Dawn to Represent Latvia in the Oscar Race

RIGA: Laila Pakalniņa's Dawn / Ausma is Latvia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards.

Latvia and Slovakia Select Dawn an Eva Nová as Oscar Contenders

BRATISLAVA / RIGA: Laila Pakalniņa's Dawn / Ausma is Latvia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film category at the 89th Academy Awards, while Marko Škop’s debut feature Eva Nová…

Baltic Sea Docs Celebrates 20 Years

RIGA: Twenty five documentary producers pitched their projects at the 20th Baltic Sea Documentary Film Forum (Baltic Sea Docs), which took place from 7 to 11 September 2016. The annual…

PRODUCTION: Sergei Loznitsa Shoots A Gentle Creature in Latvia

RIGA: Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa’s new project A Gentle Creature is currently shooting in and around the second biggest Latvian city, Daugavpils. This is his second feature film shooting in…

PRODUCTION: Juris Poskus Film Gets Latvian Funding

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has awarded 245,000 EUR to Juris Poskus’ new feature fiction film 24 Hr Sunshine / Saule spīd 24 stundas, an international coproduction between…

Last Call for Baltic Sea Forum

RIGA: Documentary projects applications for the 20th Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, the annual co-financing forum for documentary projects, are due by 7 June. The forum is organised by the…

FNE at Cannes 2016: Latvian Cinema in Cannes


GRANTS: Latvia Announces Centennial Celebration Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia confirmed 1,610,000 EUR for eleven projects in the first round of the Latvia’s Centennial grants session in 2016.

FNE at Cannes 2016: EFP Producer on the Move: Roberts Vinovskis

RIGA: Latvian producer Roberts Vinovskis, a 2016 European Film Promotion Producer on the Move, has been in the film production business since the early 2000’s but is best known for…

Latvia Cash Rebates Rise

RIGA: The National Film Center of Latvia and the Riga Film Fund have increased their total cash rebate to 2.3 m EUR for 2017.

GRANTS: Latvia Announced Production Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia allotted production grants for 25 projects in 2016. The total amount of 1,993,461 EUR was distributed to three fiction films, five animated films…

ScripTeast - 10 Years: Focus on Latvia

Film New Europe and Independent Film Foundation are celebrating the 10th anniversary of ScripTeast with a series of weekly interviews with scriptwriters and key players involved in ScripTeast activity.
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PRODUCTION: Jānis Nords Shoots Foam at the Mouth

RIGA: Director Jānis Nords is currently shooting Foam at the Mouth / Ar putām uz Lūpām, a psychological drama in a contemporary setting. The premiere of this Latvian/Lithuanian/Polish coproduction is…

Cinema Admissions Increase in Latvia in 2015

RIGA: Admissions in Latvia were over 2.4 m in 2015, approximately 2 % more than in 2014. Market share of European and domestic films decreased compared to 2014.

Latvia to Launch Co-financing Fund

RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia will grant 946,010 EUR in 2016 through the newly established Co-financing Fund, aiming to attract foreign financing for Latvian film industry and to promote…

FNE at Berlinale 2016: Latvian Film in Berlin

Latvian film industry will be represented at the Europen Film Market (EFM) in Berlin, where the National Film Centre of Latvia, Latvian Film Producers' Association and Riga Film Fund will…

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Centennial Grants

RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia allotted 6,802,000 EUR for sixteen projects in the Latvian Films for Latvia’s Centennial grants session.

FNE Country Report 2015: Latvia

After the financial meltdown in 2008 and 2009 the recovery of Latvian film industry has been steadily improving each year. State funding for film industry increased significantly reaching 4.3 m…

FESTIVALS: Documentary Triumphs at Latvian National Film Festival

RIGA: The documentary film Ruch and Norie won four awards at the 27th edition of Latvia’s The Great Christopher/Lielais Kristaps festival of national films.

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Documentary Film Grants in 2015

RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia confirmed 114,501 EUR to six projects in the second documentary film grants session of 2015.