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

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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.

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Production Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia awarded 1,110,401 EUR in grants to 14 films on 15 April 2019.

New Art House Cinema Opens in Riga

RIGA: A new art house cinema opens in Kaņepes Culture Center, one of the hippest places in Rīga, on 2 April 2019.

BOX OFFICE: Class Reunion Remake Becomes Box Office Hit in Latvia

RIGA: Class Reunion / Klases salidojums directed by Andrejs Ēķis and produced by Platforma Filma is the leading domestic film at the Latvian Box office. After six weeks it has…

The Humorist to Be Released in Its Countries of Origin

RIGA: The Russian/Latvian/Czech coproduction The Humorist by Michael Idov will be released in Russia on 1 March 2019 and in the Czech Republic by 24 April 2019. The film will…