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Arunas Matelis, Lithuanian film director. Minister migration & changes Republic of Uzupis, Lithuania; Member of Documentary Guild of Lithuanian Filmmakers (chairman), Lithuanian Radio & television Commission, European Film Academy.

Background

Matelis, Arunas was born on April 9, 1961 in Kaunas, Lithuania.

Education

Student, Vilnius University, 1979—1983. Graduate, Luthianian Music Academy, Theatre & television department, 1989.

Career

Founder & president Studio NOMINUM, Vilnius, Lithuania, since 1992.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Director, producer (documentaries) Giants of Pelesa, 1989, Baltic Way, 1989, Ten Minutes Before the Flight of Icarus, 1991, Self-portrait, 1993, From Unfinished Tales of Jerusalem, 1996, First Farewell to Paradise, 1998, The Diary of Forced Emigration, 1999, Flight over Lithuania or 510 Seconds or Silence, 2000 (Platinum Film award), Sunday: The Gospel According to Liftman Albertas, 2003 (Best Lithuanian Film award, 2003), Before Flying Back to Earth, 2005 (Silver Wolf award, International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Golden Dove award, International Leipzig Festival, Lithuanian National Culture & Art award, 2005, Best Lithuanian Film award, 2005, Spirit award for Documentary, Brooklyn Film Festival, Big Stamp award, Zagreb Documentary Festival, 2006, 1st prize, Documenta Madrid, Parnu Internat Documentary Festival, 2006, Directors Guild American award for Documentary, 2007).

Membership

Minister migration & changes Republic of Uzupis, Lithuania. Member of Documentary Guild of Lithuanian Filmmakers (chairman), Lithuanian Radio & television Commission, European Film Academy.

Connections

Married; 3 children.