After four months of preparation, the First Pidzamche Neighborhood Festival finally happened. It started in the evening of September 5th with the pre-festival film screening prepared by our invited partners from Minsk – Cinema Perpetuum Mobile (CMP). Lina Medvedeva and Andrey Kalenik, the representatives of the CPM, arrived to Lviv to open the screening and take part in the festival activities. The CPM brought to Lviv feature, documentary and animated short films specially selected for the Pidzamche Neighbourhood Festival. As one can probably guess, the main topic of the screening was neighbourship and collaboration. It was a good place to start conversation on the topic…
And here we are, September 6th, the first day of the First Pidzamche Neighborhood Festival began early for local residents. Together with volunteers they appeared at the school yard in the morning to arrange the location for the festival.
All together we decided how to make clear navigation at the spot, where to install photo exhibition, where to put D.I.Y. banner of the festival and many other small important things. The festival was opened at 3pm and went on until the evening, with a music concert.
Screen-printing workshop: around one hundred of Pidzamche residents got their t-shirts decorated with the district logo. So, we hope local identity and community ties were strengthened by visual signs as well.
The following day, September 7th, was even more intense for neighbours. Apart from the continuation of yesterday’s workshop on screen-printing, family zines, guided tour, sport and other interesting things, there was even more music, and the program was enriched by Pidzamche Cooking Contest.
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