Domas Petronis, Vytautas Plukas
Inside a lab, a robot is created. Like a newborn, it analyses its surroundings with the primitive senses and limited knowledge it has. A test is set up to see how a dog and a humanoid robot would respond to each other. Perhaps a less intelligent life form would be not as critical about what being alive means?

Domas Petronis

Domas Petronis graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with a BA in Film Directing. Currently, he is working as a film director and editor. His short films Sobaka and The Roots Are Bitter were nominated for the Best Student Film in 2016 and 2017 at the National Silver Crane Film Awards. In 2017, Somas was also nominated for the Best Editing with the feature film You Can´t Escape Lithuania (dir. Romas Zabarauskas). Domas´s short films were screened at various film festival wordwide, such as the Nordic Film Days LÜbeck, SleepwalkersFILMETS Badalonaa, Go Short, Kino Pavasaris, Vilnius International Short Film Festival, Scanorama, Short Riga, Amandus Lillehammer International Student Film Festival, Zubroffka and others.

Vytautas Plukas

Scripwrier, director and cinematographer Vytautas Plukas graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre with a BA and a MA in Cinematography. He received acclaim as the Best Young Lithuanian Cinematographer at Golden Oak Awards 2014 for his short film Etude.He was also awarded prizes in the Best Cinematography and Best Lithuanian Music Video categories at Soblès film festival 2011 for his music video Gyvai - Why. Vytautas´s cinematography works have also appeared at such festivals as Vilnius International FF, Clermont Ferrand FF, FILMETS Badalona FF, Krakow FF, Curtas Vila do Conde FF, Behind the Curtain FF and others. His debut feature film People We know Are Confused (dir. Tomas Smulkis) and his work Gentle Warriors (dir. Marija Stonytè) are expected to be released in 2020. At the moment, he is shooting a new work, My Bollywood Dream, directed by Marija Stonytè.

– Vilnius International Film Festival 2021 – Domestic Premiere (Lithuania)
– International Short Film Festival Oberhausen 2021 – International Online Competition (Germany)
– Kortfilmfestivalen / The Norwegian Short Film Festival 2021 – International Short Film (Norway)
– Palm Springs International Short Film Festival 2021 – Competition for Best Student International Short (USA)

  • Original title Ieva
  • Director Domas Petronis, Vytautas Plukas
  • Duration 14
  • Production year 2021
  • Aspect 1:1:66
  • Format DCP
  • Category Short Film
  • Subcategory Fiction
  • Gender Drama
  • Nationality Lithuania
  • Producer Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre
  • Dialogue language No dialogues