Latvia is not a huge country. And this only the third year that a festival of such international significance takes place in Riga. We need new people to fall in love with the beautiful world of cinema! This is an honest answer as to why it is so important to have a whole weekend dedicated to films for children and the whole family, why it is important to make it as fulfilling as possible providing not only the films but also the pastimes... 2 whole days of the most interesting cinema for schoolchildren, pre-school kids and their kin.
The three-year-old Lili is learning to brush her teeth. Together with her loyal friend, Woofy the dog, they go to the bathroom, find the toothpaste and begin diligently brushing everything that comes to their attention forgetting about the most obvious – their teeth.
It’s dinner time and everyone who lives in the house are anxiously waiting for their favourite cooking show to begin. Suddenly the power goes out! But the neighbours take it easy as they decide to prepare a joint dinner in the backyard.
Grownups think getting dressed is easy. Little Arthur begs to differ – in his imagination it is a wild adventure.
Miriam and her family are building a snowman. They are watched by a stray dog that seems to like the snowman. The kids let the dog inside to warm, but the next morning its owner appears.
In a lush garden a little girl meets a tiny fox. Soon they discover that watering makes not only plants but also other things grow.
Friends Bulder and Modika’s snowball fight is interrupted by the quiet Lex who invited Modika to watch snowflakes. The naughty Bulder does everything to get his friend’s attention back.
The winter is long and cold, and the little wolf has it tough. Soon, however, he comes across something miraculous in the woods. This unexpected discovery makes the winter pass much faster.
After a squabble with a classmate as a punishment Eilin is forced to work in a stable. There she discovers another world which is completely different from the one she had seen before. But it too is full is daily challenges. Recommended age: 10+
Lina and Tiena’s mother suddenly has to return to Vietnam. During her absence Lina takes care of her little sister and the family restaurant as she tries to keep it secret that her sister and she are living on their own. Meanwhile, Pauline, who lives across the yard, suspects something. She is something of a sleuth armed with a powerful telescope. Recommended age: 6+
The eleven-year-old Rick is tired of everyone’s gossiping about his father and him. They move to a new place which grants an opportunity to change this – Rick, after watching a gangster movie, begins to tell everyone his father is a mafia boss. But lies always fall short and soon Rick finds himself in an unenviable situation. Recommended age: 6+
Katy’s birthday is on the 29th of February, and it’s only one of her problems. Her dad gives her a bizarre present, an egg, with a promise one day it will hatch a little bird. Meanwhile, Margo has her own troubles: she’s tired of trying to persuade her parents she is much more independent than they think. When the mysterious egg finally hatches both girls are pulled into an unforgettable adventure. Recommended age: 6+