The Noisemaker

„The Noisemaker“ („Triukšmadarys“)

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

Editing: 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)


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