RPFF Celebrates its 10th anniversary with Love


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The theme of Riga Pasaules Film Festival 2023 is Love. The festival will take place from the 27th till 30th of April in the cinema Kino Bize.

The 10th anniversary of Riga Pasaules Film Festival is a special opportunity to bring forward films that celebrate cinema: films that savour the medium’s mechanics and that playfully remind us of what Jonas Mekas wrote of cinema’s history, that it is the history of friends getting together, doing the thing they love.

The festival team is looking for submissions that articulate the experience of Love by asking what it means to understand through love. In festival programme love will be the energy that constitutes a relationship and offers alternative view on the world around us. We are interested in films that consider the significance of filmmaking from a position of love – what is implied in this position, what are its aesthetic considerations and what is the viewer’s role? We are looking for films that examine the ways in which love is experienced outside of the confines mediated by social norms, as well as films that show filmmakers and protagonists as lovers experiencing a new awareness and a new realisation of the world, as if seeing it for the first time.

Riga Pasaules Film Festival is an annual film festival that is oriented towards exploring the intersections between cinema and ethnography. It is a space where practitioners and the general public can explore various aspects of the process of making films, visualising anthropology, and capabilities of cinema to convey an experience on its own terms.

The festival is organised by “Kino Bize” in collaboration with Latvian Association of Anthropologists.

Published: 09.09.2022.

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