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Sākusies agro biļešu komplektu un abonementu tirdzniecība
Laiks izmantot RIGA IFF mirkļa piedāvājumu! Festivāls aicina savus uzticamos skatītājus turpmākās 10 dienas iegādāties 10-biļešu komplektus un apmeklēt RIGA IFF seansus oktobrī izdevīgāk. Bet kvēlākajiem kino faniem pieejams festivāla abonements – "ieejas karte” uz visiem festivāla seansiem, bez ierobežojumiem. There is always time. Laiks ir vienmēr. Laiks kino. Iegādājies biļetes mūsu vietnē un pirmais uzzini par jaunumiem Komplektu un abonementu skaits ir ierobežots!
RIGA IFF launches its visual identity and announces the first films
The eighth Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) will take place on 14-24 October this year. The festival invites audiences and filmmakers to a carefully curated selection of exceptional and current films, and continues to enhance the northern European cultural space by developing an internationally recognised cinema event in Latvia. This year’s festival slogan is "There is always time". Liene Treimane, Director of RIGA IFF, elaborates: ‘'I like to think that it's never too late or too early, and that everything happens in its time, for time is eternal. Time is a reason and a promise. Time flies, and time lasts forever – this is its intrinsic paradox. It's infinite, but there's always too little of it. However, time is always there. Time for a conversation. Time to wonder. Time for a film. Time to reconsider. Time to start all over. Time to go. Time to let go. Time can be empty, and it can be filled. Cinema can pause time, slow it down, it can reveal and explain time, but never waste it.’’ In an attempt to visualise time, the festival's designers have come up with the outline of an uneven circle - everything that happens inside it blends together, takes on the most vibrant shades, spills over the edges and is washed over with white. As usual, the festival’s programme will include an impressive selection from the biggest international festivals, including director Dominik Graf's Berlinale darling Fabian oder Der Gang vor die Hunde (Fabian – Going to the Dogs) and Természetes fény (Natural Light), which won Best Director at Berlinale and was co-produced by the Latvian company Mistrus Media. In October, RIGA IFF audiences will have the chance to see award-winning actor Mads Mikkelsen (Another Round) play an unusual role in Riders of Justice, which opened this year's Rotterdam Film Festival, while living legend of French cinema and musician Charlotte Gainsbourg can be seen in a powerful role in Benoit Jacquot's Suzanne Andler. The Rossellinis, which premiered at last year's Venice Film Festival, will open this year's festival retrospective programme that will look back at decades of cinematic works by the notable Rossellini clan. The film, which was co-produced by the Latvian company VFS Films, has boldly been called “the best documentary of the year” by Rolling Stone magazine. The films that have been announced so far are only a fraction of the full festival programme and new high-quality films will continually be added until October. A limited number of 10-ticket packages will go on sale from 2 June! This year's RIGA IFF will continue the hybrid format that has already been tried and tested to great success – films will be available in cinemas in Riga, and online throughout Latvia. The best way to receive reminders about the early bird campaign on 2 June and to get monthly updates about the film lineup is to sign up to the festival's newly launched mailing list. Subscribe by visiting RIGA IFF receives support from the State Culture Capital Foundation, the National Film Centre and Riga City Council.  
RIGA IFF Announces Open Call for Competition Sections
The Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) is opening submissions for features, shorts, and music videos to its six competition sections. All submissions will be free of charge for one month, until 17 April. The festival will take place this autumn from 14 to 24 October.   The festival’s main award The RIGA IFF Feature Film Competition is the festival's central event. This year, it will once again bring together current, artistically outstanding films from the Baltic Sea region and the Nordic countries that expand the language of cinema. A jury of international film professionals will award the winner of this competition with the RIGA IFF “Rooster”, a bronze statuette in eight parts as well as a cash prize.   A wider film programme for the youngest audience members The popular KIDS WEEKEND section has now become KIDS' REEL. It has not only outgrown its weekend slot, but now also incorporates two international competitions. The films selected for the feature and the short competition will be judged by members of the European Children's Film Association (ECFA), and the winners will be nominated for ECFA awards. The nomination gives these films the chance to win the award for best European short or feature film.   SHORT RIGA – creative short films from around the world The eighth RIGA IFF continues to look for brilliant and creative short films for the SHORT RIGA International, National and Baltic Music Video competitions. Films selected for the SHORT RIGA International and National competitions will also compete to receive a nomination for a European award. This section of the festival is looking for short films in different genres from all over the world that will not only compete for the RIGA IFF “Silver Grass Snake” award and a cash prize, but also for a nomination for the European Film Academy’s (EFA) European Short Film 2021 award. The BALTIC MUSIC VIDEO Competition (BMV) section is unique in the region and continues to prove that music videos are an independent, exciting and creative format in their own right. The section will feature works that broaden the understanding of the language and possibilities of music videos. The competition screening will be attended by filmmakers, an international jury and audience members who will weigh in on the winner of the third RIGA IFF "Silver Grass Snake" award. Further information about submission regulations and deadlines can be found on The Riga International Film Festival will take place for the eighth time in 2021. Over the years, it has become one of the most important international film events in Latvia and the Baltic region, with broad, high-quality programming intended for both audiences and film professionals. RIGA IFF is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation, the National Film Centre of Latvia and the Riga City Council.
