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Animation Industry Profile LATVIA

2017-12-02

Courtesy of Creative Europe Desk LATVIA

OFFICIAL NAME OF COUNTRY Latvia
FILM SUPPORTING INSTITUTIONS  
OFFICIAL NAME National Film Centre of Latvia
ADDRESS Peitavas 10, Riga LV1050, Latvia
WEBPAGE www.nkc.gov.lv
CHIEF EXECUTIVE Ms. Dita Rietuma
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS (2017) 7 421 327
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION (2017) 1 745 436
PUBLIC FUNDING AVAILABLE IN EUROS (2016) 4 390 695
PERCENTAGE OF PUBLIC FUNDING DEDICATED TO ANIMATION (2016) 652 191
AVERAGE PRODUCTION BUDGET IN € (2016 - 2017):  
- FOR SHORT ANIMATED FILM 100 563
- FOR FEATURE ANIMATED FILM 1 727 353
- FOR EPISODE OF ANIMATED TV SERIES 0
TAX INCENTIVES YES
TAX INCENTIVES PERCENTAGE up tp 25%
REGIONAL FUNDS FOR ANIMATION NO
AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS FOR ANIMATED FILM PROFESSIONALS No specific quotas for animated film professionals
   
NATIONAL TV BROADCASTER  
OFFICIAL NAME State LLC Latvian Television
ADDRESS 33 Zakusalas Embankment, Riga LV1050, Latvia
WEBPAGE http://ltv.lsm.lv/lv/berniem/
COMMISSIONING EDITOR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANIMATION Ms. Zane Valeniece
FUNDING DEDICATED TO ACQUISITION OF  ANIMATED CONTENT FROM CEE COUNTRIES IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 50% of animation content acquired from France, 30% from Britain, 10% from Germany and 10% from the rest Europe (including CEE countries)
FUNDING DEDICATED TO PRODUCTION OF LOCAL ANIMATED CONTENT IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 10-20% of the department's budget annually. In 2018, due to 100 Years Anniversary of Latvia - 50%.
NUMBER OF MINUTES PRODUCED IN THE LAST 5 YEARS 0
   
DISTRIBUTION INFO  
ADMISSIONS IN CINEMAS IN 2016 2 516 259
NUMBER OF SCREENS 62
AVERAGE TICKET PRICE IN EUROS 4,85
INTERNET PENETRATION RATE 76,30%
   
PRODUCTION INFO  
NUMBER OF FEATURE ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN THE PAST 10 YEARS (2007 - 2016) 3
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 1
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 2
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
NUMBER OF SHORT ANIMATED FILMS PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS (2012 - 2016) 39
- NUMBER OF 100% NATIONAL FILMS 33
- NUMBER OF MINORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 0
- NUMBER OF MAJORITY CO-PRODUCTIONS 1
Without state support 5
NUMBER OF TV SERIES EPISODES PRODUCED IN PAST 5 YEARS 0
   
EDUCATION  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION SCHOOLS 0
NUMBER OF ANIMATION COMPANIES 12
ASSOCIATION OF ANIMATED FILM Latvian Animation Association
- OFFICIAL NAME This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
- WEBPAGE www.latviananimation.com
- CHIEF EXECUTIVE Ms. Anna Zača
   
ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS  
NUMBER OF ANIMATION FILM FESTIVALS 0
WEBPAGES OF FESTIVALS 0
   
TRADITION OF ANIMATION AND HISTORY  
SHORT PRESENTATION OF THE HISTORY OF ANIMATION IN MAXIMUM 500 CHARACTERS (for example main awards and authors, important milestones, trends...)  Professional animation in Latvia began in 1965 with the production of Kikerigū! / Cock-a-doodle-doo! by Arnolds Burovs (1915-2006). Since then for half a century continuous high-quality animation production has been going on. This secures that Latvia harbours a superb group of creative and skilled animation professionals working on various types of animation:
• 2 D computer, drawing, cut-out, sand, paint on glass, puppet, clay
• 3 D computer, clay
• Documentary animation
This is proven by numerous awards at the best festivals, just to mention a few:
• Nomination for The best European short film (Villa Antropoff by Vladimir Leschiov, 2012);
• Berlinale (Cristal Bear Let’s Fly!  By Nils Skapans, 1995; the Best Animation Hedgehogs and the City by Ēvalds Lācis, 2013);
• Annecy (Jury’s Prize Awesome Beetle’s Colors by Indra Sproge, 2016);
• Cannes International Film Festival (Short Film Competition To Swallow a Toad by Jurgis Krasons, 2012);
• Hiroshima (Special International Jury Prize Wings and Oars by Vladimir Leshchiov, 2010);
• Ottawa (The Best High School Animation Priorities by Gints Zilbalodis, 2014);
• Zagreb (Special Jury’s Prize Choir Tour by Edmunds Jansons, 2014);
• Clermont-Ferrand Short film festival (The Best Animated Film Insomnia by Vladimir Leschiov, 2005).