This year the Riga International Film Festival will take place at the beginning of September. In the span of 10 days the festival will feature 8 film programmes alongside an industry section with educational and networking events, as well as public discussions and panels. All in the heart of the Latvian capital and the legendary cinema house Splendid Palace as well as additional venues.
The festival features 8 sections in its film programme branded by themes and curated in collaboration with various partners. Beyond these eight sections the festival’s film programme also features special screenings and national premieres. >>> EXPLORE THE SECTIONS
Launched in 2015 the festival’s feature film competition and the RIGA IFF Award sees no boundaries in genre, style or technique. We search for innovative cinematic language in any form as long as it’s feature length and is produced within the countries of the Baltic sea region. >>> ONLINE APPLICATION
Individual ticket prices as well as pre-sale tickets and passes will be announced soon. Media and industry accreditation will also be available.
& EDUCATIONAL EVENTS
Every year the festival expands its industry section and develops an alternative hotspot in Riga – a meeting place for the whole region in the middle of the Baltics.
In September the festival plans to host various networking events as well as educational activities both for established professionals and aspiring film-makers as well as film critics and musicians. >>> EXPLORE THE EVENTS
The festival’s short format section features 3 competitions – International short film competition, Baltic student competition and the #BMV or Baltic Music Video competition. >>> ONLINE APPLICATION
RIGA IFF FORUM
In 2016 the festival launched the first film market with a focus on projects intended for children’s audience. 2017 will mark the second year of this focus and the festival plans to gather a number of exciting new projects as well as those interested in both participating in and marketing children’s film across Europe.
RIGA IFF engages in a number of off-season cinematic events as well as screens some of the films from last year’s programme around the country. >>> FOLLOW OUR SCHEDULE