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.
Brothers Gummi and Kiddi are sheep-farmers who pride themselves with the best flocks in Iceland. And yet although they have a common job, and their sheep have a common ancestor, the brothers have not spoken in decades.GO TO FILM
Norie, a Japanese anthropology student, comes to Latvia to do a Masters research of the Suiti region. There she meets one of oldest Suiti singers Marija Steimane, also known as Ruch, who doesn’t speak a word of English, but she sings. Norie learns the Latvian language and songs.GO TO FILM
Have you ever swam in a suit? Or ridden a skateboard on fire? Have you played a game of chess while there’s golden confetti falling from the ceiling? Have you maybe tried drawing on the black board with a chalk in your mouth? No? “Rīgas Modes” offers you a glimpse of all these activities and more, providing the audience with a collection of deeply upsetting, inspiring, unreal and beautiful images which will either make you want to start a new Pinterest board, or drive you mad. Or possibly both.GO TO FILM