PRODUCTION: Davis Simanis’s Latvian/Lithuanian Maria's Silence Almost Ready for Berlinale’s Forum

RIGA: The Latvian director/writer/DoP Davis Simanis is putting the final touches on his new project, a powerful historical drama Maria’s Silence. The world premiere of this Latvian/Lithuanian coproduction will be…

GRANTS: Nine Latvian Projects Supported through ERFD to Be Completed in 2023

RIGA: Nine projects that received support from the National Film Centre of Latvia through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in 2022 are expected to be finished by the end…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Alise Zariņa Shoots Feel-good Feature about Death and Abandonment

RIGA: Latvian production company Mima Films is currently in mid-production with Alise Zariņa’s sophomore feature Impressions / Nospiedumi, in which the seemingly dark topics of slow death, fear of abandonment,…

Latvian/Lithuanian Coproduction My Freedom by Ilze Kunga-Melgaile

RIGA: The main character in Ilze Kunga-Melgaile’s debut feature My Freedom / Mana Brīvība is based on the journalist and politician Ita Kozakeviča, a bright figure in the pro-independence movement…

Latvia Presents 11 Films at 2023 Tallinn Black Nights FF

RIGA: Latvia’s participation in the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (3 – 19 November 2023) includes 11 films in several competition programmes and out of competition, as well as…

Latvian Patriot Week Online Film Festival Underway Worldwide

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, started a Patriot Week online film festival on 11 November 2023. A selection of 15…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Series Soviet Jeans in Postproduction

RIGA: Latvian directors Staņislavs Tokalovs and Juris Kursietis are currently in postproduction with their eight-episode series Soviet Jeans / Padomju džinsi, a dramedy set in 1979 Soviet Latvia, the time…

FESTIVALS: Family Time Wins RIGA IFF 2023

RIGA: Finnish Family Time by Tia Kouvo received the Golden Rooster Award in the main competition of the 10th Riga International Film Festival, which was held 12 – 22 October…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Marcis Lacis Wraps Shooting Horror Comedy Touched by Eternity

RIGA: Latvian director/writer/actor Marcis Lacis has entered postproduction with the horror comedy Touched by Eternity / Mūžības skartie.

PRODUCTION: Latvian Oskars Rupenheits Shoots Crime Film Red Code Blue

RIGA: Latvian director/writer Oskars Rupenheits is currently in production with the independent crime story Red Code Blue / Tumšzilais evaņģēlijs, which has been financed by private companies and funders, and…

FNE Oscar Watch 2024: Latvia Selects My Freedom as Oscar Candidate

RIGA: Ilze Kunga-Melgaile’s debut feature My Freedom / Mana Brīvība has been selected as Latvia‘s candidate for the 96th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best…

RIGA IFF SHOWCASE 2023 Announces Selected Projects

RIGA: Fourteen film and series' projects have been selected for the 2nd RIGA IFF SHOWCASE pitching sessions, which will be held within the 10th edition of the Riga International Film…

FESTIVALS: Riga International Film Festival 2023 Announces Lineup

RIGA: Eight films from the Baltic Sea region and the Nordic countries will compete for the festival’s main award at the 10th edition of the Riga International Film Festival, which…

The 7th Baltic Film Days Underway in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

RIGA: Films by Viesturs Kairišs, Signe Baumane, Elza Gauja, Giedrius Tamoševičius & Vytautas V Landsbergis, and Ove Musting are currently being screened in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia within the 7th…

Baltic Sea Docs 2023 Announces Selected Projects

RIGA: The Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs) has announced the projects selected for its 27th edition set to take place 3 - 10 September 2023. This year,…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Animation Director Kārlis Vītols Preps The Northern Star

RIGA: Latvian animation director/artist Kārlis Vītols is currently in preparation with his long animated film The Northern Star / Ziemeļu Zvaigzne, whose production is due to start in September 2023.

Charades Acquires World Sales Rights for Latvian Animated Film Flow

RIGA: World sales rights for Gints Zilbalodis' long animated film project Flow have been acquired by Paris-based company Charades. The project is currently showcased in the Work in Progress section…

Signe Baumane's My Love Affair with Marriage Hits Theatres in France

RIGA: The long animated film My Love Affair with Marriage directed by New York-based Latvian animator Signe Baumane has been released by Tamasa Distribution in theatres across France in June…

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Production Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has distributed 1,411,871 EUR for annual production grants. The list includes five feature films, six documentaries and five animated films (two long films,…

Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 2023 Launches Call for Projects

RIGA: The 27th edition of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (BSD) has launched its call for applications. The most important documentary co-financing pitching event in the Baltic countries will…