Riga IFF OPENING EVENT
It has become a tradition of Riga IFF to open with a national premiere. This year it is of special significance due to the author of the film being one that has been a member of the festival team since the first year – Vitaly Mansky, president of Artdocfest and curator of the Artdocfest/Riga programme. Vitaly’s second Latvian production – the personal story of his relatives in Ukraine – Rodnye will have it’s premiere in Latvia after a most successful run in festivals that take place before this October – such as IDFA, KVIFF, OIFF and TIFF. And of course – the Opening Event includes not only the meeting of the festival team with it’s audience for the coming days of the festival, but also the team behind the film.
There is a limited number of balcony seat tickets available to the Opening Event screening. The Splendid Palace restaurant Tinto will be open before and after the screening.