As an individual department within this year’s festival the team behind the wittily titled SHORT RIGA have devised a remarkable feat – altogether three competitions of new shorts from around the world, Baltic student films and a separate category for music videos. Showcased within three respective programmes SHORT RIGA will take over the newly established small theater KINO BIZE as well as organise workshops and host an award ceremony.
The weight of time is very much felt in Kiruna, a nothing-out-of-the-ordinary and yet somehow peculiarly special Swedish polar town, the only thing that literally shakes the town is a coalmine, its only economic resource. The radio is anxiously broadcasting news about a possible disaster.GO TO FILM
In distant Lithuania, music is heavily controlled by an oppressive special police force called The Beat Patrol, ensuring the quality of beats and basses all over the country. They search neighbourhoods for people listening to bad music, and deliver violent punishments and instant executions to maintain high standards. If you want to live, make sure you only listen to seriously heavy bass tunes, and never ever play the acoustic guitar in public.GO TO FILM