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RIGA: Award-winning director Dāvis Sīmanis is in postproduction with the feature My Peaceful Place of Exile / Pelnu sanatorija. The story of this Latvian/Lithuanian coproduction is set in the final year of WWI.

RIGA: Juris Kursietis’ debut feature Modris has been selected by a committee of experts established by the National Film Centre of Latvia as Latvia’s candidate for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards. Modris is a Latvian/Greek/German coproduction.

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced its first grants for international coproductions, with 200,000 EUR going to eight projects.

RIGA: The 19th Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (BSD) taking place 2-6 September 2015 in Riga announced its final selection of 25 projects, representing 13 countries. They include six Latvian projects, four Estonian projects, three Lithuanian projects, and two projects from Poland.

RIGA: Award-winning animator Edmunds Jansons is working on his new short film Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness / Bize un Neguļa about a six year old girl known as Pigtail who together with her shaggy friend from her closet Mr. Sleeplessness, come up with a “brilliant” plan to return her baby brother Leo to the amusement park where they believe he was bought. 

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has awarded 107,300 EUR to fourteen projects in the film development grants session for 2015

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has awarded 139,156 EUR to five  projects in the debut film grants session for 2015.

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia in collaboration with the National Centre for Education has developed a new project entitled “Kino Skolās”, which aims at promoting accessibility and knowledge of Latvian films through a comprehensive academic learning process.

RIGA: Latvian cinemas saw a dramatic increase in admissions for European films in 2014.

RIGA: Director Māris Martinsons will begin shooting a Latvian/Estonian/Japanese feature length modern-day fairytale, Magic Kimono / Maģiskais kimono, in August 2015. The film is a coproduction between Krukfilms in Latvia, OREE Films in Estonia, and Loaded in Japan.

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