LevelK Boards the Latvian/Belgian Dark Comedy Samuel’s Travels

RIGA: The international sales and aggregation outfit LevelK has boarded the Latvian/Belgian comedy Samuel’s Travels by Aik Karapetian, which will have its world premiere at Fantastic Fest in the USA…

Baltic Sea Docs 2021 Announces Winners

RIGA: The 25th Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries, which ran in Riga and online from 1 to 12 September 2021, has announced its winners. Eighteen film projects from 17 countries…

FESTIVALS: RIGA IFF 2021 Announces Lineup

RIGA: The 8th Riga IFF has announced the titles selected for the Feature Film Competition. The festival will take place in person and online from 14 to 24 October 2021.

The 25 Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries to Take Place in Person and Online

RIGA: The 25 Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries will run in Riga and online from 1st to 12 September 2021. Eighteen film projects from 17 countries will be presented at…

FESTIVALS: Baltic Sea Forum Announces 2021 Programme

RIGA: The Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs) has concluded the project selection for its 25th edition that will run 1 - 12 September. The most important documentary…

Forma Pro Films to Open Latvian LED Unit Studio

RIGA: The Lativan production company Forma Pro Films plans to open one of Europe’s largest LED Unit studios in Riga in August 2021. The new space will encompass 1,500 square…

Danish WW2 Drama Completes Shooting in Latvia

RIGA: Danish drama The Bereaved / Hvidstengruppen2– de efterladte by Anne-Grethe Bjarup Riis has wrapped shooting in Latvia, serviced by Film Angels Studio. The Latvian shooting was supported by the…

Latvia Launches COVID-19 Cultural Project Tests

RIGA: Latvia will launch six pilot projects, including two film screenings at Forum Cinemas' Kino Citadele, starting 10 June 2021, in order to develop and check the requirements for the…

Latvian Drama The Pit Sold to HBO Europe

RIGA: Latvian director Dace Pūce’s debut feature The Pit / Bedre (2020) will be available to Eastern Europe's viewers through a new license agreement with HBO Europe, inked by the…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Ivars Tontegode Shoots Teenage Drama Anna LOL

RIGA: Latvian director Ivars Tontegode is currently shooting a teenage drama Anna LOL, produced by Mojo Raiser Production and KIB Kultivators. The film was supported by the National Film Centre…

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Coproduction Grants for 2021

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has distributed 300,000 EUR to four Latvian minority coproductions originating in Italy, Estonia, and Lithuania (two projects). The projects include three feature films…

Baltic Sea Docs 2021 Announces Call for Projects

RIGA: Applications for the 25th edition of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries are welcome till 11 June 2021. The most important documentary training and pitching event in the Baltic…

FESTIVALS: IDFF Artdocfest Riga 2021 Announces Winners

RIGA: The International Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest ran in Riga and outside the city from 28 April to 3 May 2020. The main prize was awarded to Silent Voice directed…

Latvian Films Available Online Internationally on 4 May 2021

RIGA: The 17th edition of the Latvian Film Marathon will be held online on 4 May 2021. The annual event is organised by the National Film Centre of Latvia to…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Actress Elza Gauja in Postproduction with Debut Feature

RIGA: Latvian actress Elza Gauja is currently in postproduction with her debut feature Keep Smiling, Mom!, which will be released by the broadcasting company TV3 Group in all three Baltic…

PRODUCTION: Linda Olte Shoots Latvian/Italian Debut Feature Sisters

RIGA: Latvian director Linda Olte is currently in production with her debut feature Sisters / Māsas, a social family drama that required a thorough research. The film is a Latvian/Italian…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Juris Poškus in Postproduction with 24 HR Sunshine

RIGA: Latvian director Juris Poškus is currently in postproduction with his third feature film, a comedy-drama 24 HR Sunshine, produced by Madara Melberga for Fa Filma.

GRANTS: National Film Centre of Latvia Announces Production Grants for 2021

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced the results of its 2021 production grants for new films. The grants in the amount of 1,538,805 EUR have been distributed…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Māris Martinsons in Production with Historical Drama In the Land That Sings

RIGA: Latvian director Māris Martinsons has started production on In the Land that Sings (working title) / Zeme, kas dzied. The historical drama is set in the second half of…

FESTIVALS: Riga IFF 2021 Calls for Submissions

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival, which will take place 14 – 24 October 2021, has opened submissions for all six of its competition sections. Submissions will be free of…