RIGA: Core of the World, a Russian/Lithuanian coproduction directed by Natalia Meshchaninova, won the Best Film Award at the Riga International Film Festival, which concludes on 31 October 2018.
The competition section, comprised of films from the Baltic Sea region, awarded a 2,000 EUR cash prize to the winning film.
The audience award went to the Latvian/French low-budget film 7 Billion Years Before the End of the World directed by Jānis Ābele.
The festival is supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia as well as Creative Europe – MEDIA and the Riga City Council.
The list of winning feature films follows:
Best FilmCore of the World (Russia, Lithuania)Directed by Natalia MeshchaninovaProduced by CTB Film Company (Russia)Just a moment (Lithuania)
Special MentionValley of Shadows (Norway)Directed by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen
FIPRESCI PrizeJimmie (Sweden)Directed by Jesper Ganslandt
Youth Jury AwardAnna’s War (Russia)Directed by Aleksey Fedorchenko
Splendid Palace People's Choice Award7 Billion Years Before the End of the World (Latvia, France)Directed by Jānis ĀbeleProduced by Ego Media (Latvia)Coproduced by Societe Belavox Films (France)
Creamcredit Special AwardTo Be Continued (Latvia)Directed by Ivars SeleckisProduced by Mistrus MediaSupported by the National Film Center of Latvia