BOX OFFICE: Latvian Historical Drama Soviet Milk Lands in Domestic Top Ten of 2023

RIGA: The Latvian historical drama Soviet Milk directed by Ināra Kolmane and produced by DEVIŅI took the seventh place in the domestic Top Ten of 2023 with 55,873 admissions and…

FESTIVALS: IDFF Artdocfest/Riga 2024 Kicks Off

RIGA: Approximately 30 documentaries will be screened in the competition programmes Baltic Focus and Artdocfest Open at the 4th International Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest/Riga (1 - 8 March 2024).

Beta Film Picks Up Latvian Series Soviet Jeans

BERLIN: The eight-episode series Soviet Jeans / Padomju džinsi, Staņislavs Tokalovs and Juris Kursietis’ dramedy set in 1979 Soviet Latvia, has been acquired by Beta Film.

FNE at Berlinale 2024: World Premiere of Latvian Maria’s Silence by Dāvis Sīmanis in Berlin

Film studio MISTRUS MEDIA presents Maria’s Silence - a film by Dāvis Sīmanis

FNE at Berlinale 2024: Latvian Cinema in Berlin

Latvia at the EFM and Berlinale 2024 - Last year’s Baltic focus at the European Film Market significantly boosted Latvian cinema. In 2024, we are delighted to announce our presence…

FNE at Berlinale 2024: Latvian Cinema in Berlin - Maria's Silence

Dāvis Sīmanis film “Maria’s Silence” will have its world premiere at the Berlinale - The official program of the 74th Berlin International Film Festival has been announced, featuring the film…

A Postcard from Rome Awarded Best Latvian Feature Film of 2023 at Lielais Kristaps Awards

RIGA: Elza Gauja’s love story about two senior postal workers A Postcard from Rome / Pastkarte no Romas received the main award at the Latvian National Film Awards Lielais Kristaps.…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Juris Kursietis in Postproduction with Blue Blood

RIGA: Latvian director/writer Juris Kursietis is currently in postproduction with his feature film Blue Blood / Zilās asinis, a coproduction between Latvia, Estonia and Greece.

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Armands Zacs in Postproduction with Youth Eternal

RIGA: Latvian director/writer Armands Zacs is in the final stage of postproduction with his debut feature Youth Eternal / Mūžīgi jauni.

Soviet Jeans Leads Nominations for Latvian National Film Awards Lielais Kristaps

RIGA: Staņislavs Tokalovs’ and Juris Kursietis’ TV series Soviet Jeans received 12 nominations for the Latvian National Film Awards Lielais Kristaps, whose ceremony will be held on 4 February 2024.

PRODUCTION: Davis Simanis’s Latvian/Lithuanian Maria's Silence Almost Ready for Berlinale’s Forum

RIGA: The Latvian director/writer/DoP Davis Simanis is putting the final touches on his new project, a powerful historical drama Maria’s Silence. The world premiere of this Latvian/Lithuanian coproduction will be…

GRANTS: Nine Latvian Projects Supported through ERFD to Be Completed in 2023

RIGA: Nine projects that received support from the National Film Centre of Latvia through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) in 2022 are expected to be finished by the end…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Alise Zariņa Shoots Feel-good Feature about Death and Abandonment

RIGA: Latvian production company Mima Films is currently in mid-production with Alise Zariņa’s sophomore feature Impressions / Nospiedumi, in which the seemingly dark topics of slow death, fear of abandonment,…

Latvian/Lithuanian Coproduction My Freedom by Ilze Kunga-Melgaile

RIGA: The main character in Ilze Kunga-Melgaile’s debut feature My Freedom / Mana Brīvība is based on the journalist and politician Ita Kozakeviča, a bright figure in the pro-independence movement…

Latvia Presents 11 Films at 2023 Tallinn Black Nights FF

RIGA: Latvia’s participation in the 27th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (3 – 19 November 2023) includes 11 films in several competition programmes and out of competition, as well as…

Latvian Patriot Week Online Film Festival Underway Worldwide

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, started a Patriot Week online film festival on 11 November 2023. A selection of 15…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Series Soviet Jeans in Postproduction

RIGA: Latvian directors Staņislavs Tokalovs and Juris Kursietis are currently in postproduction with their eight-episode series Soviet Jeans / Padomju džinsi, a dramedy set in 1979 Soviet Latvia, the time…

FESTIVALS: Family Time Wins RIGA IFF 2023

RIGA: Finnish Family Time by Tia Kouvo received the Golden Rooster Award in the main competition of the 10th Riga International Film Festival, which was held 12 – 22 October…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Marcis Lacis Wraps Shooting Horror Comedy Touched by Eternity

RIGA: Latvian director/writer/actor Marcis Lacis has entered postproduction with the horror comedy Touched by Eternity / Mūžības skartie.

PRODUCTION: Latvian Oskars Rupenheits Shoots Crime Film Red Code Blue

RIGA: Latvian director/writer Oskars Rupenheits is currently in production with the independent crime story Red Code Blue / Tumšzilais evaņģēlijs, which has been financed by private companies and funders, and…