FESTIVALS: Core of the World Wins Riga IFF

RIGA: Core of the World, a Russian/Lithuanian coproduction directed by Natalia Meshchaninova, won the Best Film Award at the Riga International Film Festival, which concludes on 31 October 2018.
29-10-2018

Czech and Estonian Films Win Riga Pitching Forum

RIGA: The third edition of the Riga International Film Festival's pitching FORUM for children's and youth film projects, which took place 18 – 19 October 2018, awarded two films from…
23-10-2018

FESTIVALS: Ten Baltic Films Compete at 2018 Riga IFF

RIGA: The Riga IFF, running 18-31 October 2018, will screen ten films from the Baltic region in the main competition, including fiction, documentary and children’s films.
02-10-2018

FESTIVALS: RIGA IFF Announces Pitching FORUM Selection

RIGA: Thirteen projects have been selected for the annual Riga International Film Festival's pitching FORUM for children and youth film projects, which will take place 18-19 October 2018.
26-09-2018

Documentary To Be Continued Selected as Latvia’s Oscar Bid

RIGA: Veteran filmmaker Ivars Seleckis’s documentary To Be Continued has been selected as Latvia’s official entry for the US Academy Awards in the Foreign Language Film category.
04-09-2018

BOX OFFICE: Admissions to Latvian Films Double in First Half of 2018

RIGA: Admissions to Latvian films reached 290,000 in the first half of 2018, marking an already record year for domestic cinema. In 2017 admissions to domestic films were 194,000.
10-08-2018

FESTIVALS: RIGA IFF Welcomes New Script Ideas

RIGA: The 4th edition of the European Script Meeting (23-24 October 2018), the main industry event of the Riga International Film Festival (18-31 October 2018), launches call for applications.
19-07-2018

FNE Europa Cinemas: Cinema of the Month: K. Suns, Riga

This month we speak with Aida Zviedre and Juris Zviedris, the owners and programmers of the Cinema K. Suns in Riga. Founded 26 years ago, Cinema K. Suns is the…
04-07-2018

Riga IFF Opens Call for Children’s Film Pitching Forum

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival Forum, a pitching and coproduction forum for children’s films, announced a call for entries for its 18 – 19 October 2018 event.
07-06-2018

FNE at Cannes 2018: Latvian Cinema in Cannes

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12-05-2018

EFP 2018 Producer on the Move: Aija Berzina, Latvia

RIGA: Aija Berzina represents Latvia at the European Film Promotion’s 2018 Producers on the Move event taking place 10-14 May during the Cannes Film Festival.
08-05-2018

Latvian Films Take Unprecedented Market Share

RIGA: Three of the top five films at the Latvian box office are domestic releases, accounting for 28 percent of the market share. The boom is led by Aigars Grauba’s…
25-04-2018

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Production Grants

RIGA: The National Film Center of Latvia will distribute 927,294 EUR for the production of 12 feature films with Latvian major participation. Three animated films, two feature films and seven…
04-04-2018

FESTIVALS: 5th Riga International Film Festival Calls for Entries

RIGA: Submissions are open for the 5th edition of the Riga International Film Festival, set to take place from 18 to 31 October 2018.
16-03-2018

PRODUCTION: Juris Kursietis Shoots Latvian/Lithuanian/Belgian Coproduction

RIGA: Juris Kursietis is currently shooting his sophomore feature Oleg, a drama about a butcher who leaves for Brussels to work in a local meat factory, but gets under the…
06-03-2018

Domestic Crowdfunded Movie in Latvian Box Office

RIGA: Oskars Rupenheits’ debut feature comedy The Foundation of Criminal Excellence is third in the Latvian box office with 30,000 admissions in three weeks and more than 183,000 EUR gross.…
26-02-2018

FNE Country Report 2017: LATVIA

RIGA: Ahead of Latvia's Centennial, which will be celebrated throughout 2018, the support for local film production steadily increased to 9,109,016 EUR in 2017, with more than 2 m EUR…
07-02-2018

PRODUCTION: Aigars Grauba in Postproduction with 3m EUR Latvian Historical Drama The Pagan King

RIGA: Director Aigars Grauba is currently in postproduction with English language historical drama The Pagan King, starring British actor James Blurr and Swedish actor Edvin Erre. Made with a budget…
08-12-2017

Swingers See Lithuanian, Norwegian and Finnish Remakes

RIGA: The comedy Swingers by Andrejs Ekis will have remakes in Lithuania, Norway and Finland. Latvia’s 2016 box office hit was already adapted by Platforma Filma in Estonia and the…
06-12-2017