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…

More doc funding for Latvia

The National Film Centre of Latvia (NFC) has received 26 documentary film project proposals for the second film project competition in 2008.

Arsenals' other competition

The Arsenals film festival opened with a screening of the restored Norwegian silent film, The Bridal Party in Hardanger, along with the winner of a decidedly non-film competition, A newly-created…

Salome opens Arsenals

Riga's Arsenals film festival earns its reputation for unconventionality from betinning to end, opening this year on September 12 with the 1923 film based on the Oscar Wilde/Aubrey Beardsley sensation…

Latvian TV Song and Dance Festival draws 1 million viewers

Almost 1.1 million viewers watched the July 5-12 Latvian Song and Dance Festival broadcast on LTV, the Latvian public broadcasting station.

EC authorizes Latvian €43 million film support

The European Commission announced approval of a €43 million Latvian film support scheme through December, 2013. The scheme covers film development, production and distribution of Latvian and Eruopean films, with…

Little Robbers starts principal photography

The Latvian family adventure Little Robbers, directed by Armands Zvirbulis, began principal photography on the Riga Film Studio sound stages on July 8.

News Corporation Acquires 30 Percent of TV Riga

News Corporation announced on May 30 that it had completed acquisition of a 30% stake in TV Riga. News Corporation has increased its ownership of the Russian language free-to-air broadcaster…

Latvian films win 36 awards worldwide in 2007

A total of 131 films from Latvia screened worldwide at 230 international film events in 2007, according to the Latvian Film Centre. They included 17 fiction films, 33 documentaries and…