Years running: 27 (since 1996)


Riga International Short Film Festival.


This annual independent festival dedicated to seeking out and presenting innovative modes of visual communication exists in a context in which short film is not merely a step to the first feature, but can be viewed as an authentic work of art.

In its programmes the festival seeks for the innovative, experimental, unseen or long-forgotten in the film world. And when selecting films for the competition programmes the festival searches for works with an individual and unique signature, creativity, aesthetic and technical performance corresponding to the artistic idea.


  • «Golden Anna» statuette for the winners of  International Short Film Competition and International Mid-length Competition
  • «Gypsum Anna» for the winner of Baltic Short Film and categories such as «Best Animation», «Best Documentary», etc.
  • Special mentions


  • All films and videos of all genres not exceeding 30 minutes for short films and 30 − 60 minutes for the mid-length film competition are accepted. In exceptional cases the festival reserves the rights to accept films of longer duration.
  • All films must be produced in the time period of the last two years (2020−2021).
  • One film can be submitted to only one category — International OR Baltic competition. 
  • There is no limit for the amount of films submitted by one director, producer, distributor, film school, etc.
  • Festival accepts films that have been screened in other festivals but holds the rights to prioritize films with Latvian festival premiere.
  • Fill out and submit the entry form on filmfreeway. Add a link to the film and, if necessary, the password - for the film selection process we accept secure online screeners only (e.g. youtube, vimeo, dropbox), no files will be downloaded at this stage (e.g. no WeTransfer);

Documents and materials:

  • Synopsis of the film in English;
  • A complete dialogue list if available [if the film is in English or Latvian, preferably with the time codes];
  • English subtitles [if the film is in a language other than English or Latvian];
  • A link to the trailer and press kit (if available);
  • Information about the director, producer and the film crew;
  • Film access link (e.g. youtube, vimeo, dropbox) and password; 

NB! For the film selection stage festival doesn't accept files that require a download (e.g. WeTransfer) - only viewable secure online screeners (Youtube, Vimeo, Dropbox, etc)!

Subtitles language: English

Premiere Requirements

No premiere requirement




Official Website




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Phone: +371 2-910-7124

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Dates & Deadlines
  • Opening Date
    June 01, 2021
  • Deadline
    November 01, 2021
  • Extended Deadline
    December 01, 2021
  • Notifications
    February 25, 2022
  • Event Dates
    8 — 14 April 2022
Categories & Fees

Short Films (under 30min) - open to contributions by filmmakers of all age groups and nationalities, produced by professional individuals, international film schools, film studios, etc.

  • Deadline — $6
  • Extended Deadline — $12

Short Films (under 30min) - presents the works by directors from Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania, showing the newest tendencies and the development of Baltic short film and video production, with the aim to enhance the exchange of ideas and experience among the Baltic filmmakers.

  • Deadline — free
  • Extended Deadline — free

Mid-length Films (30 − 60min) – all forms of film, including documentaries, fiction and other genres accepted. Our main objective is to create an exclusive programme for films, that don't get a lot of festival coverage, but deserve it for their uniqueness.

  • Deadline — $6
  • Extended Deadline — $12
  • Deadline — $6
  • Extended Deadline — $12

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