17-07-2008

EC authorizes Latvian €43 million film support

By FNE Staff
The European Commission announced approval of a €43 million Latvian film support scheme through December, 2013. The scheme covers film development, production and distribution of Latvian and Eruopean films, with emphasis on rural Latvia.

The report noted that Latvia has only 14 full-time cinemas with 46 screens, located primarily in Riga, in contrast with 1,103 screens operating in 1990. The support is intended to make Latvian and European films more accessible to Latvians living in rural areas.

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