Riga IFF Opens Call for Children’s Film Pitching Forum

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival Forum, a pitching and coproduction forum for children’s films, announced a call for entries for its 18 – 19 October 2018 event.
07-06-2018

FNE at Cannes 2018: Latvian Cinema in Cannes

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12-05-2018

EFP 2018 Producer on the Move: Aija Berzina, Latvia

RIGA: Aija Berzina represents Latvia at the European Film Promotion’s 2018 Producers on the Move event taking place 10-14 May during the Cannes Film Festival.
08-05-2018

Latvian Films Take Unprecedented Market Share

RIGA: Three of the top five films at the Latvian box office are domestic releases, accounting for 28 percent of the market share. The boom is led by Aigars Grauba’s…
25-04-2018

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Production Grants

RIGA: The National Film Center of Latvia will distribute 927,294 EUR for the production of 12 feature films with Latvian major participation. Three animated films, two feature films and seven…
04-04-2018

FESTIVALS: 5th Riga International Film Festival Calls for Entries

RIGA: Submissions are open for the 5th edition of the Riga International Film Festival, set to take place from 18 to 31 October 2018.
16-03-2018

PRODUCTION: Juris Kursietis Shoots Latvian/Lithuanian/Belgian Coproduction

RIGA: Juris Kursietis is currently shooting his sophomore feature Oleg, a drama about a butcher who leaves for Brussels to work in a local meat factory, but gets under the…
06-03-2018

Domestic Crowdfunded Movie in Latvian Box Office

RIGA: Oskars Rupenheits’ debut feature comedy The Foundation of Criminal Excellence is third in the Latvian box office with 30,000 admissions in three weeks and more than 183,000 EUR gross.…
26-02-2018

FNE Country Report 2017: LATVIA

RIGA: Ahead of Latvia's Centennial, which will be celebrated throughout 2018, the support for local film production steadily increased to 9,109,016 EUR in 2017, with more than 2 m EUR…
07-02-2018

PRODUCTION: Aigars Grauba in Postproduction with 3m EUR Latvian Historical Drama The Pagan King

RIGA: Director Aigars Grauba is currently in postproduction with English language historical drama The Pagan King, starring British actor James Blurr and Swedish actor Edvin Erre. Made with a budget…
08-12-2017

Swingers See Lithuanian, Norwegian and Finnish Remakes

RIGA: The comedy Swingers by Andrejs Ekis will have remakes in Lithuania, Norway and Finland. Latvia’s 2016 box office hit was already adapted by Platforma Filma in Estonia and the…
06-12-2017

Latvia Approves Convention on Cinematographic Coproduction

RIGA: Latvian government approved the Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Coproduction on 28 November 2017. The National Film Center is in charge of its implementation. The Convention on Cinematographic…
30-11-2017

FESTIVALS: Chronicles of Melanie Wins Lielais Kristaps Fest

RIGA: Latvian/Czech/Finnish coproduction Chronicles of Melanie directed by Viesturs Kairišs won the Best Feature Film award at the Latvian national film festival Lielais Kristaps, which concluded on 14 November 2017.
16-11-2017

PRODUCTION: Russian/Latvian/Czech Coproduction Starts Shooting in Latvia

RIGA: Michael Idov’s debut feature The Humorist started shooting in Jurmala, Latvia. The film is a coproduction between Russia, Latvia and the Czech Republic, and is set to be finished…
22-09-2017

Chronicles of Melanie to Represent Latvia in the Oscar Race

RIGA: Chronicles of Melanie directed by Viesturs Kairišs was selected by a panel set up by the National Film Center to be Latvia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film…
05-09-2017

Latvian Family Film Breaks Admissions Record in Opening Week

RIGA: Varis Brasla's family film Grandpa Is More Dangerous than the Computer has become the most successful domestic family film in the opening week with over 13,000 admissions. The film,…
31-08-2017

FESTIVALS: Riga IFF Announces Lineup

RIGA: Ten long films were selected for the main competition of the Riga International Film Festival, set to take place from 7 to 17 September 2017.
25-08-2017

PRODUCTION: Ivo Briedis Deconstructs the Soviet Man in Documentary Telebridge

RIGA: In his new documentary Telebridge Ivo Briedis is deconstructing the concept of the Soviet man through the eyes of the last Soviet and first post-Soviet generation. The project was…
23-08-2017

Baltic Film Days Celebrates 100th Anniversary of Baltic Countries

RIGA: The National Film Center of Latvia, the Estonian Film Institue and the Lithuanian Film Centre are launching Baltic Film Days (22-24 August 2017), an event that will celebrate the…
21-08-2017