20–21 October 2023, Vilnius, Lithuania
A. Goštauto st. 2, Vilnius
In the light of global processes, such as climate change, militarization, and geopolitical reshufflings, a city is both a backdrop and an active participant in ever-evolving ways of mediating the transformation of conditions for human and non-human dwellers. Such films as For Sama (dir. Waad Al-Kateab, 2019) and Mariupolis 2 (dir. Mantas Kvedaravičius and Hanna Bilobrova, 2022) capture urban experiences from a personal perspective. As we witness the new forms of audiovisual mediation enter our public and private spaces, the conference invites the researchers to collectively reflect about them. City, Cinema, and Media (the 8th edition of the Baltic Sea Region Film Conference) focuses on the cinema and urban space. The conference engages with questions of representation, distribution, exhibition and audience, as well as intersections of urban, cinema and media studies.