Film director and producer, member of the European Documentary Network and European Film Academy, winner of Lithuanian National Culture and Arts prize, Lithuanian representative in EURIMAGES Board. Since 1989 Stonys made more than 20 documentary films and one feature film as an independent filmmaker and producer. Films got many international awards, among which – Public prize in Nyon, Grand Prix in Split, prizes in Bornholm, Gyor, Neu Brandenburg, Oberhausen and San Francisco. In 1992 the film Earth of the Blind received European Film Academy award FELIX as the Best European Documentary film of the Year. In 2011 film Ramin was selected as the Lithuanian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards.