Sinemateka.lt is a project, which has been maturing for several years on the initiative of NGO Meno Avilys. The project aims to give access to restored films and the context they were made in.
The development of our website was inspired by the desire to present expanded forms of cinema, contextualize the audiovisual heritage and to make it easily accessible. The cinematheque was developed by the new generation of cinema historians, curators, educators, restorers and archivists.
The website offers digitalized and restored documentary films and video art works. All the restored films constitute the result of long-term focused activities of NGO Meno Avilys. In 2012, we started to digitalize and restore documentary films trying to provide them with the possibility to circulate freely in national and international cinemas. A new stage started in 2018, when the video art works preserved in the VHS format were digitalized.
In 2014, following the transfer of the works from an analog medium to a digital format, the need to develop an internet space emerged. At the moment, the website includes 19 digitally restored documentaries and 40 video art works; the cinematheque is constantly supplemented with new works. Each film or a group of artworks is given an interpretative context – cultural, historical, social or creative. The website content is viable and updated regularly.
How to use the website?
Our website is fairly simple to use – just choose any film you wish to see from the list. If you are interested in the film production or historical context, select the tab “Read.” If such possibility is not available, be patient – we are still preparing the texts, looking for videos and developing the site. We recommend using Google Chrome browser.
All films can be provided for distribution and screenings.
The idea: Gintė Žulytė, Lina Černiauskaitė, Gerda Paliušytė, Jonas Zagorsas, Lina Kaminskaitė-Jančorienė
Project curators: Gerda Paliušytė, Giedrė Burokaitė, Lina Kaminskaitė-Jančorienė
Video Art Section: Gerda Paliušytė
Documentary Films Section: Lina Kaminskaitė-Jančorienė
Curated Programs Section: Ona Kotryna Dikavičiūtė
Film distribution: Giedrė Burokaitė firstname.lastname@example.org
Texts / Interviews: Natalija Arlauskaitė, Marija Drėmaitė, Elena Jasiūnaitė, Gintė Žulytė, Mantė Valiūnaitė, Dovilė Grigaliūnaitė, Gerda Paliušytė, Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė, Giedrė Beinoriūtė, Brigita Kulbytė
Text editors: Edita Šatkauskienė, Rūta Lazauskaitė
Translator into English: Monika Kisliakovaitė-Čaplikienė
Design and web development
Sponsors ant partners
The Office of the Chief Archivist of Lithuania, The Archive of the Photography of Antanas Sutkus
We would like to thank
Jonas Zagorskas, Vytis Puronas, Algimantas Apanavičius, Ivenija Jakštaitė, Audrius Stonys, Vidmantas Kazlauskas, Živilė Pipinytė, Antanas Sutkus, Algirdas Tarvydas, Kornelijus Jaroševičius, Goda Grigolytė-Lučiūnienė, Giedrė Selenytė, Aurimas Švedas, Robertas Nevecka, Marija Kavtaradzė, Augustas Bidlauskas, Irma Stanaitytė, Gintaras Šeputis, Sonata Žalneravičiūtė, Danutė Gambickaitė, Mindaugas Ratavičius, Natalija Arlauskaitė, Mantė Valiūnaitė, Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė and each and every one who has contributed to the project!
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