The annual Riga International Film Festival’s Pitching Forum for Children & Youth Film Projects will take place on 18-19th October. The compact two day event features a pitching session, plus one-to-one industry meetings. RIGA IFF will also explore the boundaries of cinema through a series of seminars dedicated to various aspects of storytelling and craftsmanship in VR. With the support of the interactive media production company Story Hub and the start-up community holders Riga Tech Hub, a hackathon is launched: an idea incubator that teams up cinematic storytellers with talented Baltic VR developers, in order to create prototypes for educational content for children and youth in the virtual reality medium.
13 projects will participate in the RIGA IFF Forum’s pitching:
° RAGGIE, animated feature, dir. Meelis Arulepp & Karsten Kiilerich, A FilmProd., Estonia / Denmark;
° DRUG FOR A SUMMER, dir. Julia Gorbachevskaya, LLC Prod. “Rus”, Russia/Latvia;
° KILLER, PENGUIN, TOM, DOLL FACE, VR animated TV series, dir. Tomas Tamosaitis, Lithuania/France/Slovenia/Germany;
° THE TINDERBOX, animated feature, dir. Andjei Petras, Kamer-Ton-Film-Russia LTD, Durimar Pictures, Russia;
° THE SECRET SOCIETY OF SOUPTOWN, TV series, dir. Helen Takkin & Oskar Lehemaa, Nafta Films, Solar Films
° THE PACK, dir. Tomáš Polenský, 8Heads Prod., Czech Republic/Latvia;
° ARTIST AND ANGEL, dir. George & Avtandil Varsimashvili, Vars-Studio, Zentropa, Georgia/Spain;
° THE FLOOR IS LAVA, dir. Kateryna Gornostai, ESSE Prod. House, MaGiKa Film, Takfilm Sp. Z.o.o., Ukraine/Poland;
° RING OF LIFE, dir. Sasha Kirienko, Pronto Film, Ukraine;
° THE NAP, animated short, dir. Nils Skapans, VFS Films, Latvia;
° THE DAY I MET MY SUPERHERO, dir. to be confirmed, BeGood Films, Poland;
° TOTALLY BOSS, dir. Ingomar Vihmar, Nafta Films, Estonia;
° MARTIN AND THE FOREST SECRET, dir. Petr Oukropec, BFILM, Czech Republic/Slovakia.
For more information regarding the selected projects and their representatives in Riga, check here.
Contact: Kristine Simsone
The fifth edition of RIGA IFF will take place from 18–31st October.