GRANTS: Latvian Film Centre Funds 15 Projects for Development

RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia has renewed the tender for project development support, after a six year break, an indication of the film industry's recovery after the financial crisis.

Latvia Buys TVP’s House by the Backwater

WARSAW: The hit series format House by the Backwater from Polish public broadcaster TVP has bought by Latvian TV.

PRODUCTION: WIDE Picks up What Silent Gerda Knows in Development

RIGA: Latvian born Russian writer/director Yevgeni Pashkevich's feature film What Silent Gerda Knows (Ko zina klusā Gerda) has entered development stage with distribution rights already acquired by Paris-based WIDE.

GRANTS: Latvia Funds Seven Debut Films

RIGA: The Latvian Film Centre will finance seven projects under its newly introduced debut film tender.

GRANTS: Latvian Film Centre Funds Two Latvian Russian Films

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia awarded two grants under its new cofinancing tender announced in May 2014.

FNE TV: Dita Rietuma Head of the Latvian National Film Centre

FNE spoke to Dita Rietuma who made her debut in Cannes as the newly appointed head of the Latvian Film Centre about how Latvia plans to strengthen cooperation with its…

PRODUCTION: Modris Sets Fall Release

RIGA: The Latvian/Greek/German coproduction Modris, a debut feature by Latvian director Juris Kursietis, is set to be released in Latvia on 24 October 2014.

Latvian Animations Find International Sales

RIGA: Latvian animations sell to Europe, Middle East and Russia.

FNE Doc Bloc: Deadline Approaches for Baltic Sea Forum

Producers have two weeks left to apply for the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries.

Latvia Introduces Coproduction Funding

RIGA: The Latvian Film Centre has launched its first tender for coproduction funding.

Latvia in Cannes 2014

Latvian film industry represented at the Cannes film market

Latvia Launches Debut Film Funding

RIGA: The Latvian Film Centre has initiated a new tender to support young filmmakers' debut projects.

Latvia and Lithuania Ban Russian TV

Governmental bodies in both Latvia and Lithuania have banned broadcasts of Russian state TV channels.

Latvian Film Centre Announces 2014 Grants

RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia will give nearly 1.5 m EUR in grants to 28 projects.

New Director Appointed at National Film Centre of Latvia

RIGA: Film critic Dita Rietuma has been elected the new director of the Latvian Film Centre, replacing long-time director Ilze Gailite-Holmberga who resigned in January 2014.

Four Latvian films win co-financing

Four foreign films in development have won some 400,000 EUR through the co-financing program of the National Film Centre of Latvia, according to the organization. The winning projects scored the…

Riga to Host New Film Festival

RIGA: Two years after the Latvian film festival Arsenals was forced to shutter due to insufficient funding, plans are underway to launch the Riga International Film Festival, taking place in…

Latvian Film Centre Launches Grants for Film Productions

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced a tender for film production funding with a total available sum of 1,489,135 EUR.

FNE at Berlinale 2014: Latvian Films in Berlin

In the 64th Berlin International Film Festival two Latvian animations are selected and will be shown in section Generation Kplus – Daces Rīdūze’s Little Rudy and Jāņa Cimmermaņa Vasa, from…

Director of Latvian Film Centre Resigns

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