National Film Centre of Latvia is under the threat of reorganization

The financial crisis in Latvia has triggered a chain of reorganization of cultural institutions that threatens the existence of the National Film Centre of Latvia (NFC) as an independent establishment.

Cinema school to open in Riga

The Riga Motion Pictures Studio is partnering with the Latvian Academy of Culture to open a film school in Riga.

Top spot for Little Robbers

The €1.1 million Latvian-Austrian co-production Little Robbers took first place at the box office in its opening week, but results reflected the economic turmoil confronting Latvians.

LNT holds ratings lead in Latvia

Latvian commercial broadcaster LNT retained its leading market share slot, claiming 18.8% of TV viewers nationally.

Latvian film funding announced

The National Film Centre of Latvia (NFC) has announced €1.64 million in funding for film production in 2009.

Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries accepting applications

The 13th Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, taking place September 1-6, 2009, in Riga, is accepting applications from documentary filmmakers through June 5, 2009.

Cuts in film funding for 2009 in Latvia

Cuts in the state budget have reduced the support administered by the National Film Centre of Latvia for film production and development in 2009 to €3,110,000.

New cinema chain planned for Baltics

New Europe Cinemas plans to open its first in a chain of cinemas in Latvia in August 2009.

When Apples Roll in Berlin

Director Reinis Kalnaellis unveils his first animated film When Apples Roll (Kad āboli ripo), premiering at the Berlinale.

First Baltic Channel back on air

Following a one week break, First Baltic Channel (PBK) resumed broadcasting in Estonia.

Latvia's National Hit: Defenders of Riga

Defenders of Riga, dedicated to Latvia's fight for independence in 1919, has become a national hit and is being screened far outside of Latvia's borders.

Edmunds Jansons soars with Little Bird's Diary

A 23 minute documentary animation film, Little Bird's Diary, is winning recognition for Latvian animator and documentary director Edmunds Jansons.

Iveta Pole reigns in Latvia's Monotony

Iveta Pole has an exquisite face that stands out in a crowd.

TV3 wins court decision

A Riga court has directed Baltkom TV to cease broadcasts of TV3 via digital land-line.

Hallmark begins filming in Riga

The Hallmark Hall of Fame TV film Miss Irena's Children began shooting on November 13 in Riga.

Latvian producer revisits history for Latvian hits

Andrejs Ekis, the charismatic and ambitious producer of this year's record-breaking historical epic Defenders of Riga, is looking to Latvia's history to bring in local audiences.

Latvian distributor Oscars Killo, Acme Film

In just five years, Acme Fim managing director Oscars Killo has become is one of the most promising and hard-working young film producers in Latvia.

Chop Shop wins Arsenals lottery grand prize

Inviting representatives from each of the 16 "winning" international competition films on stage for the closing Arsenals ceremony on September 20, the festival concluded with its traditional lottery prize drawing,…

Freimane to launch new production company

Producer Laima Freimane of Screen Vision production company is set to launch a new services oriented company, 5 Level Production, at a grand opening on October 9.

Baltic film production soars

Baltic filmmakers and industry professionals are showing off the jewels of newly energized film production in the Baltic Film Competition, which opened September 17 as part of the Arsenals festival…