RIGA: Seven films will compete for the first time in the international competition of Riga International Film Festival (15-25 October 2015). It is a competition for films from countries connected by the Baltic Sea and there is no genre limit.
The programme also includes a national competition, which takes place in the month before the festival, when all Latvian productions are screened within the forum of the festival Lielais Kristaps. Nordic Highlights, Kids Weekend, #Youth Matters!, Short Riga and In Kino Veritas are also in the menu.
This year's festival is also hosting a new edition of Artdocfest Documentary Film Festival, which has been relocated from Moscow. Given the various films and events, the festival has been extended to 10 days this year.
Peace to Us in Our Dreams (Lithuania, France, Russia)Directed by Sharunas BartasProduced by KinoElektronCoproduced by Look Film, House on FireSupported by the Lithuanian Film Centre
Mustang (Turkey, France, Germany, Qatar)Directed by Deniz Gamze ErgüvenProduced by BAM FilmsCoproduced by: CG Cinema, Vistamar Filmproduktion, Uhland Film, Kinology Production
Magic Mountain (Romania, France, Poland)Directed by Anca DamianProduced by Aparte FilmCoproduced by Arizona Films Distribution, FilmografSupported by the Romanian National Center for Cinema and the Polish Film Institute
The Summer of Sangaile (Lithuania, France, Netherlands)Directed by Alante KavaiteProduced by Fralita Films and Les Films d’AntoineCoproduced by Viking FilmSupported by the Lithuanian Film Centre
The Event (Netherlands, Belgium)Directed by Sergei Loznitsa
Angels of Revolution (Russia)Directed by Alexey Fedorchenko
Rums (Iceland, Denmark)Directed by Grimur Hakonarson