January Leads Nominations for Latvian National Film Prizes Lielais Kristaps

RIGA: Viesturs Kairišs' January got 12 nominations at the Latvian National film awards Lielais Kristaps, whose ceremony will be held 26 February 2022.
06-12-2022

New Latvian Film Classics Available Worldwide on National Film Centre’s Portal

RIGA: The list of Latvian classical films available for streaming on National Film Centre of Latvia’s portal has been supplemented with new titles. Currently, 30 titles including 18 feature films,…
18-11-2022

Latvia Sees Most Intense Season of Domestic Releases in Its History

RIGA: Latvia is seeing an abundance of 18 domestic theatrical releases in the last quarter of 2022, with cinemas fully operational in 2022 after two years of on and off…
17-11-2022

FESTIVALS: Godland Wins 2022 Riga IFF

RIGA: Godland by Hlynur Pálmason won the main prize in the Feature Film Competition of the 9th Riga International Film Festival, which took place in person and online 13 –…
24-10-2022

Applications Open for 16th Focal Production Value Workshop to Be Held in Riga

RIGA: Focal Production Value has launched the call for applications for its 16th edition that will take place in Riga 7 – 15 January 2023. The deadline is 15 November…
13-10-2022

FESTIVALS: Riga IFF 2022 Announces Full Lineup

RIGA: Ten films will vie in the Feature Film Competition of the 9th Riga International Film Festival, which will take place in person and online 13 – 23 October 2022.…
14-09-2022

Baltic Sea Docs 2022 Announces Winners

RIGA: Projects from the Ukraine, Latvia and Finland won awards at the 26th edition of Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs), which ran 5-11 September 2022.
14-09-2022

FNE Oscar Watch 2023: January to Represent Latvia in Oscar Race

RIGA: The autobiographical history drama January by Viesturs Kairišs has been selected as Latvia’s candidate for the 95th Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences award in the Best International…
06-09-2022

PRODUCTION: Māris Martinsons Shoots Latvian Period Drama In the Land That Sings

RIGA: The historical drama In the Land That Sings / Zeme, kas dzied directed by Māris Martinsons has just wrapped the third stage of shooting in Latvia. The film is…
05-09-2022

FESTIVALS: Unique Baltic Music Video Competition Returns to Riga IFF

RIGA: The Baltic Music Video competition will return to the 9th edition of the Riga International Film Festival (13 – 23 October 2022) after a year break. Eighteen music videos…
01-09-2022

New Latvian Studio Trickster Pictures Announces World Premiere of Youth Drama Neon Spring

RIGA: Director/producer/scriptwriter Matīss Kaža has launched the new Latvian production studio Trickster Pictures. The first title released by the Riga-based company is the coming-of-age Neon Spring / Neona pavasaris directed…
11-08-2022

PRODUCTION: Latvian/Lithuanian Feature Portraying Millennials Generation Wraps Shooting in Latvia

RIGA: Latvian director Liene Linde wrapped the shoot of her debut feature Black Velvet / Melnais samts on 3 August 2022. This Latvian/Lithuanian coproduction is a partly autobiographical dramedy about…
05-08-2022

PRODUCTION: Dutch/Latvian Family Feature Film The Book of Everything Starts Shooting in Latvia

RIGA: Family feature film The Book of Everything by Dutch director Ineke Houtman starts shooting in Latvia on 3 August 2022. The Dutch/Latvian coproduction will be shot in Latvia for…
03-08-2022

Baltic Sea Docs 2022 Announces Selected Projects

RIGA: Eighteen projects from countries including Poland, Estonia, Finland, Latvia, Lithuania and Georgia are in the selection of the 26th Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs), which will…
15-07-2022

Samuel’s Travels to Be Released in North America

RIGA: The dark comedy Samuel's Travels by Latvian/Armenian director Aik Karapetian will be theatrically released in Los Angeles as well as on VOD in the USA and Canada on 19…
06-07-2022

Telia Cuts Deal with Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group for Latvia and Estonia

RIGA: Latvian company SIA Tet, and Lithuanian and Estonian branches of the Telia Company group have signed a cooperation agreement with Sony Pictures Motion Picture Group.
28-06-2022

GRANTS: National Film Centre of Latvia Announces Production Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has distributed almost 2 m EUR for the production of 16 projects, including five feature films, seven documentaries, one long animated film and…
15-06-2022

Latvian Historical Drama January Picked Up by The Yellow Affair

RIGA: Latvian director's Viesturs Kairišs latest work, the autobiographical history drama January, has been acquired by the international sales company The Yellow Affair.
02-06-2022

FNE at Cannes 2022: RIGA IFF Responds to “Cultural Colonisation” in Film Media

CANNES: The Riga International Film Festival has responded to what they are calling “cultural colonisation” of film media during the Cannes Film Festival.
27-05-2022

First Latvian/Indian Drama Manny Released in Cinemas in Latvia

RIGA: The first-ever Latvian/Indian coproduction Manny, directed by Latvian director Dace Pūce, was released on 7 May in Latvian cinemas. The film is produced by Latvia’s Marana Productions and India’s…
17-05-2022