I am in Vilnius for a summer film school where students from countries all over Europe have gathered to make short documentary films about or rather from the 2009 European cultural capital. 10 films are to be made, research is going on, lectures have been performed as well pitching of the projects. Tutors are Belgian director Anne Levy-Morelle (”Gabriels Dream”), Polish Bartek Konopka (photo from his ”Rabbit à la Berlin”), Polish-English Witold Starecki, Finnish Heikki Ahola, local superstar Audrius Stonys and me as the only non-filmmaker.
Films to be made? Among others one that takes it starting point in the fact that there is a Frank Zappa monument in Vilnius, another takes a look at the ”independent republic” in the middle of the city, Uzupis, a third intends to bring in a story from the KGB Museum, a fourth wants to convey the spirituality of this pearl of a city….