The Accessibility of the Festival

This year, the Vilnius Short Film Festival is taking its first steps towards greater inclusivity and integration of diverse audiences. To achieve this goal, the festival has implemented the following measures:

  • Creates content for diverse audiences. While the festival traditionally offers short films and events tailored for children, adults, elderly individuals, families, and filmmakers, this year’s initiative also extends inclusivity to people with vision impairments, the deaf/hard of hearing, and those with physical disabilities.
  • National Competition Programs with SDH subtitle and audio description. SDH stands for subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing. These subtitles assume the end user cannot hear the dialogue and include important non-dialogue information such as sound effects, music, and speaker identification. Audio description is the auditory narration of visual representations, during gaps in dialogue, it describes visual elements such as scenes, settings, actions and costumes. It is particularly beneficial to people who are blind and vision impaired and people with print, learning and physical disabilities. In Vilnius, Kaunas, Klaipėda and Šiauliai and on the virtual platform “ŽMONĖS Cinema” National competition programs will be with SKN subtitles, and in Vilnius MO Museum – with sound description.
  • Lithuanian Sign Language Interpretation. To accommodate the deaf and hard of hearing community, certain events, including the opening ceremony and QnAs with filmmakers after the National competition programs screenings in Vilnius, will be translated into Lithuanian Sign Language. 
  • Screening venue MO Museum accessible to all. MO Museum ensures accessibility for people with mobility impairments through elevators, special bathrooms, and wheelchair-friendly infrastructure. The museum’s entire premises, including the exhibition hall, are designed to cater to individuals with physical disabilities.
  • Films with English Subtitles. All films featured in the Vilnius Short Film Festival include English subtitles, enabling a wider audience to enjoy the short films.
  • Festival Team and Volunteers ready to support: The festival team and volunteers are equipped to assist attendees with disabilities. An accessibility guide has been provided, offering tips on accessibility, outlining the steps taken to enhance accessibility for the festival, and establishing guidelines for interacting with individuals with disabilities.

Visual Identity of the Festival

The objective of rebranding our festival’s visual identity was to expand specific audiences, enhance recognition of the festival’s name, and incorporate visual updates in line with current trends of longevity and sustainability. Consequently, the rebranding includes: (1) a shortened festival name, (2) a new logo, and (3) an updated visual identity. To delve deeper into these changes, you can find more information here.

Venues for the Festival in Vilnius

OLD TOWN „PASAKA“

Šv. Ignoto g. 3/4, Vilnius
Tel. +370 683 48 091, e-mail kinas@pasaka.lt
Number of seats: bigger hall – 150, smaller hall – 87
Not accessible for people with movement disability.
Parking requires payment.
Closest public transport stops: Reformatų and Vokiečių st.

 

PAUPYS „PASAKA“

Paupio g. 26, LT-11341, Vilnius
Tel. +37061316786, e-mail paupiokasa@pasaka.lt
Number of seats: 115
Partially accessible for people with movement disability. If help is needed, call the phone number above.
Parking requires payment.
Closest public transport stops: Subačiaus and Drujos st.

 

„SKALVIJA“ CINEMA CENTER

Goštauto g. 2, Vilnius
Tel. +370 526 10 505, e-mail info@skalvija.lt
Number of seats: 121
Partially accessible for people with movement disability.
Parking requires payment.
Closest public transport stops: Vinco Kudirkos aikštė and Operos ir baleto teatras.

 

MO MUSEUM, EVENTS HALL

Pylimo g. 17, Vilnius,
Tel. +370 609 83 764, e-mail mo@mo.lt
Number of seats: 110
Accessible for people with movement disability.
Parking requires payment.
Closest public transport stops: MO muziejus and Reformatų st.

 

MARTYNAS MAŽVYDAS NATIONAL LIBRARY OF LITHUANIA

Gedimino pr. 51, LT-01109 Vilnius
Tel. 852497023, e-mail biblio@lnb.lt
Event will take place in the conference hall (5th floor)
Number of seats: 120
Accessible for people with movement disability.
Parking requires payment.
Closest public transport stops: Nepriklausomybės aikštės and Gedimino prospekto st.

 

ARTS PRINITNG HOUSE

Šiltadaržio g. 6, Vilnius
Tel. +370 5 204 0832, e-mail info@menuspaustuve.lt
Accessible for people with movement disability.
Parking requires payment.
Closest public transport stops: Bernardinų sodo ir Dailės akademijos st.

 

FILM AND MEDIA PLACE “PLANETA”

Goštauto g. 2, Vilnius
Tel. +370 652 91 535, e-mail info@menoavilys.lt
Not accessible for people with movement disability.
Parking requires payment.
Closest public transport stops: Vinco Kudirkos aikštė and Operos ir baleto teatras.

 

LUKIŠKĖS PRISON 2.0

Lukiškių skg. 6, LT-01118, Vilnius
Tel. 864319958, e-mail 2.0@lukiskiukalejimas.lt
Not accessible for people with movement disability.
Parking requires payment.
Closest public transport stops: Kražių, Juozo Tumo-Vaižganto and Alberto Goštauto st.

Venues for the Festival in Kaunas

ROMUVA CINEMA

Laisvės al. 54, Kaunas
Tel. +370 372 02 788, e-mail info@kcromuva.lt
Number of seats: bigger hall – 221, chamber hall – 41
Accessible for people with movement disability.
Parking requires payment.
Closest public transport stops: Studentų skveras and Nacionalinis Kauno dramos teatras.

Venues for the Festival In Klaipėda

CINEMA ARLEKINAS

Bangų g. 5 A, Klaipėda
Tel. +370 600 93 026, e-mail info@kinasarlekinas.lt
Number of seats: 115
Not accessible for people with movement disability.
Parking requires payment.
Closest public transport stops: Bangų and Turgaus st.

Venues for the Festival in Šiauliai

PHOTOGRAPHY MUSEUM

Vilniaus g. 140, Šiauliai
Tel. +370 41 52 43 96, e-mail foto@ausrosmuziejus.lt
Number of seats: around 80
Accessible for people with movement disability.
Closest public transport stops: Prisikėlimo aikštės and Centro st.