Artdocfest/Riga Symposium is a gathering of documentary filmmakers and theoreticians and aims to create a temporary, inspirational space of thought: transfering the knowledge, highlighting the tendencies and discussing the developments within the field. The context of the region, Zeitgeist, films presented at the festival and visions of future perspectives are important and taken into consideration. 

From May 1-3 the documentary film symposium is taking place. 
1st of May at 11.00 – online discussion “The Mission of the Documentary Filmmaker in the World Without Barricades or What Would Juris Podnieks Film Today?” (participants – Baltic filmmakers) 

2nd of May at 11.00 – discussion “The nice afternoon snap of documentary filmmakers” (participants – Latvian filmmakers)

3rd of May at 11.00 – philosopher Uldis Tirons in conversation with Victor Kossakovsky (no other participants)

Reportages from the film premieres, symposium and closing will be broadcasted online, as well as through other media channels.

All security measures in force in the country will be provided during the implementation of the festival.