The 5th Experimental Film Festival Process will take place from 17 to 21 May in Riga, Latvia.
Organized by the artist-run film lab Baltic Analog Lab, the festival is dedicated to the diverse analog cinema practices employed by adventurous audiovisual artists from around the world. The programme comprises film screenings, live performances, installations, talks, and, of course, parties.
This year, Process will explore the subject of “noise spectrum”, looking at different forms of noise as a physical, mental and social phenomenon: a noise that's capable of both disruption and connection.
In collaboration with the SPECTRAL project carried out by six European artist-run filmlabs, this year's festival will pay special attention to the practice of expanded cinema, exhibiting performances in three curated programmes as well as at the opening night.
Beside focus programmes and events, Process will present three programmes of short films made by various international artists. This time the programmes were selected by guest-curators Aurélie Percevault (Mire, France), Ulrich Ziemons (Arsenal, Germany), as well as Lāsma Bērtule and Ieva Balode (Baltic Analog Lab, Latvia).
The Festival is supported by the State Culture Capital Foundation of Latvia, Ministry of Culture of Latvia, Riga City Council and Creative Europe.