The Lounges

Following the closing of cinemas and given the impossibility to meet in person, the partners of the Connecting Cinemas project designed a series of hybrid events as an alternative to the original programme – and that is how the concept of the “CONNECTING CINEMAS LOUNGES” was born. These lounges followed an experimental format that aimed to bring the traditional idea of “cultural salons” into the digital realm.

Each “Lounge” addressed a specific socially relevant theme and included streaming of the main discussion via the project website or facebook site and other activities such as panel discussions, short screenings and interaction with the audience. Not all lounges included screening a feature film or documentary.

And not all lounges were planned online or hybrid. After months of online meetings we were very happy to be able to also meet in person and to welcome a live audience at the lounges in Croatia, Rumania and Greece.

7th MAY 2021 :
“Don’t stand so close to me”
@ Neue Kammerspiele Kleinmachnow, Germany – online

17th JULY 2021 :
“PUSH – Why we can’t afford to live in our own cities anymore”
@ Fortress of Culture Šibenik, Croatia – onsite

28th AUGUST 2021 :
“One of Us – the Brains that Pull the Triggers”
@ Cinema Amza Pellea Rasnov, Romania – hybrid

1st SEPTEMBER 2021 :
“How to get back from the sofa into the cinema”
@ Cinestar Veria, Greece – onsite