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Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary Programme Launch
RIGA: Latvia launches its jubilee film programme Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary on 17 August 2017 with the premiere of Varis Brasla's family film Grandpa Is More Dangerous than the…
GRANTS: Latvia Announces Minority Coproduction Grants
RIGA: National Film Center of Latvia has allotted 300,000 EUR to eight minority coproductions including two feature films, one animated film and five documentaries.
PRODUCTION: Ivars Zviedris in Production with The Smuggler
RIGA: Acclaimed documentary filmmaker and DoP Ivars Zviedris is currently in production with The Smuggler, a story set on the Latvian/Russian border.
FNE IDF Doc Bloc: The Smuggler
Latvian long documentary The Smuggler, currently in production, follows a guy who is helping immigrants to get across the border between Russia and Latvia.
GRANTS: Latvia Supports Seven Projects in 2017
RIGA: The National Film Center of Latvia distributed 858,013 EUR to seven projects in its 2017 grant rounds.
GRANTS: Latvia Funds Three Coproductions
RIGA: The National Film Center of Latvia chose three projects to support with coproduction grants totaling 350,399 EUR, financing two fiction films and a TV documentary series.
PRODUCTION: Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Czech Republic Producing WWII Drama Bille
PRAGUE: The Prague based post-production house Magiclab continues its foray into coproduction with the Latvian/Czech/Lithuanian/Polish family drama Bille directed by Inara Kolmane and based on the novel by acclaimed Latvian…
FNE at Cannes 2017: German/French Age of Iron Series to Shoot in Latvia
CANNES: The 5m EUR German/French TV series Age of Iron is set to shoot in Latvia in October. The six episodes of the series will be produced by Luxfilm of…
FNE at Cannes 2017: Latvian Cinema in Cannes
VISIT US AT THE LATVIAN PAVILION #221, VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL PANTIERO
EFP Producer on the Move: Gints Grube, Latvia
RIGA: Gints Grube got a BA in philosophy, did doctoral studies in political science and worked extensively in the media before becoming the director of Hansa Media production company and…
FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Kino Bize, Riga
This month we speak with Maris Prombergs, the director and programmer of Kino Bize from Riga, Latvia. Kino Bize was founded in 2012 as a small, cozy art house movie…
LATVIA: Country Report 2016
Latvian film industry continued to grow steadily in 2016. State funding for film industry reached 6.7 m EUR in 2016, indicating nearly 1 m EUR growth from 2015, one of…
FNE at Berlinale 2017: Latvian Film in Berlin
VISIT US AT THE LATVIAN STAND G11, MARTIN-GROPIUS-BAU
FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Splendid Palace, Riga
This month we speak with Aiga Stengrevica, the manager of Splendid Palace, a splendid cinema located in the historical center of Riga, in a national architectural monument founded in 1923…
FNE TV: Dita Rietuma head of the Latvian National Film Centre and Janis Kalejs head of the Latvian Film Services Producers
TALLINN: Dita Rietuma head of the Latvian National Film Centre and Janis Kalejs head of the Latvian Film Services Producers Association tell us about the challenges and the advantages after…
PRODUCTION: Michael Idov Develops Humorist
RIGA: Writer/director Michael Idov is developing Humorist, a feature film about the Soviet stand-up comedian Boris Arkadiev. The film is a Latvian/Russian/British coproduction set for shooting in 2017.
FESTIVALS: Mellow Mud Wins Best Fiction Film Award at Latvian National Film Festival
RIGA: Mellow Mud by Renārs Vimba was awarded best fiction film at the National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps. The film was also awarded for best script and best actress.
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