RIGA IFF Forum Launches Call for Applications

RIGA: The industry event of the Riga International Film Festival (RIGA IFF), RIGA IFF Forum, has launched the call for applications for its two main events: Short Riga Test Screenings…

Agnese Lāce Appointed New Minister of Culture in Latvia

RIGA: Agnese Lāce is the new Minister of Culture in Latvia, as the previous Minister of Culture Agnese Logina, who had taken office on 15 September 2023, stepped down on…

Baltic Sea Docs 2024 Announces Selected Projects

RIGA: A total of 26 projects from 17 countries, including Latvia, Estonia, Lithuania, Germany, Poland, Ukraine and Georgia, have been selected for Baltic Sea Docs 2024. The leading documentary pitching…

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.…