ivaškevičius movie “Santa” was nominated for 4 awards by the prestigious film awards ceremony in Lithuania - Silver Crane 2014.
- Best picture.
- Best actor – Tommi Korpela.
- Best composer – Kipras Mašanauskas, Michelle Gurevich – Chinawoman.
- Best production designer – Jurgita Gerdvilaitė.
Also, we would like to share Imanto Reed’s interview about how his band’s “Makchu Pikchu” song “Why Do We Think So,” made it into the soundtrack of “Santa.”
A short film “God’s Got His Head in the Clouds” directed by Gianluca Sodaro, co-produced by Kęstutis Drazdauskas (“Artbox”) and shot by one of the best Lithuanian cinematographer Ramūnas Greičius, continues its successful journey through the various film festivals of the world.
So far, the film was shown in more than 25 film festivals in Europe, USA, Australia and Asia. In the “Byron Bay International Film Festival” “God’s Got His Head in the Clouds” got an award for the best cinematography and in the “Rome Creative Contest Festival” it was nominated for its music composed by Angelo Badalamenti.
Not too long ago “God’s Got His Head in the Clouds” won another prestigious award – USA “Gasparilla International Film Festival” awarded Gianluca Sodaro (Director, producer and screenwriter) with the “Grand Jury Prize.”
“God’s Got His Head in the Clouds” is a story about a local priest (Franco Pistoni), who is kneeling in prayer in a small country chapel. He is alone until he turns around to find 11-year-old Angelina (Silvia Sodaro) standing behind him. She has an inquisitive look in her eyes. Who is this little girl? Why is she there?
Gianluco Sodaro’s film was already shown in the theatres of Lithuania and it was nominated for the “Best short film of the year” by the prestigious film awards ceremony in Lithuania - Silver Crane 2013.
The director is continuing his cooperation with Lithuanian film makers and his new feature film “Solo” (“Artbox”) will be made with an assistance of “Lithuanian film centre.”
On the 5th of May, in the city of Yerevan, the premiere of the feature film of the Armenian director Jivan Avetisyan took place. The film was co-produced by Kęstutis Drazdauskas (“Artbox”). The music for the film was composed by Jonas Jurkūnas. Visual post-production was carried out by Linas Dabriška (“Madstone”).
The movie is based on a true story of 14 year old orphan Tevanik, whose father has died in a war, after refusing to destory the “beauty.” It is a story about love and selflessness.