Audrius Stonys is a director and producer, professor at Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre. He is recipient of Lithuanian National Culture and Art Award. His films have received numerous international awards, among them: Audience award in Nyon, Grand Prix in Split, prizes in Bornholm, Florence, Gyor, Neu Brandenburg, Oberhausen, Riga, Shanghai, Bilbao and San Francisco. In 1992 the documentary film Earth of the Blind was recognised by European Film Academy as the Best European Documentary Film of the Year. Audrius has taught documentary in European Film College, Denmark (2004-2005). He has lectured and held masterclasses in Kolkata, São Paulo, Seoul, Tokyo, Berkeley, Stanford, Moscow, Belgrade, Barcelona, San Francisco, Carpi Modena, Paris. His films have been screened in various countries, such as Switzerland, Russia, France, Israel, Czech Republic, Germany, USA, Belgium, Spain, Turkey, Colombia, Uruguay, Italy.