On January 7 new opportunities opened for Lithuanian filmmakers: Lithuanian culture minister Simonas Kairys and Israeli ambassador to Lithuania Yossef Avni-Levy signed a governmental understanding on joint production of films by the two countries.
Minister Kairys said: “Until now Lithuania hasn’t had a single joint film production with Israel. This agreement between the Governments of the two countries, clearing defining bilateral cooperation in the field of film production, presents greater opportunities for Lithuania and Israeli filmmakers, including attracting additional financing. All of this will allow for greater Lithuanian competitiveness in the international arena in making films.”
The agreement between the Lithuanian and Israeli Governments provides more favorable conditions for filmmakers from both countries to receive state support. It also expands opportunities for cooperation, providing a foundation for the wider presentation of films.
Full text in Lithuanian here.