For the third year in a row, Baltic Film Days are returning to Riga, this time in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Baltic Way. On Aug. 22-23, movie theater Splendid Palace in Riga will be screening the best of recent Estonian and Lithuanian movies as well as offering moviegoers a chance to meet with the filmmakers.
All screenings are free. Read more
Locarno IFF, in its 72st instalment this August, is one of the most important European film events. Its programme for industry professionals attracts a number of influential cinema people: producers, sales agents, financiers. Marta Romanova-Jekabson, Kristians Alhimionoks and Elina Litvinova are participating at "Match Me!". Read more
The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF, Czech Republic) began on Friday, June 28, and the A-Class film festival’s programme will feature the world premieres of three films connected to Latvia – our country will be represented by Laila Pakalniņa, studio VFS Films in collaboration with Estonian studio Vesilind, and also director Signe Birkova in the festival’s “EFP Future Frames” section. Read more
EFP FUTURE FRAMES - Generation NEXT of European Cinema highlights outstanding, emerging directing talents by presenting ten film students and graduates and their often award-winning work at the 54th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (KVIFF) in the Czech Republic (June 28 - July 6, 2019). Read more
Sunny Side of the Doc 2019 will provide a great opportunity to explore the current documentary field of the Baltics – Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania.
Use the chance - documentary professionals from all three countries will welcome you at the BALTIC DOCUMENTARY STAND (no. C26) June 24-27! Read more
22nd Shanghai International Film Festival (SIFF) will be held from June 15 to 24, 2019 in Shanghai, China. A record number of Latvian films and co-productions will participate in different SIFF programs and, accordingly, will have their Asian premieres at this A-category festival. Read more
Latvian animation is busy participating at the Annecy International Animation Film Festival 2019 - both with the feature film ‘Away’ (dir. Gints Zilbalodis) in the Contrechamp competition program and a MIFA Animated Baltics stand (June 11-14). Read more
The Latvian production company Tasse Film will be competing against itself at the 27th Art Film Fest, which takes place 14 – 22 June 2019 in the Eastern Slovakia city of Kosice. Read more
"LATVIAN DEBUT FEATURE AWAY IS ONE MAN’S WORK OF ANIMATED WONDER
The closing credits of the thoughtful, fascinating Latvian fantasy-adventure AWAY (North American Premiere) are only the words “A Film by Gints Zilbalodis.” For his first feature, the 25-year-old handled literally every aspect: screenplay, design, CG animation, even the effective musical score. The result is sparse, archetypal tale-for-all-ages, imbued with a mesmerizing-yet-unsettling energy and frequent moments of wonder." Fantasia IFF (Canada) Read more