Karolis Kaupinis was born in 1987, Vilnius, Lithuania. In 2012 graduated from Vilnius University with a MA in Comparative Politics. Since the end of his studies Kaupinis has been working a presenter and editor of a weekly show devoted for current political affairs in Lithuanian National TV. His first short fiction film “The Noisemaker” was selected to Locarno International Film Festival and won a Lithuanian Film Academy award for the best short film of 2015. His debut feature film “Nova Lituania” won as the Best Film at the Athens and Riga International Film Festivals in 2019 and was awarded “Cineuropa” prize during Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino Pavasaris” in 2020.