Deep Rivers Run Silent

An ongoing summer screening series aimed at bringing together non-commercial film exhibitors and distributors and thus creating a community-based cinema viewing space open to all city dwellers. The programme presents retrospectives as well as bold new films that often do not make it to the big screens.

The idea for the project was born during the lockdown period, when cinema exhibitors’ plans were altered by the closing of cinemas and other cultural institutions. In this context, we decided to invite organisations and independent curators engaged in the field of cinema and moving image culture to implement their own initiatives within the framework of the Deep Rivers Run Silent programme. In 2020, 7 organisations presented their programmes: Cinema Centre “Skalvija”, Kaunas Artists’ House, Vilnius International Film Festival “Kino pavasaris”, Vilnius Queer Festival “Kreivės”, Silent Film Festival “The First Wave” (“Pirmoji banga”) and the Architecture Foundation. The project also featured events of another on-going initiative by Meno Avilys, Slow Screenings.

The project is partly funded by the Lithuanian Film Centre and Vilnius City Municipality. The strategic partner of Meno Avilys’s projects is the Lithuanian Council for Culture.


Ona Kotryna Dikavičiūtė
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