FNE TV: Dita Rietuma Head of the Latvian National Film Centre

FNE spoke to Dita Rietuma who made her debut in Cannes as the newly appointed head of the Latvian Film Centre about how Latvia plans to strengthen cooperation with its…

PRODUCTION: Modris Sets Fall Release

RIGA: The Latvian/Greek/German coproduction Modris, a debut feature by Latvian director Juris Kursietis, is set to be released in Latvia on 24 October 2014.

Latvian Animations Find International Sales

RIGA: Latvian animations sell to Europe, Middle East and Russia.

FNE Doc Bloc: Deadline Approaches for Baltic Sea Forum

Producers have two weeks left to apply for the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries.

Latvia Introduces Coproduction Funding

RIGA: The Latvian Film Centre has launched its first tender for coproduction funding.

Latvia in Cannes 2014

Latvian film industry represented at the Cannes film market

Latvia Launches Debut Film Funding

RIGA: The Latvian Film Centre has initiated a new tender to support young filmmakers' debut projects.

Latvia and Lithuania Ban Russian TV

Governmental bodies in both Latvia and Lithuania have banned broadcasts of Russian state TV channels.

Latvian Film Centre Announces 2014 Grants

RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia will give nearly 1.5 m EUR in grants to 28 projects.

New Director Appointed at National Film Centre of Latvia

RIGA: Film critic Dita Rietuma has been elected the new director of the Latvian Film Centre, replacing long-time director Ilze Gailite-Holmberga who resigned in January 2014.

Four Latvian films win co-financing

Four foreign films in development have won some 400,000 EUR through the co-financing program of the National Film Centre of Latvia, according to the organization. The winning projects scored the…

Riga to Host New Film Festival

RIGA: Two years after the Latvian film festival Arsenals was forced to shutter due to insufficient funding, plans are underway to launch the Riga International Film Festival, taking place in…

Latvian Film Centre Launches Grants for Film Productions

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced a tender for film production funding with a total available sum of 1,489,135 EUR.

FNE at Berlinale 2014: Latvian Films in Berlin

In the 64th Berlin International Film Festival two Latvian animations are selected and will be shown in section Generation Kplus – Daces Rīdūze’s Little Rudy and Jāņa Cimmermaņa Vasa, from…

Director of Latvian Film Centre Resigns

RIGA: Ilze Gailite-Holmberga, director of the National Film Centre of Latvia, has officially resigned from her duties.

First Latvian 3D Film Announced

RIGA: Latvian filmmakers will team up with Romanian director Adina Istrate to produce the film Riga-2041, the first 3D film from Latvia.

RIGA: Latvian Accession to Eurozone Embraced by Film Industry

RIGA: Film professionals don't see Latvia's accession to the Eurozone on 1 January 2014 as a radical change for the local film industry and market, both foreign and domestic.

Latvia Accepting Applications for Film Incentives

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has opened applications for its annual competition for co-financing foreign films through 31 January 2014.

FNE Warsaw AV Summit Country profile: Latvia

The Latvian film industry has begun a process of revival after hitting a low point in 2008 when Latvian economy was one of the hardest hit in the 2008 financial…

FNE at Jihlava IDFF Emerging Producers 2013: Madara Melberga

FNE interviews Latvian documentary producer Madara Melberga, selected to participate in the 2013 Emerging Producers workshop at the Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival.