Short film festival 2ANNAS is approaching!
Mark your calendars! Just a few days left until the opening of the 26th Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS (8 – 14 April). The festival’s screenings and thought-provoking conversations will take place at Kaņepes Kultūras centrs – Diagonāle (Skolas iela 14), KSuns cinema (Elizabetes iela 83/85) and online via the festival’s online platform. These venues will serve as a buzzing festival hub for all the competition and focus program screenings, as well as the main spot for social gatherings, networking events and discussions. The opening ceremony’s performance will take place at The RSU Anatomy Museum (Kronvalda bulvāris 9). Read more
Baltic Shorts out in force for 2022 edition of Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival
Filmmakers, festivals and industry representatives from Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania to attend largest short film festival and market in the world As the Clermont-Ferrand International Short Film Festival prepares to get underway on Friday 28th January, the largest short film festival in the world will welcome a large Baltic contingent bringing new short films and projects to audiences and industry. Read more
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Winner of the festival 2ANNAS Grand Prix - a film from Argentina
This year the award ceremony of the Riga International Short Film Festival “2ANNAS” took place live, in the presence of the festival organizers and the jury. From April 9 to 15, 72 films selected from 2,300 entries from around the world fought for nine prizes. A documentary / experimental film “The Last Hour” created by Argentine directors was recognized as the best film and received the Grand Prix Award – the Golden Anna statuette created by the sculptor Aigars Zemītis. Meanwhile, the Lithuanian director's feature film “Places” took the Baltic short film competition and received a Gypsum Anna statuette and an award from BBPostHouse and BBRental - rental of filming equipment and the opportunity to post-process films worth 2000 EUR. Read more
"The Intimate World of Plants" - a synthesis of cinema, music, and nature
On April 9 at 20:00, live from the Splendid Palace cinema, at the opening event of the Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS "The Intimate World of Plants" and the artist Sabine Moore aka The Waterflower will take you on a spectacular journey where you can enjoy a unique visual adventure, music created by real mushrooms, and a dreamy sense of wonder. Later on, enjoy the screening of the film “Minute Bodies: The Intimate World Of F. Percy Smith”. All this is just the beginning of the festival's seven-day journey. Read more
Festival 2ANNAS invites children and young people to determine the winners!
On April 10 of this year, Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS invites you to join online screenings, watch short films and vote for your favourite in the children's and youth film categories. It is the young viewers who can decide which film wins the award. Both film programs were created by Swiss film and theatre teacher and artist Ron Rosenberg. Various stories, animations, feature films, fiction, and real events - everyone can engage and bat around socially responsible topics. Also on April 10, the awarding of the youth short film competition “Earth – our home” will take place. Read more
2ANNAS Forum for film professionals and the presentation of European short film initiatives
Current trends, discussions and inspirational stories – this is what 2ANNAS offers for both film professionals and young talents on April 12 and April 13 within the programme of industry events. In collaboration with Short Film Conference, an organisation uniting the global short film community, everyone is invited to join 2ANNAS FORUM: “Can we be green? – Film industry example”. Moreover, two European short film initiatives will be presented to promote and distribute short films in cooperation with the Creative Europe MEDIA Desks Latvia and NRW (North Rhine Westphalia). Read more
The festival 2ANNAS will present five original film programmes to the audience for assessment from focus theme ZEME (EARTH)
Next week, on April 9, the 25th Riga International Short Film Festival 2ANNAS will be opened, offering viewers to watch exciting competition programmes online, showcasing both acclaimed works as well as new and experimental films. Along with the competition programmes, since 2013 the festival has also been developing thematic non-competition programmes, created as research on a chosen topic in which cinema is a scientific discipline. This year, the focus of the 2ANNAS festival is ZEME (EARTH) (within the 2020-2022 cycle SPACE, EARTH and HUMAN). The five original focus film programmes will be submitted to the audience for evaluation and reflection. Read more
New in the programme of the festival 2ANNAS - podcast "Two Annas talking"!
At a time when people's daily lives are crowded with visual information and it is not possible to enjoy culture in person, 2ANNAS festival in cooperation with Radio NABA wants to provide an opportunity to get acquainted with its history, programmes and current events in an audial way. Designed as a special dedication to the 25th anniversary and the history of short films in Latvia, in the talks and experimental sections the podcast will feature directors, festival curators, programme directors, jury members and film scholars. " Two Annas talking " is a journey into the world of cinema and its often-mythical processes. Read more