The Noisemaker


2014 | fiction | 15 min. | Lithuania, Sweden

A distant provincial school is waiting for an official delegation from the Ministry. They’re about to bring a new school bell. This is not what the school needs though. Having shrunk throughout the years, it lacks two pupils to satisfy the governmental quota established for any school in the country to exist. The gift from the capital is a threat for the survival of the school. Anticipating the arrival of the delegation, the principal makes his best to mask the lack of pupils and avoid the unavoidable school closure.


Director Karolis Kaupinis
DOP Narvydas Naujalis
Scriptwriter Karolis Kaupinis
Editors Ieva Veiverytė, Karolis Kaupinis
Sound director Sigita Visockaitė
Production designer Aurimas Akšys
Producers Marija Razgutė, Kaśka Krosny
Production companies M-Films, „East of West Cinema“ (Sweden)


Lithuanian Film Academy Awards “Silver Crane” 2015 Best Lithuanian Short Fiction Film
Lithuanian Film Academy Awards “Silver Crane” 2015 Best Actor
Vienna Independent Short Film Festival 2015 Special Mention
Vilnius International Short Film Festival 2015 Best Lithuanian Short film
2Annas International Short Film Festival 2014 Best Baltic Short film