Winners of “International Šoblė Film Festival’17“

On March 8th-10th in Vilnius was hosted the annual Šoblė Film festival. This year there was presented over 50 different genre and duration films. Young filmmakers from Film University Babelsberg in Germany, Metropolitan University of Helsinki in Finland, Latvian Academy of Culture in Riga and from Ukraine also came to present their films.

From competition program “To notice the unnoticed” participated 22 films, the festival commission and the audience selected and awarded the best of these nominations:

    1. „The best director“ film „Electric sheep do not let me sleep”, dir. Vilius Survila.
    2. „The best director of photography“ „The Dimension. A clock humankind “, dir. Bon Bon
    3. „The best produced film“ „Sugrįžimas”, dir. Domas Vilčinskas.
    4. „The best soundtrack“ was selected of the film „Between myself,” dir. Matas Petkūnas.
    5. „The best character in the film“ title awarded for the film „Svarbiausias žmogus žemėje”, dir. Klaudija Matvejevaitė.

  1. „The best of the best movie“ of whole festival was selected „Stage”, dir. Tadas Šlajus.

The festival commission initiated a special mention for an outstanding sense of humor and a special prize was awarded for the film „Vakaronė”, dir. Adolfina Kunčiūtė.

Šoblė Film Festival: generations’ reunion

Šoblė Film Festival is international young cinema professionals festival which 7th year will be held in Vilnius, Lithuania. It will occupy the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre on March 8–10. The festival organised by the Cinema and TV Department students of the academy will offer to see over 40 films: works of students of LMTA, European students films and for the first time CILECT association members best films program. This year’s festival program directed to combine various cinema representatives generations and disclose viable film creativity ideas. Festival will offer even 9 programs on the whole and for the first time invites to come artists from abroad for represent their works to audience.

Name’s origin

The title of the festival was inspired by the founder of the Cinema and TV Department of LMTA, film director and creator of documentaries Henrikas Šablevičius (1930–2004), who was called Šoblė by his colleagues and students.


Registration and application deadline

If you want your movie to be shown in one of the festival’s programs that take part in the selection and register your movie here. The selection will run until 10 February. Arts Council will consist of the festival program.

Specifications for the upload of your film

You need to upload your movie to Vimeo and send us a link with the password. Recommended resolution from 720x400px up to HD material of 1920x1080px Subtitles: With English subtitles for all other original languages.

We invite you to enroll in these programs:

„Funniest creations: advertisements and reportages“

„To notice the unnoticed“

„The best films of the last decade“

„International Emerging Filmmakers Program“

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First Soble Film Festival took place on March 3-4 at Lithuania
Music and Theatre Academy Sluškai Palace 104th classroom. The
festival theme was “First works.” During the festival, it has been
shown not only students of Lithuania Music and Theatre Academy’s
Ist semester etudes, but movies of directors and operators who
graduated academy earlier. It was a great opportunity to see
Lithuanian cinema internationally renowned authors’ first attempts
to creating films. The festival took place for meetings with the
authors of the films, created dialogues readings of film
playwrights students of academy, discussions about movies.



On March 1-2 in Vilnius swept second Soble Film Festival,
which became international and received huge interests from movies
fans. This unique student short film festival in Lithuania lasted
two days and shown the 36 works – from feature scenes and
animations from Lithuania and documentary footage, video clips
from Portugal. There was no shortage of surprises and friendly
climate prevailed. The program consisted of professors, students
of video directing and camera operators in recent years, such as
documentary of Audrius Stonys “Open the door to the next.”
Festival crowned with works of Latvian, Estonian and Polish film
schools students’. All the festival awards – Soble’s badges – have
swept second course video director’s Robertas Nevecka feature
short film “Street artists”.



On February 28 – March 1 in Vilnius was held third
international student short films festival “Soble Film Festival“.
During the opening ceremony the authors of the idea of the
festival spoken about it as a child and applied a healthy threeyear-old
child’s intrinsic properties, such as: “The child begins
to know the number. Well, the festival received funding, it has to
count as paid”. Also during the opening ceremony performances of
various students was held such as musical works or students
created dramas’ readings. “After culturing muscle”, the festival
presented not only LMTA or Baltic countries students’ works, but
also movies from many European film schools, the first steps of
professors of Lithuania Music and Theatre Academy Audrius Stonys
and Giedrė Beinoriūtė in cinema either. There you could see films
from Prague, Moscow, Lodz, Helsinki, Tallinn and other European
film schools too. Slovak film students presented their films
personally. Festival audience selected the best filmmakers in
seven nominations: best director, operator, playwrights and in the



This year’s festival audience were entertained not only by
young composers, but also with a number of additional activities:
student films awards, various discussions, exhibition of
photographies of directors of photography, foosball. Feeling
bitterness or humor seekers were able to test another innovation –
the special “worst movies” program. “If you’ve ever dreamed of
savoring genuine cinema hall, which not blame the neighbor, if you
have ever longed for popcorn jet towards the screen to express
dissatisfaction featured in the movie – go! Each director has done
at least one movie, which anyone would not want to see. Since A
fourth director has managed to show a lot of good films, it is
time for them to show their dark side “- the innovation program
said festival coordinator Domas Petronis.



This year was possibility to see not only the latest LMTA Film
and Television Department, Vilnius Art Academy and foreign
countries film schools students’ short films, but also much
earlier graduated students’ – Kristina Buožytė, Antanas Gluskinas,
Ignas Miškinis and many others’ works. Also there was presented
1st year students’ works.



This year’s festival motto: “From student to student, because
together we can create better cinema! “. Although there were
maintained students spirit – views held at Lithuania Academy of
Music and Theatre Film Faculty palace (T. Kosčiuškos 10). There
were organized various events, film professional lectures, which
caused a professional discussion among students and visitors.