Competition Programme: Lithuanian Animation

For the first time at BLON, we are also announcing a competition programme of Lithuanian animated films! From the most memorable works by students to virtuoso short films, the entries will be judged by a panel of international experts, and audiences will be able to acquaint themselves with the diversity of Lithuanian animation!

Bestija #

2022 / Lithuania / 2 min 00 s

A deer runs through the forest until an unexpected collision occurs.

Directed by Emilija Gustaitytė Screenwriter: Emilija Gustaitytė Producer: Emilija Gustaitytė, VDA Company: Vilnius Academy of Arts

Break-In #

2022 / Lithuania / 2 min 29 s

A middle-aged man is staying late in the office on a cold night when a break-in occurs.

Directed by Juozas Žutautas Screenwriter: Juozas Žutautas Producers: Juozas Žutautas, VDA Company: Vilniaus Dailės Akademija

In A Bubble
In A Bubble #

2022 / Lithuania / 7 min 20 s

Mars – humanity's salvation from an unstoppable catastrophe on Earth. This dystopian world of the future is utterly individual, and consumerism is the new world order that sustains this new planet. Well-intentioned technologies try with all their electronic might to satisfy a man and his needs. In order not to overlook a single human desire, artificial intelligence observes him, and by trying to become more intimate with man – imitates nature. Surveillance cameras turn into birds and e-mail workers into fish. The man who gets here is lucky, but is he happy?

Directed by Vilma Razmutė Screenwriter: Vilma Razmutė Producer: Vilma Razmutė

Elena #

2021 / Lithuania, France, Croatia / 12 min 27 s

Elena enjoys her life in the clouds, until she meets a charming red crane and a seed begins to grow inside her. Not ready for the changes and sacrifices the seed brings into her life, Elena rips it out of her body. Soon she will realise the consequences of doing so.

Directed by Birutė Sodeikaitė Screenwriter: Birutė Sodeikaitė Producer: Agnė Adomėnė Company: Art Shot

Fear #

2022 / Lithuania / 3 min 43 s

A short animation inspired by Jiddu Krishnamurti, whose timeless words explore the nature of fear and its effects on our lives.

Directed by Julius Zubavičius, Antanas Skučas Screenwriters: Julius Zubavičius, Antanas Skučas Producers: Julius Zubavičius, Antanas Skučas

In Half
In Half #

2022 / Lithuania / 1 min 32 s

A girl's perception of the world is split in two when her imagination comes into play.

Directed by Gabija Butkutė Screenwriter: Gabija Butkutė Producer: Gabija Butkutė, VDA Company: Vilnius Academy of Arts

Kodleduk #

2022 / Lithuania / 2 min 20 s

In a quirky little town in the sky lives the even smaller, chubby protagonist of this story – Kodleduk. This little man's obsession has taken over the entire city. Nothing goes unnoticed in Kodleduk's tiny studio, where he records everything around. Every sound and action goes straight into organic machines created by his tiny, nimble fingers. These encapsulate the town's spirit, and Kodleduk never feels lonely in his tiny apartment.

Directed by Martyna Kairaitytė Screenwriter: Martyna Kairaitytė Producer: Martyna Kairaitytė

Blue Moon
Blue Moon #

2021 / Lithuania / 8 min 33 s

The allegorical journey of a whale through space, reliving his life – which is surprisingly similar to our own.

Directed by Vytautas Kazlauskas Screenwriters: Vytautas Kazlauskas, Živilė Zablackaitė Producer: Austėja Gaputytė Company: Madstone

Mora Mora
Mora Mora #

2021 / Lithuania / 10 min 5 s

Little Mora is sinking in an endless sea when she spies what looks like a little island, and turns out be a floating piano – her temporary salvation. Discovering she can summon the wind by pressing the keys of the piano, Mora begins her journey through a dormant world. Becoming acquainted with its features and creatures, Mora looks for ways to bring it back to life.

Directed by Jurga Šeduikytė Screenwriter: Jurga Šeduikytė Producer: Giedrė Burokaitė Company: Meno avilys

Morsė’s Birthday
Morsė’s Birthday #

2021 / Lithuania / 14 min 25 s

The arrival of a guest in the family’s home – a guinea pig named Morsė – turns everything upside down. With her go-getting way of getting things done, Morsė changes the attitudes of every family member: their habits, and even their way of thinking about things.

Directed by Ilja Bereznickas Screenwriter: Irina Margolina Producer: Natalija Ju Company: Asociacija "Jaunimo studija"

The Only Shot
The Only Shot #

2022 / Lithuania / 1 min 18 s

A young boy explores the world through his imagination. His dream is to become a hunter; he believes this will make him a real man. 'The Only Shot' explores the darker side of rural childhood and early acquaintances with death.

Directed by Greta Semionovaitė Screenwriter: Greta Semionovaitė Producer: Greta Semionovaitė

Tail Wags the Dog
Tail Wags the Dog #

2021 / Lithuania / 2 min 39 s

A short animation about social standards, and the irrational pursuit of such standards at the expense of one's own individuality or health. The film draws attention to the prevailing standards involved in animal breeding, and draws symbolic parallels with human beauty standards.

Directed by Dovilė Rapalytė Screenwriter: Dovilė Rapalytė Producer: Dovilė Rapalytė

I Am Tired
I Am Tired #

2021 / Lithuania / 1 min 38 s

I remember waiting for him to return from work. As a child, I felt offended that he didn't have time for me, that he was constantly tired. But all the moments we did spend together are priceless to me. This short animation is a reminder to parents that no matter what, their children love them very much, follow their example, and are always waiting for them to return home.

Directed by Eva Rodz Screenwriter: Eva Rodz Producer: Eva Rodz Company: Vilnius Academy of Arts, ArtEZ University of Arts