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RIGA: Ahead of Latvia's Centennial, which will be celebrated throughout 2018, the support for local film production steadily increased to 9,109,016 EUR in 2017, with more than 2 m EUR…
RIGA: Director Aigars Grauba is currently in postproduction with English language historical drama The Pagan King, starring British actor James Blurr and Swedish actor Edvin Erre. Made with a budget…
RIGA: The comedy Swingers by Andrejs Ekis will have remakes in Lithuania, Norway and Finland. Latvia’s 2016 box office hit was already adapted by Platforma Filma in Estonia and the…
RIGA: Latvian government approved the Council of Europe Convention on Cinematographic Coproduction on 28 November 2017. The National Film Center is in charge of its implementation. The Convention on Cinematographic…
RIGA: Latvian/Czech/Finnish coproduction Chronicles of Melanie directed by Viesturs Kairišs won the Best Feature Film award at the Latvian national film festival Lielais Kristaps, which concluded on 14 November 2017.
RIGA: Michael Idov’s debut feature The Humorist started shooting in Jurmala, Latvia. The film is a coproduction between Russia, Latvia and the Czech Republic, and is set to be finished…
RIGA: Chronicles of Melanie directed by Viesturs Kairišs was selected by a panel set up by the National Film Center to be Latvia’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film…
RIGA: Varis Brasla's family film Grandpa Is More Dangerous than the Computer has become the most successful domestic family film in the opening week with over 13,000 admissions. The film,…
RIGA: Ten long films were selected for the main competition of the Riga International Film Festival, set to take place from 7 to 17 September 2017.
RIGA: In his new documentary Telebridge Ivo Briedis is deconstructing the concept of the Soviet man through the eyes of the last Soviet and first post-Soviet generation. The project was…
RIGA: The National Film Center of Latvia, the Estonian Film Institue and the Lithuanian Film Centre are launching Baltic Film Days (22-24 August 2017), an event that will celebrate the…
RIGA: Latvia launches its jubilee film programme Latvian Films for Latvian Centenary on 17 August 2017 with the premiere of Varis Brasla's family film Grandpa Is More Dangerous than the…
RIGA: National Film Center of Latvia has allotted 300,000 EUR to eight minority coproductions including two feature films, one animated film and five documentaries.
RIGA: Acclaimed documentary filmmaker and DoP Ivars Zviedris is currently in production with The Smuggler, a story set on the Latvian/Russian border.
Latvian long documentary The Smuggler, currently in production, follows a guy who is helping immigrants to get across the border between Russia and Latvia.
RIGA: The National Film Center of Latvia distributed 858,013 EUR to seven projects in its 2017 grant rounds.
RIGA: The National Film Center of Latvia chose three projects to support with coproduction grants totaling 350,399 EUR, financing two fiction films and a TV documentary series.
PRAGUE: The Prague based post-production house Magiclab continues its foray into coproduction with the Latvian/Czech/Lithuanian/Polish family drama Bille directed by Inara Kolmane and based on the novel by acclaimed Latvian…
CANNES: The 5m EUR German/French TV series Age of Iron is set to shoot in Latvia in October. The six episodes of the series will be produced by Luxfilm of…

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