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.
Proximity of nature makes people question their existence. A father and daughter, played by Šarunas Bartas himself and his actual daughter, spend a weekend in the country, trying come to terms with why they have grown apart.GO TO FILM
Argentina is on the verge of a collapse, as is, perhaps, the rest of the world. A man joins a group of people in a strange training camp in the jungle. Trainees are taught various survival skills while also get to understand that when the society goes down its self-governing laws will no longer apply – a realization that awakens their darkest instincts.GO TO FILM
A comical story about two brothers living in the countryside and trying to solve problems in their own way. Kris and Otto find themselves in the middle of a caricature reality of countryside lifestyle, no matter what they are doing – trying to support their family, bragging about their egos, entering a gasoline venture, or playing music everywhere they go.GO TO FILM
This video has it all: lots of cash, half-naked women, men who exploit the macho image, cityscapes, and cars, new shiny cars. It’s just that it’s also very self-ironic, playing with well-established images and symbols of success and fame. The result is a surprising work of art which leaves you inspired, confused and amused all at the same time. Because riders never die, we just multiply, and that’s exactly what’s going on right here: if you multiply an image enough times, eventually, you might even become that image.GO TO FILM
The video attempts to point out and ridicule the unsuccessful drug policy in Estonia. The Soviet style and imitations in the video are the keys to unveiling the truth: current drug policies in most western civilizations are extremely outdated and need to be revised. If the leading corporations and politicians do not resolve this problem, the people will take matters into their own hands.GO TO FILM