WTF = A MUSIC VIDEO SHORT FILM?
The selection of music short films is an experimental programme with a question mark in its title. The programme has been created by four curators, each specializing in a different area: Sonora Broka (programme curator, Riga IFF creative director), Anna Veilande-Kustikova (shorts and animation researcher, Short Riga curator), Agnese Logina (music video and film researcher, curator) and Inese Vēriņa-Lubiņa (audio-visual media artists, VJ and tutor).
The programme’s goal is to react to a recent phenomenon, music video short film, a term used to describe many audio-visual works. The curators’ attention focused on the diversity of these works. Thus a question arose whether such a description has a place in the already overpopulated area of genres and formats, and if it indeed has then what wonders such a verbal compound has for us in its bag.
The programme is a compilation of a variety of genric, age-specific and origin-related works that, in our view, can full-fledgedly be called music video short films and in themselves are an audio-visual experience. During the programme’s running the curators will provide the viewers with comment and encourage a dialog about the selected material as well as other similar short-format works.