FNE at Riga IFF 2014: Mother, I Love You Wins Top Latvian Award

RIGA: Mother, I Love You directed by Jānis Nords scooped the best Latvian feature film as well as the award for best director, best actress and the audience award at…
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FNE Country Profile: Latvia

RIGA: The Latvian film industry has been developing progressively as well as successfully recovering from the hardships caused by the financial crisis in 2008 and 2009. State funding for local…

FNE at Riga Meetings 2014: Latvian Industry Event Kicks Off

RIGA: The greatly expanded Riga Meetings kicks off today with four days of events, meetings and screenings for film professionals from around the world running 10-13 December in the Latvian…
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PRODUCTION: Latvian Finnish Chronicles of Melanie in Production

TALLINN: Director Viestur Kairish takes on the topic of the deportation of 40,000 Baltic citizens to Siberia in 1941 in the drama Chronicles of Melanie, planned for completion in 2015.

FNE at Riga IFF and Riga Meetings 2014: Riga fest kicks off with Kravcenko Doc

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival kicks off tonight with the screening of Beyond the Fear a new doc by Herz Frank and Maria Kravcenko. The film is a Latvian…
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Latvia Joins European Film Promotion

RIGA: Latvia has become the 35th member of European Film Promotion (EFP), joining Baltic State neighbors Estonia and Lithuania, which were previously represented in tandem with Latvia through the umbrella…

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Centennial Grants

RIGA: Thirteen film projects will receive state funding under the tender Local Films for Latvia's Centennial.

FESTIVALS: Latvian Film Festival Lielais Kristaps Announces Nominations

RIGA: The Latvian National Film Festival Lielais Kristaps, one of the central events of the upcoming Riga International Film Festival, has announced its nominees.

Kickstarter Campaign for Latvian Roller Skis Doc Launched

RIGA: The producers of a doc about Latvian athlete Raymond Dombrovsky’s bid to cross North America on roller-skis have launched a kickstarter campaign to fund the film which has also…

PRODUCTION: Laila Pakalnina Working on a Latvian-Polish Coproduction

RIGA: Acclaimed Latvian director Laila Pakalnina is shooting a period drama, Dawn (Ausma), produced by her own studio Hargla.

Latvia Opens Grants for Foreign Productions

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced its annual tender for co-funding of foreign productions.

PRODUCTION: Mellow Mud Wraps Summer Shooting

RIGA: Latvian director's Renārs Vimba debut feature Mellow Mud has finished its summer production shoot, producers Alise Ģelze and Aija Bērziņa said.

Latvian Film Council Elects New President

RIGA: Producer and head of the Latvian Film Producers association Aija Bērziņa has been elected as chairman of Latvian Film Council.

Latvia to Double Film Distribution Grants nearly doubled

RIGA: The Latvian Film Centre has nearly doubled the amount to be given in grants for local film promotion, to 40,000 EUR.

GRANTS: Latvian Film Centre Funds 15 Projects for Development

RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia has renewed the tender for project development support, after a six year break, an indication of the film industry's recovery after the financial crisis.

Latvia Buys TVP’s House by the Backwater

WARSAW: The hit series format House by the Backwater from Polish public broadcaster TVP has bought by Latvian TV.

PRODUCTION: WIDE Picks up What Silent Gerda Knows in Development

RIGA: Latvian born Russian writer/director Yevgeni Pashkevich's feature film What Silent Gerda Knows (Ko zina klusā Gerda) has entered development stage with distribution rights already acquired by Paris-based WIDE.

GRANTS: Latvia Funds Seven Debut Films

RIGA: The Latvian Film Centre will finance seven projects under its newly introduced debut film tender.

GRANTS: Latvian Film Centre Funds Two Latvian Russian Films

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia awarded two grants under its new cofinancing tender announced in May 2014.

FNE TV: Dita Rietuma Head of the Latvian National Film Centre

FNE spoke to Dita Rietuma who made her debut in Cannes as the newly appointed head of the Latvian Film Centre about how Latvia plans to strengthen cooperation with its…