FESTIVALS: The Event Wins Riga IFF

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival First Award in history went to Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa for his documentary The Event about a failed 1991 communist coup d’etat attempt in…
28-10-2015

PRODUCTION: Ivars Zviedris Shoots Documentary Loggers

RIGA: Acclaimed director Ivars Zviedris is currently working on a new project Loggers / Zāģeri, a documentary about the communities of Latvian forest workers.
06-10-2015

PRODUCTION: Dāvis Sīmanis in Postproduction with My Peaceful Place of Exile

RIGA: Award-winning director Dāvis Sīmanis is in postproduction with the feature My Peaceful Place of Exile / Pelnu sanatorija. The story of this Latvian/Lithuanian coproduction is set in the final…
05-10-2015

FESTIVALS: Riga International Film Festival Announces Official Competition

RIGA: Seven films will compete for the first time in the international competition of Riga International Film Festival (15-25 October 2015). It is a competition for films from countries connected…
01-10-2015

Latvia Submits Modris for the Oscars

RIGA: Juris Kursietis’ debut feature Modris has been selected by a committee of experts established by the National Film Centre of Latvia as Latvia’s candidate for the Best Foreign Language…
18-09-2015

Latvia Announces International Film Coproduction Grants in 2015

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced its first grants for international coproductions, with 200,000 EUR going to eight projects.
19-08-2015

Baltic Sea Docs 2015 Selects 25 Projects

RIGA: The 19th Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (BSD) taking place 2-6 September 2015 in Riga announced its final selection of 25 projects, representing 13 countries. They include six Latvian…
17-08-2015

PRODUCTION: Award Winning Animator Edmunds Jansons in Production on Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness

RIGA: Award-winning animator Edmunds Jansons is working on his new short film Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness / Bize un Neguļa about a six year old girl known as Pigtail who…
30-07-2015

FNE IDF DocBloc: Close Relations

Vitaly Mansky’s documentary Close Relations is set for a December 2015 release.
24-07-2015

Latvia Announces Film Development Grants for 2015

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has awarded 107,300 EUR to fourteen projects in the film development grants session for 2015
08-07-2015

Latvia Announces Debut Film Grants for 2015

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has awarded 139,156 EUR to five projects in the debut film grants session for 2015.
07-07-2015

SPI International to Launch FilmBox Baltic and Fast&FunBox in Latvia

RIGA: Movie channel FilmBox Baltic and the extreme-sports channel Fast&FunBox will be launched by SPI International on the telecom operator SIA Lattelecom.
17-06-2015

Single Digital Market Assembly to be Held in Riga

RIGA: The digital assembly 2015, coorganised by the European Comission and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will be held in Riga to discuss the single…
10-06-2015

Film Education Initiative for Teachers Launched in Latvia

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia in collaboration with the National Centre for Education has developed a new project entitled “Kino Skolās”, which aims at promoting accessibility and knowledge…
10-06-2015

Record Attendance for European Films in Latvia

RIGA: Latvian cinemas saw a dramatic increase in admissions for European films in 2014.
09-06-2015

Latvian EU Presidency Encourages Film

BRUSSELS: The National Film Center of Latvia has compiled a comprehensive list of films, from classics to contemporary masterpieces, to be released in a new collection. This initiative is a…
04-06-2015

PRODUCTION: Māris Martinsons in Preproduction with Magic Kimono

RIGA: Director Māris Martinsons will begin shooting a Latvian/Estonian/Japanese feature length modern-day fairytale, Magic Kimono / Maģiskais kimono, in August 2015. The film is a coproduction between Krukfilms in Latvia,…
26-05-2015

Latvia Announces Coproduction Cash Rebates in 2015

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia and Riga Film Fund confirmed a total of 829,081 EUR going to seven projects in the film coproduction cash rebate session for 2015.
25-05-2015

Latvia Raises Cash Rebate Budgets and Adds €7,5 million Funding To Celebrate Centennial

CANNES: Following its successful turn as last year’s EFA host, Latvia continues the momentum by raising the budgets for their international co-production rebates.
17-05-2015

Latvian Cinema in Cannes 2015

CANNES: After hosting last year’s EFA Awards in Riga, Latvia arrives in Cannes to present its filmmakers and its international co-production rebates that are increasingly attracting foreign productions to Latvia.
17-05-2015