Venues: Vilnius University; Contemporary Art Centre

9.15-9.45 Registration, Coffee (Vilnius University, Theatre Hall)

9.45-10.00 Welcome (Vilnius University, Theatre Hall): Andrius Vaišnys (Vilnius University) and Renata Šukaitytė (Vilnius University)

KEYNOTE SESSION 1 (Vilnius University, Theatre Hall), Chair: Renata Šukaitytė (Vilnius University)
10.00-11.00 Dina Iordanova (University of St. Andrews, Scotland), The “Oldies“: Old Age and Postcommunism

11.00-11.15 Break

KEYNOTE SESSION 2 (Vilnius University, Theatre Hall) Chair: Nerijus Milerius (Vilnius University)
11.15-12.15 Ewa Mazierska (University of Central Lancashire, England), Neoliberal Crisis, Debt and European Cinema

12.15-13.30 Lunch Break

13.30- 15.00 PANEL 1 (CAC, Reading Room): Documenting Crisis in Europe and Near East (Chair: Renata Stonytė, Vilnius University)
Larisa Artiugina (Kiev National University of Theatre, Film and Television University named after I.K. Karpenko-Kary), The Interpretive Socio-Cultural Role of Ukrainian Documentary Cinema and Television Through the Formation of Public Consciousness in the Face of Ukraine Crisis/Film and Media Reactions to the Recent Political Crisis in Ukraine
Ilona Hongisto (University of Turku), Framing as Immanent Evaluation: Documentary Approaches to Crises in Post-Soviet Eastern Europe
Audronė Žukauskaitė (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute), The Permanent State of Exception in Emad Burnat’s Five Broken Cameras

13.30-15.00 PANEL 2 (CAC, Cinema Hall): Modes of Talking about Crisis (Chair: Dagmara Rode, University of Lodz)
Nerijus Milerius (Vilnius University), Concept of Crisis in Self-reflexive Cinema
Tomasz Rachwald (Jagiellonian University), Has science failed our world? ‘Portal’ and ‘Portal 2’: Post-apocalyptic Satire on Necessity of Utility
Paweł Sołodki (School of Art and Design in Lodz), Interactive documentary „Fort McMoney”. On the Methods to Talk About Economic, Ecological and Social Crisis
Łukas Zaremba (University of Warsaw), Attacking Art. Acts of Iconoclasm as Documents of Social Conflict

15.00-15.30 Coffee Break

15.30- 17.00 PANEL 3 (CAC, Cinema Hall): Audiovisual Industry in Crisis (Chair: Audrius Dabrovolskas, Vilnius University)
Renate Cane (School of Business Administration Turiba), Kaspars Steinbergs (Alberta College), Vita Stiģe-Škuškovnika (Alberta College), Communication Process of Film Studios in Times of Crisis in Latvia
Blanka Brzozowska (University of Lodz), Crowdfunding – a Big Opportunity for Film Industry in the Time of Crisis?
Rita Repšienė (Vilnius University), TV Show Challenges for Film Industry

15.30-17.00 PANEL 4 (CAC, Reading Room): TV, Film and Ideology (Chair: Ilona Jurkonytė, Vilnius University)
Zane Balčus (Latvian Academy of Culture, LAC Riga Film Museum), Artistic Subjectivity vs. Official Filmmaking Canon: Shelved Documentary Films in Latvia in the 1960ies
Lina Kaminskaitė-Jančorienė (Vilnius University), Soviet Lithuanian Film Studios in 1960’s: Ideological or Artistic Crisis?/ A historical Reflection of Political Effects on Film Development
Mantas Martišius (Vilnius University), Russian Channels Penetration into Lithuanian Cable TV Networks – from Information War Perspective

17.00-17.15 Coffee Break

KEYNOTE SESSION 3 (CAC, Cinema Hall), Chairs: Aušra Lukošiūnienė (Lithuanian Film Centre) Egdūnas Račius (Vytautas Magnus University)
17.15-19.00 Everyday Rebellion Screening and meeting with filmmaker Arash T. Riahi (Golden Girls Filmproduktion, Austria)

19.00-20.00 Wine Reception (By invitation)

Venue: Contemporary Art Centre

KEYNOTE SESSION 4 (CAC, Cinema Hall) Chair: Audronė Žukauskaitė (Lithuanian Culture Research Institute)
10.30-11.30 Diane Negra, (University College Dublin, Ireland), Analyzing Extreme Weather Media

11.30-12.30 Coffee Break

12.30- 14.00 PANEL 5 (CAC, Reading Room): Social and Political Crisis on the Screen (Chair: Renata Stonytė, Vilnius University)
Michael Gott (University of Cincinnati), Crisis of/in Contemporary Transnational French Cinema: New Representations of Place, Work, Struggle and Identity in Ma part du gateau (2011) and Les neiges du Kilamajaro (2011)
Renata Šukaitytė (Vilnius University), Gamblers, Gangsters and Grifters in Lithuanian Crisis Cinema
Terez Vincze ( ELTE University), Painful Crisis – South Korean Cinema and the National Divide

12.30-14.00 PANEL 6 (CAC, Cinema Hall): National Identity and Moral Crisis (Chair: Andrius Gudauskas, Vilnius University)
Klara Bruveris (University of New South Wales), Reinstating ‘Traditional’ Values: The moral crisis in Latvia as explored through the films of Jānis Streičs
Lenuta Giukin (SUNY Oswego), Fantasy and Identity in Moldavian Cinema
Stephen Elliot Wilmer (Trinity College Dublin), Film and Theatre as Agents in Fomenting and Resolving an Irish Crisis in Identity
Bolesław Racięski (Jagiellonian University) Crisis in Mexico and Mexican cinema of the Sixties: Times of Degeneration?

14.00-15.00 Lunch Break

15.00- 16.30 PANEL 7 (CAC, Cinema Hall): Aesthetics of Crisis (Chair: Agnė Narušytė, Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts)
Andrius Gudauskas (Vilnius University), Collision between East and West as Representation of Crises in Andrei Tarkovsky’s Film Nostalghia
Evangelia Mademli (University of Amsterdam) My Big Fat Greek Crisis: the “weirdness” of Contemporary Art-house Cinema in Greece
Ieva Mazūraitė-Novickienė (Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts), Changes of the Photography Media Notion at the Beginning of 1980s in Lithuanian Photography: the Case of Alfonsas Budvytys and Algirdas Šeškus
Kamila Żyto (University of Lodz) Faces of Crisis in American Film Noir of Classical Period

15.00-16.30 PANEL 8 (CAC, Reading Room): Social and Political Life in Photography and Video (Chair: Martynas Petrikas, Vilnius University)
Agnė Narušytė (Vilnius Academy of Fine Arts), The Changing Faces of Work
Tomas Pabedinskas (Vytautas Magnus University), The Latent Image of The Crisis in Arvydas Stubra’s Works
Dagmara Rode (University of Lodz), Images of AIDS Crisis in Film and Video
Magda Szczesniak (University of Warsaw), Weak Images of the Polish “Middle Class”

16.30-17.00 Concluding Remarks (CAC, Reading Room)

18.00-20.30 Dinner (Optional)

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