Pakalnina Preps Docs, Premieres Feature

RIGA: Latvian director/writer Laila Pakalnina is prepping two new doc productions while her new feature Pizzas premieres in competition at the Rome Film Festival.

Riga Film Studio Sold at Auction

RIGA: The complex of Riga Film Studio buildings, including the largest sound stage in the Baltic states, was sold at auction this week due to presumed land lease debts, leaving…

Latvia’s Ego Media Lines up Documentary Coproductions

RIGA: Latvian producer Guntis Trekteris is producing and developing a slate of international documentary films through his company Ego Media (

FESTIVALS: FF Riga Festival Launches in September

RIGA: Latvia will host the first FF Riga international film festival 10-12 September 2012, an “homage” to the Arsenals film festival which was suspended as of March 2012 for lack…

FNE - Step In - Locarno Country Report: Latvia

The Latvian film industry saw an influx of foreign film productions thanks to the July 2011 launch of the Riga Film Fund ( rebate initiative and produced some strong and…

Historical Drama Dream Team 1935 in Postproduction

RIGA: Dream Team 1935 (, a sports-themed historical film from Latvian director-producer team Aigars Grauba and Andrejs Ekis, is in the final stage of postproduction, with the national premiere of…

Protest over Cable Fee in Latvia

Cable operators are protesting plans to charge them a fee for rebroadcasting national TV channels.

MTG Buys Latvia’s LNT

Modern Times Group (MTG, the international entertainment broadcasting group, completed the acquisition of 100% of the Latvian free commercial TV group AS Latvijas Neatkarīgā Televīzija (LNT, for an…

Documentary Production: My Six Million Dollar Father

RIGA: Latvian director Ieva Ozolina is in production with the documentary film My Six Million Dollar Father for a March 2013 completion date.


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FNE - IDF DocBloc: My Six Million Dollar Father

New Latvian doc project My Six Million Dollar Father - a self-made banker achieves success during the first years after the collapse of the USSR, but is then forced to…

FESTIVALS: Arsenals Festival to End

{mosimage}RIGA: The organizers of Latvia's international film festival Arsenals ( announced that there will be no further editions of the festival.

MTG Acquires Latvia’s LNT

WARSAW: The Swedish-based broadcasting company Modern Times Group (MTG, signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Latvian commercial TV operator AS Latvijas Neatkarīgā Televīzija (LNT, in Latvia for…

Lattelecom TV Leads in Baltic TV Subscribers

RIGA: Latvia's Lattelecom ( ) ended 2011 as the largest pay-TV operator in the Baltics, with 230,000 pay-TV subscribers.

New Riga Film Fund drive boom in foreign productions shooting in Latvia

TALLINN: The Riga Film Fund has fueled a boom in foreign productions in Latvia with nine foreign productions shooting in this Baltic state in 2011. Surprisingly producers from Asia including…

Latvian TV's Requests Cable Fee

RIGA: Commercial Latvian TV stations LNT and TV3 are asking cable TV operators to pay for there broadcasts of the commercials stations. Currently cable companies are able to broadcast the…

Nauka 2.0 Begins Broadcasting in Latvia

RIGA: Local media reports that the Russian science channel, Nauka 2.0, began broadcasting in Latvia earlier this month,

FNE at DISCOP Budapest 2011: Latvia

RIGA: If you want to watch Latvians justify their claim to be the "singing nation," turn on the TV. It's not only the contestants who are competing in an abundance…

Latvia Announces 2011 Film Grants

The National Film Centre of Latvia (NFC, has announced the film grants to be awarded for 2011. Seven feature films, 11 documentaries and four animation films received funding. The…

Latvia Hosts Asian Film Shoot

Latvia will stand in for the coast of France in the pan-Asian film My Way, a World War II film about two Asian soldiers during the landing on the coast…