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Film Heritage Without Borders – Pirmoji Banga Film Festival and Conference September 15-18 2022

The seventh edition of the Pirmoji Banga Film Festival, a film festival dedicated to early cinema in Lithuania will be held from  September 15 to 18 in Vilnius. All information and the full program’s festival can be found on their website and on the facebook event’s page. 

Alongside the film festival, a two-day virtual conference will be streamed live on facebook, and we encourage everyone in the Domitor community to attend. The conference will be held in English. All the times in the program below are in EEST (CEST + 1h):

𝟎𝟗.𝟏𝟔 – 𝐅𝐫𝐢𝐝𝐚𝐲
12:00 Greeting Word from Aleksas Gilaitis (Pirmoji Banga Film Festival)
12:15 A Deep Dive into the Film Archive (Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi, Curator Silent Film at EYE Filmmuseum Netherlands)
12:40 Programming silent films: finding a middle path between rigid recreation and disruptive novelty (Jay Weisberg, Director of Pordenone Silent Film Festival)
13:05 Benshi. Narrator for Silent Films (Ichiro Kataoka, benshi)
13:30 The Trouble with Old Movies (Pamela Hutchinson, Silent Film Critic,
14:00 Q&A roundtable

𝟎𝟗.𝟏𝟕 – 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲
12:00 Conversation with the granddaughter of Ladislas Starewitch
13:00 What did we find in Šiauliai photography museum? A story of a lost film (Vilija Ulinskytė-Balzienė, Šiauliai photography museum/Aleksas Gilaitis, Pirmoji banga/ Peter Bagrov, George Eastman Museum)
Followed by a Q&A roundtable