SHORT RIGA #BMV screening-slash-party
The festival and the curators of SHORT RIGA are experimenting with the form of a screenining this year. The the only screening of the Baltic Music Video Competition will be held at the Festival Club – the Splendid Palace downstairs screening hall turned restaurant and bar – Cafe Film Noir. Expect the creators of the videos, the musicians behind the music, members of the International jury and the whole Riga IFF family for this party of moving pictures and loud music!
Capacity of Cafe Film Noir is limited – be sure to get your ticket and arrive early if you want to see all the videos and meet all the authors!
“For the second year the SHORT RIGA Baltic Music Video competition presents the diversity of the Baltic music videos. The programme includes various musical styles and increasingly diverse video solutions, but what unites them all is the rhythm – sometimes it really feels as if the screen is pulsating.
On one hand, the programme is characterized by a high level of self-irony and unpretentiousness in terms of content and form, while on the other hand, splendour and flamboyance. Again this year there are many songs in the national languages, and thematically they also often touch on the national identity.
The programme marks music videos in the Baltics as a platform used for many purposes, including to deal with history, promote own country, or experiment with analog material in video environment. Such a kaleidoscopic perspective on what is happening on the Baltic music video scene helps take note of new talents as well as long-awaited musical returns.”
AGNESE LOGINA, curator, SHORT RIGA Baltic Music Video Competition
Latvian filmmaker who’s studied at New York Film Academy and coincidentally has also obtained a professional degree in Clinical Psychology. Hold tight, music video creators!
Curator, member of the programme committee at The Norwegian Short Film Festival in Grimstad and at Movies on War in Elverum.
Independent filmmaker and music video director (and last year’s #BMV winner) from Vilnius.
Artist management professional and editor at parmuziku.lv – the fresh Latvian online magazine that reviews records and does essays on music.
Latvian director specializing in music video, fashion shorts and documentaries.