Public institution “Lithuanian Film Academy” was established in 2010.

The Academy is an independent institution, which was formed by summarizing the results of the Lithuanian National Film and Television Film Awards “Silver Crane”.


To foster Lithuanian cinema culture, not only by introducing the historical course of Lithuanian cinema, but also by preserving the heritage of Lithuanian cinema for future generations and by evaluating and honoring Lithuanian cinema authors and creators in Lithuania by presenting the national film award “Silver Crane”. We aim to build a bridge between cinema and the film industry, to help establish the authority of national cinema in Lithuania and abroad; to initiate and strengthen the dialogue between Lithuanian film institutions and film professionals; to support young Lithuanian film talents, to promote and evaluate their work; to inform the Lithuanian public about Lithuanian film trends and the most striking works.


The annual National Film Awards “Silver Crane” and direct participation in all stages of the selection, screening and awarding of films to be awarded are initiated. Preparation and participation in various projects related to the political, economic, artistic and educational aspects of cinema. Cooperation with the European Film Academy and the national film academies and film institutions of individual European countries.