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.
At the end of the Second World War, near an Estonian island a Latvian steamship Rasma ran onto a mine and sank. On board it had manufacturing equipment from Riga Sewing Factory, Husqvarna bicycles, crops and flour.GO TO FILM
Erika is a young and talented interior designer who has everything in her life under control, until one day the life gives her something she cannot influence. She falls into depression and begins attending a group therapy.GO TO FILM
Home is a place. A family. A history. Relationships. Home is a memory that forms a person. Maybe a dream? This is a story about a girl coming back Home. This visit brings a storm of chaotic, difficult memories. She needs to deal with them to leave.GO TO FILM
Mart dreams of leaving to California. He believes that the grass is much greener at the other side, but when a new opportunity, a much more comfortable one, appears he will have to decide whether to leave or to stay.GO TO FILM
Breathe in, breathe out. Transcend this reality and find yourself in a place where events don’t make much sense and involve a man being strangled with a rope that glows, way too many bloodied people to feel comfortable around them, and a very special pedestal for a mini chair and mini deer horns. Making sense is an arbitrary notion, as long as it’s aesthetically pleasing.GO TO FILM