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GUARANTEED AND DIVERSE IN-DEPTH EVALUATIONS FOR BALTIC SHORT FILMS

The event consists of a closed screening of short films by Baltic directors, after which an international panel of experts provides feedback and recommendations for finishing the films, or suggestions on festival strategy. What remains unchanged is the basic principle: to gather representatives of notable film festivals and talent scouts. The screenings should serve as a springboard for getting the selected films into the festival circuit.

The curators of SHORT RIGA Test Screenings select ten to twelve promising short-form works by directors either residing in, or born in Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania (rough cut – up to 40 min; finished films – up to 30 min). Various techniques and genres are accepted. The films are evaluated by a commission of five experts that changes yearly so as to guarantee in-depth evaluations from different perspectives.

The 10 – 12 films are split into two screenings held over two days. The panel of experts will have familiarized themselves with the projects in advance, and will give their final feedback and evaluations during the events. Before each film, the filmmakers will explain at what stage their film currently is, and what the main issues and questions that they wish to clarify are. The experts will comment and take questions after each film. Further communication on the projects takes place at the one to one meetings. For additional information, please contact programme representative Lauma Kaudzīte – lauma@rigaiff.lv.

Upon submission you will be asked to use your Eventival Account, a gateway to more than 135 festivals. The account enables you to see all your applications in one place and to exchange all the necessary information with RIGA IFF staff. In case of any queries regarding your account, please contact the RIGA IFF Admissions Service – admissions@rigaiff.lv.

Award

One Test Screenings project will be awarded a prize of post-production services worth 3000 euro, thanks to our partners BBPosthouse.  BBPostHouse is a post-production house based in Riga, Latvia. BBPostHouse provides film and digital video media services that include online editing, color grading, digital cinema encoding, sound design, VFX, mastering, film scanning and data archiving.

Their Post-Production Facility consists of DaVinci Resolve Color and Projection Suite, Mastering Suite and Sound Studio and suites are HD, 2K and 4K ready.  All elements of post-production for all work including commercials, short, feature films, documentaries, tv-series or music videos and all media including cinema, television, radio and internet are provided.
Their team is made up of experienced professionals and talents who value high quality, effective service and excellent results.

Deadline

Deadline for applications is August 22, 2021, 23:59 (local time in Latvia, GMT+2). Screenings will take place October 20 – 21, 2021.

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