Experimental film festival Process is taking place from 22nd to 25th March 2018 in Riga, Latvia. The festival is dedicated to analog cinema, celebrating the physical film medium in all its personal, adventurous and uncompromising forms. The first of a kind in Baltics, for the second time Process will provide four days of film screenings, expanded cinema performances, lectures, discussions, and other events.
This year the festival will focus on alternative forms of co-existing, looking for ways to establish little independent territories outside of the accustomed patterns of action and thought.
The festival will have three open call programmes: Fear, selected by Rouzbeh Rashidi (IE/IR), Resistance, selected by Erik Martinson (CA/LV), Introspection, selected by Lāsma Bērtule (LV), and three curated programmes: Baltic Experimental curated by Ieva Balode (LV), Experimental Film Society programme from Ireland's filmmaker's collective curated by Rouzbeh Rashidi (IR/IE), and Retrospection programme curated by Dāvis Sīmanis (LV) and Jānis Putniņš (LV).
The festival will take place in the Kino Bize movie theatre, with film screenings, lectures and discussions, as well as other venues around the city for other events.
We welcome the submission of experimental short films where the use of analog film has been part of the filmmaking process.
Filmmakers and artists are welcome to submit until the deadline of the 21st February 2018.