Latvian Government Grants 500 000 Euros for Co-Financing Program

Applications for Latvia's first cash incentives for productions close Friday, the country's National Film Center has announced. The program, announced 25 June, is a first for the Baltic countries, aimed…

Latvia Launches Film Tender

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced a tender for co-financing of foreign film productions, with applications accepted through 26 July 2013.

Latvia Approves Co-Financing Funds

RIGA: The Latvian government has approved a grant of 500,000 euros for a co-financing programme for foreign producers making films in Latvia.

FNE IDF Doc Bloc: Latvian Doc Sold to Canada

LONDON: London-based documentary sales agency Taskovski Films announced the sale of Documentarian to Canadian distributor Kinosmith.

South Korea Picks up Latvian Film

WARSAW: Polish based sales company New Europe Film Sales announced the sale of all rights for Latvian film Mother I Love You to South Korea.

Six Films Approved for Riga Film Fund Rebates

CANNES: The Riga Film Fund announced six international productions which will receive 313.547 Latvian lats (446,139 EUR) in cash rebates.

FNE Cannes Preview 2013: Latvian Films in Cannes

Latvia Films will participate in Cannes Film Market from May 15 to May 25. We are located in Village International Pantiero, Pavilion 223.

Latvia Approves Funds for Foreign Film Production

RIGA: Latvia will provide 300,00 Lats (426, 864 EUR) for foreign film production taking place in Latvia.

Baltic Bridge Call for Projects

The Baltic Bridge East by West (B’EST) is accepting submissions from producers with film projects in development through 15 June 2013.

New Chairman for Latvian TV

RIGA: Ivars Belte has been appointed Board Chairman of Latvian State Television (LTV)

Latvia to Host European Film Awards

The 27th European Film Awards will take place in Riga on 13 December 2014, during Riga’s tenure as a European Capital of Culture.

Latvian Dream Team 1935 Opens in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The Latvian basketball film Dream Team 1935 will premiere in Kaunas, Lithuania, on 21 February 2013.

FNE EXCLUSIVE: Ilze Gailite Holmberg, Director of National Film Centre of Latvia

FNE asks Ilze Gailite Holmberg about developments in the Latvian film industry in 2012, the major achievements in the last five years and about the things still to be done.

Parliamentary Grant for Patriotic Film Stirs Controversy in Latvia

RIGA: Latvia’s National Film Center ( has expressed its concern over a special grant from the Latvian Parliament for a historical film, made by bypassing the project competition established in…

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…