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European Film Forum

One of the largest and most prominent international cultural film events in Lithuania that brings together over 40 000 film-fans each year. Every November we introduce a selection of highly regarded European films and best-pics from other continents.

Focus & Expertise

The focus of our selection is contemporary European filmmaking and its trends, each represented in one of our carefully curated sections. The value of the event is noted and acknowledged by Lithuanian film industry professionals as well as critics and international experts. Since 2017 the festival has been awarded with the EFFE label of remarkable festivals by the European Festivals Association. 

Backbone: Education & Film Culture

We are grounded in the values of European cinema, accentuating the closeness of Nordic and Baltic dimensions, thoughtfully expanding the pan-European context. We foster respect towards film history and its future by combining retrospectives and contemporary films in our selection.  

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Established in 2003

One of the oldest-running film festivals in Lithuania

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4 cities across Lithuania

Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda, Šiauliai

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Culture & education

Film education events for beginners & professionals: masterclasses, co-production forums, project presentations and discussions with filmmakers

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100 titles each year

We present a rich program from across Europe as well as the best-pics from other continents

Endorsed by the President of Lithuania:

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“Moving Images – Open Borders”

In 2017 SCANORAMA, together with six other European film festivals, co-founded the “Moving Images – Open Borders” network, dedicated to the promotion of European cinema with all its artistic facets, regional characteristics, and socio-political warps.


  • Crossing Europe Film Festival LINZ
  • European Film Festival PALIC
  • Festival del Cinema Europeo 
  • Film Festival COTTBUS 
  • Les Arcs European Film Festival
  • European Film Festival SEVILLE 
  • Trieste Film Festival

Scanorama Directions

As part of our education initiative we organize the film industry event SCANORAMA Directions.


  • Masterclasses
  • Co-production forums
  • Project presentations
  • Discussions for film professionals

NBC: New Baltic Cinema

An international short film competitive program that we launched in 2008. The program runs along with the main Film Forum Program in November and is dedicated to young filmmakers, who still haven’t made their first full-length feature it pieces together the outline of the future of Baltic film.


We help young talent from an entire Baltic region to find their audience and finance their next project. 

Early Film Festival Pirmoji Banga

Dedicated to film history this festival focuses on rare films from the early days of cinema. A true tribute to our core values. Since 2016 in Vilnius & Kaunas.


  • Rare and restored films from the public domain from across the world
  • Live-music performance accompanying silent-film screenings
  • Talks on understanding cinema

"Cinema club": meetings with guests

Every year we have a serious company of guests joining Scanorama from all over the world. Join our Cinema Club discussions happening in Forum Cinemas Vingis (Vilnius) with film production teams, directors, actors and more.

Meet, ask a question, talk to:

  • Hans Petter Moland (director of "Stealing horses") 
  • Richard Hobert (director of "The Birdcatcher's Son") 
  • Laila Pakalniņa (director of "Spoon") 
  • Sergey Loznitsa (director of "State Funeral") 
  • Akvilė Gelažiūtė (director of "Europe unseen") 
  • Vytautas V. Landsbergis (director of „Vanago portretas“) 
  • Mantas Kvedaravičius (director of "Partenon").

Made possible by you

SCANORAMA is based on cooperation with companies and relies on enthusiastic individuals who share our dedication to culture and cinema as an artform.

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Become a volunteer

Interested in film and want to apply your amazing skills? Hop on-board!

Gražina Arlickaitė photo

Gražina Arlickaitė

Festival director

Dmitrij Gluščevskij photo

Dmitrij Gluščevskij


Gabija Vaičeliūnaitė photo

Gabija Vaičeliūnaitė

Public relations

Mingailė Dadurkevičiūtė photo

Mingailė Dadurkevičiūtė

Film distribution

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Brigita Bileskė

Coordinator of Competition Program

Eglė Maceinaitė photo

Eglė Maceinaitė


Guoda Vaitiekutė photo

Guoda Vaitiekutė

Guest service and print traffic

Eglė Urmanavičiūtė photo

Eglė Urmanavičiūtė

Coordinator in Kaunas

Solveiga Černiūtė photo

Solveiga Černiūtė

Volunteer coordinator

Jovita Navickaitė photo

Jovita Navickaitė

Coordinator in Klaipėda

Eglė Poškevičiūtė photo

Eglė Poškevičiūtė

Goda Januškevičiūtė photo

Goda Januškevičiūtė

SCA Directions

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Daniel Bartoševič

Technical Manager