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.
Leningrad, August 1991. TV broadcasts “The Swan Lake”. City streets fill with anxious people. There are rumours a coup has taken place, but there is no sure information from Moscow.GO TO FILM
The Northwest district of Copenhagen is notorious for its high level of youth crime. The eighteen-year-old Caspar is a petty thief who sells stolen goods to a dealer named Jamal. When Casper gets a chance to join Bjorn’s rivalling gang he believes he will finally be able to escape poverty.GO TO FILM