'Fencer', Astra Zoldnere

Programme represents Latvian short films of the last decade. Most part of the programme shows different approaches in the internationally recognized animation of Latvia, as well as the special taste and humor in fiction, one of the rare examples of creative documentary in short format and a small bite of experimental.

Ursus, Reinis Petersons, animation, Latvia, 2012, 10 min

A charcoal on paper animation about a motorcycling circus bear who decides to leave the daily routine and takes off to the forest where his true happiness seems to dwell.

The Kiosk, Anete Melece, animation, Latvia, 2013, 7 min
For years now, the kiosk has been Olga‘s little home simply because her sweet tooth and monotonous life has made her bigger than the exit. To distract herself, she reads travel magazines and dreams of being far away. An absurd incident starts the beginning of her journey.

International Father’s Day, Edmunds Jansons, animation, Latvia, 2012, 5 min
For people Father's Day is a celebration, but for one small bird - an ordinary working day. And concerns are the same old - to get food for his family.

Safety matches, Didzis Eglitis, fiction, Latvia, 2007, 13 min
Event takes place in Soviet Latvia in middle eighties. Father, mother and son are having holidays at the lake! Father hits the ball into the water while playing it with his son. Father goes after it and starts to sink! He is rescued by fisherman, the holyday can continue.

Fencer, Astra Zoldnere, fiction, Latvia, 2009, 16 min
A young married housewife's dull routine is enlivened as she spies on the sexual escapades of her fencing instructor neighbour.  She too is seduced by him, but fear of losing her family results in hysteria and an unpredictable climax. 

Tuk, Vents Grinbaums, fiction, Latvia, 2007, 4 min
It’s story about cutting the wood in pieces. Humoristic absurd story by Daniel Harms.

Audition, Davis Kanepe, fiction, Latvia, 2011, 9 min
Young violin player has come to the audition. In order to get the job he has to pay a high price.

System, Armands Zacs, documentary, Latvia, 2010, 13 min
When you wake up in the morning you may notice the world has been awake the whole time.

“...and to dust we shall return”, Ieva Balode, Latvia, 2011, 8 min 
Human always tends to avoid any kind of unexpected changes in his life, even if he wants them - it is always a painful and uncomfortable process which can least from one week to one year or even more. What if someone gives us an opportunity to watch how our own apartment turns into ashes? Maybe it could give some other quality to it .

Gold digger 2, Inese Verina, animation, Latvia, 2010, 4 min
Some blond-haired girl is going for a quest. She has to get done a list of tasks in order to get married with a powerful, old and rich man.