RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has distributed almost 2 m EUR for the production of 16 projects, including five feature films, seven documentaries, one long animated film and three animated short films.

RIGA: Latvian director's Viesturs Kairišs latest work, the autobiographical history drama January, has been acquired by the international sales company The Yellow Affair.

RIGA: The first-ever Latvian/Indian coproduction Manny, directed by Latvian director Dace Pūce, was released on 7 May in Latvian cinemas. The film is produced by Latvia’s Marana Productions and India’s Sonal Sehgal Films.

RIGA: The Latvian film Flow / Straume directed by Gints Zilbalodis is currently in preproduction. The second long animated film by the Annecy Contrechamp competition winner Gints Zilbalodis has been selected for France's CNC (Centre national du cinéma t de l’image animée) advance on earnings.

VILNIUS: Algimantas Puipa's Cinephilia and Andrius Blaževičus Runner have scored the most nominations,13 each, at the Lithuanian National Silver Crane film awards, which will be announced on 5 June 2022. Both films are nominated in the category of best film and best script. They are followed by Laurynas Bareiša's Pilgrims with 11 nominations.

RIGA: Samuel's Travels, directed by Latvian/Armenian filmmaker Aik Karapetian, has been acquired by HBO Central Europe. The deal was signed by the Copenhagen-based LevelK, who had picked up the international sales of the film in September 2021.

RIGA: Ilze Burkovska Jacobsen's antiwar long animated film My Favourite War was released in over 40 cinemas in France on 20 April 2022. The French release had been postponed for more than a year due to the COVID-19 pandemic related restrictions.