PRODUCTION: Latvian Finnish Chronicles of Melanie in Production

TALLINN: Director Viestur Kairish takes on the topic of the deportation of 40,000 Baltic citizens to Siberia in 1941 in the drama Chronicles of Melanie, planned for completion in 2015.
09-12-2014

FNE at Riga IFF and Riga Meetings 2014: Riga fest kicks off with Kravcenko Doc

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival kicks off tonight with the screening of Beyond the Fear a new doc by Herz Frank and Maria Kravcenko. The film is a Latvian…
02-12-2014 m

Latvia Joins European Film Promotion

RIGA: Latvia has become the 35th member of European Film Promotion (EFP), joining Baltic State neighbors Estonia and Lithuania, which were previously represented in tandem with Latvia through the umbrella…
02-12-2014

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Centennial Grants

RIGA: Thirteen film projects will receive state funding under the tender Local Films for Latvia's Centennial.
13-11-2014

FESTIVALS: Latvian Film Festival Lielais Kristaps Announces Nominations

RIGA: The Latvian National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps, one of the central events of the upcoming Riga International Film Festival, has announced its nominees.
23-10-2014

Kickstarter Campaign for Latvian Roller Skis Doc Launched

RIGA: The producers of a doc about Latvian athlete Raymond Dombrovsky’s bid to cross North America on roller-skis have launched a kickstarter campaign to fund the film which has also…
17-09-2014

PRODUCTION: Laila Pakalnina Working on a Latvian-Polish Coproduction

RIGA: Acclaimed Latvian director Laila Pakalnina is shooting a period drama, Dawn (Ausma), produced by her own studio Hargla.
02-09-2014

Latvia Opens Grants for Foreign Productions

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced its annual tender for co-funding of foreign productions.
01-09-2014

PRODUCTION: Mellow Mud Wraps Summer Shooting

RIGA: Latvian director's Renārs Vimba debut feature Mellow Mud has finished its summer production shoot, producers Alise Ģelze and Aija Bērziņa said.
30-07-2014

Latvian Film Council Elects New President

RIGA: Producer and head of the Latvian Film Producers association Aija Bērziņa has been elected as chairman of Latvian Film Council.
18-07-2014

Latvia to Double Film Distribution Grants nearly doubled

RIGA: The Latvian Film Centre has nearly doubled the amount to be given in grants for local film promotion, to 40,000 EUR.
10-07-2014

GRANTS: Latvian Film Centre Funds 15 Projects for Development

RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia has renewed the tender for project development support, after a six year break, an indication of the film industry's recovery after the financial crisis.
03-07-2014

Latvia Buys TVP’s House by the Backwater

WARSAW: The hit series format House by the Backwater from Polish public broadcaster TVP has bought by Latvian TV.
01-07-2014

PRODUCTION: WIDE Picks up What Silent Gerda Knows in Development

RIGA: Latvian born Russian writer/director Yevgeni Pashkevich's feature film What Silent Gerda Knows (Ko zina klusā Gerda) has entered development stage with distribution rights already acquired by Paris-based WIDE.
30-06-2014

GRANTS: Latvia Funds Seven Debut Films

RIGA: The Latvian Film Centre will finance seven projects under its newly introduced debut film tender.
19-06-2014

GRANTS: Latvian Film Centre Funds Two Latvian Russian Films

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia awarded two grants under its new cofinancing tender announced in May 2014.
18-06-2014

FNE TV: Dita Rietuma Head of the Latvian National Film Centre

FNE spoke to Dita Rietuma who made her debut in Cannes as the newly appointed head of the Latvian Film Centre about how Latvia plans to strengthen cooperation with its…
10-06-2014

PRODUCTION: Modris Sets Fall Release

RIGA: The Latvian/Greek/German coproduction Modris, a debut feature by Latvian director Juris Kursietis, is set to be released in Latvia on 24 October 2014.
10-06-2014

Latvian Animations Find International Sales

RIGA: Latvian animations sell to Europe, Middle East and Russia.
29-05-2014

FNE Doc Bloc: Deadline Approaches for Baltic Sea Forum

Producers have two weeks left to apply for the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries.
23-05-2014