International Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest/Riga 2024 announces film pitching sessions

IDFF Artdocfest/Riga announces the beginning of a scholarship programme for independent filmmakers from post-soviet and Eastern Europe countries, focusing on countries where filmmakers are suppressed by authoritarian regimes. More information about the scholarship programme can be found here.

The aim of Artdocfest/Fund is to promote the freedom of speech, freedom of artistic creativity and civil freedom altogether. Currently Artdocfest/Fund is working on a special documentary film programme, with aims to address, reach and give voice to people and filmmakers in countries with limited access to democracy and freedom of speech. Films included in this programme are shown both in cinemas, as well as on the internet, making them publicly accessible.

Artdocfest/Fund is completely financed thanks to and by respectable international and private state institutions outside Latvia. The aim of these institutions is to promote democracy all around the world.

“The war in Ukraine has been going on for more than a year and a half. It claimed the lives of a huge number of people, destroyed cities and villages. Russia's crimes are multiplying every day and every minute. But there are still very few documentaries "about a world in which there is war." We want to help independent authors who are ready for an honest and talented story about the reality of the changed world not only with words, but also with deeds,” the founder of IDFF Artdocfest/Riga Vitaly Mansky.

IDFF Artdocfest/Riga will take place from 1st until 8th of March, in 2024.