FNE at Cannes 2024: Latvian Cinema in Cannes

Latvia at the 77th Festival de Cannes - Meet us at the Latvian stand Village International Riviera (119)

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Production Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has distributed 1,800,158 EUR for annual production grants in 2024. The list includes a total of 14 films: six feature films, six documentaries…

FESTIVALS: Spanish Daydreaming So Vividly About Our Spanish Holidays Wins 2024 Rīga International Short Film Festival 2Annas

RIGA: Daydreaming So Vividly About Our Spanish Holidays by Christian Avilés (Spain) was awarded the Bronze Anna Grand Prix at the 28th Rīga International Short Film Festival 2Annas, which was…

PRODUCTION: Dzintars Dreibergs Shoots Latvian Cold War Biopic Escape Net

RIGA: Latvian director Dzintars Dreibergs is in production with his sophomore feature Escape Net / Tīklā. TTT leģendas dzimšana, a biopic about one of the world's most successful female basketball…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Directors Raitis and Lauris Ābele in Postproduction with Latvian/American Dog of God

RIGA: The Latvian brothers and directors Raitis and Lauris Ābele are putting the final touches on their new project, an adult folk tale and rotoscope animation Dog of God /…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Debut Feature Banana Boat Acquired While in Postproduction

RIGA: Latvian director Kristaps Brize is currently in postproduction with his debut feature Banana Boat / Banāns Upē, which has been picked up by the French/UK sales agent Alief during…

FESTIVALS: Riga IFF 2024 Launches Call for Its Competitions

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) has opened the application process for its four competition sections. The festival will be held 17 – 27 October 2024.

PRODUCTION: Juris Poškus Shoots Latvian/Lithuanian Feature Call Me Calendar

RIGA: Latvian director, writer and producer Juris Poškus is currently in production with his feature film Call Me Calendar / Kalendārs mani sauc. The project has already received support from…

FESTIVALS: Winners of 2024 Artdocfest/Riga

RIGA: Once We Were Pitmen by Christian Johannes Koch and Jonas Matauschek won the Grand Prix in the Baltic Focus section of the 4th International Documentary Film Festival Artdocfest/Riga (1…

Baltic Sea Docs 2024 Launches Call for Applications

RIGA: The most important documentary co-financing pitching event in the Baltic countries, Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs), has launched the call for projects for its 28th edition…

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.