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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,…
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.
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.
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.
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,…
RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia distributed 911,954 EUR to 12 projects in the first film production grants session in 2015.
RIGA: Director Ivars Tontegode is shooting a biographical documentary feature Knutification/Nepareizais about the life of Knuts Skujenieks, a poet who survived the Soviet prison camps and was later to become…
RIGA: Viktors Buda and his team at VFS Films are shooting Era of Dance / Dejulaikmets, a music documentary on Rave, Dance and DJ cultures that bridged West Germany and…
RIGA: Director Maris Martinsons continues work on Romeo and Juliet / Romeo un Džuljeta, his interpretation of Shakespeare's play. Here, the love story is set in contemporary Latvian society and…
RIGA: Inara Kolmane is working on her archive-footage based documentary project about the intimate side of the life behind the Iron Curtain in Sex And The USSR, A Double Life/Sekss…
RIGA: Five Latvian features, including Laila Pakalnina's Dawn, are expected to be released in 2015.
FNE asked Latvian producer Vilnis Kalnellis about the advantages of working as a producer in a small country like Latvia and the particular problems producers in small countries face.
FNE spoke to the young Latvian producer and director Andris Gauja of The Lesson about how the new generation of Latvian filmmakers are using crowd funding, pitching sessions and other…
TALLLINN: Latvian director Janis Nords is writing Survivalist, a drama of a schoolmaster who fakes his own death to escape mounting personal and financial pressures.
RIGA: Mother, I Love You directed by Jānis Nords scooped the best Latvian feature film as well as the award for best director, best actress and the audience award at…
RIGA: The Latvian film industry has been developing progressively as well as successfully recovering from the hardships caused by the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009. State funding for local…
RIGA: The greatly expanded Riga Meetings kicks off today with four days of events, meetings and screenings for film professionals from around the world running 10-13 December in the Latvian…
TALLINN: Director Viestur Kairish takes on the topic of the deportation of 40,000 Baltic citizens to Siberia in 1941 in the drama Chronicles of Melanie, planned for completion in 2015.
RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival kicks off tonight with the screening of Beyond the Fear a new doc by Herz Frank and Maria Kravcenko. The film is a Latvian…

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