Latvia and Hungary Sign Cooperation Programme

RIGA: The Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Latvia and the Human Resources Ministry of Hungary have signed a cultural cooperation programme for 2019-2021. The programme includes the cinema.

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Matīss Kaža Starts Shooting First Latvian Western

RIGA: Latvian director Matīss Kaža starts principal photography on his debut feature Where the Road Leads / Kur vedīs ceļš on 24 July 2019. The film is a contemporary take…

Co-production Forum Baltic Sea Docs 2019 Announces Selected Projects

RIGA: A total of 25 projects from 20 countries will participate at the 23rd Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (BSD), set to take place in Riga from 3 to 7…

PRODUCTION: Pakalnina Begins Shooting Latvian/Lithuanian In the Mirror

RIGA: Latvian director Laila Pakalniņa is starting principal shooting for a Latvian/Lithuanian feature film, In the Mirror.

PRODUCTION: Viesturs Kairšs’ City on the River in Postproduction

RIGA: Viesturs Kairišs' City on the River / Pilsēta pie upes is in post-production, after the completion of the last shooting period in April 2019. Filming lasted 37 days. Most…

PRODUCTION: Latvian/Lithuanian/Czech The Year Before the War Begins Filming

RIGA: Latvian director Dāvis Sīmanis has begun principal shooting of the Latvian/Lithuanian/Czech coproduction The Year before the War.

FNE at Cannes 2019: Latvian Cinema in Cannes

Dear film family, come and explore LATVIA IN CANNES 2019! - Join us @ Marché du Film - PAVILION 209 @ Village International Pantiero!

Producers on the Move 2019: Inese Boka-Grūbe, Latvia

FNE spoke with 2019 Producer on the Move Inese Boka-Grūbe representing Latvia. She has been a partner and producer at Mistrus Media since 2008, and has produced a number of…

Laila Pakalnina Retrospective at Pompidou Centre

RIGA: Latvian director Laila Pakalnina receives a two week retrospective of her documentary films at the Paris Pompidou Centre, running through 17 May 2019.

GRANTS: Latvia Announces Production Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia awarded 1,110,401 EUR in grants to 14 films on 15 April 2019.

New Art House Cinema Opens in Riga

RIGA: A new art house cinema opens in Kaņepes Culture Center, one of the hippest places in Rīga, on 2 April 2019.

BOX OFFICE: Class Reunion Remake Becomes Box Office Hit in Latvia

RIGA: Class Reunion / Klases salidojums directed by Andrejs Ēķis and produced by Platforma Filma is the leading domestic film at the Latvian Box office. After six weeks it has…

The Humorist to Be Released in Its Countries of Origin

RIGA: The Russian/Latvian/Czech coproduction The Humorist by Michael Idov will be released in Russia on 1 March 2019 and in the Czech Republic by 24 April 2019. The film will…

M-appeal Picks Up The Humorist

RIGA: The Berlin-based sales agent M-appeal picked up Michael Idov’s black comedy The Humorist. This Russian/Latvian/Czech coproduction was shot in Latvia and it is presented at Berlinale’s European Film Market.

FNE at Berlinale 2019: Latvian Film in Berlin

Latvian stand at EFM - Martin Gropius Bau - stand number G10! Latvian animation goes to Berlin 2019. This has been a fruitful time for animators in Latvia – two…

Latvian/Polish Animated Film Sold in France

RIGA: Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs, a Latvian/Polish animated film directed by Edmunds Jansons, was sold by New Europe Film Sales in France. The film will open in Latvia…

FNE Market Analysis 2018: LATVIA

Latvia’s film programme for the country’s centenary, which was celebrated in 2018, has led to an unheard of box office success and has shown an unprecedented rise in local box…

Latvia Increases Budget for Incentives in 2019

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia will allot less money for minority coproductions, but more for the incentives programme in 2019.

Latvian The Pagan King to Be Released in UK

RIGA: The English language Latvian historical drama The Pagan King, directed by Aigars Grauba and starring British actor James Blurr and Swedish actor Edvin Erre, will be theatrically released in…

Bille Wins Best Film at Latvian National Film Awards

RIGA: Inara Kolmane’s family film Bille, a Latvian/Lithuanian/Czech coproduction, won the Best Film award at the 30th Lielais Kristaps Latvian national film awards on 12 November 2018.