Short movies created by young directors, feature movies from well known directors, cult films with global vibe, discussions and talks as well as a film program divided by themes – this year Positivus Ādažu Čipšu cinema tent will shine with a special gloss. The program of cinema tent will be appreciated by gourmets of cinema as well as the ones who are always seeking for something new as there will be a chance to enjoy both debut works and already internationally acclaimed masterpieces. Furthermore, the earlier announced program with the gems of Latvian cinema will be outstandingly complimented with cinematographic experiments.
There will be a possibility to get acquainted with recent Latvian history in the screenings of movie "4 maija republika" (The Republic of 4th of May) that is made by the journalist and script-writer Jānis Domburs and director Antra Cilinska as well the movie made by Dāvis Sīmanis "Pēdējā tempļa hronika" (Chronicle of The Last Temple).
Also, this year Positivus festival specially highlights short movies. 2ANNAS will present programs "Men in the short movies of young European directors" and "Men in the short movies of young Latvian directors" that look at the most vivid male characters from the recent programs of 2ANNAS and demonstrate an anthropological research on the different roles men have in Europe today.
Riga's Museum of Cinema together with Latvian Academy of Culture (LKA) will demonstrate a selection of first movies made by LKA students and offer an insight into the first steps in cinematography of now well-known film industry professionals. SHORT RIGA, the curators of Riga International Film Festival Riga IFF, in cooperation with LKA, Baltic Film & Media School and Lithuanian Music and Theatre Academy will present several film programs as well as a "mash-up" selection of music videos, but on the picturesque Nature Stage (Dabas Skatuve) screen in between the concerts different and fresh short films from around the world will be shown.
Evenings of the festival are booked for feature movies. Getting scared together will be possible while watching the horror movie M.O.Ž. by Aik Karapetian, meanwhile there will be a chance to get acquainted with the classics Barbarella and The Warriors that already have cult status in cinematic history. Spektrs presents the latest vampire-comedy What We Do In The Shadows; Scandinavian cinema will be represented with The Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared. In early mornings and late nights animated movies from series of Avārijas Brigāde (The Emergency Crew) will be demonstrated, besides on the Saturday morning there will be a chance to discover the talent of master of puppets Arnolds Burovs. Meanwhile anyone willing to discuss current conspiracy theories in modern society will be invited to do it together with SkeptiCafe.
According to the previous announcements, in Ādažu Čipsi Cinema Tent also internationally acclaimed movies created in Latvia in the recent years such as The Lesson, Rocks in My Pockets and Modris will be screened. In addition movie dedicated to the extreme sports Pazust Latgalē (Getting Lost in Latgale), historical documental drama Obliging Collaborators and the oldest still available sound film Gauja will be demonstrated.
The ninth edition of Positivus festival will take place in Salacgrīva, Zvejnieku Park on July 17-19 and as usual it is going to be an important event for those who appreciate high quality music and crazy parties.
The confirmed artists of the festival so far.
Lattelecom Stage: Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters, Placebo, Kasabian, Tom Odell, Jungle, Warpaint, Ewert and the Two Dragons, St. Vincent, Basement Jaxx, Everything Everything, DaGamba + Sinfonietta Riga + Juventus, King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizards, Fenech-Soler.
Nordea Stage: Jack Garratt, Charlie XCX, Lamb, Rival Sons, Elliphant, Kate Boy, Peace, Indiana, Public Access T.V., East India Youth, The Sound Poets, Max Jury, Ghostpoet.
Palladium Stage: Vök, Rangleklods, Soak, Jennie Abrahamson, Triana Park, Sigma, The Big Bluff, Rīgas Modes, Pienvedēja piedzīvojumi, Moontalk, Garbanotas Bosistas, Laime Pilnīga, DJ Jonathan Toubin, Badass Yuki, cirkl, Curly Strings, Gorõ Lana, Lexsoul Dancemachine, MiaMee, Tallinn Daggers, DJ Toms Grēviņš/ Oded Kafri, Neon Saturdays
I Love You Stage: Mona de bo, Super Besse, Inokentijs Mārpls, Momend, Laika Suns, The Bongo Club, Galvanic Elephants, Würffel, DJ Krankenwagen, Zebra Island, Parára, Future Folk Orchestra, The Werg, Sibyl Vane, The Pink Elephant, Matīss Kļaviņš, Alise Joste, NEØV, DJ Pēteris Bajārs, DJ Klāvs Lauls.
Red Bull Music Academy Stage: Araabmuzik, Egyptian Lover, Dorian Concept Trio, DJ Sliink, Breach, DJ AI-VA, DJ Mr Krime, Without Letters, Dave Storm Live, Break Da Funk, Avoid Dave, Grind Live, Münpauzn, Bandmaster, Smthing Smthing, DJ Quest & Paul Oja, Mr Nestor, Niklāvz, Formacja/ Mr Krime Live Band.
Before the festival there will be more artists announced to perform on the six stages of the festival as well as the program of Nature stage (Dabas skatuve).
The main partner of the festival is Lattelecom, supporters are Nordea and Tuborg. The latest festival news can be heard on radio SWH – the official Positivus Festival radio. The taste of the cinema tent is added by Ādažu čipsi.
The tickets of the festival can be purchased at www.positivusfestival.com, “Biļešu serviss” service points and Nordea ATM's. Three-day ticket pass without camping place costs EUR 65,00; three-day ticket pass with camping place costs EUR 71,00. Tickets for one days are available for EUR 35,00. Visit www.positivusfestival.com to buy tickets with no extra fees.