Baltic States to Jointly Present Themselves in 12 European Film Festivals This Year

The Baltic film institutions renewed the Mutual Cooperation Agreement at Trieste Film Festival. The addendum signed by Edith Sepp, CEO of the Estonian Film Institute, Dita Rietuma, CEO of the National Film Centre of Latvia and Rolandas Kvietkauskas, CEO of the Lithuanian Film Centre envisages 12 joint film promotion projects spread throughout 2018 in celebration of the three countries’ statehood centenaries. Read more

WEMW announces the new BALTIC AWARD

The eighth edition of When East Meets West kicks off on January 21st with an exciting double focus on the Nordic countries and South East Europe. Thanks to the cooperation with the three Baltic Film Institutes selected projects will compete for the new Baltic Award - a cash prize of 3.000 EUR. Read more

Baltic film initiative gets €2m backing to target international productions

A collective of Central Baltic organisations has received a €2m European Union funding grant to promote the region to international film productions. Dubbed North Star Film Alliance, the initiative combines companies and agencies from the Estonian, Finnish and Latvian film industries. The grant comes from the Interreg programme, which is funded by the European Union’s European Regional Development Fund. Read more

Latvia Comes up with Its Entry for the Oscar

This is the tenth time that Latvia has submitted a film to compete for the US Academy Awards, Oscar, nomination in the category Best Foreign Language Film. On September 4, the expert committee appointed by the National Film Centre came to a unanimous decision, voting for The Chronicles of Melanie, a film by Viestur Kairish, produced at the studio Mistrus Media. Read more

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