FESTIVALS: Leilais Kristaps Latvian National Film Festival Showcases 25 Films

RIGA: The Latvian National Film Festival, which runs from 7 – 12 November 2019 in Riga, will showcase 25 films in competition and out of competition screenings. Out of 95…
05-11-2019

FESTIVALS: Oleg Competes in 2019 Latvian National Film Festival

RIGA: The Latvian/Belgian/Lithuanian/French coproduction Oleg by Juris Kursietis will screen in competition at the Leilais Kristaps national film festival of Latvia, which runs 7 – 12 November 2019.
05-11-2019

FNE at Riga IFF 2019: Nova Lituania Takes Top Prize

RIGA: The sixth annual Riga International Film Festival, which concluded on 27 October 2019, gave its award for best film to Nova Lituania by Karolis Kaupinis. The big winner this…
28-10-2019

Baltics Compete for International Film Production

RIGA: Baltic film companies stressed a need for experienced crews and film stages at the Magnetic Latvia film conference held during the Riga IFF, which runs through 27 October 2019.
24-10-2019

Latvia to Increase Film Funding over Next Two Years

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia will see a budget increase of 10 percent in 2020 and an additional increase is expected in 2021.
23-10-2019

FNE at Riga IFF 2019: Estonia, Latvia and Finland Launch North Star Film Alliance

RIGA: The national film centres and governmental agencies from Estonia, Latvia and Finland are joining forces to promote themselves as a filmmaking region under the banner of North Star Film…
22-10-2019

FNE at Riga IFF 2019: Riga IFF Goes VR

RIGA: The 6th Riga International Film Festival, running through 27 October 2019, launched a new innovative workshop Riga IFF Goes VR as part of this year’s expanded industry section, handing…
21-10-2019

FNE at Riga IFF 2019: Latvians Celebrate Local Success

RIGA: The 6th edition of the Riga IFF opened on 17 October 2019 with the national premiere of emerging young Latvian filmmaker Gints Zibalodis’s auteur success Away at the historic…
18-10-2019

FNE at RIGA IFF 2019: Pakalnina’s Latvian/Lithuanian/Norwegian Documentary Spoon Competes at Riga

RIGA: The lauded Latvian director Laila Pakalnina will have her Latvian/Lithuanian/Norwegian documentary Spoon in the Baltic Sea competition of the 2019 Riga International Film Festival, which runs 17 – 27…
15-10-2019

GRANTS: Latvia Announces National Identity Film Production Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia (NKC) will distribute up to 1.5 M EUR for the production of three films dealing with historical subjects and national identity.
10-10-2019

FNE at Riga IFF 2019: Lithuania's Animus Animalis (A Story about People, Animals and Things)

VILNIUS: Aistė Žegulytė's first feature-length documentary Animus Animalis (a Story about People, Animals and Things) / Animus Animalis (istorija apie žmones, žvėris ir daiktus), which has recently opened in cinemas…
04-10-2019

FESTIVALS: Nova Lituania Competes at Riga IFF

VILNIUS: Writer/director Karolis Kaupinis's first feature film Nova Lituania will screen in the Baltic Sea competition at the Riga IFF, which runs 17 – 27 October 2019.
02-10-2019

FESTIVALS: Riga IFF 2019 Announces Baltic Sea Region Competition

RIGA: Ten fiction and documentary films will screen in the Baltic Sea Region Competition of the 2019 Riga International Film Festival, which runs 17 – 27 October 2019. The lone…
30-09-2019

PRODUCTION: Latvian/Estonian Coproduction Christmas in the Jungle Starts Shooting in Indonesia

RIGA: Estonian director Jaak Kilmi started principal photography on Latvian/Estonian coproduction Christmas in the Jungle / Ziemassvētki džungļos on 7 September 2019. The shooting for this children’s adventure film takes…
18-09-2019

FNE Oscar Watch 2020: Latvia Selects The Mover as Oscar Bid

RIGA: The historic drama The Mover / Tēvs nakts directed by Dāvis Sīmanis has been selected as Latvia’s candidate for the 92nd Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award…
17-09-2019

Baltic Sea Docs Announces Awards

RIGA: The Russian project How to Save a Dead Friend directed by Marusya Syroechkovskaya received the Baltic Sea Docs Award at the 23rd Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea…
16-09-2019

Baltic Sea Docs in Riga

RIGA: A total of 25 projects take part in the new edition of Baltic Sea Docs, the co-financing forum of international documentary projects held in Riga from 3 to 7…
04-09-2019

Baltic Film Days Honour Baltic Way

RIGA: The 3rd edition of Baltic Film Days will be held in Tallinn (Kino Artis) and Vilnius (Forum Cinemas Vingis) on 21-22 August, and in Riga (Splendid Palace) on 22-23…
22-08-2019

Baltic Sea Docs 2019 Announces Selected Projects

RIGA: Projects from Estonia, North Macedonia, Georgia, Lithuania, Poland, Romania and Latvia are among the 25 projects selected for Baltic Sea Docs (BSD), the Co-financing forum of international documentary projects,…
13-08-2019

Latvia and Hungary Sign Cooperation Programme

RIGA: The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and the Human Resources Ministry of Hungary have signed a cultural cooperation programme for 2019-2021. The programme includes the cinema.
05-08-2019