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RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia and Riga Film Fund confirmed a total of 829,081 EUR going to seven projects in the film coproduction cash rebate session for 2015.

RIGA: Writer/director Aik Karapetian continues to work on genres not typical for the Latvian cinema. After the successful horror picture The Man in the Orange Jacket, produced by Lokomotive Productions, Karapetian is preparing a thriller called Firstborn/Pirmdzimtais.

RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia distributed 911,954 EUR to 12 projects in the first film production grants session in 2015.

RIGA: Director Ivars Tontegode is shooting a biographical documentary feature Knutification/Nepareizais about the life of Knuts Skujenieks, a poet who survived the Soviet prison camps and was later to become one of the most influential figures in Latvian society. The film will be produced by Pomegrande Productions.

RIGA: Viktors Buda and his team at VFS Films are shooting Era of Dance / Dejulaikmets, a music documentary on Rave, Dance and DJ cultures that bridged West Germany and the Soviet Union in the late 1980s, with Riga caught in the middle.

RIGA: Director Maris Martinsons continues work on Romeo and Juliet / Romeo un Džuljeta, his interpretation of Shakespeare's play. Here, the love story is set in contemporary Latvian society and the family feud is played in the context of social problems between the two main ethnic groups in Latvia - Latvians and Russians.

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