RIGA: The IX Riga International Children's Film Festival "Berimors" (8-14 April 2011, http://festivali.arsenals.lv/berimors/lv/) will feature a special selection of animated films from Georgia and Latvia.
BERLIN: German Ukrainina director Sergei Lotznitza has inked a deal with Lativan Rijafilms (www.rijafilms.lv) to shoot his new production In the Fog in Latvia in September.
Latvia had a 33% increase in TV advertisements in December 2010, compared with December 2009.
2010 will go down as a seminal year for Latvia, with the passage of a new film law and the establishment of a regional film fund that bring it up…
The Latvian state budget for culture and the film industry will be approved at the beginning of 2011. The good news is that after the dramatic decrease in funding in…
Director Davis Simanis and producer Liga Gaisa are in development with a Latvian full-length documentary, Escaping Riga, a "docu-fiction" about Riga-born film director Sergei Eisenstein who emigrated to Russia and…
Latvia has chosen director Maris Martinsons' romantic drama Amaya (Hong Kong Confidential) as the country's entry for the Oscar's Best Foreign Language Film category.
RIGA: South Korean film My Way is set to shoot in Latvia. The 22 million euro drama is directed by blockbuster South Korean helmer Kang Je-Gyu. The 24-day shoot will…
RIGA: Promising film talents from Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia, Armenia and Georgia will take part in a newly launched training program offered by the Riga film forum Arsenals (www.arsenals.lv). Dubbed the…
The biggest war drama of its kind ever to be shot in Latvia is slated to begin shooting early next year. My Way, a Korean-Latvian co-production, will film partly in…
"Riga Virus: Training for Emerging Cinema Professionals" will be launched in September 2010, gathering 20 participants (10 film projects) from the Baltic States, Armenia and Georgia. The participants of the…
Agent Vinod, Latvia and India's first-ever joint-venture film, will begin shooting on August 26 on locations in Riga, including the city centre, the Old Town, and the city's outskirts. Bollywood…
Latvia has ratified a film law giving the film industry its own legal framework, after a 15 year long drafting process. The law was passed by the Latvian parliament on…
The Latvian animated film studio Dauka (www.latfilma.lv/dauka) has announced that it will temporarily close due to lack of funds.
The Latvian government is pursuing Bollywood as part of its economic strategy set forth in a recent meeting by the Latvian economic minister in India.
RIGA: The National Film Centre(NFC)(www.nfc.lv) of Latvia has announced state funding for a total of 3 feature films, 13 documentaries and 7 animation films in 2010. Funding has been cut…
Latvia's Hannu Pro (www.hannupro.com), a TV company specializing in production and systems networks, is constructing Bulgaria's digital TV network. The Latvian company won the five year project in a bid…

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