Kaunas is the second-largest city in Lithuania, located in the central part of the country, at the confluence of the two largest Lithuanian rivers – the Nemunas and the Neris. Kaunas is situated 100 kilometres from the capital Vilnius and 212 kilometres from Klaipėda, the country’s largest port. Kaunas is a creative and modern city, an important centre of culture, science, industry, transport and history.
Kaunas has plenty of unique spaces for filming, structures of different architectural periods – forts, tsarist and Soviet architecture, impressive interwar modernism buildings, natural landscapes.
Kaunas Film Office, in cooperation with local authorities, provides comprehensive assistance to filmmakers in Kaunas city and region, provides scouting and management of filming locations, takes care of all necessary permits.
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Kaunas fell in love with the movies already in the interwar period, when the famed “Romuva” cinema theatre was built. I hear from film directors that for the making of films they choose Kaunas because of its exceptional urban spaces, great filming locations, convenient geographic position and good logistics.
Kaunas is a city famous for its unique interwar modernist architecture and landscapes. Filmmakers have already discovered cosy streets of the Old Town, various houses of worship, green areas of the city and its rivers, – it is only a small part of what Kaunas can offer to the creators of good cinema.
Kaunas City Municipality and Kaunas Film Office are ready to promptly resolve any issues related to the filming in Kaunas.
Mayour of Kaunas, Visvaldas Matijošaitis