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.
A wild terrain is like an open book where one can record one’s own story. A filmmaker from the North and a photographer from the South go to an alien land. It’s populated by people worn out by history; time tends to stand still, but any new encounter is like a broken mirror with one’s reflection.GO TO FILM
Last night Matas and Tomas kidnapped and raped a girl. Now it’s morning and both are at a loss at what to do next. The brothers circle their hometown, visit familiar places and slowly descend into darkness both will be unable to climb out of. As the night falls they find an inexplicable solution. In 2013, near Panevezys, Lithuania, two young men burned a car. A girl’s body was found in the trunk of the car.GO TO FILM