Baltic Bridge Call for Projects

The Baltic Bridge East by West (B’EST) is accepting submissions from producers with film projects in development through 15 June 2013.
05-04-2013

New Chairman for Latvian TV

RIGA: Ivars Belte has been appointed Board Chairman of Latvian State Television (LTV)
12-03-2013

Latvia to Host European Film Awards

The 27th European Film Awards will take place in Riga on 13 December 2014, during Riga’s tenure as a European Capital of Culture.
22-02-2013

Latvian Dream Team 1935 Opens in Lithuania

VILNIUS: The Latvian basketball film Dream Team 1935 will premiere in Kaunas, Lithuania, on 21 February 2013.
01-02-2013

FNE EXCLUSIVE: Ilze Gailite Holmberg, Director of National Film Centre of Latvia

FNE asks Ilze Gailite Holmberg about developments in the Latvian film industry in 2012, the major achievements in the last five years and about the things still to be done.
30-11-2012

Parliamentary Grant for Patriotic Film Stirs Controversy in Latvia

RIGA: Latvia’s National Film Center (www.nfc.lv) has expressed its concern over a special grant from the Latvian Parliament for a historical film, made by bypassing the project competition established in…
26-11-2012

Pakalnina Preps Docs, Premieres Feature

RIGA: Latvian director/writer Laila Pakalnina is prepping two new doc productions while her new feature Pizzas premieres in competition at the Rome Film Festival.
13-11-2012

Riga Film Studio Sold at Auction

RIGA: The complex of Riga Film Studio buildings, including the largest sound stage in the Baltic states, was sold at auction this week due to presumed land lease debts, leaving…
02-11-2012

Latvia’s Ego Media Lines up Documentary Coproductions

RIGA: Latvian producer Guntis Trekteris is producing and developing a slate of international documentary films through his company Ego Media (www.egomedia.lv).
02-11-2012

FESTIVALS: FF Riga Festival Launches in September

RIGA: Latvia will host the first FF Riga international film festival 10-12 September 2012, an “homage” to the Arsenals film festival which was suspended as of March 2012 for lack…
20-08-2012

FNE - Step In - Locarno Country Report: Latvia

The Latvian film industry saw an influx of foreign film productions thanks to the July 2011 launch of the Riga Film Fund (www.filmriga.lv) rebate initiative and produced some strong and…
03-08-2012

Historical Drama Dream Team 1935 in Postproduction

RIGA: Dream Team 1935 (www.platformafilm.com), a sports-themed historical film from Latvian director-producer team Aigars Grauba and Andrejs Ekis, is in the final stage of postproduction, with the national premiere of…
26-07-2012

Protest over Cable Fee in Latvia

Cable operators are protesting plans to charge them a fee for rebroadcasting national TV channels.
09-07-2012

MTG Buys Latvia’s LNT

Modern Times Group (MTG, www.mtg.se) the international entertainment broadcasting group, completed the acquisition of 100% of the Latvian free commercial TV group AS Latvijas Neatkarīgā Televīzija (LNT, www.lnt.lv) for an…
03-06-2012

Documentary Production: My Six Million Dollar Father

RIGA: Latvian director Ieva Ozolina is in production with the documentary film My Six Million Dollar Father for a March 2013 completion date.
01-06-2012

MEET “LATVIA FILMS” IN CANNES

{mosimage}MEET "LATVIA FILMS" IN CANNES At the Village International Pantiero, Pavilion 221
16-05-2012

FNE - IDF DocBloc: My Six Million Dollar Father

New Latvian doc project My Six Million Dollar Father - a self-made banker achieves success during the first years after the collapse of the USSR, but is then forced to…
30-03-2012

FESTIVALS: Arsenals Festival to End

{mosimage}RIGA: The organizers of Latvia's international film festival Arsenals (www.arsenals.lv) announced that there will be no further editions of the festival.
15-03-2012

MTG Acquires Latvia’s LNT

WARSAW: The Swedish-based broadcasting company Modern Times Group (MTG, www.mtg.se) signed an agreement to acquire 100% of Latvian commercial TV operator AS Latvijas Neatkarīgā Televīzija (LNT, www.lnt.lv) in Latvia for…
12-01-2012

Lattelecom TV Leads in Baltic TV Subscribers

RIGA: Latvia's Lattelecom (www.lattelecom.lv ) ended 2011 as the largest pay-TV operator in the Baltics, with 230,000 pay-TV subscribers.
09-01-2012