Experimental film festival Process will take place from 18th to 22nd August 2021 in Riga, Latvia. The festival is dedicated to analog cinema, celebrating the physical medium of film in all its personal, adventurous and uncompromising forms. The first of a kind in Baltics, for the fourth time Process will provide five days of film screenings, expanded cinema performances, lectures, discussions as well as a two day expanded cinema workshop on the weekend before the festival.

This year the overall theme of the festival is "End Of The World", reflecting both on different kinds of loss and a possibility of something new.

Along with special focus programmes and events, the festival has three non-competitive short film programmes for which everyone working with analog film in any kind of unconventional way is welcome to submit their work related to our this year's theme.

Process is organised by Baltic Analog Lab which is an artist-run film laboratory based in Riga, in collaboration with guest-curators and artists differing each year.

This year the programmes will be selected by Erwin van't Hart from Rotterdam IFF and Tommaso Isabella – a freelance curator of Filmmaker IFF (Milan), as well as Lāsma Bērtule and Ieva Balode – members of Baltic Analog Lab.

The programmes are non-competitive.

We ONLY! welcome the submission of experimental short films where the use of analog film has been a substantial part of the filmmaking process.

Submission requirements:

Filled and submitted entry form on festival FilmFreeway platform
Submission fee 5 EUR as a donation to our non-profit organisation
Relevance to the festival topic "End of The World"
Films should be subtitled in English (if the language of film is not English)

Screening formats

The accepted projection formats are Super 8mm, 16mm, 35mm, DCP and digital, with preference given to the films with available analog print.

Film shipping

All screening copies of selected films must arrive to the festival no later than the 10th May via post, courier or file transfer. Shipment must be paid by submitter.

Return of films

Films will be returned to the owners after the festival. The return shipping costs of the screening copies will be paid for by the festival.