Riga is becoming a venue for special film screenings as a part of international fair exhibition called Riga Art Fair 2015
From 23rd to 28th November Riga is becoming a venue for special film screenings as a part of international fair called Riga Art Fair 2015, the main topic of which will be the tendencies of contemporary independent cinema in the artistic world. The keynote of this year’s program will become such a rare genre as short film stories, where the focus is made on the important culture and arts persons, as well as unusual fates of ordinary people, and fascinating stories of their lives. Riga residents will have an opportunity to witness foreign movie tapes with high artistic performance. The program includes winners of international festivals such as the Sundance Festival, New York Film Festival, USA Academy Award, Seattle Film festival, Sarasota Film Festival, Independent British Film Festival. BRKLYN Film Festival, Faito DOC festival, Toronto Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival. Countries – participants are Australia, Norway, United Kingdom, Ireland, Yemen, Poland, Canada, Russia. Japan, Ukraine.
Movie program within RIGA ART FAIR 2015 starts in the Railway Museum (Dzelzceļa Muzejs) already during the opening day. Throughout the whole week starting from November 23, visitors will have an opportunity to watch 6 short films of various genres and representatives from different countries. For this purpose, the organizers of the exhibition have picked up a very unusual place for short films demonstration – the museum showpiece of a bygone era – the historical train. The idea behind this particular place is to create a special atmosphere, which will fit to the selected film program and the exhibition itself.
On Friday, 27th November the special non-commercial screening of a new Russian cinematography’s masterpiece “14+”, will take place in cinema theatre K Suns (Elizabetes street 83/85), the event is supported by the Russian cultural magazine “SNOB”. The movie tells about the teenagers’ first love; this is the story of modern Romeo & Juliette from city’s sleeping areas. This year the movie has successfully participated in various international movie festivals, and also were selected as Audience Choice during such festivals as Open Russian Film Festival “Kinotavr” (Sochi), as well as the Seoul International Youth Film Festival (Seoul). On Saturday, 28th the short movies marathon Future Shorts Film Festival continues its broadcasting in the art gallery called l Galeria Riga). This time, the autumn screening season will present movies with social context, genre and feature films, as well as animation movies. By tradition, the voting for the “People’s Choice Award” will take place directly after the screening. The winner receives a grant from the Secret Cinema (United Kingdom) to create new movie tapes. The voting will take place on the event page in social networks, as well as at the screening venue during the festival day. Happy Art Museum (Dzirnavu street 67, shopping mall)
On Sunday, 29th November the final screening called Cinema Special Screenings, as a part of RIGA ART FAIR 2015 will take place, where the best short movies from international film festivals like Toronto Film Festival, Cannes Film Festival, Bay Street and BRKLYN Film Festival will take place. All the movies within this screening are a reflection of the reality in which the heroes take the responsibility on themselves for their lives, for their aspirations! The peculiar philosophical parable about the fate of people of different ages, cultures and backgrounds. During all the week the audience will have an opportunity to see and enjoy the unique short films and feature films within the framework of the film program, created by the organizer of the international film festival Future Shorts Film Festival and a representative of the creative agency “CREA Promotion” in Latvia by Olga Melnikova.
Event organized by: SIA “CREA Promotion”
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For tickets purchase: http://www.bilesuserviss.lv/lat/biletes/festivals/visi./art-riga-fair-2015-cinema-special-screenings-40301/
Official trailer YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/PinakotekaLatvija