INTO THE UNKNOWN is a short film that depicts everyday life from a different perspective – it depicts everyday things in an abstract way. This is a story of unusual moments in life, where everyday life is depicted on the contrary. The aim of this short film is to find new ways of looking at the environment where we live in and that surrounds us, finding new visual solutions. The everyday environment seems familiar to us but not everything is as it seems. Life is made up of many textures, colors, and shapes that we tend to overlook on a daily basis, because time drives us forward, and for that reason, we only see what is in front of our eyes. But if we stop for a moment and look at life up close, we will not only see the outer surface, but also what we are watching. Like life, which is not always predictable, this story is not based on traditional story motifs, it is unpredictable because this story is determined by the course of life. The short film is made entirely of photographs taken with a mobile phone, as a mobile phone is an integral part of life today. It is always with us wherever we go.

Aida Ismailova (LV)
Aida Ismailova is a filmmaker, animator and artist from Riga, Latvia. From an early age she showed great interest in art and filmmaking. From 2008 to 2012 she studied at Janis Rozentals Riga Art High school. From 2013 to 2017 she continued to pursue her creative career professionally by attending Visual Communication department in Art Academy of Latvia for a master’s degree. From 2019 to 2021 she studied Motion. Image. Sound department in Art Academy of The short film Into the Unknown was her graduation work. Aida enjoys writing screenplays, stories and taking photographs.