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Riga launches film training programme
"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…
Bollywood film shoots in Latvia
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 passes film law
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…
Latvian animation studio closes
The Latvian animated film studio Dauka (www.latfilma.lv/dauka) has announced that it will temporarily close due to lack of funds.
Latvia lures Bollywood
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.
Latvia Announces 2010 Production Grants
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…
Latvian firm builds Bulgarian digital network
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…
Ekis leads Latvian media consolidation effort
Andrejs Ekis, founder and chairman of Latvian commercial TV channel LNT (www.lnt.lv), is heading up a plan to create a media association that will consolidate indepedent mass media.
Three films win Latvian grants
Latvia's National Film Center (NFC) has awarded LAT 381,200 in funding (26% of the NFC's budget) to three feature length films, out of 13 submissions.
Riga Film Fund launched
The City of Riga (www.riga.lv) has launched the Riga Film Fund in order to attract foreign film productions with its first call for films on March 5.
Streičs directs another hit film for Latvia
Latvian director Janis Streičs has revived interest in domestic film production with his latest feature Rudolf's Legacy (Rudolfa mantojums).
Ivo wins short film fest
A trio of Latvian student filmmakers have won the short film prize at the INCHES festival in the Netherlands for Ivo.
Latvian filmmakers support National Film Centre
Nearly 200 Latvian film professionals voiced their support for retaining the independent legal status of the National Film Centre of Latvia during demonstration on August 12.
Latvian ad market shows steep decline
The Latvian Advertising Association announced a 42% decline in the media advertising market in the first half of 2009.
National Film Centre of Latvia is under the threat of reorganization
The financial crisis in Latvia has triggered a chain of reorganization of cultural institutions that threatens the existence of the National Film Centre of Latvia (NFC) as an independent establishment.
Cinema school to open in Riga
The Riga Motion Pictures Studio is partnering with the Latvian Academy of Culture to open a film school in Riga.
Top spot for Little Robbers
The €1.1 million Latvian-Austrian co-production Little Robbers took first place at the box office in its opening week, but results reflected the economic turmoil confronting Latvians.
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