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FESTIVALS: Georgia, Latvia in the Spotlight at Riga Children's Film Festival
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.
FNE at Berlinale 2011: New Loznitza film In the Fog to shoot in 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.
Latvian TV Advertising Increases
Latvia had a 33% increase in TV advertisements in December 2010, compared with December 2009.
FNE 2010 Year in Review: Latvia Sets the Stage
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…
Latvia Awaits 2011 Film Budget
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…
PRODUCTION: Escaping Riga in Development
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 submits Amaya for Oscar bid
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.
South Korean film shoots in Latvia
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…
Arsenals trains new film professionals
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…
Asian WWII drama to shoot in Latvia
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 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.
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