FESTIVALS: Baltic Sea Forum Announces 2021 Programme

RIGA: The Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs) has concluded the project selection for its 25th edition that will run 1 - 12 September. The most important documentary…
14-07-2021

Forma Pro Films to Open Latvian LED Unit Studio

RIGA: The Lativan production company Forma Pro Films plans to open one of Europe’s largest LED Unit studios in Riga in August 2021. The new space will encompass 1,500 square…
12-07-2021

Danish WW2 Drama Completes Shooting in Latvia

RIGA: Danish drama The Bereaved / Hvidstengruppen2– de efterladte by Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis has wrapped shooting in Latvia, serviced by Film Angels Studio. The Latvian shooting was supported by the…
14-06-2021

Latvia Launches COVID-19 Cultural Project Tests

RIGA: Latvia will launch six pilot projects, including two film screenings at Forum Cinemas' Kino Citadele, starting 10 June 2021, in order to develop and check the requirements for the…
07-06-2021

Latvian Drama The Pit Sold to HBO Europe

RIGA: Latvian director Dace Pūce’s debut feature The Pit / Bedre (2020) will be available to Eastern Europe's viewers through a new license agreement with HBO Europe, inked by the…
28-05-2021

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Ivars Tontegode Shoots Teenage Drama Anna LOL

RIGA: Latvian director Ivars Tontegode is currently shooting a teenage drama Anna LOL, produced by Mojo Raiser Production and KIB Kultivators. The film was supported by the National Film Centre…
25-05-2021

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Coproduction Grants for 2021

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has distributed 300,000 EUR to four Latvian minority coproductions originating in Italy, Estonia, and Lithuania (two projects). The projects include three feature films…
11-05-2021

Baltic Sea Docs 2021 Announces Call for Projects

RIGA: Applications for the 25th edition of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries are welcome till 11 June 2021. The most important documentary training and pitching event in the Baltic…
10-05-2021

FESTIVALS: IDFF Artdocfest Riga 2021 Announces Winners

RIGA: The International Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest ran in Riga and outside the city from 28 April to 3 May 2020. The main prize was awarded to Silent Voice directed…
04-05-2021

Latvian Films Available Online Internationally on 4 May 2021

RIGA: The 17th edition of the Latvian Film Marathon will be held online on 4 May 2021. The annual event is organised by the National Film Centre of Latvia to…
22-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Latvian Actress Elza Gauja in Postproduction with Debut Feature

RIGA: Latvian actress Elza Gauja is currently in postproduction with her debut feature Keep Smiling, Mom!, which will be released by the broadcasting company TV3 Group in all three Baltic…
15-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Linda Olte Shoots Latvian/Italian Debut Feature Sisters

RIGA: Latvian director Linda Olte is currently in production with her debut feature Sisters / Māsas, a social family drama that required a thorough research. The film is a Latvian/Italian…
13-04-2021

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Juris Poškus in Postproduction with 24 HR Sunshine

RIGA: Latvian director Juris Poškus is currently in postproduction with his third feature film, a comedy-drama 24 HR Sunshine, produced by Madara Melberga for Fa Filma.
08-04-2021

GRANTS: National Film Centre of Latvia Announces Production Grants for 2021

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced the results of its 2021 production grants for new films. The grants in the amount of 1,538,805 EUR have been distributed…
24-03-2021

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Māris Martinsons in Production with Historical Drama In the Land That Sings

RIGA: Latvian director Māris Martinsons has started production on In the Land that Sings (working title) / Zeme, kas dzied. The historical drama is set in the second half of…
24-03-2021

FESTIVALS: Riga IFF 2021 Calls for Submissions

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival, which will take place 14 – 24 October 2021, has opened submissions for all six of its competition sections. Submissions will be free of…
19-03-2021

GRANTS: Latvia Gives 2021 Co-financing Programme Grants To Six Films

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia gave out the Latvian Co-financing programme grants totalling 1,158,013 EUR to six film projects originating from Germany, Russia, the Netherlands and Denmark.
10-03-2021

Latvian Drama The Pit Sold to German Speaking Territories

RIGA: Latvian director Dace Pūce’s debut feature film The Pit / Bedre (2020), whose sales are handled by TVCO (Italy), has been sold to the German distributor Arsenal Filmverleih. The…
09-03-2021

FNE Market Analysis 2020: LATVIA

RIGA: Latvian film industry experienced disruptions due to the COVID-19 pandemic since mid-March 2020. The cinemas were closed from 13 March to 9 June and from 9 November until the…
22-02-2021

BOX OFFICE: Latvian Box Office Falls by 70% in 2020

RIGA: Latvian box office results show a nearly 70% decrease in 2020 in comparison to 2019. Due to the pandemic, the cinemas were closed in mid-March, allowed to re-open in…
18-02-2021