New Riga Film Fund drive boom in foreign productions shooting in Latvia

TALLINN: The Riga Film Fund has fueled a boom in foreign productions in Latvia with nine foreign productions shooting in this Baltic state in 2011. Surprisingly producers from Asia including…
13-12-2011

Latvian TV's Requests Cable Fee

RIGA: Commercial Latvian TV stations LNT and TV3 are asking cable TV operators to pay for there broadcasts of the commercials stations. Currently cable companies are able to broadcast the…
07-12-2011

Nauka 2.0 Begins Broadcasting in Latvia

RIGA: Local media reports that the Russian science channel, Nauka 2.0, began broadcasting in Latvia earlier this month,
23-11-2011

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Latvia

RIGA: If you want to watch Latvians justify their claim to be the "singing nation," turn on the TV. It's not only the contestants who are competing in an abundance…
31-05-2011

Latvia Announces 2011 Film Grants

The National Film Centre of Latvia (NFC, www.nfc.lv) has announced the film grants to be awarded for 2011. Seven feature films, 11 documentaries and four animation films received funding. The…
19-05-2011

Latvia Hosts Asian Film Shoot

Latvia will stand in for the coast of France in the pan-Asian film My Way, a World War II film about two Asian soldiers during the landing on the coast…
16-05-2011

EFP Producer on the Move: Linda Krukle

Latvian 34-year old Linda Krukle, European Film Promotion Producer on the Move, produced the first Latvian-Hong Kong coproduction Amaya aka Hong Kong Confidential with a cast of famous actors from…
01-05-2011

Latvia’s Ticket Prices Drop as Local Films Attract Viewers

RIGA: Newly released date from the Latvian National Film Center (www.nfc.lv) show the effect that Latvia's economic problems of the past two years have had on cinema. Most alarmingly, ticket…
14-04-2011

FNE - IDF DocBlock: The Blueberry Spirits

Blueberry spirits tells the ghost stories of the small Gypsy family who spend their summers living in forest. Every member of the small community has experienced several scary encounters with…
13-04-2011

FESTIVALS: Georgia, Latvia in the Spotlight at Riga Children's Film Festival

RIGA: The IX Riga International Children's Film Festival "Berimors" (8-14 April 2011, http://festivali.arsenals.lv/berimors/lv/) will feature a special selection of animated films from Georgia and Latvia.
31-03-2011

FNE at Berlinale 2011: New Loznitza film In the Fog to shoot in Latvia

BERLIN: German Ukrainina director Sergei Lotznitza has inked a deal with Lativan Rijafilms (www.rijafilms.lv) to shoot his new production In the Fog in Latvia in September.
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Latvian TV Advertising Increases

Latvia had a 33% increase in TV advertisements in December 2010, compared with December 2009.
20-01-2011

FNE 2010 Year in Review: Latvia Sets the Stage

2010 will go down as a seminal year for Latvia, with the passage of a new film law and the establishment of a regional film fund that bring it up…
16-12-2010

Latvia Awaits 2011 Film Budget

The Latvian state budget for culture and the film industry will be approved at the beginning of 2011. The good news is that after the dramatic decrease in funding in…
15-12-2010

PRODUCTION: Escaping Riga in Development

Director Davis Simanis and producer Liga Gaisa are in development with a Latvian full-length documentary, Escaping Riga, a "docu-fiction" about Riga-born film director Sergei Eisenstein who emigrated to Russia and…
11-11-2010

Latvia submits Amaya for Oscar bid

Latvia has chosen director Maris Martinsons' romantic drama Amaya (Hong Kong Confidential) as the country's entry for the Oscar's Best Foreign Language Film category.
28-09-2010

South Korean film shoots in Latvia

RIGA: South Korean film My Way is set to shoot in Latvia. The 22 million euro drama is directed by blockbuster South Korean helmer Kang Je-Gyu. The 24-day shoot will…
20-09-2010

Arsenals trains new film professionals

RIGA: Promising film talents from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Armenia and Georgia will take part in a newly launched training program offered by the Riga film forum Arsenals (www.arsenals.lv). Dubbed the…
17-09-2010

Asian WWII drama to shoot in Latvia

The biggest war drama of its kind ever to be shot in Latvia is slated to begin shooting early next year. My Way, a Korean-Latvian co-production, will film partly in…
07-09-2010

Riga launches film training programme

"Riga Virus: Training for Emerging Cinema Professionals" will be launched in September 2010, gathering 20 participants (10 film projects) from the Baltic States, Armenia and Georgia. The participants of the…
30-08-2010