Latvian Films in Festivals and Markets

Documentary Tale of a Theatre Addict Sets Premiere

“One Ticket Please“, a feature-length documentary about an Indian woman living in Queens who is arguably the most passionate theatergoer in the world, is now finished and will be reaching its first audiences at the 40th Göteborg Film Festival in Gothenburg, Sweden at the end of January.

“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, www.cineast.lu), 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.

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 supportedLasiet vairāk

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.

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.

“Dawn” Awarded Tarkovsky Prize

The 19th of June ended the International Film Festival The Mirror, held in Andrei Tarkovsky’s name, with the prize for visual concept awarded to director Laila Pakalniņa’s feature film “Dawn” (operater Wojceich Staron).