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GRANTS: Latvia Announced Production Grants
RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia allotted production grants for 25 projects in 2016. The total amount of 1,993,461 EUR was distributed to three fiction films, five animated films…
ScripTeast - 10 Years: Focus on Latvia
Film New Europe and Independent Film Foundation are celebrating the 10th anniversary of ScripTeast with a series of weekly interviews with scriptwriters and key players involved in ScripTeast activity.
PRODUCTION: Jānis Nords Shoots Foam at the Mouth
RIGA: Director Jānis Nords is currently shooting Foam at the Mouth / Ar putām uz Lūpām, a psychological drama in a contemporary setting. The premiere of this Latvian/Lithuanian/Polish coproduction is…
Cinema Admissions Increase in Latvia in 2015
RIGA: Admissions in Latvia were over 2.4 m in 2015, approximately 2 % more than in 2014. Market share of European and domestic films decreased compared to 2014.
Latvia to Launch Co-financing Fund
RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia will grant 946,010 EUR in 2016 through the newly established Co-financing Fund, aiming to attract foreign financing for Latvian film industry and to promote…
FNE at Berlinale 2016: Latvian Film in Berlin
Latvian film industry will be represented at the Europen Film Market (EFM) in Berlin, where the National Film Centre of Latvia, Latvian Film Producers' Association and Riga Film Fund will…
GRANTS: Latvia Announces Centennial Grants
RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia allotted 6,802,000 EUR for sixteen projects in the Latvian Films for Latvia’s Centennial grants session.
FNE Country Report 2015: Latvia
After the financial meltdown in 2008 and 2009 the recovery of Latvian film industry has been steadily improving each year. State funding for film industry increased significantly reaching 4.3 m…
FESTIVALS: Documentary Triumphs at Latvian National Film Festival
RIGA: The documentary film Ruch and Norie won four awards at the 27th edition of Latvia’s The Great Christopher/Lielais Kristaps festival of national films.
GRANTS: Latvia Announces Documentary Film Grants in 2015
RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia confirmed 114,501 EUR to six projects in the second documentary film grants session of 2015.
FESTIVALS: The Event Wins Riga IFF
RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival First Award in history went to Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa for his documentary The Event about a failed 1991 communist coup d’etat attempt in…
PRODUCTION: Ivars Zviedris Shoots Documentary Loggers
RIGA: Acclaimed director Ivars Zviedris is currently working on a new project Loggers / Zāģeri, a documentary about the communities of Latvian forest workers.
PRODUCTION: Dāvis Sīmanis in Postproduction with My Peaceful Place of Exile
RIGA: Award-winning director Dāvis Sīmanis is in postproduction with the feature My Peaceful Place of Exile / Pelnu sanatorija. The story of this Latvian/Lithuanian coproduction is set in the final…
FESTIVALS: Riga International Film Festival Announces Official Competition
RIGA: Seven films will compete for the first time in the international competition of Riga International Film Festival (15-25 October 2015). It is a competition for films from countries connected…
Latvia Submits Modris for the Oscars
RIGA: Juris Kursietis’ debut feature Modris has been selected by a committee of experts established by the National Film Centre of Latvia as Latvia’s candidate for the Best Foreign Language…
Latvia Announces International Film Coproduction Grants in 2015
RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced its first grants for international coproductions, with 200,000 EUR going to eight projects.
Baltic Sea Docs 2015 Selects 25 Projects
RIGA: The 19th Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (BSD) taking place 2-6 September 2015 in Riga announced its final selection of 25 projects, representing 13 countries. They include six Latvian…
PRODUCTION: Award Winning Animator Edmunds Jansons in Production on Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness
RIGA: Award-winning animator Edmunds Jansons is working on his new short film Pigtail and Mr. Sleeplessness / Bize un Neguļa about a six year old girl known as Pigtail who…
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