PEOPLEText: Emanuelis Ryklys

Moving With Movies is a group of young video artists who started their creative work in 2001 and now have a company of young people, fully equipped with minds and ideas and impetuous to demonstrate their works to the public.

They are willing to give a fuel injection to Lithuanian independent video scene and to prove that the statement “Lithuanian Cinema Has Died” (as everybody says here) is completely wrong. A really brave declaration for these Lithuania born youngsters, but their work proves it.

In May of 2003 they held a small video fiesta called “Alternative Video Festival” in the museum of Film, Theater and Music called in Vilnius and successfully briefed in some soul into Lithuania film organism.

In April 17th and 18th, 2004 Moving With Movies organized the first independent video & short films festival in Vilnius. They decided not to limit festival’s program only with Lithuania video production and searched for the videos from outside to increase effect and comparison of the festival.

The statistics were amazing. They received 129 films from 26 countries. 37 films were selected to the festival from 14 countries. Selected films length was 187 minutes and it was worth to watch them.

The First Independent Video & Short Films Festival took place in the museum of Film, Theater and Music for two days and was filled with video and animation lovers. A great tradition was started.

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