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.
In this sleepy, sombre world which seems even a tad bit hypnotised even – nobody blinks, nobody moves, life appears in the form of a young, energetic woman. Her body breathes life in these motionless rooms, and sets a stark contrast between her and people, seemingly stuck in time and space. A wonderfully rhythmic performance which is bound to make you want to move, even if you are trapped still.GO TO FILM
Some music videos manage to tell quite an epic tale. Like this one, which includes an encounter with the Venezuelan border police, crossing the ocean in a car, and chasing the escaper’s dream on the dunes in Venezuela. An epic tale of bringing one’s dreams to reality, ‘’Į Venesuelą’’ challenges the genre, its conventions, and what we expect from a video in the Baltics. Also, do birches really grow in Venezuela?GO TO FILM