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…

PRODUCTION: Modris Sets Fall Release

RIGA: The Latvian/Greek/German coproduction Modris, a debut feature by Latvian director Juris Kursietis, is set to be released in Latvia on 24 October 2014.

Latvian Animations Find International Sales

RIGA: Latvian animations sell to Europe, Middle East and Russia.

FNE Doc Bloc: Deadline Approaches for Baltic Sea Forum

Producers have two weeks left to apply for the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries.

Latvia Introduces Coproduction Funding

RIGA: The Latvian Film Centre has launched its first tender for coproduction funding.

Latvia in Cannes 2014

Latvian film industry represented at the Cannes film market

Latvia Launches Debut Film Funding

RIGA: The Latvian Film Centre has initiated a new tender to support young filmmakers' debut projects.

Latvia and Lithuania Ban Russian TV

Governmental bodies in both Latvia and Lithuania have banned broadcasts of Russian state TV channels.

Latvian Film Centre Announces 2014 Grants

RIGA: National Film Centre of Latvia will give nearly 1.5 m EUR in grants to 28 projects.

New Director Appointed at National Film Centre of Latvia

RIGA: Film critic Dita Rietuma has been elected the new director of the Latvian Film Centre, replacing long-time director Ilze Gailite-Holmberga who resigned in January 2014.