Immersion in the art and culture of Riga
Capital of the Republic of Latvia and the largest city in the Baltics. Historically, it was a crossroads of various nations and cultures. The city lives in close cooperation with nature due to its public parks, forests, squares, lakes and canals. The organization of the festival prepared a program full of emotions, sensations and unique flavors of Latvian cuisine.
The film screening took place in the oldest and most beautiful cinema in Riga, the “Splendid Palace“, the unique national architectural monument founded in 1923. Historically, it is the first building in Riga and the Baltic States specially built to a cinema.
Participants were also able to, discover the breathtaking range of architectural styles through a city tour, where they have visited the richness of Riga’s Jugendstil or Art Nouveau buildings, complete with their fantastically ornate flourishes. There was also an opportunity to visit the Latvian National Museum of Art where they could contact more closely with the history of Latvian art.
The enchanting gastronomy by the hands of creative and innovative chefs brought an appreciative smile to the face of the many international participants.
The most expected moment, the award ceremony, took place in the “Small Guild Hall”, an architectural monument located in the heart of Old Riga, designed by eminent Riga city`s architect Johanness Daniel Felsko. The monument offers to the visitors a refined and luxurious ambience that demonstrates the value of Riga’s artistic culture.
See you in Tourfilm Riga 2020.