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.
Athens, in the heat of summer. A bunch of schoolkids are hanging out in the yard. The classrooms are empty. The sun is scorching hot. A water bomb falls out of the sky, stirring up a water fight. It’s game on. But in this game, you play till you drop.GO TO FILM
Luka moves to a small coastal town to live with his aunt, while his parents are in the middle of divorce. Besides the numbness, there is also Jana – a girl from the neighborhood who likes to take care of her tan. It’s a lazy end of the summer. Kids are jumping from the edge of the abandoned submarine port enjoying last days of vacation. When you are a kid, you never know that childhood ends.GO TO FILM
Home is a place. A family. A history. Relationships. Home is a memory that forms a person. Maybe a dream? This is a story about a girl coming back Home. This visit brings a storm of chaotic, difficult memories. She needs to deal with them to leave.GO TO FILM