FNE at Berlinale 2017: Latvian Film in Berlin

VISIT US AT THE LATVIAN STAND G11, MARTIN-GROPIUS-BAU
12-02-2017

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: Splendid Palace, Riga

This month we speak with Aiga Stengrevica, the manager of Splendid Palace, a splendid cinema located in the historical center of Riga, in a national architectural monument founded in 1923…
05-12-2016

FNE TV: Dita Rietuma head of the Latvian National Film Centre and Janis Kalejs head of the Latvian Film Services Producers

TALLINN: Dita Rietuma head of the Latvian National Film Centre and Janis Kalejs head of the Latvian Film Services Producers Association tell us about the challenges and the advantages after…
30-11-2016

PRODUCTION: Michael Idov Develops Humorist

RIGA: Writer/director Michael Idov is developing Humorist, a feature film about the Soviet stand-up comedian Boris Arkadiev. The film is a Latvian/Russian/British coproduction set for shooting in 2017.
21-10-2016

FESTIVALS: Mellow Mud Wins Best Fiction Film Award at Latvian National Film Festival

RIGA: Mellow Mud by Renārs Vimba was awarded best fiction film at the National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps. The film was also awarded for best script and best actress.
19-10-2016

FESTIVALS: Latvian National Film Festival Announces Nominations

RIGA: The most significant and oldest event in Latvian film industry, National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps, will take place from 6 to 12 October 2016. Awards in 23 categories will…
03-10-2016

Dawn to Represent Latvia in the Oscar Race

RIGA: Laila Pakalniņa's Dawn / Ausma is Latvia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards.
28-09-2016

Latvia and Slovakia Select Dawn an Eva Nová as Oscar Contenders

BRATISLAVA / RIGA: Laila Pakalniņa's Dawn / Ausma is Latvia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards, while Marko Škop’s debut feature Eva Nová…
26-09-2016

Baltic Sea Docs Celebrates 20 Years

RIGA: Twenty five documentary producers pitched their projects at the 20th Baltic Sea Documentary Film Forum (Baltic Sea Docs), which took place from 7 to 11 September 2016. The annual…
15-09-2016

PRODUCTION: Sergei Loznitsa Shoots A Gentle Creature in Latvia

RIGA: Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa’s new project A Gentle Creature is currently shooting in and around the second biggest Latvian city, Daugavpils. This is his second feature film shooting in…
25-07-2016

PRODUCTION: Juris Poskus Film Gets Latvian Funding

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has awarded 245,000 EUR to Juris Poskus’ new feature fiction film 24 Hr Sunshine / Saule spīd 24 stundas, an international coproduction between…
03-06-2016

Last Call for Baltic Sea Forum

RIGA: Documentary projects applications for the 20th Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, the annual co-financing forum for documentary projects, are due by 7 June. The forum is organised by the…
01-06-2016

FNE at Cannes 2016: Latvian Cinema in Cannes

VISIT US AT THE LATVIAN PAVILION NO. 221, VILLAGE INTERNATIONAL PANTIERO
14-05-2016

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Centennial Celebration Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia confirmed 1,610,000 EUR for eleven projects in the first round of the Latvia’s Centennial grants session in 2016.
12-05-2016

FNE at Cannes 2016: EFP Producer on the Move: Roberts Vinovskis

RIGA: Latvian producer Roberts Vinovskis, a 2016 European Film Promotion Producer on the Move, has been in the film production business since the early 2000’s but is best known for…
11-05-2016

Latvia Cash Rebates Rise

RIGA: The National Film Center of Latvia and the Riga Film Fund have increased their total cash rebate to 2.3 m EUR for 2017.
06-05-2016

GRANTS: Latvia Announced Production Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia allotted production grants for 25 projects in 2016. The total amount of 1,993,461 EUR was distributed to three fiction films, five animated films…
11-04-2016

ScripTeast - 10 Years: Focus on Latvia

Film New Europe and Independent Film Foundation are celebrating the 10th anniversary of ScripTeast with a series of weekly interviews with scriptwriters and key players involved in ScripTeast activity.
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PRODUCTION: Jānis Nords Shoots Foam at the Mouth

RIGA: Director Jānis Nords is currently shooting Foam at the Mouth / Ar putām uz Lūpām, a psychological drama in a contemporary setting. The premiere of this Latvian/Lithuanian/Polish coproduction is…
23-03-2016

Cinema Admissions Increase in Latvia in 2015

RIGA: Admissions in Latvia were over 2.4 m in 2015, approximately 2 % more than in 2014. Market share of European and domestic films decreased compared to 2014.
23-02-2016