As an individual department within this year’s festival the team behind the wittily titled SHORT RIGA have devised a remarkable feat – altogether three competitions of new shorts from around the world, Baltic student films and a separate category for music videos. Showcased within three respective programmes SHORT RIGA will take over the newly established small theater KINO BIZE as well as organise workshops and host an award ceremony.
Object is a creative re-imagination of a rescue mission, taking place in two worlds – on the ice desert and underwater. The film is told from the point of view of the rescue team diver, entering the world under the ice, and of the ordinary people, awaiting on the shore.GO TO FILM
Coro dos Amantes is made of two “songs” that tell the same suffocating event in two voices from two different perspectives.GO TO FILM
A journey through the abstract situation of a practice of the voluntary fire brigade. It is a poetic, sensuous short film about the construction of reality and the pursuit of meaning and belief.GO TO FILM
On the 3rd October 2013, a boat carrying 500 Eritrean refugees sunk off the coast of the Italian island Lampedusa. More than 360 people drowned. Abraham, one of the survivors, walks through a graveyard of shipwrecks and vividly remembers the nightmarish experience. Meanwhile, chaos breaks loose at the harbour, whilst hundreds of coffins are being loaded onto a military ship.GO TO FILM