The festival is co-funded by the European Union's Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme (2014–2020)
Retrospective and introductions
September 5–7, 7.30 PM, at “Skalvija”
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.
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!
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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.
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