Šarūnas Bartas (1964)
Director, cinematographer, scriptwriter born 16.08.1964 in Šiauliai, Lithuania. Graduate of the Viktor Lisakovic and Ilia Kvirikadze workshops at the VGIK (1991).

Founder of the first independent film studio in Vilnius - Kinema (1989). Made his documentary debut in 1985 with the film Tofolaria, but his first feature Three Days (1991) participated at many international festivals (including Arsenals IFF in 1992) and received undivided critical acclaim. His following films Koridorius (1995, awarded at Thessaloniki IFF, received FIPRESCI at Wienna IFF and Arsenals IFF in 1996) and Few of Us (1996) gained ŠB international recognition, and in 1998 ŠB was one of the members of jury at Venice IFF.

Film Freedom (2000) was awarded a prize at Venice IFF (screened at Arsenals IFF in the same year). In 2004, ŠB completed Children Lose Nothing - a segment in the film Visions of Europe, made by Peter Greenaway, Aki Kaurismäki, Béla Tarr, Theo van Gogh, Sasha Gedeon, a.o. Šarūnas Bartas' film Seven Invisible Men (2005) was screened at Cannes IFF and received Alexandr Knyazinski award for Best Cinematography at Kinoshock FF in Anapa.