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Public events schedule

The full programme of RIGA IFF public events — special events, parties, lectures and discussions

Thursday, 18 October

RIGA IFF OPENING NIGHT
'The Mover' (Tēvs nakts) special screening (dir. Dāvis Sīmanis)
SPECIAL SCREENING

Splendid Palace Lielā zāle
18 Oct 19:00

19:00 – 23:00

Sold out

RIGA IFF OPENING After-party

Kaņepe Culture Centre
18 Oct 22:00

Entrance fee: 1 euro

Friday, 19 October

Inspirational talks: molding together cinema, virtual reality and education
Wim Forceville, Alexander Herrmann, Tessa Ratuszynska Price and Fiona Frances Nicholson, Wim Wouters

Cafe Film Noir
19 Oct 09:30 REGISTER

09:30 – 13:30

For registered participants

Saturday, 20 October

KIDS WEEKEND Playground
Guest visit by Inese Zandere

Splendid Palace
20 Oct 10:00

10:00 – 16:00

Free admission

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Are documentary films for today or for history?

Cafe Film Noir
20 Oct 12:00

12:00 – 14:00

Free admission

BALTIC MUSIC VIDEO pop-up lecture
Agnese Logina

Kaņepe Culture Centre, Screening Hall
20 Oct 23:00

23:00 – 23:15

Entrance fee – 1 euro

Sunday, 21 October

KIDS WEEKEND rotaļu zona
Guest visit by Inese Zandere

Splendid Palace
21 Oct 10:00

10:00 – 16:00

Free admission

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Is documentary cinema ethical?

Cafe Film Noir
21 Oct 11:00

11:00 – 13:00

Free admission

Hackathon VR project presentations and networking event
Educational VR content for children and youth

Cafe Film Noir
21 Oct 14:30

14:30 – 17:30

Free admission

Monday, 22 October

ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Modern documentary in Russia — escaping reality or a search for new cinema

Cafe Film Noir
22 Oct 12:00

12:00 – 14:00

Free admission

Tuesday, 23 October

SHORT RIGA Opening Night
“Night Walks” (dir. Lizete Upīte)

Splendid Palace Small Hall
23 Oct 20:00

20:00 – 21:00

Free admission

Thursday, 25 October

Lecture by Michael Pattison + meet-and-greet
Critics Unite, You have Nothing to Lose But Your Bylines: Towards a Permanent Criticism at a Time of Permanent Crisis

Cafe Film Noir
25 Oct 16:30

16:30 – 18:30

Free admission

Discussion: What to do with film criticism?
Roberts Vinovskis, Ieva Viese-Vigula, Daniela Zacmane, Viktors Freibergs, Henriks Eliass Zēgners, moderator - Agnese Logina

Cafe Film Noir
25 Oct 19:00

19:00 – 21:00

Free admission
Discussion held in Latvian

Friday, 26 October

Lecture by Michael Pattison
Class Critique: How Film Can Enhance and Sharpen Critical Learning

Cafe Film Noir
26 Oct 18:00

18:00 – 20:00

Free admission; with focus on teachers
Lecture in English, with translation in Latvian

BALTIC MUSIC VIDEO Competition screening
With participants and jury members

Tu jau zini Kur! (Tallinas str. 10-3)
26 Oct 20:30

20:30 – 22:30

Free admission

Saturday, 27 October

Panel discussion: Premiere status of a short film
Enrico Vannucci, Torunn Nyen, Asja Krsmanović, Per Fikse, Wouter Jansen, Moderator – Anna Zača

Cafe Film Noir
27 Oct 12:00

12:00 – 13:30

Free admission

Lecture by Michael Pattison
Forever Young: Criticism as a Permanent Practice

Cafe Film Noir
27 Oct 14:30

14:30 – 16:00

Free admission; with focus on young audience
Lecture in English

RIGA IFF AWARDS CEREMONY

Splendid Palace Small Hal
27 Oct 20:00

20:00 – 22:00

Free admission

RIGA IFF AWARDS AFTER-PARTY

Kaņepe Culture Centre
27 Oct 22:00

Start: 22:00

Entrance fee: 1 euro

Sunday, 28 October

LECTURE: INGMAR BERGMAN 100
Stig Björkman

Cafe Film Noir
28 Oct 16:00

Lecture
16:00 – 17:30

Free admission