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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…
FNE IDF DocBloc: Close Relations
Vitaly Mansky’s documentary Close Relations is set for a December 2015 release.
Latvia Announces Film Development Grants for 2015
RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has awarded 107,300 EUR to fourteen projects in the film development grants session for 2015
Latvia Announces Debut Film Grants for 2015
RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has awarded 139,156 EUR to five projects in the debut film grants session for 2015.
SPI International to Launch FilmBox Baltic and Fast&FunBox in Latvia
RIGA: Movie channel FilmBox Baltic and the extreme-sports channel Fast&FunBox will be launched by SPI International on the telecom operator SIA Lattelecom.
Single Digital Market Assembly to be Held in Riga
RIGA: The digital assembly 2015, coorganised by the European Comission and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, will be held in Riga to discuss the single…
Film Education Initiative for Teachers Launched in Latvia
RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia in collaboration with the National Centre for Education has developed a new project entitled “Kino Skolās”, which aims at promoting accessibility and knowledge…
Record Attendance for European Films in Latvia
RIGA: Latvian cinemas saw a dramatic increase in admissions for European films in 2014.
Latvian EU Presidency Encourages Film
BRUSSELS: The National Film Center of Latvia has compiled a comprehensive list of films, from classics to contemporary masterpieces, to be released in a new collection. This initiative is a…
PRODUCTION: Māris Martinsons in Preproduction with Magic Kimono
RIGA: Director Māris Martinsons will begin shooting a Latvian/Estonian/Japanese feature length modern-day fairytale, Magic Kimono / Maģiskais kimono, in August 2015. The film is a coproduction between Krukfilms in Latvia,…
Latvia Announces Coproduction Cash Rebates in 2015
RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia and Riga Film Fund confirmed a total of 829,081 EUR going to seven projects in the film coproduction cash rebate session for 2015.
Latvia Raises Cash Rebate Budgets and Adds €7,5 million Funding To Celebrate Centennial
CANNES: Following its successful turn as last year’s EFA host, Latvia continues the momentum by raising the budgets for their international co-production rebates.
Latvian Cinema in Cannes 2015
CANNES: After hosting last year’s EFA Awards in Riga, Latvia arrives in Cannes to present its filmmakers and its international co-production rebates that are increasingly attracting foreign productions to Latvia.
PRODUCTION: Aik Karapetian Preps Firstborn
RIGA: Writer/director Aik Karapetian continues to work on genres not typical for the Latvian cinema. After the successful horror picture The Man in the Orange Jacket, produced by Lokomotive Productions,…
GRANTS: Latvia Announces First Grants in 2015
RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia distributed 911,954 EUR to 12 projects in the first film production grants session in 2015.
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