Edvinas Puksta

Programmer / Journalist
Edvinas Puksta is a programmer of the Vilnius International Film Festival, which he joined in 2004. He is responsible for film scouting, programming, coordinating and scheduling all screenings. He regularly attends various international film festivals in Europe, Asia and North America since 2001. He visited 12 international film festivals and saw 727 films (including commercially released premieres in Lithuania) in 2013. Moreover he manages all Lithuanian box-office statistics since 1998, counts GBO and admissions in country’s commercial repertoire, produces various reports for each weekend, month and year, writes analytical commentaries about the Lithuanian Film Industry. His reviews, festival daily reports and articles are regularly published in popular news portal “15 minučių”, monthly magazine “Valstybė”, weekend supplements and internet website of daily newspaper “Lietuvos Rytas”, weekly magazine “Veidas”, sometimes in news portal “Delfi” and cinema news website “Obuolys”. He was a member of the Film Board at the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture from November of 2009 till December of 2012. Recently he was invited to the CICAE Jury in FORUM of the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.

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