BOX OFFICE: Class Reunion Remake Becomes Box Office Hit in Latvia

RIGA: Class Reunion / Klases salidojums directed by Andrejs Ēķis and produced by Platforma Filma is the leading domestic film at the Latvian Box office. After six weeks it has…
28-03-2019

The Humorist to Be Released in Its Countries of Origin

RIGA: The Russian/Latvian/Czech coproduction The Humorist by Michael Idov will be released in Russia on 1 March 2019 and in the Czech Republic by 24 April 2019. The film will…
28-02-2019

M-appeal Picks Up The Humorist

RIGA: The Berlin-based sales agent M-appeal picked up Michael Idov’s black comedy The Humorist. This Russian/Latvian/Czech coproduction was shot in Latvia and it is presented at Berlinale’s European Film Market.
12-02-2019

FNE at Berlinale 2019: Latvian Film in Berlin

Latvian stand at EFM - Martin Gropius Bau - stand number G10! Latvian animation goes to Berlin 2019. This has been a fruitful time for animators in Latvia – two…
09-02-2019

Latvian/Polish Animated Film Sold in France

RIGA: Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs, a Latvian/Polish animated film directed by Edmunds Jansons, was sold by New Europe Film Sales in France. The film will open in Latvia…
30-01-2019

FNE Market Analysis 2018: LATVIA

Latvia’s film programme for the country’s centenary, which was celebrated in 2018, has led to an unheard of box office success and has shown an unprecedented rise in local box…
30-01-2019

Latvia Increases Budget for Incentives in 2019

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia will allot less money for minority coproductions, but more for the incentives programme in 2019.
23-01-2019

Latvian The Pagan King to Be Released in UK

RIGA: The English language Latvian historical drama The Pagan King, directed by Aigars Grauba and starring British actor James Blurr and Swedish actor Edvin Erre, will be theatrically released in…
16-01-2019

Bille Wins Best Film at Latvian National Film Awards

RIGA: Inara Kolmane’s family film Bille, a Latvian/Lithuanian/Czech coproduction, won the Best Film award at the 30th Lielais Kristaps Latvian national film awards on 12 November 2018.
14-11-2018

GRANTS: Latvia Gives Grants to Four Family Films

Riga: The National Film Centre of Latvia will distribute 1,240,417 EUR for the production of four family films.
08-11-2018

PRODUCTION: The Despair Moves into Post-production

RIGA: Latvian Emerging Producer at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival, Lelde Pruse continues her collaboration with the award-winning director Karlis Lesins, who has completed shooting on his feature film…
07-11-2018

Two Animations Among Latvian Films in Post-production

RIGA: Latvian production companies have a bonanza of films in post-production or completed and awaiting release. They include two animated films, both for children and family audiences.
05-11-2018

FESTIVALS: Core of the World Wins Riga IFF

RIGA: Core of the World, a Russian/Lithuanian coproduction directed by Natalia Meshchaninova, won the Best Film Award at the Riga International Film Festival, which concludes on 31 October 2018.
29-10-2018

Czech and Estonian Films Win Riga Pitching Forum

RIGA: The third edition of the Riga International Film Festival's pitching FORUM for children's and youth film projects, which took place 18 – 19 October 2018, awarded two films from…
23-10-2018

FESTIVALS: Ten Baltic Films Compete at 2018 Riga IFF

RIGA: The Riga IFF, running 18-31 October 2018, will screen ten films from the Baltic region in the main competition, including fiction, documentary and children’s films.
02-10-2018

FESTIVALS: RIGA IFF Announces Pitching FORUM Selection

RIGA: Thirteen projects have been selected for the annual Riga International Film Festival's pitching FORUM for children and youth film projects, which will take place 18-19 October 2018.
26-09-2018

Documentary To Be Continued Selected as Latvia’s Oscar Bid

RIGA: Veteran filmmaker Ivars Seleckis’s documentary To Be Continued has been selected as Latvia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.
04-09-2018

BOX OFFICE: Admissions to Latvian Films Double in First Half of 2018

RIGA: Admissions to Latvian films reached 290,000 in the first half of 2018, marking an already record year for domestic cinema. In 2017 admissions to domestic films were 194,000.
10-08-2018

FESTIVALS: RIGA IFF Welcomes New Script Ideas

RIGA: The 4th edition of the European Script Meeting (23-24 October 2018), the main industry event of the Riga International Film Festival (18-31 October 2018), launches call for applications.
19-07-2018

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: K. Suns, Riga

This month we speak with Aida Zviedre and Juris Zviedris, the owners and programmers of the Cinema K. Suns in Riga. Founded 26 years ago, Cinema K. Suns is the…
04-07-2018