The festival is unquestionably one of the most anticipated annual cultural events in Lithuania – perhaps even the one. It is the largest cinematic event in the country, known and loved for its high quality film programme and rich accompanying package of cinema-related events, workshops, and special initiatives. Festival's mission is to provide audiences with the most powerful, most intriguing, least expected independent cinema from all around the world and engage and inspire the next generation of filmmakers.
Vilnius IFF successfully cooperates with various other international film festivals as well as film companies, distributors, and independent producers. Festival's membership of CICAE and the long-lasting partnership with the EU’s Media programme is yet another sign of its dedication to showcase only the best of independent cinema.
The film Saint Marietta, written, produced and directed by Ben Young was shown.