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 BeinoriūtėProduced by Just a moment, Mistrus Media, Aning Film
Core of the World (Russia, Lithuania)Directed by Natalia MeshchaninovaProduced by CTB Film Company, Just a moment
D is for Division (Latvia, Czech Republic)Directed by Dāvis SīmanisProduced by Ego Media, Produkce Radim Prochazka
The Manslayer/The Virgin/The Shadow (Estonia, Lithuania)Directed by Sulev KeedusProduced by F-SeitseCoproduced by Era Film
Jimmie (Sweden)Directed by Jesper Ganslandt
Team Hurricane (Denmark)Directed by Annika Berg
Acid Forest (Lithuania)Directed by Rugilė BarzdžiukaitėProduced by Neon RealismSupported 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 ĀbeleProduced by Ego MediaCoproduced by Societe Belavox Films