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.
Martin, a boyish thirty-something, goes on a weekend hike in the mountains. But one can never run away from oneself, and, just like many of us, Martin too cannot just be, without analysing his relationship with his wife and their small son, the mundanity of his job, the ever-present sense of alienation…GO TO FILM
The Norwegian director Grethe Bøe-Waal’s debut is an excellent example of the Scandinavian family film tradition: a thrilling adventure that tells a story about the key things in life – responsibility for others, especially the family, the skill of mutual understanding, and honesty.GO TO FILM
Object is a creative re-imagination of a rescue mission, taking place in two worlds – on the ice desert and underwater. The film is told from the point of view of the rescue team diver, entering the world under the ice, and of the ordinary people, awaiting on the shore.GO TO FILM