FNE Oscar Watch 2024: Latvia Selects My Freedom as Oscar Candidate

RIGA: Ilze Kunga-Melgaile’s debut feature My Freedom / Mana Brīvība has been selected as Latvia‘s candidate for the 96th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best…

RIGA IFF SHOWCASE 2023 Announces Selected Projects

RIGA: Fourteen film and series' projects have been selected for the 2nd RIGA IFF SHOWCASE pitching sessions, which will be held within the 10th edition of the Riga International Film…

FESTIVALS: Riga International Film Festival 2023 Announces Lineup

RIGA: Eight films from the Baltic Sea region and the Nordic countries will compete for the festival’s main award at the 10th edition of the Riga International Film Festival, which…

The 7th Baltic Film Days Underway in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia

RIGA: Films by Viesturs Kairišs, Signe Baumane, Elza Gauja, Giedrius Tamoševičius & Vytautas V Landsbergis, and Ove Musting are currently being screened in Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia within the 7th…

Baltic Sea Docs 2023 Announces Selected Projects

RIGA: The Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs) has announced the projects selected for its 27th edition set to take place 3 - 10 September 2023. This year,…

PRODUCTION: Latvian Animation Director Kārlis Vītols Preps The Northern Star

RIGA: Latvian animation director/artist Kārlis Vītols is currently in preparation with his long animated film The Northern Star / Ziemeļu Zvaigzne, whose production is due to start in September 2023.

Charades Acquires World Sales Rights for Latvian Animated Film Flow

RIGA: World sales rights for Gints Zilbalodis' long animated film project Flow have been acquired by Paris-based company Charades. The project is currently showcased in the Work in Progress section…

Signe Baumane's My Love Affair with Marriage Hits Theatres in France

RIGA: The long animated film My Love Affair with Marriage directed by New York-based Latvian animator Signe Baumane has been released by Tamasa Distribution in theatres across France in June…

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Production Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has distributed 1,411,871 EUR for annual production grants. The list includes five feature films, six documentaries and five animated films (two long films,…

Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries 2023 Launches Call for Projects

RIGA: The 27th edition of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (BSD) has launched its call for applications. The most important documentary co-financing pitching event in the Baltic countries will…

FNE at Cannes 2023: Latvian Cinema in Cannes

On 16 May, the world-famous Cannes Film Festival starts in France (16-27 May), and film professionals from Latvia will take active part in several film industry events, festival programmes and…

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Minority Coproduction Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has distributed 300,000 EUR to seven minority coproductions. The list includes four feature films, two long documentaries and one short documentary.

National Film Centre of Latvia Announces Traditional Film Marathon for 4 May 2023

RIGA: The day of the restoration of Latvia’s independence, 4 May, is celebrated again in 2023 by the National Film Centre of Latvia with a film marathon held both online…

RIGA IFF Launches Educational Online Project

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival has launched, in cooperation with the Norwegian Film Clubs Association (NFK), the children and young audience educational project RIGA IFF Cinema Club, consisting of…

FESTIVALS: Riga IFF 2023 Opens Submissions for Its Four Competition Sections

RIGA: The 10th edition of the Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF) has opened submissions for its four competition sections: Feature film competition (for films from the Baltic Sea region…

Sony Pictures International Productions Acquires Remake Rights to Latvian Christmas Comedy

RIGA: Sony Pictures International Productions has optioned remake rights to the Latvian comedy Accidental Santa / Circenīša Ziemassvētki, written and directed by Aigars Grauba. The rights include North America, UK,…

January Awarded Best Latvian Feature Film of 2022 at Lielais Kristaps Awards

RIGA: Viesturs Kairišs' coming-of age-drama January / Janvāris received five awards, including Best Feature Film and Best Actor in a Leading Role, at the Latvian national film awards Lielais Kristaps,…

FESTIVALS: Artdocfest / Riga 2023 Ready to Kick-off

RIGA: Over 30 titles will screen in two competitive programmes, Baltic Focus and Artdocfest Open, at the 3rd edition of Artdocfest, which will be held in Riga 2 – 9…

FNE at Berlinale 2023: Latvian Cinema in Berlin

Latvia at the EFM and Berlinale 2023 - A coalition of the Baltic States of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania is highlighted as Countries in Focus at the European Film Market…

BOX OFFICE: Increased Admissions to Latvian Films in 2022

RIGA: Total admissions in Latvia increased three times, while admissions to domestic films doubled in 2022 compared to 2021, according to the official statistics issued by the National Film Centre…