FESTIVALS: Ivan I. Tverdovsky’s Conference Wins 2020 Riga IFF

RIGA: The Riga International Film Festival concluded its 7th edition on 25 October 2020, handing its main prize to Ivan I. Tverdovsky’s Conference, which was coproduced by Estonia’s Nafta Films.…
26-10-2020

FNE at Ji.hlava IDFF 2020: Emerging Producer: Ieva Ūbele - Latvia

Ieva Ūbele is participating in the 2020 Emerging Producers programme of the Ji-hlava International Documentary Film Festival, which runs 27 October – 8 November 2020.
23-10-2020

The Sign Painter Tops 2020 Latvian National Film Award Nominations

RIGA: The historical drama The Sign Painter / Pilsēta pie upes (previous English title City on the River), directed by Viesturs Kairišs, produced by Ego Media and coproduced by 8Heads…
09-10-2020

PRODUCTION: Shooting Begins on Acclaimed Latvian Book Adaptation Soviet Milk

RIGA: Ināra Kolmane’s third feature Soviet Milk / Mātes piens began shooting its first sequence on 15 September 2020.
28-09-2020

PRODUCTION: Yevgeny Pashkevich Wraps Postproduction on What Silent Gerda Knows

RIGA: The Latvian director Yevgeny Pashkevich has completed work on his third feature length film What Silent Gerda Knows, which will premiere in the main competition at the Riga International…
21-09-2020

GRANTS: National Film Centre of Latvia Announces Low Budget Film Grants

RIGA: The National Film Centre of Latvia has announced the results for the low budget film production grants scheme.
15-09-2020

FESTIVALS: Riga IFF Announces Competition Films

RIGA: Eight films will screen in the main competition of the 7th Riga International Film Festival, which runs from 15 – 25 October 2020. The competition section presents recent films…
14-09-2020

Baltic Sea Docs Announces Awards

RIGA: The 24th edition of the Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries wrapped on 6 September 2020, in a format that was run mainly online, with only a few on-site activities.
10-09-2020

FESTIVALS: RIGA IFF To Stream Opening Concert Worldwide

RIGA: Riga IFF will stream worldwide a concert created especially for its opening night on 15 October 2020. The festival runs through 25 October, and the opening night event is…
31-08-2020

PRODUCTION: Aik Karapetian Shoots Latvian/Belgian Coproduction Samuel’s Travels

RIGA: Aik Karapetian started shooting his fourth feature film, the dark comedy Samuel’s Travels, on 8 August 2020. The film is produced by Gints Grūbe through Mistrus Media (Latvia) and…
21-08-2020

East Doc Series Debuts With Five Projects

RIGA: Five projects have been selected for the first session of East Doc Series, which takes place online at Baltic Sea Docs on 2 and 7 – 8 September 2020.
20-08-2020

FESTIVALS: Baltic Sea Docs 2020 to Take Place Online

RIGA: The 24th edition of Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs) will take place online from 29 August to 6 September 2020. The Riga based international documentary film…
17-08-2020

PRODUCTION: Staņislavs Tokalovs Shooting Latvian/Estonian Coproduction

RIGA: Staņislavs Tokalovs’ sophomore feature Lovable / Mīlulis started shooting in Riga on 4 August 2020. The film is produced by Latvia’s Tasse Film in coproduction with Estonia’s Stellar Films…
07-08-2020

Five International Projects Approved by Riga Film Fund

RIGA: The Riga Film Fund has announced five projects selected to receive cash rebates in the amount of 511,732 EUR for the films to be shot in Latvia this year.
16-07-2020

Baltic Sea Docs 2020 Announces Selected Projects

RIGA: The Baltic Sea Forum for Documentaries (Baltic Sea Docs), the Baltic documentary training and pitching event, has announced the 24 projects selected for its 24th edition, which will take…
15-07-2020

PRODUCTION: Latvian Director Marta Elīna Martinsone Shoots Debut Feature Lame-o’s

RIGA: Latvian director Marta Elīna Martinsone has started shooting her debut film, the teen comedy Lame-o’s / Tizlenes produced by Ego Media. The film had several shooting days in January,…
13-07-2020

PRODUCTION: Latvia’s Troubled Minds Preps for Fall Release

RIGA: Latvian directors Lauris Ābele and Raitis Ābele are in post-production with the Latvian/Norwegian coproduction Troubled Minds. The dramedy was presented at Karlovy Vary’s Eastern Promises on 6 July 2020.
07-07-2020

Latvia Prepares to Resume Film Production

RIGA: The Minister of Culture of the Republic of Latvia has issued rules that state the social distancing requirements for film productions, allowing the gradual restart of film production in…
05-06-2020

Cinema Splendid Palace Reopens In Riga But Multikino Latvia Ceases Operations

RIGA: Cinema Splendid Palace, operated by the Riga Municipality, will be the first cinema to reopen in Riga on 19 May, following Latvia’s easing of lockdown restrictions, which began on…
18-05-2020

Baltic Sea Docs Forum Calls for Projects

RIGA: The Baltic Sea Docs Forum for Documentaries (BSD), a leading documentary training and pitching event in the Baltic countries, has announced a call for projects. The 24th edition will…
13-05-2020