As Riga city has the honor of being the European Capital of Culture in 2014 and is getting ready to host the European Film Awards (EFA) ceremony this December, the Riga International Film Festival (RigaIFF) is considered to be one of the freshest forms of international film festivals. In order to present Latvian cinema internationally in the most wide-ranging way, the union of Latvian film professionals and Latvian film industry representatives will all gather in one place in December - in Riga, and through the film festival, cinematic master classes, and lectures will urge the development of international collaborative projects, and the establishment of significant contacts.  

Formed in 2013 the creative company behind RigaIFF is the National Film Festival “Lielais Kristaps”, Riga International Film Festival “2ANNAS”, international project market for documentary film organized by the National Film Centre of Latvia. And for the first time will take place in Riga from December 2 – 12 where viewers will be offered more than 120 films, including the Latvian National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps – 2014 award contest and hors concurs displays. In collaboration with the National Film Centre of Latvia, RigaIFF will provide a vast relevant industry section, which will include various events for both cinema locals and foreign guests, as well as a wider festival audience. Riga’s creative atmosphere the project European Script Meeting will gather known script writers from Europe, from the 11th – 14th of December, to stimulate international cooperation with another key group of guests – film directors and producers.