FESTIVALS: Leilais Kristaps Latvian National Film Festival Showcases 25 Films

RIGA: The Latvian National Film Festival, which runs from 7 – 12 November 2019 in Riga, will showcase 25 films in competition and out of competition screenings. Out of 95…

FESTIVALS: Oleg Competes in 2019 Latvian National Film Festival

RIGA: The Latvian/Belgian/Lithuanian/French coproduction Oleg by Juris Kursietis will screen in competition at the Leilais Kristaps national film festival of Latvia, which runs 7 – 12 November 2019.

FNE at Riga IFF 2019: Nova Lituania Takes Top Prize

RIGA: The sixth annual Riga International Film Festival, which concluded on 27 October 2019, gave its award for best film to Nova Lituania by Karolis Kaupinis. The big winner this…

Baltics Compete for International Film Production

RIGA: Baltic film companies stressed a need for experienced crews and film stages at the Magnetic Latvia film conference held during the Riga IFF, which runs through 27 October 2019.

Latvia to Increase Film Funding over Next Two Years

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia will see a budget increase of 10 percent in 2020 and an additional increase is expected in 2021.

FNE at Riga IFF 2019: Estonia, Latvia and Finland Launch North Star Film Alliance

RIGA: The national film centres and governmental agencies from Estonia, Latvia and Finland are joining forces to promote themselves as a filmmaking region under the banner of North Star Film…

FNE at Riga IFF 2019: Riga IFF Goes VR

RIGA: The 6th Riga International Film Festival, running through 27 October 2019, launched a new innovative workshop Riga IFF Goes VR as part of this year’s expanded industry section, handing…

FNE at Riga IFF 2019: Latvians Celebrate Local Success

RIGA: The 6th edition of the Riga IFF opened on 17 October 2019 with the national premiere of emerging young Latvian filmmaker Gints Zibalodis’s auteur success Away at the historic…

FNE at RIGA IFF 2019: Pakalnina’s Latvian/Lithuanian/Norwegian Documentary Spoon Competes at Riga

RIGA: The lauded Latvian director Laila Pakalnina will have her Latvian/Lithuanian/Norwegian documentary Spoon in the Baltic Sea competition of the 2019 Riga International Film Festival, which runs 17 – 27…

GRANTS: Latvia Announces National Identity Film Production Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia (NKC) will distribute up to 1.5 M EUR for the production of three films dealing with historical subjects and national identity.

FNE at Riga IFF 2019: Lithuania's Animus Animalis (A Story about People, Animals and Things)

VILNIUS: Aistė Žegulytė's first feature-length documentary Animus Animalis (a Story about People, Animals and Things) / Animus Animalis (istorija apie žmones, žvėris ir daiktus), which has recently opened in cinemas…

FESTIVALS: Nova Lituania Competes at Riga IFF

VILNIUS: Writer/director Karolis Kaupinis's first feature film Nova Lituania will screen in the Baltic Sea competition at the Riga IFF, which runs 17 – 27 October 2019.

FESTIVALS: Riga IFF 2019 Announces Baltic Sea Region Competition

RIGA: Ten fiction and documentary films will screen in the Baltic Sea Region Competition of the 2019 Riga International Film Festival, which runs 17 – 27 October 2019. The lone…

PRODUCTION: Latvian/Estonian Coproduction Christmas in the Jungle Starts Shooting in Indonesia

RIGA: Estonian director Jaak Kilmi started principal photography on Latvian/Estonian coproduction Christmas in the Jungle / Ziemassvētki džungļos on 7 September 2019. The shooting for this children’s adventure film takes…

FNE Oscar Watch 2020: Latvia Selects The Mover as Oscar Bid

RIGA: The historic drama The Mover / Tēvs nakts directed by Dāvis Sīmanis has been selected as Latvia’s candidate for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award…

Baltic Sea Docs Announces Awards

RIGA: The Russian project How to Save a Dead Friend directed by Marusya Syroechkovskaya received the Baltic Sea Docs Award at the 23rd Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea…

Baltic Sea Docs in Riga

RIGA: A total of 25 projects take part in the new edition of Baltic Sea Docs, the co-financing forum of international documentary projects held in Riga from 3 to 7…

Baltic Film Days Honour Baltic Way

RIGA: The 3rd edition of Baltic Film Days will be held in Tallinn (Kino Artis) and Vilnius (Forum Cinemas Vingis) on 21-22 August, and in Riga (Splendid Palace) on 22-23…

Baltic Sea Docs 2019 Announces Selected Projects

RIGA: Projects from Estonia, North Macedonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Latvia are among the 25 projects selected for Baltic Sea Docs (BSD), the Co-financing forum of international documentary projects,…

Latvia and Hungary Sign Cooperation Programme

RIGA: The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and the Human Resources Ministry of Hungary have signed a cultural cooperation programme for 2019-2021. The programme includes the cinema.