A new and innovative venue for Vilnius Film Festival 2021

The 26th edition of Vilnius Film Festival is taking place this year from March 18 – April 5, 2021 in the rooms of Vilnius’ six top hotels!

This year, it is being organized in a different and Covid-safe way, meaning that the guests check into a hotel fand still get a full festival experience: red carpet, step-and-repeat selfie moments, brand new, and-most importantly-award-winning films beamed straight into their rooms.

The opening night began with a red carpet attended by many of Vilnius’ most notable celebrities, who are also taking part as audience members, staying at Hotel PACAI. The main ceremony took place in the hotel’s picturesque courtyard, and was simultaneously broadcasted to the hotel’s televisions, where the audience was able to enjoy the festivities from the comfort of their private rooms.

The opening speech was made by Mayor of Vilnius Remigijus Šimašius, VIFF director Vida Ramaškienė and CEO Algirdas Ramaška,

The artistic director of the program, Mantė Valiūnaitė,said: “We invite spectators to enter into conversations about the motives of personal and community behavior, about freedom and responsibility, to look for connections between the past and the present.”

With nearly sold-out hotels during the opening weekend, this year’s festival has already proven popular with audiences hungry for a new and exciting getaway-and a once-in-a-lifetime festival experience.

The Vilnius Film Festival is supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre, co-funded by the Lithuanian Council for Culture, Creative Europe MEDIA Programme of the European Union, Vilnius City Municipality and Go Vilnius.

 

 

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