Prize by Ministry of Culture awarded to makers of the film Piligrimai, which triumphed in Venice Film Festival

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2021 10 15

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By ruling of the Minister of Culture Simonas Kairys, the creative team of the feature-length film Piligrimai has been awarded the prize of the Ministry of Culture for the received major international awards in the field of culture.

At the 8th Venice Film Festival on 11 September, this film received the award for the best film (Black Lion statuette) in the festival’s competitive programme Horizons.

The size of the Ministry of Culture’s prize for the received major international awards in the field of culture is 20,000 euros. The prizes are awarded in order to recognise the contribution to the promotion of Lithuania globally by natural or legal persons who have received major international awards in the field of culture. If an award for the same work or activity was received by multiple persons, the prize is distributed for each person equally.

The Ministry of Culture’s prize for the received major international awards in the field of culture was established in 2019. This distinction has already been earned by the creative team of the opera-performance Sun & Sea, which received the Golden Lion at the Venice Art Biennale, as well as the authors of the documentary Laiko Tiltai, who won the Golden Goblet award at the Shanghai International Film Festival, and opera soloist Asmik Grigorian for the award of Best Opera Soloist received in the international opera awards.

Photo by Liudas Masys