26th 2ANNAS ISFF
Diagonāle - 14 Skolas street, Riga
Friday 13:00 - 16:00
Saturday 11:00 - 21:00
Sunday 11:00 - 21:00
Monday 13:00 - 19:00
Tuesday 13:00 - 21:00
Wednesday 13:00 - 19:00
Thursday 13:00 - 19:00
Diagonāle 14 Skolas street, Riga
Kinogalerija KSuns 83/85 Elizabetes street, Riga
The RSU Anatomy Museum - 9 Kronvalda Boulevard, Riga
2ANNAS ISFF Virtual Cinema https://watch.eventive.org/2annas
The Film Studio of The Centre of Creative Learning (CCL) “Annas 2” invites you to join the award ceremony of the short film competition “I am human”.
Children and young people between the ages of 10 and 25 were invited to submit short films of up to 3 minutes, which corresponds to the theme of the competition.
TUESDAY, 12 APRIL
10.30 M/Darbnīca MENTAL HEALTH IN FILM INDUSTRY: LIFE ON SET
It is clear that the film production process often can be very time consuming, is not well paid, it causes stress, lack of sleep and free time, it creates mental and physical pressure, therefore we would like to understand what is the situation in Latvia and Baltics and compare it with other countries. How the conditions on film set are linked to aggravating mental health issues, is it really only about the money?
- Ieva Norvele, first assistant director, filmmaker, Latvia;
- Ondřej Moravec, programme director One World, Czech Republic;
- Alexandre Regol, first assistant director, France;
- Yuval Shapira, director, USA, Israel;
- Māris Siliņs, psychotherapist, Latvia;
- Zane Žilinska, make-up artist, Latvia.
Moderated by Inga Jerzjukova, line producer, Latvia.
14.30 Cinema K.Suns THE DEPICTION OF MENTAL HEALTH ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY LATVIAN CINEMA
We continue with a roundtable about mental health representation in Latvian cinema. Often in Western culture we can see an inadequate depiction of different mental health issues, but what is the situation in Latvia? Are the film characters being realistic, are their actions justified? Are there any trends we can witness?
- Lauris Ābele, director, Latvia;
- Raitis Ābele, script writer, Latvia;
- Kārlis Lesiņš, director, Latvia;
- Liene Linde, director, Latvia;
- Dita Stalovska, film theory major, Latvia.
Moderated by Ilze Dzenovska, certified mediator, emphatic communications trainer, Latvia.
Roundtable will be in Latvian, no English translation provided.
16.00 EARTH IS THE LONELIEST PLANET
Right after the discussion we will continue with a screening of short films. Programme will be announced shortly.
WEDNESDAY, 13 APRIL
10:00 M/Darbnīca MORNING COFFEE: FYI ON THE BALTIC SHORTS RESIDENCY AND BALTIC PITCHING FORUM
Grab a cup of coffee and learn more about short film project development programs in the Baltic region – short film project pitching event BALTIC PITCHING FORUM and short film script development residency BALTIC SHORTS RESIDENCY. The informal morning meeting will be invaluable for those wanting to know more about practical details on submission procedures, selection criteria, and other aspects of participation in these programs. The meeting will be joined by Latvian filmmakers who will share their experiences and talk about the outcome of participating in the Forum and the Residency.
The event is organised in partnership with Lithuanian Shorts.
11.00 M/Darbnīca MENTAL HEALTH IN FILM INDUSTRY: OUTSIDE THE FRAME
How does film industry – distributors, sales agents, curators, festival and market representatives tackle mental health issues, which comes with stress, irregular funding, overwork, imbalance between work and social life, the pressure of networking and being away from home often due to travelling to different festivals and events and how to manage time, so there is not a burnout. By creating a space and sharing our own experiences, hopefully we can find some good practices to incorporate in our daily lives.
- Sigrid Hidenius, representative of Uppsala ISFF, Sweden;
- David Havas, Head of Czech National Film Archive and producer, Czech Republic;
- Thanasis Neofotistos, programmer of Drama ISFF, Greece;
- Matteo Pianezzi, director of Figari Film festival and representative of Olbia Film market, Italy;
- Līga Požarska, film journalist, France/Latvia.
Moderated by Lotte Kircher, short film industry consultant, Switzerland.
2ANNAS Forum is organised with the financial support of Latvian National Film Centre and Creative Europe MEDIA Latvia.
Don't miss the opportunity to get acquainted with the winners of 2ANNAS 2022 and celebrate the festival together with the festival team, jury and directors.
What has the international jury decided? Get acquainted with the best short films of 2022 in the "Award-winning film screening"