RIGA: World sales rights for Gints Zilbalodis' long animated film project Flow have been acquired by Paris-based company Charades. The project is currently showcased in the Work in Progress section at the Annecy International Animated FF (11 – 17 June 2023) as the sole project from the Baltics in this year's WIP sessions and market.

RIGA: The long animated film My Love Affair with Marriage directed by New York-based Latvian animator Signe Baumane has been released by Tamasa Distribution in theatres across France in June 2023. This coproduction between Latvia, Luxembourg and USA has screened at more than 80 film festivals around the world since its premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival in 2022.

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has distributed 1,411,871 EUR for annual production grants. The list includes five feature films, six documentaries and five animated films (two long films, one series for kids and two short films).

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has distributed 300,000 EUR to seven minority coproductions. The list includes four feature films, two long documentaries and one short documentary.

RIGA: Viesturs Kairišs' coming-of age-drama January / Janvāris received five awards, including Best Feature Film and Best Actor in a Leading Role, at the Latvian national film awards Lielais Kristaps, which were announced on 26 February 2023.

RIGA: Total admissions in Latvia increased three times, while admissions to domestic films doubled in 2022 compared to 2021, according to the official statistics issued by the National Film Centre of Latvia.

RIGA: More than 100 Korean film professionals are shooting the historical spy thriller Harbin in Latvia. The film is directed by Woo Min-ho and lensed by Hong Kyung-pyo, who previously worked on Bong Joon Ho's Parasite and Snowpiercer. The production serviced by Latvian Film Angels Studio received funding from the Investment and Development Agency of Latvia.

RIGA: Ilze Kunga-Melgaile's historical drama Life Interrupted / Dzīve pārtraukta is currently in postproduction, after successfully wrapping the shooting in the autumn of 2022. The main character is based on the journalist and politician Ita Kozakeviča, a bright figure in the pro-independence movement in the final Soviet years, who passed away suddenly at the age of 35 years in 1990.

RIGA: Latvian independent animation studio Atom Art is currently in preproduction with its second long project Born Happy / Laimīgie, a Latvian/Polish coproduction directed by Edmunds Jansons.

RIGA: Viesturs Kairišs' January got 12 nominations at the Latvian National film awards Lielais Kristaps, whose ceremony will be held 26 February 2022.

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