Tomas Vengris is a Lithuanian/American filmmaker. He received his BA from Columbia University and completed his M.F.A. in directing at the American Film Institute in Los Angeles, CA.
His directorial debut MOTHERLAND, a Lithuanian, Latvian, German and Greek co-production, won the EUROPEAN AUDIENCE AWARD in the ArteKino Film Festival, BEST FILM in the Baltic Competition at the PÖFF Black Nights Film Festival and was selected in the Narrative Category for the 2020 European Film Awards.
His AFI Thesis film, KALIFORNIJA, was a national finalist in the Student Academy Awards. His most recent short, SQUIRREL, premiered in the Berlin International Film Festival followed by a US premiere at SXSW.
Tomas has worked as an editor under several internationally acclaimed writer/directors, including Terrence Malick, Kelly Reichardt, and Lena Dunham. His feature editing work has garnered significant praise, most recently, the Grand Jury Prize at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival for I DON'T FEEL AT HOME IN THIS WORLD ANYMORE.
Tomas is currently in development for his next feature FIVE & A HALF LOVE STORIES.