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.

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Matīss Kaža Starts Shooting First Latvian Western

RIGA: Latvian director Matīss Kaža starts principal photography on his debut feature Where the Road Leads / Kur vedīs ceļš on 24 July 2019. The film is a contemporary take…

Co-production Forum Baltic Sea Docs 2019 Announces Selected Projects

RIGA: A total of 25 projects from 20 countries will participate at the 23rd Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (BSD), set to take place in Riga from 3 to 7…

PRODUCTION: Pakalnina Begins Shooting Latvian/Lithuanian In the Mirror

RIGA: Latvian director Laila Pakalniņa is starting principal shooting for a Latvian/Lithuanian feature film, In the Mirror.

PRODUCTION: Viesturs Kairšs’ City on the River in Postproduction

RIGA: Viesturs Kairišs' City on the River / Pilsēta pie upes is in post-production, after the completion of the last shooting period in April 2019. Filming lasted 37 days. Most…

PRODUCTION: Latvian/Lithuanian/Czech The Year Before the War Begins Filming

RIGA: Latvian director Dāvis Sīmanis has begun principal shooting of the Latvian/Lithuanian/Czech coproduction The Year before the War.

FNE at Cannes 2019: Latvian Cinema in Cannes

Dear film family, come and explore LATVIA IN CANNES 2019! - Join us @ Marché du Film - PAVILION 209 @ Village International Pantiero!

Producers on the Move 2019: Inese Boka-Grūbe, Latvia

FNE spoke with 2019 Producer on the Move Inese Boka-Grūbe representing Latvia. She has been a partner and producer at Mistrus Media since 2008, and has produced a number of…

Laila Pakalnina Retrospective at Pompidou Centre

RIGA: Latvian director Laila Pakalnina receives a two week retrospective of her documentary films at the Paris Pompidou Centre, running through 17 May 2019.