FESTIVALS: Core of the World Wins Riga IFF

    Core of the World by Natalia Meshchaninova Core of the World by Natalia Meshchaninova

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

    Special Mention
    Valley of Shadows (Norway)
    Directed by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen

    FIPRESCI Prize
    Jimmie (Sweden)
    Directed by Jesper Ganslandt

    Youth Jury Award
    Anna’s War (Russia)
    Directed by Aleksey Fedorchenko

    Splendid Palace People's Choice Award
    7 Billion Years Before the End of the World (Latvia, France)
    Directed by Jānis Ābele
    Produced by Ego Media (Latvia)
    Coproduced by Societe Belavox Films (France)

    Creamcredit Special Award
    To Be Continued (Latvia)
    Directed by Ivars Seleckis
    Produced by Mistrus Media
    Supported by the National Film Center of Latvia