The Baltic Music Video Competition, or BMV, endeavors to uphold the belief that music video is an independent and powerful short format. RIGA IFF curators look for videos that both challenge the audience and push the boundaries of accepted format, content, and artistry.
What is a music video? We ask this question every year, and every year we discover something we never thought of before. The basic gist of the answer does not change, however: a music video is an audiovisual event that must be experienced together. Sometimes it’s like an arena for bold experiments; at other times it reaches new technological summits, redefining the possibilities of the genre. And then there are videos that, although they use an already familiar audiovisual language, manage to say something utterly unexpected. We are interested in getting to know this always new and changing playing field where image and music interact according to laws unique to them.
The Baltic Music Video Competition screening welcomes viewers, festival guests, filmmakers and musicians to come together and experience music videos in all their glory and craziness. A screening event you are sure to remember! Mark your calendars – October 24 at Splendid Palace 1pm.
Videos participating in Baltic Music Video Competition:
NU REALITY, Kristjan Tenso
ES TEVI UZSPERŠU GAISĀ, Marta Elīna Martinsone
FINE LINE, Anna Ansone
DANSINGAS, Titas Sūdžius
TUUSAD TÜDRUKUD ON TUUSAD, Frank-Leander Sapego
ARABELLA, Jaan Sinka
KÄPAPUU, Zbanski Kino
ARKANAR, Antons Barons
SEA OF ISLANDS, Agata Melnikova
YOU WERE THE LIGHT, Lizete Upīte
LAIKA ZIŅA, Jānis Ābele
MILKA, Janar Aronija
DOWN THE RIVER, Ivar Murd & Zbanski Kino
KĀDĀ KRĀSĀ. Artūrs Streļuks
BRUISES ON HER LEGS, Ignė Narbutaitė, Kabloonak
RIŅĶA DEJA (KRIEVU RULETE), Toms Upītis
TEHKE RUUMI!, Janar Aronija
LIAR, Pijus Vėberis