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SHORT RIGA: TEST SCREENINGS I

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 (lauma@rigaiff.lv).

Films

Displaced

Director: Laura Benavides Ramirez
Genre: Animation, Drama
Country: Estonia
Estimated run time: 7 min
Producer: Estonian Academy of Arts
Premiere: 2020
Stage of production: Accomplished

A foreign figure decides over the destiny of one indigenous woman. Her scape is a dance that reveals what means to be displaced.

Dust Fairies

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! 

Face Recognition

Director: Martinus Klemet
Genre: Animation, comedy
Country: Estonia
Estimated run time: 7 min
Producer: Animartinus
Premiere: 2021
Stage of production: Post-production

Face Recognition failure – Deadbeat Igor-503 evades the cops detectors during a night of wild drinking.

Moon of the Dead or: How I Stop Panicking and Avoid From the Reality

Director: Monta Andzejevska
Genre: Animation, Action, Comedy, Horror
Country: Latvia
Estimated run time: 6 min
Producer: The Art Academy of Latvia
Premiere: 2020
Stage of production: Production

Massive zombie apocalypse surprises VR players. The fight appears to be comically difficult, specially if one player is a new member of the game.

Mora Mora

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.

Suspension Prima

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?

You Are Not a Kiwi

Director: Maria Saveleva
Genre: Animation
Country: Estonia
Estimated run time: 5 min 31 sec
Producer: Estonian Academy of Arts
Premiere: 2020
Stage of production: Accomplished

It’s more than just feathers or a number of fingers…

Mr. Notakiwi wants to join the community. Is society ready to accept the other and his song..?

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