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Eglė Vertelytė

Associate Professor at the LMTA Department of Film and TelevisionSubjects: Screenwriting. Languages: English (C1).

Eglė Vertelytė is a screenwriter, a director. After gaining a BA in History from Vilnius University, Eglė Vertelytė continued her studies at the European Film College in Denmark and gained an MA in Screenwriting at the National Film and Television School in England, UK. 

In 2009, Eglė moved to Mongolia where she filmed her first middle-length documentary UB Lama. The film has received six international awards, been screened in more than 20 international festivals, and sold to be shown on TV and cable worldwide. Another work created by the screenwriter – a feature film Stebuklas (Miracle) (2017) – continued Eglė Vertelytė’s global success, this time also as a director. Miracle had its world premiere at Toronto International Film Festival, been screened in more than 50 festivals worldwide, six A-class film festivals, sold to 24 territories, and won Silver Crane Award, the most prestigious Lithuanian film award, for the best film, best director, best writer, and best actress (http://www.filmas-stebuklas.lt/).

As a screenwriter, Eglė has written three feature films and ten short films. She has also worked as a writer for several TV shows.

Eglė Vertelytė has been teaching the art of screenwriting at the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre for five years. She teaches basics of screenwriting, runs character development courses, and leads screenplay development seminars for BA and MA students.

Eglė Vertelytė has organised public lectures on character-driven stories and dialogue writing for Lithuanian and English-speaking audiences.