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.
The weight of time is very much felt in Kiruna, a nothing-out-of-the-ordinary and yet somehow peculiarly special Swedish polar town, the only thing that literally shakes the town is a coalmine, its only economic resource. The radio is anxiously broadcasting news about a possible disaster.GO TO FILM
Breathe in, breathe out. Transcend this reality and find yourself in a place where events don’t make much sense and involve a man being strangled with a rope that glows, way too many bloodied people to feel comfortable around them, and a very special pedestal for a mini chair and mini deer horns. Making sense is an arbitrary notion, as long as it’s aesthetically pleasing.GO TO FILM