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RIGA IFF announces its 2019 winners

The sixth annual Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) attracted a record number of visitors and came to a close as the winners of the festival’s competition programmes were awarded.

FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
RIGA IFF Award
Nova Lituania, dir. Karolis Kaupinis
Special Mention
Animus Animalis (A story about people, animals and things), dir. Aistė Žegulytė
FIPRESCI Latvian Section Jury Award:
Scandinavian Silence, dir. Martti Helde
Splendid Palace People’s Choice award
Scandinavian Silence, dir. Martti Helde

SHORT RIGA International Competition
Best Short Film
Uncle Thomas, accounting for the days, dir. Regina Pessoa
RIGA IFF European Film Academy Short Film Candidate
Uncle Thomas, accounting for the days, dir. Regina Pessoa
Special Mention
Community Gardens, dir. Vytautas Katkus
Special Mention
Operation Jane Walk, dir. Robin Klengel, Leonhard Müllner

SHORT RIGA Baltic Music Video Competition
Best Music Video
Garbanotas Liūdnos akys, dir. Titas Sūdžius
Special mention
Puuluup Kasekesed, dir. Taavi Arus

KIDS WEEKEND Feature Film Competition
RIGA IFF Children’s Jury Diploma – Best Film
Rocca Changes the World, dir. Katja Benrath

ARTDOCFEST/RIGA
Grand Prix
Immortal, dir. Ksenia Okhapkina
Best Director
Maxim Shved, Pure Art
Jury award
School of Seduction, dir. Alina Rudnitskaya
Special mention
Daymohk, dir. Masha Novikova
Special mention
State Funeral, dir. Sergei Loznitsa

 

Awards ceremony live-stream