Vilnius Documentary Film Festival (VDFF) is an international documentary film festival launched in 2004 in Lithuania, and is the main documentary film platform in the Baltics.
The festival has continually supported the diversity of documentary films by composing rich and captivating program.
Each year the main and special festival programs show the most recent internationally awarded documentaries while a retrospective is dedicated to an acknowledged filmmaker. Nicolas Philibert, Pawel Lozinski, Sergej Dvorcevoj, Viktor Kossakovsky, Leonard Retel Helmrich are among those who honored the festival with their presence. These film professionals lead master classes, designated for young documentary filmmakers. The best Baltic documentary film award is also organized during the festival. It is a platform for documentary film production from the Baltic States and is announced by an international jury. The festival has always been searching for a dialogue with its audience; therefore various discussions are organized to bring the spectators together with the filmmakers and to raise awareness of the fascinating possibilities of documentary film genre.
The 17th edition of the festival will take place September 24–October 4 in Vilnius, October 2–4 in Kaunas, October 9–11 in Klaipėda.