The fifth edition of Experimental Film Festival  Process will take place from 17 till 21 May 2023 in Riga, Latvia.

Organized by the artist-run filmlab Baltic Analog Lab, the festival is dedicated to the diverse analogue cinema practices employed by adventurous audiovisual artists from around the world. The programme comprises film screenings, live performances, talks, discussions, parties, as well as a two day expanded cinema workshop on May 13 – 14.


This year the theme of the festival is “Noise Spectrum”, thinking about the different shapes of noise as an audial, visual, mental and social phenomenon – a sign that can indicate brutal chaos but also a fearless disruption of an existing violent situation.

NB! We ONLY welcome the submission of experimental short films where the use of analog (photochemical) film has been a substantial part of the filmmaking process.Films with available analog (16mm, Super8) copies will be prefered during selection process.

Filmmakers and artists are welcome to submit until the deadline of the 31st March 2023 via Film Freeway website  


Submission requirements:

  • Filled and submitted entry form on festival Film Freeway platform

  • Submission fee 5 EUR as a donation to our non-profit organisation

  • Link to the downloadable film preview file and, if necessary, the password (you can use any file share servers or vimeo, youtube links).

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Submission deadlines:

  • Early bird is 23 February for free using wavers code: NOISESPECTRUM2023

  • Regular deadline: March 31st


Before filling the entry form, please make sure you have the following:

  • Film description in English.

  • English subtitles (if the film contains text in a language other than English or Latvian].

  • A link to the trailer and/or press kit (if available).

  • Information about the filmmaker/s.

  • Downloadable film access link (e.g. youtube, vimeo, dropbox) and password. 



All submitters will be informed of the selection results after 10th of April, 2023.


Screening formats

The accepted projection formats are Super 8mm, 16mm 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.


We do not hold responsibility for damaged or lost films during the shipping! 


The festival is organised by the Baltic Analog Lab 

Main support comes from the Creative Europe and Latvian Ministry of Culture




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