23rd Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
Year of birth: 1980 | Country: Lithuania
Giedrė Žickytė is a Lithuanian documentary film director and producer, and member of the European Documentary Network and European Film Academy. She received an MA in Visual Arts at Vilnius Art Academy in 2007. Her films have been selected for IDFA, Leipzig, Vision du Reel, Sheffield, Hot Docs, Rotterdam, Goteborg, Warsaw and many other festivals, receiving national and international awards. In 2014 she founded the production company Moonmakers.
I Am Not From Here, directed by Maite Alberdi and Giedre Zickyte, 24 min, Chile/Lithuania, 2016; co-director, co-writer, co-producer. Nomination at the European Film Academy Awards 2016 and 20 international prizes.
Master and Tatyana, directed by Giedre Zickyte, 84 min, Lithuania, 2014; director, writer, co-producer. Best Director, Best Documentary, Best Cinematography and Best Editing Awards at the Lithuanian National Film Awards “Silver Crane 2015” and 6 international prizes.
Projects in development
The Jump, directed by Giedre Zickyte, in post-production. The true story of a little man whose bid for freedom captivated the world. Moonmakers/Lithuania, in co-production with VFS Films/Latvia, Faites un Voeu/France, Naked Edge Films/USA. Distribution – Vesna Cudic (Met Film).
Gentle Warriors, directed by Marija Stonyte, in post-production. A girl becoming a warrior in the military and in her own life. Moonmakers/Lithuania, in co-production with Vesilind/Estonia. International sales – CAT&Docs.