Director of Latvian Film Centre Resigns

    Ilze Gailite-Holmberga Ilze Gailite-Holmberga

    RIGA: Ilze Gailite-Holmberga, director of the National Film Centre of Latvia, has officially resigned from her duties.

    Reflecting on her nine year long career as the head of National Film Centre of Latvia, Gailite-Holmberga points to the passage of the Film Law in 2010 as one of her most important achievements. This law defined requirements for a domestic film in order to receive national funding, while stimulating the growth and development of the industry.

    The new director will be chosen by Ministry of Culture of Latvia as a result of a competition, which was announced on 24 January and will be open until 14 February 2014. Gailite-Holmberga's successor will most likely take up duties at the beginning of March 2014, said Astra Spalvena, information and international relations officer of the National Film Centre of Latvia.