FESTIVALS: Ten Baltic Films Compete at 2018 Riga IFF

7 Billion Years Before the End of the World by Jānis Ābele 7 Billion Years Before the End of the World by Jānis Ābele photo: Riga IFF

RIGA: The Riga IFF, running 18-31 October 2018, will screen ten films from the Baltic region in the main competition, including fiction, documentary and children’s films.

The competition will feature the world premiere of the low budget Latvian/French coproduction 7 Billion Years Before the End of the World, the debut of director Jānis Ābele.

The festival has a strong regional footprint, with sections devoted to Latvian shorts and documentaries, Nordic films, non-competitive Baltic films, and a tribute to Ingmar Bergman. The industry programme will offer a pitching session of children’s films from the CEE and the Baltic region.

International Feature Film Competition:

Breathing into Marble (Lithuania, Latvia, Croatia)
Directed by Giedrė Beinoriūtė
Produced by Just a moment, Mistrus Media, Aning Film

Core of the World (Russia, Lithuania)
Directed by Natalia Meshchaninova
Produced by CTB Film Company, Just a moment

D is for Division (Latvia, Czech Republic)
Directed by Dāvis Sīmanis
Produced by Ego Media, Produkce Radim Prochazka

The Manslayer/The Virgin/The Shadow (Estonia, Lithuania)
Directed by Sulev Keedus
Produced by F-Seitse
Coproduced by Era Film

Jimmie (Sweden)
Directed by Jesper Ganslandt

Team Hurricane (Denmark)
Directed by Annika Berg

Acid Forest (Lithuania)
Directed by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė
Produced by Neon Realism
Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre

Valley of Shadows (Norway)
Directed by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen

Anna’s War (Russia)
Directed by Aleksey Fedorchenko

7 Billion Years Before the End of the World (Latvia, France)
Directed by Jānis Ābele
Produced by Ego Media
Coproduced by Societe Belavox Films