“Mellow Mud” by Renārs Vimba wins the Grand Prix of CinEast 2016

At the Awards Ceremony of the 9th edition of CinEast (Central and Eastern European Film Festival in Luxembourg, 6-23 October,, held at the Cinémathèque of Luxembourg on Friday 21 October, the International Jury awarded the Grand Prix to the film "Mellow Mud" by the Latvian director Renārs Vimba. Read more

Latvia Selects “Dawn / Ausma” for Oscar Consideration

Latvia nominates a film to run for the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Award for the ninth time this year. The panel of experts chosen by the Latvian National Film Centre (NFC) announced its decision at a press conference on September 23. The Latvian entry for this year is the feature film "Dawn / Ausma" directed by Laila Pakalniņa. Read more

The 20th Baltic Sea Documentary Film Forum Begins

From September 7–11, the Baltic Sea Documentary Film Forum (Baltic Sea Docs) – an international event for film professionals and film viewers organized by the National Film Centre, is taking place for the 20th time. For 11 years now, Forum audiences will be able to see the best in documentary film from recent years. This year’s Forum film programme, entitled Beyond Good and Evil, will be shown not only in Rīga, but also in six other Latvian cities – Cēsis, Jēkabpils, Rēzekne, Talsi, Valmiera and Ventspils. Read more

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

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