International Competition


Jurate Samulionyte
Screening time  
28.02. / Tuesday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 2  
02.03. / Friday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 3  
03.03. / Saturday, 17:00 - 19:00 Theatre 1  
Ironic short documentary about an old and poor district nearby Vilnius city centre called Šnipiškės...

Shanghai Banzai is an ironic short documentary about an old and poor district nearby Vilnius city centre called Šnipiškės, which is also known as Shanghai. Film exposes a paradoxical situation where countryside with its multicultural (Lithuanians, Russians, Poles, Romanies) community exists in the very centre of Vilnius. Film also tries to find out the origin of district’s nickname Shanghai. The protagonists of the movie are the inhabitants of Vilnius Shanghai, each with their own rules, loves, habits and sins. Most of them live in the past still recalling their youth. Now modern skyscrapers exchange old wooden houses and nobody knows what destiny awaits the Shanghai community.

Jurate Samulionyte

Jurate Samulionyte was born in Lithuania, 1983. Graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in Film and TV directing in 2007. She worked on several Lithuanian and foreign productions as an assistant director, script supervisor, and assistant producer. Her stop-motion short fi lm ‘Noroutine’ received the Silver Crane Award for Best Lithuanian Short Film 2008. Filmography: ‘Shanghai Banzai’ (2011), ‘Temporarily’ (2011), ‘Metamorphosis ‘(2008), ‘Noroutine’ (2007).

General sponsor

Šanxai Banzai

2011, 25', color, video

Directed by:
Jurate Samulionyte

Screenplay by:
Jurate Samulionyte

Audrius Zelenius

Edited by:
Egidijus Zalapiūgas

Vygintas Kisevicius, Elena Neniskyte

Asta Valciukaite

Produced by:
Kulturiniu projektu centras

Festivals & Awards:

European Film Forum Scanorama 2010 – Grand Prix; DocuDays 2011 - Audience Award