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Baltic news, News from Latvia, BNN.LV, BNN-NEWS.COM, BNN-NEWS.RUBNN offers you a selection of cultural and sports events in Lithuania for the week from October 6 to October 12.

October 8:

Kaunas International Film Festival (IFF), Kaunas and Vilnius cinema theatres;

Today, Kaunas IFF is one of Lithuania’s most appreciated film festivals and the main film event in Kaunas. It presents films which have been acclaimed worldwide and also looks for new discoveries. The main priority of Kaunas IFF is a combination of the artistic and social statements in film. The festival continues its strategy to present exclusively Lithuanian or Baltic premiers.

Kaunas IFF is the official festival and distribution partner of the innovative network «Eye on Films», supported by MEDIA Mundus, a member of the CICAE network, and the Lithuanian representative organisation in the European Network of Young Cinema – Nisi Masa. Retrospective programmes combined with panel discussions, master-classes, special lectures represent important tools for film culture revival in Lithuania.

October 9-12:

Short Film Festival  «Vilnius Film Shorts», Skalvija Cinema Center, Cinema Theatre «Pasaka»;

«Vilnius Films Shorts» – the only international and professional short film festival in Lithuania, presenting the newest short films from all over the globe.

During the eight years it has been held, the International Short Film Festival has become a platform that represents not only European but also the worldwide short films, brought by the new generation of the cinematographers. Every year the festival tries to keep a high level of the artistic value of the short films screened during the festival, so on average only 10 percent out of all 600 applicants are approved for the competition program. The best 60 short films are presented in ten parts of the competition program and they are evaluated and awarded by an international jury. In addition, there is a special program of latest Lithuanian films presented to the audience.

October 9-16:

Latin American Days  «In Latino 2014», various venues in Vilnius;

The aim of the days of Latin American countries is to discover Latin America through various cultural events (film screenings, concerts, exhibitions, food and beverages tasting, presentation of literature, lectures etc.). Latin America has a multitude full of undiscovered cultural peculiarities and by getting to know this culture it is possible to enrich knowledge and to initiate intercultural dialogue.

Since 2006 this event has been growing and its necessity is shown by interest and appreciation of attendees. In 2014, Days of Latin American Countries was attended by more than 9000 viewers, 7 films were shown, and the audience could participate every evening in various Latin American events.

October 9, 9.45pm:

UEFA 2016 . Lithuania–Estonia; LFF Stadium, Vilnius;

Lithuanian football team starts the selection tournament in order to qualify for the UEFA European Cup 2016 in France.

Lithuanian team is going to compete in E group against with England, Switzerland, Slovenia, Estonia and San Marino.

On October 9, Lithuanians will have the first home match against Estonia. The teams often play together in Baltic cup, but during the selection for European or world cup the teams have not played each other for a long time.

October 11, 7pm:

Vilnius Light Festival  «Beepositive»; Pilaite, Vilnius;

In October, when all Vilnius gets used to the rhythm dictated by autumn weather and all locals are more inclined to choose to spend their time in cosy cafes, bars or just at home in front of TV, the international light festival invites everyone to get out into the nature and to enjoy the light installations in the city. On October 11, Pilaite district is going to get lit up by various lights and a variety of artistic performances will disrupt the usual routine of the estate.

October 11-12, 9am:

Festival of Audiovisual Poetry TARP, various Vilnius venues;

Every year the audiovisual poetry festival TARP challenges itself and the audience – this year they will present a unique format of an event. Earlier, the festival lasted for a month and visited the bigger cities in Lithuania, the only festival for interdisciplinary poetry will last for twenty four hours this year – from 9 am on 11 October until the same hour on 12 October in various places in the capital city.

How will the day of TARP festival look like? The morning will start not only with a cup of coffee or refreshing tea but with unexpected poetry performances as well. Through the day, the event will continue at the National Art Gallery.

The afternoon of TARP festival will be dedicated to the traditional guests » the biggest poetry film festival «ZEBRA» reviews. This year the festival will arrive to Lithuania even before the opening in Berlin. There will be two programs in Vilnius University Planetarium » one for concrete poetry and the newest one, the contest programme of the festival, which will be officially shown in Berlin in the middle of October.

The evening will begin with Ottar Ormstad, an artist from Norway. Creator of concrete poetry will open an exhibition of his artworks. The poet publishes his own books, creates video poems, photography, hybrids of graphic design and poetry.

Doors of the night will be opened together with organizers of alternative events  «Sha:TRI:Ah» and a performer Maria Minerva, an Estonian producer, who currently lives in USA.

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