18-06-2014

GRANTS: Latvian Film Centre Funds Two Latvian Russian Films

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RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia awarded two grants under its new cofinancing tender announced in May 2014.

Both of winning projects are eligible for funding up to 20%.

Latvian Direct Contact Media's and Russian Enjoy Movie's feature film Honest People (Godigie cilveki) is eligible for cofinancing up to 74,000 EUR. Honest People is a strained drama about two brothers: a physics teacher and a criminal. Itwill be directed by Russia's Georgiy Malkov and Latvia's Uldis Cipsts.

Boheme International's (LV) and Amalgama Studio's (RUS) mini-series drama Heroine of the Day (Gavilniece), also a Russo-Latvian project, is eligible for up to 61,097 EUR. Heroine of the Day is based on the biography of Russian ballerina Olga Spessivtseva. The four-part drama will star Latvian actors Andris Keiss, Juris Strenga and Gundars Abolins. It is estimated that the production will employ up to 70 creative professionals from the Latvian side.

See the grants chart HERE