The 12 TEST SCREENINGS films are split into two screenings held over two days – one day dedicated to animation films, one to live action shorts. 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 pitch. Further communication on the projects takes place at the one to one meetings.
For additional information, please contact programme representative Lauma Kaudzīte (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Director: Krista Burāne Genre: Animation Country: Latvia Estimated run time: 4 min 12 sec Producer: Uldis Cekulis Premiere: 2020 Stage of production: Accomplished
In a completely typical building, in a typical apartment, in a completely typical kid’s room there stands a not at all typical wardrobe. Behind its doors, behind the dresses and blouses, the shirts and trousers that obediently live on the hangers, lives a secret darkness of the imagination from which some interesting characters appear and begin to live in the children’s room. You need only knock and see how the dust fairies start to play with others in the room – even starting to play the piano!
This is a carefree story about the construct of the world and that which appears up! and down!
Director: Jurga Šeduikytė, Robertas Nevecka Genre: Animation, Fantasy Country: Lithuania Estimated run time: 8 min Producer: Giedrė Burokaitė Premiere: 2021 Stage of production: Post-production
Little girl Mora is travelling through an abandoned fantastic world which reflects her emotions. As she discovers her power to make wind, the girl attempts to swim away from the dark Creature With A Hole in His Head, while hiding in a piano box. As the chasing continues through the frozen forest, the Creature freezes to death protecting the girl from the frost. Mora constructs a wind organ from the piano keys and clears the clouds in the sky. The sun and light revitalizes the fantasy world and a tiny critter friend is born.
Director: Georgs Harijs Āva Genre: Stop motion animation Country: Latvia Estimated run time: 4 min Producer: The Art Academy of Latvia Premiere: 2020 Stage of production: Post-production
The film is set in an isolated metalworking factory, where a metallurgist is doing only one job – endlessly casting himself from tin, to create the ideal cast from the same material he is made of. Metallurgist has an impulsive need to do this job because he is suffering from workaholism and the constant thoughts of not being perfect. The casting process happens over and over again, until one day a mouse shows up at the factory and distracts the metallurgist from his work which puts him at a halt. Can a moment of catching his breath become a part of his work process?