Laurynas Bareiša (b. 1988, Lithuania) graduated in Applied Mathematics and Cinematography, and earned an MA in Film Directing (2016). He recently worked as cinematographer on the feature film “Summer Survivors” by Marija Kavtaradzė (Toronto IFF, Discovery 2018). He directed the short films “By the Pool” (Venice IFF, Orizzonti 2017) and “Caucasus” (Locarno FF, Leopards of Tomorrow 2018). His newest short film “Dummy” premiered at Berlinale Shorts 2020. Laurynas Bareiša’s debut feature film “Pilgrims” premiered at 78th Venice Film Festival where it won Orizzonti Award for Best Film.