Two more awards for the documentary "Dead Ears"

2016 October 18 d.

Documentary film "Dead Ears" directed by Linas Mikuta returned from Russian international documentary film festival "Rossiya". In the competition program of the festival this documentary competed with other 33 films and won two awards. Especially fortunate was the jury's verdict for the cinematographer Kristina Sereikaitė, who received award for the best cinematographic work. "Dead Ears" also won the special "DOKer" prize of the international festival. International premiere of the film "Dead Ears" took place in Krakow Film Festival, where Kristina Sereikaitė, cinematographer of the film, was also awarded for the best cinematography. And in the Argentine documentary film festival, the film won the main prize. Filmmaker Linas Mikuta took part in the 27th edition of the "Rossiya" festival, and introduced his film "Dead Ears" to the audience. "During the final press conference, the jury has particularly emphasised the importance of communication and cooperation between the director and the cinematographer in the documentary film, and as an example of such cooperation they singled out the film 'Dead Ears'. I am very happy about that." – the director shared his impressions. Presentation of the film at the festival was partially funded by the Lithuanian Film Centre. International Documentary Film Festival "Rossiya" is one of the most prestigious film events in Russia. Every year this event attracts attention of many cinema professionals, critics and viewers. Among winners of the festival are famous documentary filmmakers – Viktor Kossakovsky, Pavel Kostomarov, Sergei Loznitsa, Aleksandr Rastorguev. Lithuanian documentaries have also left a mark in the history of this festival – in 1997, "Venus with a Cat" by Janina Lapinskaitė became the best full-length film of the festival; in 2013, cinematographer of the film "Dzukija's Bull" (directed by Linas Mikuta), Kristina Sereikaitė also received award for the best cinematographic work. In 2014, the documentary short film "Dinner" won the Special Jury diploma for bright artistic embodiment of the theme of compassion and mercy.

The film "Dead Ears" produced by the studio "Monoklis" is also selected to participate in competition programs of international festivals "Listapad" (Belarus) and "Camerimage" (Poland), which will take place already in November.