The first in Lithuania Silver Crane cinema and television film awards will take place on the 29th of May at the Lithuanian National Drama Theatre. The Silver Crane awards ceremony will be broadcasted by the LNK television channel on the 1st of June.
The awards have been initiated by AVAKA (Authors’ Rights Association for Audiovisual Works) and the Ministry of Culture of the
Lithuania . The patron of the event is the Prime Minister of the
Lithuania , Gediminas Kirkilas.
14 Silver Crane statues will be awarded during the ceremony: for the best feature film in 2007, the best documentary, television film, animation and short film. Statues will be also awarded to the best director, actor, actress, supporting actor, supporting actress, cinematographer, artist, script writer and best sound.
On the occasion of the first awards three Golden Cranes will be awarded for contribution to Lithuanian cinema.
Nominees and winners of Silver Cranes are selected by famous representatives of Lithuanian cinema: National Prize winner, actor Regimantas Adomaitis; National Prize winner, a member of the European Film Academy, director Arūnas Matelis; film critic Živilė Pipinytė; composer Algirdas Martinaitis; sound director Romualdas Federavičius; film critic Skirmantas Valiulis; animator Algirdas Selenis; film actress Gražina Baikštytė; organizer of the film festival Tinklai Arturas Jevdokimovas and director of the Skalvija Film Centre Greta Zabukaitė.
The chairwoman of the jury is a member of the European Film Academy, PhD in film studies, associated professor at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre, artistic director of the Nordic Film Forum Scanorama, Gražina Arlickaitė.
The ceremony will be announced by a duo of Lithuanian theatre, film and television actors: one of the most talented Lithuanian actresses, a Golden Cross winner Nelė Savičenko and theatre, film and television actor, director and singer Vladas Bagdonas.
The Silver Crane statue has been created by one of the most famous Lithuanian sculptors Audrius Liaudanskas.
1. BEST FEATURE FILM
The Collectress (directed by Kristina Buožytė)
Whisper of Sin (directed by Algimantas Puipa)
Loss (directed by Maris Martinsons)
2. BEST SHORT FILM
Non-Routine (directed by Jūratė Samulionytė)
Pearl (directed by Laimantas Kairys)
My Father (directed by Marius Ivaškevičius)
3. BEST DOCUMENTARY
Bell (directed by Audrius Stonys)
Grandpa and Grandma (directed by Giedrė Beinoriūtė)
Spanish for Adults (directed by Tomas Tamošaitis)
4. BEST ANIMATION
Easter Egg Morning (directed by Jūratė Leikaitė)
Gardens of Eden (directed by Nijolė Valadkevičiūtė)
5. BEST TELEVISION FILM
Uninvited Love (directed by Alvydas Šlepikas)
20th Century Secret Archives (directed by Gražina Sviderskytė)
Company of Honour (directed by Raimundas Banionis)
6. BEST CINEMATOGRAPHER
Audrius Kemežys (The Bell, When I Was a Partisan,
Pearl , Horse Year)
Algimantas Mikutėnas (Whisper of Sin , To Make My Home was Full, Dancing on the Roofs)
Gints Berzinš (Unwanted People)
7. BEST ARTIST
Nijolė Valadkevičiūtė (Gardens of
Galius Kličius (Whisper of Sin )
Paulius Arlauskas (The Collectress)
8. BEST SCRIPT
Marius Ivaškevičius (My Father)
Kristina Buožytė, Darius Gylys, Bruno Samper (The Collectress)
Alvydas Šlepikas (Uninvited Love)
9. BEST DIRECTOR
Audrius Stonys (The
Kristina Buožytė (The Collectress)
Algimantas Puipa (Whisper of Sin )
10. BEST SUPPORTING ACTRESS
Dalia Michelevičiūtė (Loss)
Rūta Staliliūnaitė (When I Was a Partisan)
Valda Bičkutė (Loss, Trapped by Reality, The Collectress)
11. BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR
Remigijus Sabulis (Whisper of Sin )
Andrius Mamontovas (Loss)
Jonas Vaitkus (
12. BEST ACTOR
Kostas Smoriginas (Loss, Whisper of Sin, Anastasija)
Marius Jampolskis (The Collectress, When I Was a Partisan, Women Lie Better)
Remigijus Vilkaitis (My Father)
13. BEST ACTRESS
Rasa Samuolytė (Whisper of Sin)
Nelė Savičenko (Whisper of Sin)
Gabija Ryškuvienė (The Collectress, Unwanted People)
14. BEST SOUND
Loss (Jonas Maksvytis, Artūras Pugačiauskas, Andrius Mamontovas, Vytautas Žekonis)
The Collectress (Julius Zubavičius)
Bell (Viktoras Juzonis)