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SHORT RIGA #BMV screening-slash-party

“SHORT RIGA Baltijas mūzikas video konkurss jau otro gadu iezīmē mūzikas videoklipu lielo dažādību šajā reģionā – tie ir ne tikai dažādi mūzikas stili, bet arvien atšķirīgāki attēla risinājumi. Taču visu šo dažādību kaut kas vieno – tas ir ritms, pulsācija. Šo “ritma reiboni” – no vienas puses – raksturo augsts pašironijas līmenis un vairīšanās no pretenzijas videoklipu saturā, un no otras puses – bieži vien pārspīlēts greznums, pat ekstravagance. Arī šogad daudz dziesmu ir Baltijas valstu nacionālajās valodās, un apskatītās tēmas dažbrīd pieskaras nacionālajai piederībai. Programma iezīmē mūzikas videoklipus Baltijā kā platformu, kas tiek izmantota dažādiem mērķiem, tostarp lai runātu par vēsturi, popularizētu savu valsti un eksperimentētu ar analogo materiālu video vidē. Šāds kaleidoskopisks skatījums uz notiekošo Baltijā palīdz saskatīt jaunos talantus, kā arī ilgi gaidītas atgriešanās uz mūzikas skatuves.”

AGNESE LOGINA
SHORT RIGA Baltic Music Video Competition kuratore

21/10
SHORT RIGA #BMV screening-slash-party

patience
JANARS ARONIJA
PATIENCE
by I WEAR* EXPERIMENT

Through the eyes of two young protagonists we witness the passionate peak and the confusing downfall of first love.

eva eva
EDGARS ŠUBROVSKIS, OSKARS UPENIEKS
EVA EVA
by ANSAMBLIS MANTA

There are so many inns and rent apartments whose interiors inspire bizzare feelings and actions. It isn’t always possible to capture this abnormal behaviour on the road with a professional camera so the creators decided to downgrade all of the material to that filmed with but a cellphone.

lights and shadows
IVAR MURD
LIGHTS AND SHADOWS
by ZEBRA ISLAND

The morning after a the party. Or is the party still on?

antis
RIMAS SAKALAUSKAS
DOUKIT MEDALĮ
by ANTIS

A new video created for a song by a band from the Lithuanian Independence movement (Sąjūdis) in the late eighties and commemorates their oeuvre.

gas
ZANE ZELMENE
SNIEGAVĪRS
by GAS OF LATVIA

When the moon disappears, the sky is the darkest, and one can observe millions of stars in the heart of the Snowman.

pioneers
PIJUS VEBERIS
NO REAL PIONEERS
by CLOUDS BELOW

An experimental and musical adventure.

SUPER
DREE
SUPERHAIPS
by OZOLS

Filmed in Northern Ireland, Silent Valley nature reserve, and Belfast. It is notable that the video features DeLorean DMC-12 from Back To The Future.

beefgrinder
AUGUST VARUSTIN
BEEF GRINDER
by LEXSOUL DANCEMACHINE

This young animator got knee-deep into funk already when visualizing Misha Panfilov Sound Combo’s Planetarium. A fan of Family Guy and Don Hertzfeldt, he’s set to bring these influences to life with a lot of cartoon drawing.

vasara
MARTYNAS ENČIUS
TU MANO VASARA
by ANTIKVARINAI KASPIROVSKIO DANTYS

The video is said to be a “true documentary”.

live
ADRIANA ROZE
GET LIVE
by BANDMASTER

A surrealistic story set in a dystopian world where all individuality is supressed and among many of the rules loose hair is taboo. An absurd dry land synchronized swimming team is being evaluated by the representatives of a seemingly totalitarian government.

cash
TOMM¥ €A$H
WINALOTO
by TOMM¥ €A$H

Rhythmic insanity, countless bare bodies, and one of the world’s most flexible rappers.

zevele
JĀNIS ĀBELE
CEHA DISPEČERAM
by STŪRĪ ZĒVELE

Inspired by and dedicated to La Jetée (a photographic film by Chris Marker – featured also in this festival’s programme IN KINO VERITAS) this music video-slash-experimental short is a love-story about two people who possibly never even met each other.

lt_rap
LUKAS ŠIDLAUSKAS
LIETUVOS ISTORIJOS REPAS
by SVENTINIS BANKUCHENAS

This rap song documents the history of Lithuania from the the first mention of the country in 1009 to the present day.

PAT
LUIS VELASCO
PATINKA
by JURGIS DID, MARTYNAS LEVICKIS & COLOMBIAN BARBERS SYNDICATE

Lithuanian is amongst the oldest languages spoken today. A good way to preserve this cultural heritage is to share it, even if it finds itself in unconventional places or rolled off of unorthodox tongues.

acid
NORMUNDS GRIESTIŅŠ, KRISTĪNE VĪTOLA
BESTEST THEATRE
by TV MASKAVA

This is the video version of TV Maskava’s track from a video commercial that advertises music sythesizers made in Latvia.