November 1, 2018

Core of the World takes the RIGA IFF Best Film Award 2018

On Saturday the 27th of October, Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) announced this year’s winners, presenting the 2018 Best Film Award from the FEATURE FILM COMPETITION programme to Natalia Meshchaninova’s Core of the World – a film that according to the international jury boasts complete vision, exceptional execution and nuanced storytelling.

The FEATURE FILM COMPETITION comprises films from the Baltic Sea region. The award is an eight-part sculpture that has been designed in cooperation with artist Ervins Broks which interprets the festival’s symbol as one of collaboration in filmmaking, and also an emblem of the city of Riga – a rooster. The award along with a 2000€ cash prize is made possible with the support of the festival’s partner, BALTA.

This year, the jury members were Rainer Sarnet, the winner of the 2017 RIGA IFF Best Film Award, Barbora Ligasova, the representative of the Czech film centre, Dorota Lech, Toronto International Film Festival programmer, Anna Motola, Head of the Love and Anarchy Helsinki International Film Festival as well as film producer Roberts Vinovskis.

The fifth edition of RIGA IFF is taking place from October 18 – 31. The festival consists of twelve film programmes, diverse industry events and a selection of thought provoking public discussions.

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