Film screening accompanied by live music

Once upon a Vilnius

Čia buvo Vilnius

“Meno avilys”



EDITING: Ignė Narbutaitė, Eitvydas Doškus

MUSIC: Vygintas Kisevičius and Paulius Kilbauskas

COLRIST: Jonas Sunklodas

PRODUCER: Dagnė Vildžiūnaitė


DURATION: 23 min

DATE: 21, September |  22:30
VENUE: Opera Social House

Free entrance

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23-minute-long documentary film “Once Upon A Vilnius” is assembled from 80 hours of footage that the cameraman and director Eitvydas Doškus filmed over five years. Noticing the rapid changes of the city, he aimed to capture and preserve important places, city rituals, and people for future generations.

The film is a symphony of a city as it uniquely reveals the authentic features of Vilnius’ face and their transformations, with special attention given to the music played in it. Screenings of the film are often accompanied by live music performed by the composer duo Vygintas Kisevičius and Paulius Kilbauskas, who have made a significant mark on Lithuanian pop and alternative music scene. The duo is known for their work with legendary musical phenomena such as the bands “Empti” and “Kurak”.



Eitvydas Doškus is a film director and cinematographer. He graduated from the Lithuanian Academy of Music and Theatre in 2010. In 2016, he received the Sidabrinė gervė statuette for the best cinematography of the year at the Lithuanian Film Academy Awards, and in 2022, he won the main prize at the Lithuanian Cinematographers’ Union Awards for his film “Once upon a Vilnius”.