FESTIVALS: Riga International Film Festival Announces Official Competition

Peace to Us in Our Dreams by Sarunas Bartas Peace to Us in Our Dreams by Sarunas Bartas

RIGA: Seven films will compete for the first time in the international competition of Riga International Film Festival (15-25 October 2015). It is a competition for films from countries connected by the Baltic Sea and there is no genre limit.

The programme also includes a national competition, which takes place in the month before the festival, when all Latvian productions are screened within the forum of the festival Lielais Kristaps. Nordic Highlights, Kids Weekend, #Youth Matters!, Short Riga and In Kino Veritas are also in the menu.

This year's festival is also hosting a new edition of Artdocfest Documentary Film Festival, which has been relocated from Moscow. Given the various films and events, the festival has been extended to 10 days this year.


Peace to Us in Our Dreams (Lithuania, France, Russia)
Directed by Sharunas Bartas
Produced by KinoElektron
Coproduced by Look Film, House on Fire
Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre

Mustang (Turkey, France, Germany, Qatar)
Magic Mountain by Anca DamianDirected by Deniz Gamze Ergüven
Produced by BAM Films
Coproduced by: CG Cinema, Vistamar Filmproduktion, Uhland Film, Kinology Production

Magic Mountain (Romania, France, Poland)
Directed by Anca Damian
Produced by Aparte Film
Coproduced by Arizona Films Distribution, Filmograf
Supported by the Romanian National Center for Cinema and the Polish Film Institute

The Summer of Sangaile (Lithuania, France, Netherlands)
Directed by Alante Kavaite
Produced by Fralita Films and Les Films d’Antoine
Coproduced by Viking Film
Julija Steponaitytė and Aistė Dižiūtė in Summer of Sangaile by Alante KavaiteSupported by the Lithuanian Film Centre

The Event (Netherlands, Belgium)
Directed by Sergei Loznitsa

Angels of Revolution (Russia)
Directed by Alexey Fedorchenko

Rums (Iceland, Denmark)
Directed by Grimur Hakonarson