• Kreivės 2019

    September 4–8

  • Barbara Hammer

    Retrospective and introductions

    September 5–7, 7.30 PM, at “Skalvija”

  • Competition Shorts

    12 selected short films in 3 screenings

    September 4–7, at “Skalvija”


Vilnius Queer Festival “Kreivės” is a cultural and social initiative which started in 2014. It is neither the first nor the only queer festival in the region or Lithuania. Nonetheless, building on earlier and cooperating with current other queer initiatives, we aspire to be a unique space for film screenings, events and community building.

We are committed to bringing stories that spring from diverse lives and transform our vision of who we are and who we can be. Our vision is a community which acknowledges and passionately supports variety in LGBTQI expressions and viewpoints.

This year “Kreivės” takes place in Vilnius on September 4–8.
Summer screenings – in Vilnius on June 6–8, in Kaunas on June 19, and in Alytus region on August 3.

Entrance to the film screenings – free of charge or donation at your choice (unless otherwise stated).

The festival is organised by “In Corpore” in cooperation with other organisations and individual activists and artists. Join us!



Augustas Čičelis

coordination / programming

Laura Varžgalytė

programming / retrospective / events

Jūratė Juškaitė

communication / discussions

Justinas Šuliokas

submissions / translations & copy-editing

Anton Karyuk

visual communication

Alvyda Šinušaitė

readings / vulunteers

Justina Puzinaitė

programming / translations

Dalia Rimkevičiūtė

readings / events

Modesta Ambrazaitytė


Dagmar Brunow (SE/DE)

Film scholar and literary translator living in Germany and Sweden. She is a lecturer of film studies at Linnaeus University and specialises in the themes of cultural memory, archives, feminist and queer historiography. In 2008 Dagmar has published an anthology “Queeer Cinema” (co-edited with Simon Dickel).

Berta Tilmantaitė (LT)

Multimedia journalist, lecturer and co-founder of nanook.lt. In her stories from all around the World, published both in Lithuania and abroad, Berta is talking about social problems, human rights and ecology. Her work has been acknowledged by several international awards.

Romas Zabarauskas (LT)

Film director from Lithuania. His films (Porno Melodrama, We Will Riot, You Can’t Escape Lithuania) tackle the subjects of queer love, resurgent nationalism, and politics. A unique cinematic voice from the Baltics, Romas is equally known in his home country as an openly gay, outspoken LGBT+ rights advocate.

Svitlana Shymko (UA)

Independent film director from Ukraine, a graduate of the DocNomads international MA program. Her shorts were shown and received awards at numerous international film festivals. Svitlana is working on developing political, feminist, and queer topics in documentary cinema.

Darius Matas (LT)

Journalist and radio host, interested in a large spectrum of themes – from politics to culture. For a number of years Darius is involved in the field of human rights, observing and analysing challenges faced by our societies.

Friends and Supporters

Association “In Corpore”

Postal address:
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