LIFT co-presents “Baltic Experimental Films”

Bonds of Time by Henrijs Laķis

LIFT and PIX FILM co-presents
Baltic Experimental Films

Films from the Baltic Analog Lab
Curated by Ieva Balode

Ieva Balode is a founder of artist’s collective and film lab Baltic Analog Lab from Riga, Latvia that gathers filmmakers and photographers working in a field of a photochemical and experimental film. As a director of Experimental film festival “Process”, she is also researching new experimental film works in the region by that trying to define the region-specific filmic language. The programme includes works by established experimental filmmakers who shoot their films on 16mm and 8mm film formats, as well as an ever-growing numbers of new authors. Many films in the programme, either directly or metaphorically reflect on the experiences that we all met during the pandemic. This reveals itself through in-depth self-reflection, anxiety and, in the end – self acceptance found in the films from the programme.

Baltic Analog Lab is a collective founded in 2016 in Riga uniting filmmakers and artists interested in analogue film and photography, Baltic Analog Lab aims to produce, teach and inspire an audience by providing a space for creation, learning and teaching.

High focus of the lab is education and collaboration; this is maintained by regular workshops led by BAL members and foreigner guests, as well as international film school organised by the lab. It also includes film screenings and expanded cinema events. The main curatorial event of the lab is the experimental film festival ‘Process’, which happens since year 2017.


“Center Fugue:
Dir. Roberts Vanags
Latvia / 2021 / b/w / sound / 3’ 20’’ / 16mm >> digital

“Bonds of Time”
Dir. Henrijs Laķis
Latvia / 2021 / colour / sound / 16’ / 16mm >> digital

“Père au ciel / Father In Heaven”
Dir. Kei Sendak
Latvia / 2021 / colour & b/w / sound / 4’ 30’’ / 16mm >> digital

“The Bearers of Memories”
Dir. Miglė Križinauskaitė-Bernotienė
Lithuania / 2020 / colour / sound / 13’ 20” / 16mm >> digital

“Compos Mentis”
Dir. Linda Lindenberga
Latvia / 2021 / colour & b/w / sound / 6’ / 16mm >> digital

“Notes from the underground”
Dir. Eglė Razumaitė
Lithuania, France / 2020 / colour / sound / 18’ 30’’ / Super 16mm >> digital

Dir. Betija Zvejniece
Latvia / 2021 / colour / digital sound / 2’ 40’’ / 16mm >> digital

“Factory of Collision”
Dir. Ieva Balode
Latvia / 2021 / b/w / digital sound / 4’ / 16mm

“The Silva Method”
Dir. Mersedes Margoite
Latvia / 2021 / colour & b/w / digital sound / 5’ 25’’ / 16mm

“Wildflower Solstice”
Dir. Ieva S. Aleksa
Latvia / 2020 / colour / sound / 5’ / Super 8 >> Super 8

Dir. Sintija Andersone
Latvia / 2021 / colour / sound / 4’ 20” / 16mm >> 16mm

All inquiries about this program should be directed to PIX FILM at infopixfilm(at)

PIX FILM is an independent working studio, micro cinema, event space and gallery. The modular space accommodates diverse needs of individual artists, community arts groups and arts collectives. PIX FILM values digital and film forms of production and exhibition.

The Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT) is Canada’s foremost artist-run production and education organization dedicated to celebrating excellence in the moving image.


Monday 28 March 2022, 19:00 to 21:00

Non-members: TBD
Members: TBC

PIX FILM Gallery 
1411 Dufferin Street, Unit C 
Toronto Ontario Canada