FESTIVALS: Riga IFF Announces Lineup

November by Rainer Sarnet November by Rainer Sarnet

RIGA: Ten long films were selected for the main competition of the Riga International Film Festival, set to take place from 7 to 17 September 2017.

The competition holds no limitations regarding genre or style, thus the programme includes documentaries and fiction films. More than 120 films will be screened in nine different sections.

The industry events are Riga IFF Forum (7-8 September), Baltic Film Talent Lab (8-16 Septemner 2017) and Riga IFF Zip-Meeting: Baltic Locations Managers &Scouts (9 September 2017).


A Heart of Love / Serce Miłości (Poland)
Directed by Lukasz Ronduda
Produced by Serce
Coproduced by Coloroffon Film
Supported by the Polish Film Institute

Blueberry Fields Forever / Дачники (Russia)
Directed by Alexander Vartanov

From the Balcony / Fra Balkongen (Norway)
Directed by Ole Giæver

Lida (Denmark)
Directed by Anna Eborn

Loving Pia / At Elske Pia (Denmark)
Directed by Daniel Joseph Borgman

Paradise Gowns / Ateljė “Rojaus drabužiai” (Lithuania, Finland)
Directed by Albina Griniute
Produced by Benjamin River Productions
Coproduced by Napa Films
Supported by the Finnish Film Foundation

November (Estonia, Poland)
Directed by Rainer Sarnet
Produced by Homeless Bob Production
Coproduced by Opus Film, PRPL

Samurai Rauni / Samurai Rauni Reposaarelainen (Finland)
Directed by Mika Rättö

Self-criticism of a Bourgeois Dog / Selbstkritik eines bürgerlichen Hundes (Germany)
Directed by Julian Radlmaier

The Fairytale of Empty Space / Pasaka par tukšo telpu (Latvia)
Directed by Krista Burāne
Produced by VFS Films
Supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia, the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, the Riga Council, the Latvian National Opera