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The next edition of the Riga International Film festival’s Forum, an annual pitching forum and co-production platform for children’s film creators, will be taking place from October 18-19. The compact two day event will feature a pitching session for children’s film projects in development stage (with estimated release no later than 2022). The best project will be awarded with a prize of 5000 EUR, to be spent on post-production services at the Riga-based service company BB Rental.

Launched in 2016, Forum consists of:

  • upcoming children’s film project presentations from the Baltic Sea region, Central and Eastern Europe. Forum gathers an audience of co-producers, distributors and sales agents;
  • one-to-one meetings;
  • young experts’ sessions — opportunity to present the projects to a potential target-audience — children aged from 7 to 14 and get their feedback in a moderated session.

In 2017 RIGA IFF FORUM gathered guests from 16 different countries. The prize for best project went to Eia’s Christmas at Phantom Owl Farm, a winter adventure tale produced by Estonia’s Lux Film.

In close cooperation with local tech event and multimedia content producers, Story Hub, and with support of the startup community, TechHub Riga, RIGA IFF Forum will feature a conference focused on educational content creation for children in the new yet swiftly evolving mediums of virtual and augmented reality. Those inspired by the seminar are welcome to attend a 24h hackathon, where they can combine creative ideas with the sharp minds of the Baltic tech scene and bring to life their ideas for a AR/VR-based product for children.

Apply to pitch your project in RIGA IFF Forum until 15th of August here

The list of the confirmed projects for the pitching session will be announced by August 22.

If your project is selected for pitching at RIGA IFF Forum, your accommodation for up to 3 nights and travel expenses will be covered by the festival.