FESTIVALS: Ten Baltic Films Compete at 2018 Riga IFF

    7 Billion Years Before the End of the World by Jānis Ābele 7 Billion Years Before the End of the World by Jānis Ābele photo: Riga IFF

    RIGA: The Riga IFF, running 18-31 October 2018, will screen ten films from the Baltic region in the main competition, including fiction, documentary and children’s films.

    The competition will feature the world premiere of the low budget Latvian/French coproduction 7 Billion Years Before the End of the World, the debut of director Jānis Ābele.

    The festival has a strong regional footprint, with sections devoted to Latvian shorts and documentaries, Nordic films, non-competitive Baltic films, and a tribute to Ingmar Bergman. The industry programme will offer a pitching session of children’s films from the CEE and the Baltic region.

    International Feature Film Competition:

    Breathing into Marble (Lithuania, Latvia, Croatia)
    Directed by Giedrė Beinoriūtė
    Produced by Just a moment, Mistrus Media, Aning Film

    Core of the World (Russia, Lithuania)
    Directed by Natalia Meshchaninova
    Produced by CTB Film Company, Just a moment

    D is for Division (Latvia, Czech Republic)
    Directed by Dāvis Sīmanis
    Produced by Ego Media, Produkce Radim Prochazka

    The Manslayer/The Virgin/The Shadow (Estonia, Lithuania)
    Directed by Sulev Keedus
    Produced by F-Seitse
    Coproduced by Era Film

    Jimmie (Sweden)
    Directed by Jesper Ganslandt

    Team Hurricane (Denmark)
    Directed by Annika Berg

    Acid Forest (Lithuania)
    Directed by Rugilė Barzdžiukaitė
    Produced by Neon Realism
    Supported by the Lithuanian Film Centre

    Valley of Shadows (Norway)
    Directed by Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen

    Anna’s War (Russia)
    Directed by Aleksey Fedorchenko

    7 Billion Years Before the End of the World (Latvia, France)
    Directed by Jānis Ābele
    Produced by Ego Media
    Coproduced by Societe Belavox Films