Warsaw Film Festival – Best Documentary 2017
Minsk Listapad Film Festival – Grand-Prix for Best Documentary 2018
Minsk Listapad Film Festival – Audience Award 2018
Lithuanian Filmmakers Union Award – Best Lithuanian Film 2017
Trieste Film Festival – Best Documentary 2018
National Lithuanian Film Awards – Best Documentary 2018
National Lithuanian Film Awards – Best Composer 2018
National Lithuanian Film Awards –People’s Choice 2018
Baltijos Banga International Film Festival – People’s Choice 2018
Ulju Mountain Film Festival – Best Exploration & Adventure film 2018
‘Directors Guild of America Award’ for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
‘Golden Dove’ at Leipzig International Documentary Film Festival (Germany)
‘Silver Wolf’ at IDFA/International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (the Netherlands)
European Film Academy nomination for the Best Documentary of the Year
Special Prize at AFI Docs (formerly SilverDocs) (USA)
Main Prize at the international short film festival Oberhausen (Germany)
First prize at the international Madrid documentary festival DocumentaMadrid (Spain)
‘Big Stamp’ award at ZagrebDox (Croatia)
‘Spirit Award’ at Brooklyn Film Festival (USA)v Best Lithuanian Film of 2003
Best Lithuanian Film of 2005
‘Grand Prix’ and Special Prize at Pärnu International Film Festival (Estonia)
National Arts and Culture Award
Cross of the Knight of the Order of the Grand Duke of Lithuania Gediminas
World Intellectual Property Organization’s (WIPO) Gold Medal for Creativity
Director’s Guild of America” award for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Documentary
European Film Academy nomination for the best Documentary of the year
“Silver Wolf” at International Documentary Festival Amsterdam/IDFA (Netherlands)
„Golden Dove“ at Leipzig film festival (Germany)
First Prize – main award – at Documenta Madrid (Spain)
„Big Stamp Award” main award in Zagreb DOX (Croatia)
Special prize – Silverdocs (USA)
Spirit Award – Brooklyn film festival (USA)
Grand Prix at Parnu international documentary festival (Estonia)
2001 Best Lithuanian Film
2003 Best Lithuanian Film
2005 Best Lithuanian Film
Spectators prize –Nyon International Film Festival Visions du Reel (Switzerland)
Special prize – Gyor Mediawave International Film Festival (Hungary)
Grand Prix – SplitThe International Festival of New Film (Croatia)
Main Prize – Oberhausen Film Festival (Germany)
Special prize – Independent Film Festival Barselona (Spain)
Special prize – KinoShok Film Festival (Russia)
Kodak Vision Prize – “Arsenals” International Film Festival (Latvia)
National Culture and Art Award
World Intellectual Property Organization Creativity Award
Arūnas Matelis was born in 1961, in Lithuania. He studied several years in Vilnius University, Mathematics faculty and later graduated
from Lithuanian Music Academy, Theatre and TV faculty.
Arūnas Matelis is among only few European film directors who have been honoured by one of the most important US film industry prizes – Directors’ Guild of America (DGA) Award.
This award for the best documentary went to Matelis for his previous film “Before Flying Back to the Earth”.
As a producer, Arūnas Matelis has established one of the first independent film production companies in Lithuania – “Studio Nominum” – and since 1992
has produced or co-produced tens of creative documentaries.
The films were selected for the Cannes (Directors’ Fortnight, Critics Week), IDFA, Leipzig, Torino, Oberhausen, Rotterdam, Moscow film festivals, screened at MoMA,
G. Pompidou, received over 20 international awards: main documentary prizes at IDFA, Leipzig, Warsaw, Directors Guild of America Award for the Best Documentary,
European Film Academy nomination, Minsk Listapad, Trieste, Zagrebdox , Oberhausen, prizes at Brooklyn, Documenta Madrid (and more),
has also been broadcasted in many countries in Europe and Asia.
Studio Nominum is one of the first independent film production companies in Lithuania – established by Arūnas Matelis – producing documentary films since 1992.
Among the titles are award-winning films, such as “Before Flying Back to the Earth”, “Alone", “Wonderful Losers. A Different World” and others.
The films produced in Studio Nominum were selected for the Cannes (Directors’ Fortnight, Critics Week), Warsaw, IDFA, Leipzig, Torino, Oberhausen, Rotterdam,
Moscow film festival, screened at MoMA and G. Pompidou. Also received over 20 international awards:
main documentary prizes at IDFA, Leipzig, Warsaw, Directors Guild of America Award for the Best Documentary, European Film Academy nomination,
Minsk Listapad, Trieste, ZagrebDox, Oberhausen, prizes at Brooklyn, Documenta Madrid and more.
Studio Nominum produced films have achieved one of the best box office results of documentary films in Lithuanian cinemas, VoD and DVD.
The documentaries also have been broadcasted in tens of countries in Europe and Asia.
Phone: +370 5 2123113
Address: A. Goštauto str. 2, LT – 01104, Vilnius
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