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RIGA IFF calls for entries

The Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) announces calls for submissions to its three competition programmes: the Feature Film Competition, the SHORT RIGA International Competition, and the SHORT RIGA Baltic Music Video Competition (BMV). The sixth edition of RIGA IFF will take place from October 17 to 27, 2019.

RIGA IFF Feature Film Competition seeks innovative cinematic language and auteur expression being created within the Baltic Sea region (Denmark, Estonia, Finland, Germany, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Russia, and Sweden). This programme reflects transitions and recent trends in cinema. There are no genre restrictions – films may fall into documentary, fiction, animation, or any cross-genre category. The 10 films that are ultimately selected exhibit present-day contemplation about the cinema of tomorrow.

SHORT RIGA International Competition looks for distinct expression in short format film – whether it’s animation, fiction, documentary, or experimental production. The festival’s curators select 35 of the most interesting submissions from around the world.

SHORT RIGA Baltic Music Video Competition (BMV) endeavors to uphold the belief that music video is an independent and powerful short format. BMV appreciates videos that both challenge the audience and push the boundaries of accepted format, content, and artistry. The screening of this programme is designed as a special event: a lively meeting between music video-makers, musicians and composers, curators, the international jury members, and the audience.

Calls for entries open on March 19. More detailed information about the rules, regulations, closing dates, and awards can be found at

The festival consists of three competition programmes, various special sections, diverse industry events, and thought-provoking public discussions. RIGA IFF is organised with the support of the State Culture Capital Foundation, the European Commission’s programme ‘Creative Europe – MEDIA’, the National Film Centre of Latvia, and the Riga City Council.