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Latvian “Dawn” shortlisted by EFA

On 23 August, European Film Academy and EFA Productions has announced the titles of the 50 films on this year’s EFA Feature Film Selection, the list of feature fiction films recommended for a nomination for the European Film Awards 2016. Included is also the latest feature by director Laila Pakalniņa, Dawn, a Latvian production supported by the National Film Centre of Latvia and co-produced with Poland and Estonia. This is the first time ever that a full-length fiction from Latvia has become a part of this prestigious list. Read more

Baltic Focus at the European Film Festival Palić

The 23rd edition of the European Film Festival Palić will this year feature a focus on Baltic Films and present contemporary authors, restored classics and selection of animated and short films this region is well known after. Read more

First Frames Filmed for Centennial Film “Mērija’s Journey”

On the 21st of June at Jūrmala’s Morbergs House, the filming of the first frames of Kristīne Želve’s documentary “Mērija’s Journey” was celebrated, symbolically marking the start of the busiest Summer yet for the filming of projects supported by the National Film Centre’s program “Latvian Films for the Latvian Centenary”.  Read more

Annecy Award goes to “Awesome Beetle’s Colors”

The Latvian delegation at the world’s most important animated film festival in Annecy (France) was met with great success - an award for Indra Sproģe’s Annecy film contest submission, recognition for Lizete Murovska’s project in the MIFA film market, many new LIDA supported business contacts, and a heightened interest in Latvian animation. Read more

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