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.
Richard, an elderly businessman, suddenly leaves his wife and begins an affair with a younger woman. Meanwhile Maria, Richard’s wife, also meets and spends a night with a younger man. However, their attitudes towards what happened are radically different.GO TO FILM
His own reflection in the mirror seemed so important to him until he no longer saw himself in it. Jurģis Krāsons is the most awarded production designer in Latvia, who occasionally turns his efforts to animation.GO TO FILM
Cēzars Kalniņš, a telephone technician, spends his spare time composing songs for a band of amateur musicians. In order to perform, the band must go through an elaborate bureaucratic process of censorship to receive a permit. Meanwhile, Anita Sondore, a member of the censoring committee, hears some of the band’s songs at an improvised concert and decides to write a complaint.GO TO FILM