Riga World Film Festival opening on April 16
The Second Riga World Film festival, which is organized in cooperation among independent movie cinema „Kino Bize”, Department of Social & Cultural Anthropology at Tallinn University and Latvian Association of Anthropologists, will bring best of ethnographic cinema to cinephiles of Riga and abroad. Festival will take place in cinema ‘KSuns’ and will last from April 16 to 19.
This year Riga World Film Festival has grown into a four day event that will feature lectures, meetings with film-makers and screenings of independently produced documentaries. Festival’s film programme, which is curated by Carlo A. Cubero – director of the Department of Social & Cultural Anthropology at Tallinn University, will consist of 6 feature and 4 short films. Chosen cinematic pieces will address some of the fundamental tensions that the documentary poses to film-makers and film lovers. The Second Riga World Film festival will specifically centre on the ways in which film-makers have dealt with the obligation to direct their cameras and craft a narrative in the context of non-fiction cinema.
Festival program will not only tell audiovisual stories from India, Indonesia, Mexico, Papua New Guinea, Russia, Peru and Latvia, it will also introduce with ideas from Europe’s leading visual anthropologists. On the Friday afternoon professor Peter I. Crawford from Aarhus University will give a lecture on „The Character, the Plot and the Spectacle”, but on Saturday Johannes Sjoberg from University of Manchester will introduce with methods of Ethnofiction and EthnoScience-Fiction. Sunday – the last day of Riga World Film Festival will start with lecture by Estonian film-maker, animator Priit Tender who will share his experiences how “hand-made realities” can be created by the techniques of animation.
All lectures will be held in English. All screenings will have English subtitles and translation in Latvian and will be accompanied by Q&A session with member of film’s creative team.
Ticket to each event of the festival event: Eur 3, for students and seniours: Eur 2. Limited number of festival passes will be available for 10 Eur.
Poster: Edvards Percevs