RIGA IFF Announces Internship Positions
The Riga International Film Festival, which will take place from 14 to 24 October this year, announces that applications for internships are now open. There are internship positions in various areas of the festival such as in the Communications Department, Audience & Guest Services, as well as positions to assist the festival’s curators. Working in an internship position at the festival is versatile and interdisciplinary, and interns gain insight into a variety of fields. The internships are aimed both at students in culture-related fields as well as for students in other fields. The internships will be adapted to the current epidemiological situation and trends in the job market making it possible to carry out all tasks remotely. Last year’s festival shows that working remotely is not an obstacle to becoming a fully integrated team member, or to executing all internship duties. The internship will take place in two cycles – from April to July and from August to October. Applications for internship positions are open until 28 March . Applications will be considered and responded to during the first week of April. Interviews will be arranged with the selected applicants. More information about the internship periods in various RIGA IFF departments, requirements and the skills that can be acquired through the internship can be found on the festival website: (Latvian only).
RIGA IFF announces 2021 dates and publishes video archive
Events at RIGA IFF 2020 brought together many film industry professionals, experts and cinema-goers - both in person and online. As of today, video recordings of the most engaging public discussions, lectures and interviews have been compiled into an archive that can be found on the festival website. In the autumn of 2021, the festival will once again invite audiences to enjoy an extensive program dedicated to both cinema lovers and industry professionals from 14 to 24 October. To round off a season characterised by the ability to identify and accept the unknown, an overview of the 2020 festival has also been published alongside video recordings of the festival’s events. In the 2020 video archive you can, amongst others, view the following: A masterclass by Director Gints Zilbalodis, director of the internationally acclaimed feature film “Away”; Inspirational lectures by international augmented reality professionals, which were a part of RIGA IFF GOES XR; ARCHITECT'S CUT Guest Curator Viesturs Celmiņš’ discussion with Architects Sintija Vaivadis and Evelīna Ozola; A discussion on climate change organised in cooperation with the Latvian Fund for Nature that took place after the screening of the film “Aniara”; Interviews with a total of 25 directors who participated in the SHORT RIGA program; Green Charter For Film Festivals – a lecture series about sustainable filmmaking and organising environmentally friendly cinema events. You can access the archive at RIGA IFF is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation, the EU Creative Europe – MEDIA program, the National Film Centre of Latvia and the Riga City Council.  
33rd European Film Awards Presented Virtually From 8 to 12 December
Today marks the beginning of the 33rd European Film Awards (EFA) which will be presented as a series of virtual events every evening at 21:00 (Latvia time) from 8 to 12 December. Riga International Film Festival is an official livestream partner of the EFA and all events can be watched below.  The ceremony honours the achievements of European cinema in various categories and welcomes outstanding European filmmakers. Among the nominees (explore the full list here) a host of films screened during RIGA IFF 2020 can be found – Undine, Martin Eden, Berlin Alexanderplatz, to name a few.  Perhaps most importantly, Regina Pessoa's Uncle Thomas, Accounting For The Days is the European Short Film Award candidate selected at RIGA IFF 2019 and the winner will be announced on Thursday, 10 December. The programme kicks off on Tuesday, 8 December, with a discussion dedicated to the re-structuring, re-engineering and re-aligning the European film industry – “From Survival to Revival: Building the Post-Covid Future” (with Mark Cousins, Agnieszka Holland, Kirsten Niehuus and Thomas Vinterberg).  From 9 to 11 December during the “EFAs at Eight” various awards will be presented, save for the main EFA categories. On 12 December the awards in Film, Documentary, Discovery, Director, Actress, Actor, Screenwriter, Innovative Storytelling categories will be presented. Full programme can be explored at the European Film Awards website. .embed-container { position: relative; padding-bottom: 56.25%; height: 0; overflow: hidden; max-width: 100%; } .embed-container iframe, .embed-container object, .embed-container embed { position: absolute; top: 0; left: 0; width: 100%; height: 100%; }