Dovilė Šarutytė (born 1986) graduated with a degree in film and television directing from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2009. Her film Bjaurus sapnas /Awful Dream (2008), made while she was studying, captured the attention of critics at home and abroad. Aš tave žinau / I Know You, one of her first works as a director, was voted Best Lithuanian Short Film at the National Silver Crane 2010 Cinema and Television Film Awards. The story revolves around the experiences of a teenage girl, including love and disillusion, which raise important questions about how we should live, how we should act in various situations, and what is right. How can we remain good and dignified? The film won the Main Prize at the Young Cinema Art 2010 World Student Film Festival in Poland. In 2011, she won a second Silver Crane award for the film Nesiseka šiandien / Not Lucky Today. In this short ironic story about luck one can recognize a search for a dramatic plotline with the psychological mood of the characters strongly conveyed. Her 2016 glimpse into a woman’s life – 8 minutės / 8 minutes was recognized as the Best Lithuanian Short Film at the Scanorama Film Forum.